Teak furniture will last for many, many years. Although some of the newer type of stains and finishes last for years it does take regular maintenance to keep teak furniture looking beautiful but is well worth the effort and time.
You may wish to maintain the golden teak look (we recommend using a protective finish immediately in this case) or prefer to let the teak weather naturally to a silver/gray.
If untreated, as typical of all outdoor hardwood, teak will take on a silver gray patina as it weathers and the wood is exposed to the elements. Over time, the teak may flex or warp slightly and cracks (known as checking) may appear; this is a characteristic of all hardwood timbers and will not affect the strength or durability of the furniture.
Very little care is needed in this instance apart from periodic cleaning to remove any unsightly mold or mildew which may accumulate over time.
To maintain a golden color it is important to treat the furniture with a Teak Oil or Wood Stain. Depending on the exposure to the weather it may be necessary to do this every year or so, although if under cover or stored indoors during winter it may be several years before it will require any further treatment.
Our solid teak products are crafted from responsibly harvested, plantation grown teak from Indonesia. The teak is kiln-dried and using mortise-and-tenon joinery provides superb strength and longevity.
Teak may flex or warp slightly and cracks may appear; this is a characteristic of all hardwood timbers and will not affect the strength or durability of the furniture.
Teak wood is generally unaffected by insects, fungus, acids or alkalis. These qualities produce the finest outdoor furniture in the world. It is a personal choice if you choose to keep the furniture in its ‘as new’ finished condition or to leave to weather naturally to a silver/gray patina.