What is Teak Wood?
Teak is a close-grained hardwood with high natural oil and silica content. It is one of the hardest, strongest and most durable of all timbers, highly resistant to any rotting and almost impervious to the effects of hot sun, rain, frost or snow. Teak Lumber requires little or no maintenance regardless of the environment. These characteristics combined make it the ideal timber for all outdoor applications, and it has been the choice of boat builders for centuries. Once seen primarily on elegant yachts and in the most extravagant estates, teak wood is now a premium wood of choice for designers of hotels, corporate headquarters and upscale homes. Apart from its natural beauty, teak is one of the most valuable of all woods.
How is it Used?
Teak is used in all sorts of interior and exterior wood applications. Teak is best known for its exterior applications because of how long-lasting it is. Some exterior applications include marine decking, marine trim, marine millwork, outdoor furniture, siding, residential decking, and Decking Tiles. Interior applications are extremely varied and usually are focused on showing the beauty of teak. Some interior applications include marine interiors, flooring, teak and holly flooring, furniture, mouldings, and custom millwork. In exterior applications with proper care, teak can last many years, and in interior applications it can last many many years.
Pros & Cons?
Pros of Teak include:
- Beautiful coloring and appearance
- Extremely long-lasting
- Naturally water-resistant and rot resistant
- Ability to reclaim in many situations after use
- The standard for outdoor and marine woods
- Great Stability
- Easy to Work
Cons of Teak include:
- High Price
- Availability which is reflected in the high price
- May require additional care for Natural Oils when gluing or finishing
What is the Price?
Teak Pricing depends extensively on the thickness, width and length of the type of teak you are looking for so the thicker, wider, and longer the piece is the higher the price. You also have to make sure to understand if it is plantation or naturally grown teak because this can affect the quality and the pricing assigned.
Where is it from?
Naturally Grown Teak is from Burma in South East Asia. Teak is Native to southern Asia; and is widely grown on plantations throughout tropical regions of Africa, Asia, and Latin America. Our Teak is all Naturally Grown and the best quality teak available. East Teak is the largest importer of Teak wood in the United States, and we pride ourselves on our Teak quality and our Teak knowledge.
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