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What is Teak Wood & Why is it so Great for Your Furniture?

Teak wood is a dense hardwood sourced from the Teak Tree (Tectona grandis). The Teak tree is native to south and southeast Asia. With a golden colour and smooth grain and texture, it’s quite eye-catching right off the start. 

Growing up to 50 metres and living for 100 years, teak is coveted for its attractive colour and grain, durability, strength, resistance to splitting, cracking, termites, fungus and weathering.

All these benefits combined are the reason many people refer to teak as “The King of Woods” for furniture. 

Teak Wood Table from 4 Seasons Outdoor Furniture

Why is Teak a Great Wood for Furniture? 

It’s high in natural oils and rubber, meaning it’s strong, durable, and virtually resistant to extreme weather conditions and rotting even if left untreated.

How long does teak furniture last? 

You can expect your teak furniture to last 50-70 years, perhaps even longer in the right environment and with proper care. 

For example, some of Britain’s oldest teak park benches are nearly a century old! 

The resistance to extreme weather, rotting and warping, makes it a good choice for outdoor garden furniture that will last for decades to come, even if left untreated.

If you are using teak furniture indoors, you can expect it to last indefinitely.

Does teak age?

Over time, teak will age and weather to a beautiful silvery-grey patina as a result of the surface layer oxidising after exposure to UV rays and rain. 

This teak ageing is purely cosmetic and only affects the surface of the teak.

Occasional cleaning is all that’s needed to keep your teak furniture in great condition. You can use a Teak Protector or a Teak Sealer to delay the ageing process or you can also restore weathered teak by using a Teak Cleaner.

Why is teak wood expensive?

At first glance, teak wood might seem expensive. However, it’s important to consider the value of teak for your furniture over time.

Grade A teak is extremely durable, able to withstand all weather conditions and remains beautiful and strong for decades. If you want furniture that will last and stay looking beautiful for years to come, teak furniture is your best option. 

4 Seasons Patio Furniture Set at Fora Outdoor Living

Luckily, a majority of our 4 Seasons Outdoor Furniture uses teak as its only wood product. All the wood you see on the 4 Seasons Outdoor Patio furniture tables and chairs are teak wood. 

Come see this furniture for yourself today at Fora Outdoor Living. 

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