Ash (Victorian) is 80% as hard as Red Oak (1010 on the Janka scale vs. 1260 for Red Oak).
- Flooring Trade Name
- Botanical Name
- Lumber Trade Name(s)
Tasmanian Oak, Victorian Ash
Ash (Victorian) has an open and even grain with uniform texture.
Ash (Victorian) demonstrates a low level of stability, inferior to Red Oak.
- Safety/Allergic Reactions
Ash (Victorian) has been known to cause contact dermatitis, so care must be taken when coming into contact with the sawdust.
- Color Change (photo-sensitivity)
Ash (Victorian) over time undergoes a slight degree of color change with a muting of the overall color variation and an ambering of the straw colors to a slightly darker tan color.
- Color Range
Ash (Victorian) color range varies in depending on where it is sourced from. It is generally a medium to high degree of variation ranging from pale straw yellow, sometimes with pink highlights, to shades of tan and medium gray and brown.