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The Benefits and Care of Your Teak

Posted by Jason Hoffman on

For thousands of years, waterproof teak wood has been used in a variety of settings, from backyards to building ships. Because teak is so incredibly durable and long-lasting, it's a cost-effective option for furniture pieces both indoor and outdoor. Teak wood produces natural oils that repel insects like termites and is resistant to decay and splintering, which means your teak furniture will usually last for decades with minimal care necessary.

Teak is one of the strongest and most durable woods. Unlike most other woods, teak requires little to no care to maintain. When you first purchase your teak furniture, it will most likely be a golden-yellow color, which will usually last for the first season or so. Over time, the golden-yellow will begin to transition into a beautiful grayish tone, yet your furniture will remain hard and durable throughout.

If you prefer your teak furniture to age into its natural state (a grayish tone), then you really don't have to do anything to it. You won’t have to stain, lacquer or paint it throughout the season. If you do prefer your teak furniture to maintain the golden-yellow color, you will want to oil it regularly to preserve the finish. Whether you choose to oil the teak or not, the teak furniture will remain strong throughout the years.

 


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