Valued for its honey gold color and for its extraordinary durability, teak’s sleek beauty not only fits in both traditional and modern settings, it is practically imperishable. Teak is also ecologically sound. Our operated plantations in Central and South America are your sources for sustainable teak, which are harvested without harming the rainforests where teak is indigenous. Teak is used in many different application for its durability and beauty.
Valued in warm environments principally for its extraordinary durability, teak’s sleek beauty not only fits in both traditional and modern settings, it is practically imperishable. Teak decking and flooring are also ecologically sound. Our owned and operated plantations in Central and South American are your sources for sustainable teak, which are harvested without harming the rain forests where teak is indigenous. Teak lumber is also a reliable outdoor wood, though, and this is largely a result of its silica content. Teak absorbs silica from the sandy soil in which it grows, and this silica penetrates into the very fibers of Teak wood, making the lumber extremely water resistant.
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When dried to a proper moisture level, which is about 6-8 percent of its original content, the oils weatherproof the wood so you don’t have to. The oils also keep the wood from dry rotting. What’s more, teak’s oils protect the heart of the wood from invaders like fungi and parasites that can destroy other woods from the inside out. Teak protects itself, so here is no need to apply weatherproof oils and treatments.
Teak is especially good for furniture, particularly outdoor furniture. It’s durable and due to its high levels of resins and oils, it won’t warp, even where it rests on the ground. In England, for example, there are park benches made from old ships that are still around after a hundred years!