Outdoor furniture is a big investment, and there's one very important factor that will determine this.
1/ How long your investment will last. 2/ the material the furniture is made from.
1. TEAK IS WEATHER RESISTANT
An outstanding feature of teak outdoor furniture is the ability to withstand all types of weather. It is one of the few woods in the world containing a natural oil which repels water, keeping it from warping, cracking or becoming brittle. Outdoor furniture made from teak will withstand the harsh effects of hard rains, severe winter snow storms and broiling sun without its strength diminishing.
The outdoor furniture found at most high-end ski lodges is made from teak due to this wonderful quality.
2. TEAK IS INSECT RESISTANT
The same resins and oils that protect against weather, also serve as repellents against insects like termites and marine borers. By choosing outdoor furniture made from teak, you know you wont need to worry about pests.
3. TEAK IS LOW MAINTENANCE
Outdoor furniture made from teak wood needs no paint or varnish. With the wood’s high oil content teak will fade to a beautiful even colored patina and will not look patchy or black. If your desire is to show off it’s showroom luster, then apply a natural teak sealer from a marine store when needed.
4. TEAK LASTS A LIFETIME
Teak makes for very strong and long-lasting outdoor furniture. There are century-old teak park benches in England made from dismantled ships – a testament to the durability of this wood. Purchasing a piece of outdoor furniture made from teak may mean you will be able to one day give it to your grandkids!
5. TEAK IS BEAUTIFUL AND STAYS BEAUTIFUL
When new, Teak wood furniture has a honey brown color. Over time it will age naturally into an elegant patina grey. If you don’t want the original color to fade, see our information on retaining the original color. In it’s original state or weathered grey, the natural teak wood complements any outdoor space with class.
Further, teak furniture never rusts. Other woods will start to rust and deteriorate when in contact with metal. Teak is one of the few woods which does not. Since many pieces of outdoor furniture made from teak wood have metal fittings, this is another amazing quality of this outdoor furniture which keeps it looking good for years to come.