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ASH, NOT SO ASHEN

Sarah

Ash is a strong, hard wood species, even harder than Oak. This wood species is pale in a typical Scandinavian way with fine, brown streaks and few discreet knots. It has a relatively long grain and ambers over the years. Ash is used to make tools, wood flooring and furniture. According to Norse mythology, Odin – Father of the Viking Gods – created the first man, Askr or Ask, from the wood of the Ash tree.

This Stockholm home below, styled by Lotta Agaton and photographed by Henrik Bonnevier, has a beautiful Ash floor that works perfectly with the monochromatic colour scheme of the home, tying all the elements together and making a very elegant, yet extremely cozy interior. Ash Sandvig by Kährs Sand Collection has a darker core in ash that creates fantastic patterns and makes this a very special product. The white matt lacquer surface treatment has a slight hint of grey tones which works beautifully with this particular colour scheme.

Images by Nordic Homeworx, Lotta Agaton and Trendenser 

 

A REGAL HOME

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This apartment in the Dubai Marina not only has a breathtaking view over the infamous Palm Jumeirah, but has an interior that is beautifully balanced between dramatic and harmonious with its classic-modern/European Renaissance decor. The stunning floor, Ash Gotland, just adds to its overall perfection – a better suited floor could not have been chosen for this home’s personality.

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 Images by Nordic Homeworx

 

WHITE

Sarah

Opt for pure white wood floors for that ultimate Scandinavian contemporary feel.

For a matt finish, Ash Alabaster by Kährs Harmony Collection is a great option. If high-gloss speaks to your tastebuds, then Opaque by Kährs Shine Collection will please all your senses.

And with 30 year warranty, a multi-layered board construction, and an extremely durable finish, these floors are sure to endure the Dubai heat and humidity for years to come.

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Images by Nordic Homeworx and Simplicity

 

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Sarah

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