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If you are looking for durable and stylish furniture for your patio or backyard, teak wood outdoor furniture will be a good choice. Because teak wood has been widely known for its durable and weather-resistant benefits in outdoor usage. This post will look at the things you need to consider before buying teak wood outdoor furniture.
What is Teak Wood?
Teak is native to south and southeast Asia and is a dense, close-grained tropical hardwood with high natural oil content, which help it resist pest, insects, and humidity and make it extremely durable.
For more than 2000 years ago, people had discovered the value of teak wood and used it in shipbuilding, like the ships in the “Ming Treasure Voyages” of Zheng He, and a more famous “TITANIC” in modern times, the decks of “TITANIC” were made with teak wood.
Nowadays, teak wood is widely used in furniture making, and teak wood furniture is outstanding no matter indoor or outdoor.
Teak Wood Outdoor Furniture Pros and Cons
Teak wood is highly sought-after for its resistance to rots, insects, and weather. Teak outdoor furniture is considered one of the best due to the below pros.
Teak wood has a high natural oil content, which makes it not expand or contract in the drying process and inclement weather, so it doesn’t wrap, crack or become brittle like other kinds of wood.
Moisture-proof and insect-resistant
The natural protective oil in teak wood helps it repel against most water but also protects it from destructive pests, fungus, and rot. That’s why the decks of the “TITANIC” didn’t rot even after being submerged under the sea for 73 years.
Long-lasting and Easy to Care For
Fine-grained teak wood has a gorgeous honey-brown appearance and can be maintained only with little maintenance; over time, its appearance will become smooth, and the color will turn into a beautiful golden yellow.
But, the teak outdoor furniture also has its cons: expensive. That’s because the teak wood used in the furniture is sourced from mature trees that are more than 60 years old, which leads to the limited supply of teak wood, and causes the high price of teak wood furniture.
How to Care For Teak wood Outdoor Furniture?
When considering outdoor furniture, durability is the priority, and maintenance-free might come next. And teak wood outdoor furniture can fulfill them both. That’s why we recommend it.
Here are some tips for teak outdoor furniture maintenance.
- Daily cleaning. Just a clean, soft, dry cloth is ok; use it to sweep the dust. If there are any stains, you can use a damp cloth; make sure it is dry on the inside.
- Yearly maintenance. After being placed in the outside environment for one year, you can apply some teak sealer to your teak outdoor furniture after cleaning.
- Though teak outdoor furniture is weather-resistant, don’t expose them to harsh sunshine directly if possible.
Following the above tips will help your teak outdoor furniture last long.
Teak outdoor furniture is one of the most popular outdoor furniture items on the market. If you are looking for long-lasting outdoor furniture for your patio, garden or backyard, you should look at it.
You can also “CONTACT US” to reach JIAHE GROUP, which manufactures durable and stylish teak outdoor furniture.