A new collection of European Ash floors

BestWood clients are both discerning and individualistic. For this reason, European ash now joins our extensive offering of European oak floor finishes:

Recognizing the increased use of European Ash in interiors and a general return to a warmer palette, Dutch floor artisans, Hakwood have introduced a new collection of modern colours in European Ash…

Often sourced from the same forests, European ash and oak trees grow side-by-side. Their roots in the same soil, their treetops soaking up the same sunlight. The hardwood from these trees is similar in some ways, yet markedly different in others.

Ash, a strong and robust premium wood, is characterized by its blonde base tone. The calm golden light hue comes from the sapwood of the tree. When mixed with the heartwood of the ash, bold brown tones make their way throughout the sawn planks. This distinct combination of sapwood and heartwood is clearly evident in the Premier 1-bis Dark and Rustic Dark grades. The more pristine grade, Prime Light, provides the subdued, clean look from the sapwood.

“As our lab explored possibilities in colours and textures, they discovered beautiful, calm whites on the Prime Light grade. On the bolder base grades, the colours achieved are more lively and energetic in structure. That’s the great surprise of ash: it can be either very calm or very lively, the opposites are big and bold”… Hakwood.

Contact our Cape Town showroom or liaise with our directors to learn more.

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