Essential beauty of solid wood itself x High performance of compound flooring

A pure natural wood, “solid wood,” is processed into “sawed precious wood” with a saw to 2 mm thick to be used as a surface cosmetic material,
which is a new category of flooring materials, “cosmetic floor of solid wood ground plate.” created by Live Natural.

Ash: List of products made from

Characteristics of tree
Ash is called Tamo in Japan, is tenacious and elastic. It has been told that the word “bending tree” turned into its Japanese name. It is widely used for furniture, musical instruments, and exercise equipment, as well as building materials such as pillars and staircase materials as laminated materials due to its moderate hardness and easy handling properties. The color of heartwood is gray brown or light yellow brown, whereas that of sapwood is light yellowish white. Ash, which is an annular pore material, features a distinctive straight grain appearing clearly when lumbering. However, it is never a masculine goddess, but it makes customers soften with a feminine gentle expression. Furthermore, as annual rings colorize their facial expressions, distinctive shimmering also occurs from the turbulence of the figure around the pin knot (leaf node). Please enjoy the beautiful facial expression of Ash’s wood skin, as well as the unique texture of the material as a tree character.
Origin North America
Classification Oleaceae

Tree story

Four major precious trees

Ash is sometimes called the four major precious trees alongside walnut, oak and mahogany. It has a high specific gravity, and shows profundity, strong strength, and shock-resistant nature. It has been used widely in human life for a long time because of its high efficiency of woodworking and processability. It is still widely used in modern times such as building materials, construction materials, furniture, musical instruments, bat and other exercise equipment.

Until around the year 2000 in Japan’s houses, Ash was heavily used due to its strength and color. It is processed into a laminated wood for manufacturing commonly the treadboards and handrails of the stairs, and the top plate of the counter. Furthermore, in the era around 1960-80, it was a most popular tree type used as peeling material with straight grain, the material of which is used for finishing material of wall and ceiling with grooves at 75 mm regular interval. In recent years, the popularity of this material for flooring use is increasing, because of unique mixture of a slight bigger clear grain with knots that is the reason for attracting people.