Friday, October 26, 2007

The Advantages Of Using Teak Furniture

Teak is truly a “super” wood. Its many qualities make it an attractive choice when people are buying their furniture, for either inside or outside.


Teak is a dense, coarse, close-grained hardwood. It contains naturally high levels of resinous oil that acts as an insect repellent and allows it to be resistant to moisture and the drying effects of weather. In fact, it is so high in natural oils that it doesn’t need to be treated with oil or varnish for it to be suitable for use in exposed locations. It’s this durability that makes teak furniture ideal for use outdoors.


Teak also contains silica, which makes it resistant to fungal decay, water, rotting, warping, shrinking, swelling and many chemicals. It will not rust or corrode metals it comes in contact with and it can withstand the elements of all seasons. Teak is highly resistant to moisture, fire, acid and alkalis. Teak furniture often appears in the most unlikely places, such as the kitchen. At first glance, you might think that teak would not be a suitable material for the kitchen. However, it is the very fact that it can withstand so much that makes it an ideal wood to use in this room and others. It won’t rot, stain or burn easily. This, combined with the fact that it is an extremely heavy wood, with dense fibres that make it relatively easy to cut and graft, make it one of the finest woods from which to construct furniture.

Natural beauty

Teak has a very attractive straight grain, which draws the eye immediately. It needs minimal maintenance and does not need to be treated or sealed on a regular basis in the way other woods do. Teak wood has inherent imperfections which serve to enhance its natural beauty. If you are looking for unique furniture which is full of character, then teak is the wood for you.

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