By: Ahf-all Hardwood Floor  09-12-2011


 Ash (Fraxinus americana)

Color: Heartwood is light tan to dark  brown;sapwood is creamy white. Similar to  white oak but more yellow .

 Grain: Bold, staright, moderately open  grain with occasional wavy figuring, and  can have strong contract in grain in  palinsawn boards.  Properties: Hardness: 1230% Janka Table,  2% harder than Northern red oak Durability:  Elastic, hard, excellant shock resistance .

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Some manufacturers steam lumber to bleed the darker heartwood color into the sapwood, resulting in a more uniform color. Heartwood is dark to redish brown, lustous; sapwood is light brown to pale with a light pinkish tone. Grain: Fine, frequently wavy, uniform texture.


Hardwood Flooring Contract Services from AHF-all Hardwood Floor Ltd

Repairs to most site finished floors: board replacements in nailed down floors and Urethane glued down floors; Re sanding finishing. NEW STAIRS are Installed to EXACT BUILDING CODE TOLERANCES including dressing the sub frame and completely Urethane glued. Stair sets landings and custom feature stairs of all designs regardless of their design including custom Rounds.


Vancouver Hardwood Floors Stairs Sanding Refinishing Installation supply Gymnasium BC Canada

Polyurethane finishes are now on there way out as of Sept 2011 urethane are an amber oil based product where Varsol or paint thinner is the base the most dangerous to humans. Installation of stairs including truing or plumb the stringers, Remove and replacement of stringer, comply with tolerance codes. All the Fine Quality good for a life time Stair Sets Are truly the focal point of your home business or institution.



Birch Color: Sapwood is creamy yellow or pale white in yellow birch; heartwood is light redish brown tinged with red. Sweet birch has light colored sapwood and heartwood is dark brown tinged with red. Grain: Medium figuring, straight, closed grain, even textured. Occasional curly grain or wavy figure in some boards.



Sapwood is gray-white; heartwood is salmon red to orange-brown when fresh, and becomes russet or reddish brown when seasoned; often marked with dark streaks. Properties: Hardness: 2350 Janka Table,82% harder than Northern red oak. Grain: Mostly interlocked; texture is medium to rather course.