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10 Different Types of Teak Wood

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  1. Burmese Teak Wood
  2. Indonesian Teak Wood
  3. African Plantation Teak Wood
  4. South American Plantation Teak Wood
  5. Indian Teak Wood
  6. Thailand Teak Wood
  7. Brazilian Teak Wood
  8. African Teak Wood
  9. South American Teak Wood
  10. Chinese Teak Wood

What is Teak Wood?

Teak wood is quite popular, owing to its durability and water resistance. It is one of the most expensive types of wood that is available today. 

In this article we will look at the characteristics of the tree itself, the qualities of the wood species, the quality of wood grain and other characteristics, and of course, the multitude of uses for this remarkable wood.

Teak wood can be used in many ways: wood boards, garden furniture, indoor furniture, and cupboards and framing, as well.

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The Teak Tree

Is teak a hardwood?

Tectona grandis is a member of the lamiceae botanical family. This is a tropical hardwood tree that is native to mostly south and southeastern Asia in places like India, Indonesia, Sri Lanka, Malaysia, Myanmar, Thailand and Bangladesh.

Leaves

Teak trees are deciduous and their leaves will change color and fall away as the colder seasons approach. The leaves are quite large, up to 17 inches in length, and have an ovate/elliptic shape. Green in color, with a papery texture, they will commonly have a downy underside. 

Bark

Teak tree bark is warm brown in color with a gray tinge. It has vertical ridges with shallow fissures that become more textured with age.

Flowers

Teak tree flowers emerge in dense clusters that are made of many small, white, and very fragrant buds. 

Growth Pattern

Teak trees are actually one of the fastest-growing tropical hardwood trees. They can live to be over 100 years and achieve heights up to 130 feet (about 40 metres) within that time.

The trees have very long and narrow trunks. Branches start to emerge about halfway up the trunk of the tree and extend to a reach far from the trunk. They tend to have very robust crowns that provide excellent shade.

What color is teak?

Teak wood can be found in different shades of browns, yellows and golds.

Photo of golden teak Buddhist temple Wat Lok Moli in northern Thailand

The viharn (auditorium) of the Wat Lok Moli Buddhist temple in northern Thailand is made of golden teak in the traditional Lanna architectural style.

Teak Wood Description

Teak trees are known around the world, primarily because of the fine quality of the wood. It is said to have a smell very similar to leather when the wood is freshly milled. Due to its high oil content, teak wood has a great tensile strength. It’s also valued for its tight grain.

Because of its characteristics, teak wood is one of the most suitable wood choices when it comes to weather resistant applications. The texture of teak wood is hard and ring-porous. The density of wood varies with the moisture content.

The heartwood (extreme center of the log) of teak is yellow but as the tree ages, it becomes darker. At times, dark-colored patches appear.

The sapwood (the outer area of the log, around the heartwood) is white to pale yellow-brown in color, easily distinguishable from the heartwood.

The wood takes very well to stain, paint, sealer, and other finishing products. It can be worked by hand and by machine. It is also resistant to damage from insect pests like termites.

Genuine teak or old growth teak can be rather pricey because of its exceptional high quality. It is also commonly used as reclaimed wood because of its incredibly long length of durability.

Photo of teak wood furniture workshop in Jepara, Indonesia

Furniture made from teak wood in Jepara, Indonesia.

Uses of Teak Wood

Teak wood is durable and water resistant making it suitable for various uses. The high oil content, tight grain, and tensile strength make it valuable for applications where the wood will be subjected to a ton of weather damage.

  • Teak wood is used in marine woodwork because of its exceptional weather-ability. It is used to make railings, decking, cabin woodwork, and onboard furniture. Teak wood is a good material for building masts and rudders, as well
  • Teak wood is durable, weather-resistant, water-resistant, and extremely stable; this is why it is one of the most popular types of wood used to make outdoor teak furniture. It can withstand rain and sun. It can last as long as 70 years, even after exposure to extreme weather conditions (including high UV ray exposure)
  • Railings of decks
  • Decorative items for indoors and outdoors
  • Teak boards for wood flooring (with a similar look to red oak)
  • Shelving
  • Cutting boards and countertops
  • Window framing and door framing
  • Teak bench (outdoor or indoor)

Botanical History

Carl Linnaeus the Younger formally described Tectona grandis in his work Supplementum Plantarum in 1782. Much later, in 1975, new descriptions of four types of the species were published by Harold Norman Moldenke in his journal, Phytologia, with each type varying slightly:

  • grandis f. canescens: Densely canescent (covered in hair) on the underside of leaves
  • grandis f. pilosula: Varying leaf morphology
  • grandis f. punctata: Had hair on larger veins that were present on the underside of the leaf
  • grandis f. tomentella: Yellow tomentose hair on the underside of the leaf

Types of Teak Wood

Trunk of a Teak tree in a forest.

There are many different types of teak wood. There are so many that people may actually get lost in the market of wood furniture or hardwood flooring.

There is Burmese teak (genuine teak wood), Asian teak wood, Indonesian teak wood, Chinese teak wood, African teak wood, Golden teak wood, South American teak wood, Philippines teak wood, plantation teak wood, Thailand teak wood, Indian teak wood, Malaysian teak wood, and so on and so forth.

There is no possible way for an ordinary person to know different types of teak wood. We have listed the types so that the next time you visit the market, you have sufficient knowledge about it, and may even be able to identify it just by look and feel.

Classification by Botanical Name

Many wood types are available in the market that looks more or less like teak wood in appearance and color. The only real teak wood is the one with a botanical name, tectona grandis, commonly known as the Burmese teak wood.

For example, golden teak wood looks a lot like real teak wood but its botanical name is robinia wood or black locust wood.

Classification by Growth Habit and Region

Real teak wood is yielded in old-growth forests of South Asia. The teak wood that is obtained from plantation forests is called teak plantation wood. This type is gaining significant popularity due to the limited availability of natural teak wood.

Teak wood logs

Classification by Grade

The types of teak wood vary with the grades. The grading of teak wood is done on the base of quality that determines the durability of wood construction and furniture.

Grade A Teak

The highest quality teak wood is Grade A teak wood. The timber in this grade is obtained from the extreme center of the log (heartwood) of a tree that is fully mature. It is recognized by a uniform golden-brown color. It has close grains and a glossy surface which is oily to touch.

Grade A teak wood has a high quantity of natural oils that are responsible for the outstanding resistance of teak wood to outdoor elements. They protect it from harsh weather conditions and repel insects. It is very pricey because it is only one-fifth to one-quarter of the entire log.

Grade B Teak

The timber that is obtained from the outer heartwood makes Grade B teak. It makes to about one-fourth to one-third of the entire log. Thus, it is lesser in price as compared to Grade A teak. It is lighter in color.

Grains are uneven and the wood has less shine. It has a very small amount of teak natural oils. It does not withstand extreme outdoor conditions and needs certain protective treatments.

Grade C Teak

It is the most inferior quality of teak wood, though is still high in quality compared to other wood types. The timber is obtained from the outer sections (sapwood) of mature logs of immature trees. It contains near to no natural oils. The color is extremely uneven.

It gets damaged easily because it is soft. Since it does not have any protective natural oils, it is not suitable for outdoor furniture. It is so low in quality that it is unsuitable even for indoor use.

It is not even close to the durability or beauty of Grade A teak. It is inexpensive. The lifespan is very short even after periodic protective treatments.

 

Teak Wood Growth Chart

Teak Wood Growth Chart Graphic

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Ten Types of Teak Wood on The Basis of Origin

The types of teak wood on the basis of country of origin are listed below:

1. Burmese Teak Wood

Teakwood logs in Myanmar

Scientific Term: Tectonic Grandis

Growing Region: Southeastern Asia, also grown on plantations in Africa, Asia and Latin America

Height: 100-130 feet

Janka Hardness Scale: 1,070 pounds-force

Burma teak wood is an old-growth tree that is native to the forests of Myanmar (formerly known as Burma). Their growth time is more than 50 years. It is the best quality teak wood that is available today.

It has a golden color, elegantly distributed grains, and a high amount of teak natural oils. It is the most durable type of teak wood among all.

The heartwood is commonly a golden or a medium brown color that only becomes darker as the wood ages. It will have either an impeccably straight grain, or grain that is wavy. It is coarsely texture with a natural luster.

Burmese teak wood is commonly used for applications that require resilience against weather damage, like ship building, for outdoor furniture, as well as for veneer and other small woodworking objects as well.

2. Indonesian Teak Wood

Indonesian Teak Wood

Growing Region: Indonesia

Height: 100 feet

Janka Hardness Scale: 980 pounds-force

It is also called Asian teak wood. Like Burma teak wood, it is also real teak wood, native to Indonesia. The growth time of this type of teak wood is about 30 years. It is one of the best plantation teak woods because of soil and weather suitability.

The quality of Indonesian teak wood is secondary to Burma teak wood. It has wider grains, a significant quantity of teak natural oils, and sound knots. It is light brown in color with a slightly grayish hue.

3. African Plantation Teak Wood

Teak treetop in Africa

Scientific Name: Afromorsia Elata

Growing Region: Central Africa

Height: 160 feet

Janka Hardness Scale: 1,070 pounds force

African plantation teak wood refers to the teak planted in Africa. Its growth time is 15 to 25 years, as a result of which it is low in teak natural oils.

Thus, African plantation teak wood is not as durable as Burma teak wood or Indonesian teak wood. It is very light brown in color. The wood grains are distributed widely apart. It has a lot of sound knots.

It is known as being a moderately heavy but still durable timber. It is used in similar applications, like boat building, wood joinery, and for decorative veneer work, as well.

4. South American Plantation Teak Wood

South American Plantation Teak Wood

Growing Region: South America

Height: 100-120 feet

Janka Hardness Scale: 970 pounds force

South American plantation teak wood refers to teak wood planted in South America. It is similar to African teak wood in quality, color, teak natural oil content, and arrangement of wood grains. It is difficult to distinguish between these two types of teak wood.

5. Indian Teak Wood

Indian Teak Wood

Growing Region: India

Height: 100 feet

Janka Hardness Scale: 1,070 pounds force

Indian teak wood is one of the most popular types of teak wood. It is native to old-growth forests in India. The excellence of Indian teak wood is similar to that of Burma teak wood but because of the high demand there is almost no supply of Indian teak wood on the international market.

This wood is valuable because the trees actually have the opportunity to grow into old growth teak. This means that the wood will be a beautiful color, it will be dense and filled with valuable oils.

6. Thailand Teak Wood

Teakwood logs in Thailand

Growing Region: Thailand

Height: 90-120 feet

Janka Hardness Scale: 1,100 pounds force

Thailand teak wood is superior in quality to Burma teak wood. You read that right! Thailand teak wood is the highest quality teak wood in the world because the growth conditions for teak in Thailand are exceptional.

However, Thailand teak wood was overexploited in Thailand as a result of which it has been declared an endangered species and its logging has been prohibited by the government. Hence, there is no supply of Thailand teak wood on the international market.

7. Brazilian Teak Wood

Teak forest in Brazil

Growing Region: South America

Height: 50-80 feet

Janka Hardness Scale: 3,540 pounds-force

The real name of Brazilian teak wood is cumaru, or it is sometimes referred to as ipe wood. It is not real teak wood. It is a Brazilian hardwood native to South America.

It is very hard, stable, water resistant, and durable. It is high in natural oils which make it water resistant and resistant to worms and pests. The arrangement of grains is very different from that of real teak wood. The color of Brazilian teak wood is not golden-brown but a reddish-brown.

8. African Teak Wood

African Teak Wood

Growing Region: Africa

Height: 100-120 feet

Janka Hardness Scale: 1,000 pounds-force

African teak wood is not real teak wood. Its actual name is iroko. African teak wood is very stable, durable and water resistant. It looks nothing like real teak wood.

The grains are arranged in a straight pattern and it has almost no knots. It has good resistance to rotting and damage. It is often used as a substitute for teak wood on outdoor furniture and wood construction.

9. South American Teak Wood

South American Teak Wood

Growing Region: South America

Height: Varies:

Janka HardnessScale: Varies

The real name of this type of teak wood is garapa, and it is a different species of tree, but it is still labelled as a teak wood. It is very stable and durable. It is golden-brown in color with wavy wood grains.

The reason why it is marketed as teak wood is because of the similar applications and overall look and quality of the wood. However, because it is not genuine teak wood, it it a far more affordable option.

10. Chinese Teak Wood

Chinese Teak Wood

Growing Region: China

Height: Varies

Janka Hardness: 1,155 pounds-force

Chinese teak wood is also called golden teak wood. It is not teak wood. Its real name is Robinia wood or black locust wood. It looks very similar to real teak wood and hence it is widely used as teak wood.

The wood has grain arrangement similar to that of real teak wood and it is not easy to distinguish between the two. Stable and heavy the wood is available at just 40% of the price of real teak wood.

As you may have noticed, there are many different wood species that are labelled as teak. This is a way to reel the customer in, but please them by the affordability of the alternatives.

Caring For Teak WoodPolishing teak wood chair

If you do have the pleasure of having teak furniture items, outdoor teak furniture, or teak flooring, there are some very important things to know when it comes to maintaining these items. Though as we have learned that the wood is wonderfully resilient, there are still ways to make its life even longer!

  • The high quantity of teak natural oils protects teak wood from rot. However, teak wood can turn gray when exposed to direct sun. The natural color of teak wood can be preserved by coating the woodwork and furniture with marine or spar varnish. This would deflect the ultraviolet rays of the sun that are responsible for breaking down the top layer of teak wood, resulting in its discoloration. The conventional polyurethane varnishes are not UV protective and should not be used.
  • The best way in which you can protect your teak furniture is by coating it with teak oil which is a mixture of varnish and tung oil. It is highly penetrating.
  • Mold can build up on outdoor woodwork and furniture requiring periodic cleaning. You can either power wash the teak furniture or you can scrub it with the following solutions:
    • A cup of bleach with a scoop of laundry detergent in one gallon of warm water.
    • A cup of vinegar in one gallon of warm water. (Rinse thoroughly using clear water after you have scrubbed teak wood furniture or woodwork.)

Teak wood is valuable. Furniture made from the teak tree is very expensive. One may be easily fooled if they do not have considerable knowledge about the types of teak wood. 

Top Brands of Sustainable Teak

Teak has been used for centuries as a building material — not just for boats, but also for houses, bridges, and temples in Asia. Many outdoor teak tables are made from old shipping pallets that have been recycled into furniture.

The cost of teak furniture varies depending on whether you’re buying new or used pieces, how many pieces you need, where they’re made, and their quality.

Teak Unique

Teak Unique is a brand that specializes in teak furniture. The company was founded in 2010 by a husband and wife team. They provide high-quality teak furniture at an affordable price.

The products are made from sustainable teak wood, which means you can be sure that they will last a very long time. They also use only eco-friendly materials in the manufacturing process, so their products do not harm the environment or endanger animals in any way.

You can purchase Teak Unique products through their online store or Amazon.

Komodo Teak

Komodo Teak.

Komodo Teak is a family-owned company that has been making teak furniture since 1998 and they’ve gained a reputation for their high-quality products.

The company is based in the Philippines and offers a wide variety of outdoor furniture, including tables, chairs, benches and more.

Their range of durable outdoor dining sets is designed for those who want to entertain outside all year round. Their dining sets are available in several different styles and finishes so you can find one that matches your taste.

Westminster Teak

Westminster Teak.

Westminster is one of the most well-known names in the teak industry. The company offers various products, including patio sets, dining sets, bar stools and more.

Westminster also makes custom pieces that can be made in any size or shape to fit your particular needs. The company uses only FSC-certified teak wood for its products to ensure that the trees are harvested sustainably.

VivaTerra

VivaTerra.

VivaTerra offers a variety of teak tables, chairs, and more. Their teak furniture is made from high-quality wood, which is naturally durable and strong enough to last for many years.

VivaTerra has been in business since 2005 and has grown into one of the leading online retailers of high-quality home décor items. They offer an array of products including furniture, lighting, rugs, and accessories that are perfect for any home or office environment.

Chic Teak

Chic Teak.

Chic Teak is a company that has been in the teak industry for over 30 years. They are known for their high-quality teak wood products, including patio furniture and home décor items.

Chic Teak offers thousands of products made from sustainable teak wood that are designed to last for decades with proper care. Their wide variety of styles, colors, and sizes makes it easy to find something that will fit your space and budget.

Neighbor

Neighbor.

The Neighbor brand of sustainable teak products feature high-quality tropical hardwoods harvested from around the world that are sustainably managed forests with zero carbon emissions from harvesting or transportation.

Teak is native to Indonesia and Thailand. Through Neighbor, the company supports the local community by hiring artisans from the area and teaching them new skills.

Reforest Teak

Reforest Teak.

Reforest Teak is a family-owned company that has been producing teak furniture since 1996. They are committed to sustainable practices and use only plantation-grown teak in their products. Reforest also works with local communities to ensure they receive fair labor wages.

Their reclaimed teak is sourced from old buildings, bridges, and docks throughout Southeast Asia and the South Pacific. The wood is hand-sorted, graded, and cut into planks before being kiln-dried to ensure its quality and durability.

Reforest uses this reclaimed teak to make dining tables, chairs, benches, and other products for both indoor and outdoor use.

Eco Decors

Eco Decors.

EcoDecors is one of the most popular outdoor furniture brands made from reclaimed teakwood. The company was founded by a couple who fell in love with Indonesia and wanted to share their passion for the country with others.

Their mission is to provide beautiful products that are also environmentally friendly. Their products are made from recycled teak wood salvaged from old barns, houses, and other structures in Indonesia.

The wood is then turned into beautiful pieces of furniture that you can use outdoors or indoors.

Amazonia Teak

Amazonia Teak is a family-owned company based in Indonesia. Their teak furniture is made from reclaimed teak that was previously used for boat building. Each piece of Amazonia furniture is handcrafted and finished with an eco-friendly clear finish that protects the wood and helps it last longer.

All of their products are made from solid teak wood, meaning they’re built to last. They also use a 100% chemical-free process when making their products, so you can rest assured knowing that your furniture won’t harm you or the environment.

Where to Buy Teak Wood Furniture

Wayfair

Wayfair is the place to go for all your home furnishing needs. From living room furniture to kitchen sets, Wayfair has it all. Their selection is so large that you can find anything you need for your home without having to go anywhere else.

They have everything from new and used couches to designer furniture pieces at affordable prices. Wayfair also offers a wide variety of teak wood products, including dining table sets, chairs and benches, side tables, coffee tables, and many more items.

The best part is that they offer free shipping on all orders over $49.

West Elm

West Elm has a large selection of teak furniture. It’s available in a variety of designs, shapes and sizes. Some of the pieces are handcrafted by artisans in Indonesia, while others are manufactured with an eye toward sustainability.

The company also makes sure its teak furniture is up to current safety standards. The website is user-friendly and easy to navigate. You can find inspiration with West Elm’s online gallery of images, which includes photos of the many styles available.

If you’re looking for teak furniture that’s made in the United States, you’ll need to shop elsewhere — all the items listed here are imported from overseas suppliers.

Crate & Barrel

Crate & Barrel offers some beautiful pieces of teak furniture that would look great in any home or office setting. The website lets you browse through all the available options as well as read customer reviews before making a purchase decision on any one piece.

Crate & Barrel offers free shipping on orders over $50 within its network, which includes stores across the country as well as its website (if you’re not close enough to a store location).

Overstock

Overstock.com has an extensive collection of teak patio furniture, including dining sets and benches. The site also offers a variety of outdoor dining sets made from other materials such as aluminum, glass, or synthetic materials like plastic.

If you’re looking for something more traditional, Overstock carries antique-style chairs and tables that are designed to look like they have been around for centuries.

Amazon

Amazon sells teak furniture in many styles and sizes, including chairs and tables as well as benches that can be used outside or inside your home or business establishment.

You’ll also find outdoor umbrellas on Amazon’s website that are made from this sturdy material so you can get shade during those hot summer days.

World Market

World Market is a great option for teak furniture, as well as other pieces. It has a wide variety of styles and types of furniture, including outdoor and indoor pieces. The store also sells accessories like rugs, lighting, and decorative items that can be used with your new teak furniture.

The best thing about World Market is that it carries high-quality products at affordable prices. If you’re looking for a particular piece of teak to match your existing décor, there’s a good chance you’ll find it here.

World Market also stocks products made by some of the top designers in the industry, including Jonathan Adler, Crate & Barrel and West Elm.

Teak Warehouse

Teak Warehouse is a great source for teak furniture. They have a wide selection of high-quality teak furniture, including dining sets, benches and chairs, beds, and more.

The company offers free shipping on all orders over $199. The furniture is made from 100 percent solid teak wood that has been handcrafted by skilled artisans in Indonesia.

The company uses only the highest quality materials to ensure their products last for years to come without splintering or cracking. Their products are designed for outdoor use but can also be used indoors as well.

Signature Hardware

Signature Hardware is an online store that offers a wide range of outdoor furniture, including teak furniture. The site’s variety of teak chairs and tables includes modern designs, traditional styles, and even some classic pieces.

This online store also has a few dining sets with matching chairs, side tables and coffee tables. The prices are very reasonable at Signature Hardware, so you can easily find something to suit your budget there.

Frequently Asked Questions

Are teak wood utensils safe?

Not only are teak wood utensils safe to use for food preparation, it is also soft enough to use on your non-stick panware and it won’t chip it or cause damage. Additionally, because the wood itself is so durable and water resistant, the utensils won’t warp and split apart as much as other wood products might when they are used for food preparation.

Can I use plastic on a teak cutting board?

If anything, plastic is a less harmful thing to use on a cutting board than a sharp knife would be. Luckily, teak wood is hard and durable enough that no real damage will come from using anything from a plastic knife to a stainless steel knife.

Is teak wood expensive?

Because of its high quality, overall beauty, and rarity of the trees themselves, teak wood can get pretty pricey. Luckily, there are many, cheaper alternatives available on the market that share a lot of the same qualities, but are a more sustainable option.

Is teak wood waterproof?

Teak wood has a very high oil content. This means that the wood itself is very resistant to damage from water and other weather damage. The grain is also very close, meaning that it’s more difficult for water to bleed into the heartwood.

Can I stain teak wood?

Teak wood takes to staining very well. It is only suggested that one uses a clear stain, as it would be a shame to cover up the naturally beautiful color and luster of the wood itself.

Should teak wood be sealed?

If one is looking to maintain the durability of a wood product, it is always a good idea to seal the wood after the product is done. When it comes to teak, it does not require a water proof sealer as the wood is naturally water resistant.

Which teak wood is best for doors?

It is said that Burmese teak wood is the absolute best option you could use for a high quality door. This door will not only be beautiful, but it will withstand the test of time.

Where does the best teak wood come from?

It is known that the absolute best teak wood you can find is Burmese teak wood. This is also labelled as being “genuine teak wood.” Some of the best old growth teak also comes out of Burma.

Will termites eat teak wood?

Though teak is somewhat resistant to termites, they will still attack the sapwood but not the heartwood. The sapwood is the outer layer of the trunk, whereas the heartwood is the inner layer that is used for furniture making. Luckily, termites don’t touch the heartwood.

Can you sand teak wood?

Yes, you can sand teak wood using 320 grit sandpaper. Always make sure that you sand with the grain so that you don’t leave any marks behind. Start by sanding a small, inconspicuous area to ensure that it will be OK to sand the entire thing.

Is teak wood sustainable?

Teak wood is a durable, natural, and beautiful wood species that has long been susceptible to overharvesting. If you’re looking for sustainable teak wood, make sure you purchase teak wood products from reputable sources where deforestation and overharvesting are not taking place.

What oil to use on teak wood?

Applying oil to wood furniture can protect it, nourish it, and give it a beautiful finish. However, you should not apply oil to your outdoor teak wood furniture.

If you want to oil indoor teak wood furniture, Danish oil is the best choice since it contains nourishing linseed. Make sure you choose natural Danish oil, or else it may contain a pigment that could change the color of your teak wood furniture.

Can you use mineral oil on teak wood?

Mineral oil fills the pores in the wood, making it a great choice for butcherblock-style wood countertops. If you want to use mineral oil on teak wood, make sure that you choose a USP-grade mineral oil designed for outdoor use.

Is teak wood good for outdoor furniture?

Teak wood makes excellent outdoor furniture because it holds up well against weather and the elements, and has a high resistance to issues like rotting, insect infestations, and acid damage.

This wood is natural in oils that can repel moisture and insects, and it’s also very easy to maintain.

Over time, outdoor teak wood furniture will develop a beautiful, silvery gray color and it only needs an occasional wipe-down to remove dirt and debris.

Its beautiful, natural grain and varying textures also make teak wood a popular choice for outdoor furniture, although it is more expensive than some other types like wicker or aluminum.

Does teak wood float?

Yes, teak wood does float due to its high density. In fact, teak wood was once used to make decks and was actually used to make the deck of the Titanic. When teak wood logs are harvested, they are transported by floating them down tropical rivers.

Does teak wood mold?

Overall, teak wood is quite resistant to mold, however, mold can still appear on the surface of the wood. It’s best to clean your teak wood furniture every so often to remove excess dirt and debris and keep it dry as often as possible, just in case.

Does teak wood crack?

Teak is an extremely dense wood, but it can still be vulnerable to small cracks over time.

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