Outdoor furniture can be expensive, but it is a worthwhile investment if you choose the right timber. When choosing outdoor furniture, it is key to ensure that the material it is made from is long-lasting, attractive, and sustainably sourced.
Teak is one of the most durable and strongest of all the hardwoods and is a popular choice for outdoor furniture. Take a look at why below.
Resistance to pests and weather
Teak is rich in natural protective oils which repels water. This keeps it from warping, cracking or becoming brittle and makes it incredible durable.
Teak is perfect for garden furniture as it can withstand all types of weather including heavy rains, windy storms, winter frost, and boiling sunshine without becoming damaged. The same natural oils that protect teak against weather, also serve as a repellent against insects and termites, which means you can rest assured that your teak garden furniture will keep in good condition. If you are still worried and want to add another level of protection to your outdoor furniture, you can look for pest control professionals at Pest Control Experts or similar online service providers. A specialist can treat the wood to slow down the decay process as well as prevent termites and bug infestation.
Top-grade teak is very low maintenance thanks to its natural oils and does not need varnishing or other chemical treatments that some outdoor furniture might need. Teak will change colour over time if left untreated, so to preserve the colour you can coat it with a varnish.
Long lasting and stylish
Teak outdoor furniture is a great investment that is sure to last a lifetime, so don’t be afraid to get out and purchase some. As well as sitting alongside you whilst your family grows, teak will look good whilst doing it thanks to its striking wood grain and it’s elegant silver-grey patina colour that it has when weathered.