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4 Easy Tips To make your Teak Furniture last longer

Teak is an exceptionally durable wood and is a popular choice for hotel and resort furniture. The wood is particularly ideal for outdoor use, such as patio and garden furniture. Teak is stronger than many other hardwoods due to its natural oil finish. This helps it to withstand harsh weather conditions better than other kinds of wood, and even protects it from moisture as well as insects.

Because of its unique properties, teak is much sought after. Teak furniture is often used in tropical or coastal climates, such as in the Maldives, Philippines, Singapore and more.

 

Indoor and Outdoor Teak Furniture for Resorts

Teak furniture can be used for a number of uses, both indoor and outdoor. It can also come in different finishes, whether natural, oiled, sealed & varnished. Although teak is very strong and durable, it still requires care in order to last even longer.

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Of course, outdoor furniture would require a little more care than indoor teak furniture.

 

Caring for your Teak Furniture

There are several important steps that you can take to ensure your teak furniture lasts a long time. A little maintenance can go a long way Here are just a few tips you can follow.

 

1. Cleaning

Keep your teak wood clean. This can be done using a soft cloth, sponge, or brush. Keeping your teak free from a build-up of dirt is just the first step to making your teak last longer.

 

2. Following the Grain

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When cleaning, always be sure to follow the direction of the wood grain to prevent unnecessary scratching. Also avoid using rough brushes or cleaning equipment that may scratch your wood.

 

3. Oiling your Teak

This is not necessarily to do with maintenance, but rather in helping your wood to retain its colour. Oiling your teak is more applicable for indoor furniture. Before beginning, ensure that you have thoroughly cleaned your furniture to remove old oils. Once this is done, re-oiling can help to restore its original look.

 

4. Natural Colouring

Outdoor teak furniture will eventually change from a deep brown to an elegant silver-grey. On the other hand, indoor teak furniture will gradually become darker brown over a period of perhaps a year. these are natural changes which do not affect the quality or durability of your teak.

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In summary, while teak furniture may be a very durable and long-lasting type of wood, its important to know how to care for your teak furniture properly to keep your teak looking beautiful for years to come.

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