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Teak

Our furniture is made from superior quality indonesian teak wood. This wood has silica and natural oils that make it naturally resistant to termites and other pests. It makes the teak great for both outdoor and indoor environments.

Indonesian teak is very durable and resilient. With proper maintenance, it can last for several decades without becoming damaged. It’s resistant to regular wear and tear, and ages gracefully. The grain, pattern and color stand out even after years of use and gentle care, which makes Indonesian teak furniture a popular choice.

Unlike soft wood, teak doesn’t swell when it’s exposed to moisture and it is unlikely to develop decay. The wood’s natural resilience coupled with proper maintenance can ensure that the outdoor furniture lasts a long time.

Teak is classed as the most premium wood on the planet and therefore the most suitable species for outdoor furniture. Beyond its beauty, teak possesses some natural properties that other woods don’t have. It is extremely durable, stable, water and weather resistant. This is due to the high levels of natural oils which result in minimal moisture absorption, giving it great stability. Moreover, the wood is extremely resistant to fungi, as well as against parasite attacks and insects. 

MAINTENANCE
Teak left in its natural state, is virtually maintenance-free. It can be left outside all year round, surviving even the most extreme weather conditions. New teak will experience natural oil surfacing that appears like a “watermark” or irregular pattern of discoloration. These areas are part of the natural maturing process and can be removed with gentle washing with Teak Super Cleaner. Over time, untreated teak furniture which is exposed to sun and rain will turn silver grey. This process is cosmetic and does not harm the strength or quality of the wood. To avoid the annual cleaning of the wood, you can apply Teak Sealer. Teak Sealer contains UV protection to slow down the graying from the sun as well as a fungicide to prevent the growth of mold and mildew. Teak Sealer can be applied to new teak or old teak furniture after it has been cleaned. We recommend using Teak Super Cleaner to clean soiled furniture. If Teak Sealer is applied every season, a simple cleaning with water and a pH neutral soap will do for years. Teak Sealer is a sealer and is not the same as varnish. It is breathable, letting the natural oils escape without bubbling or peeling like varnish. Teak Protector protects the wood against stains and green deposit, without colouring the wood. We recommend to apply it after each cleaning.

Use of varnish and oil on teak
Teak is protected by its own natural oils that migrate to the surface of the wood and make the wood virtually impervious to water. As such, the use of varnish and oil (especially linseed oil) on teak furniture is not recommended. Products such as varnish and polyurethane may peel and chip and require vigorous sanding to remove. Oiling teak does not prevent the wood from graying, and often results in mold and mildew growing on the furniture. Removing mold and mildew on the surface requires washing the furniture with bleach and soap followed by sanding. Tribù and authorities from the timber profession itself tend to advise against the use of teak oil.

Oil stains on cushions
Because teak does not absorb water and is rich in natural oils and silicates, the weathering process includes oil surfacing. This teak oil can cause stains on cushions. Fabric stained by natural teak oil can be cleaned with soap and water or a special eucalyptus-based cleaner. Please be aware oil surfacing is a naturally repeating process that cannot be prevented. deposit, without colouring the wood. We recommend to apply it after each cleaning.