Teak furniture is a lifetime investment in either outdoor or indoor furniture. This wood is one of the most durable materials available for manufacturing furniture and is one of the most resistant woods to any type of weather conditions. Along with its durability and other benefits, teak is absolutely stunning to look at.
Teak is the definition of durability
When it comes to durability, teak is the ultimate for furniture-based wood. It will last for years and will be a piece of furniture that you can hand down to your loved ones. There are many homes where a teak chair, sofa, table or other furniture piece has become a family heirloom.
If you have a busy home and have areas in it that receive a lot of high traffic, teak furniture is the way to go. As you serve up Thanksgiving and other holiday meals to the family crowd year after year, you’ll see your teak table stand up to the vigorous wear and tear.
Many people won’t look at any other wood type than teak. If you’re the type of person that doesn’t want to redecorate year after year and have to replace your furniture then this wood is your answer. When purchasing teak furniture you’ll have the confidence of knowing that it will serve you well for as long as you need it.
When you consider that sailors and shipbuilders have been recognizing the value of teak for years and using it to build their ships and vessels, you can easily realize just how strong and long-lasting this wood really is. That is why it is the first choice of materials for outdoor and indoor furniture.
If you have children banging plates on the table and a dog scratching at the legs of the kitchen table trying to get a scrap, you’ll see for yourself the incredible beating that a teak piece of furniture can take. It’s just that strong.
The benefits go on
Besides being a durable and beautiful wood, teak has its own mysterious secrets that makes it perfect for any patio or deck. This wood naturally produces oils that prevent it from rotting. While other woods will rot over time, teak can last for up to 75 years or more with very little maintenance.
As well, termites don’t like to make their home in teak due to its oil and other bugs steer clear of it as well. Teak doesn’t decay like other woods and splintering is kept to a minimum.
Choosing the right style
Teak furniture is a perfect match for the outdoors. It will blend in well with the natural surroundings and it provides an organized and synchronized look. There is no doubt that you’ll be able to find a special piece of teak furniture that can put a special gleam in your eye. These teak styles range from traditional all the way up to modern furniture. There’s always a wide range of selection available in this popular and durable wood and new collections are being added on a constant basis.
Indoor teak furniture is also available in many styles. These furniture pieces can add an exotic flair to any room due to the exquisite beauty that can only be found in teak.
What you can expect from your teak furniture
When you decide to go with outdoor teak furniture you will not have to treat it or preserve it in any way to keep it protected from the elements This wood has a built-in oil system that keeps the wood fresh and safe. Over time, however, the teak will start to change colors and after a few months it will begin to turn to a silver gray. After seven months it will usually be completely gray unless you decide to oil it to keep the natural color alive.
If you don’t want to see your tawny teak furniture change its appearance you have the option of applying teak oil to the surface every year. You’ll have to make sure that all the surface areas are fully covered to prevent this graying. It’s an afternoon project for most people and teak oil is readily available in most hardware or home improvement stores.
If you want to see the silver brilliance of teak appear, the only maintenance you’ll have to do on the furniture is wash it with warm water and a gentle brush every year. Teak is definitely a low maintenance wood for both indoor and outdoor use.
When it comes to teak, no other wood is comparable. Buying teak furniture is an investment that will last long into the future. If you love the look of wood and want something that you can count on year after year, teak is definitely the way to go. Whether you’re using it inside or in the great outdoors, it will last and retain its almost magical beauty for many years to come.
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