Why You Should Consider Teak for Your Outdoor Furniture

Posted on: 14 April 2016

Investing in outdoor furniture requires you to purchase resilient pieces that will withstand the elements. Although there are an array of materials used in creating outdoor furniture, one of the more popular options that you could consider is teak. It should be noted that teak tends to be one of the more expensive options that you could contemplate. However, this is because of the array of benefits that it affords your residence. Here are some of the reasons why you should consider teak for your outdoor furniture.

Teak outdoor furniture is aesthetically appealing 

One of the reasons that makes teak a popular choice for outdoor furniture is its persistent aesthetic appeal. When teak furniture is brand new, it tends to be a golden brown colour that enhances the rustic appearance of your outdoors. This unique colour is not found in many wood species, that is why you will find other types of wood species being stained to achieve it. Over time and exposure to the elements, the teak then begins to turn a unique silver-grey colour. This also complements the outdoors so you do not have to worry that your furniture is becoming compromised by exposure to the elements. If you would like to retain is golden-brown appearance, you should consider having the teak coated with a silicone-based sealant, which will preserve its natural appearance.

Teak outdoor furniture is durable

When it comes to outdoor furniture, homeowners tend to gravitate toward synthetic materials such as plastics or metals, which tend to be resistant to the elements. However, just because teak is a wood species does not mean that its structural integrity will be compromised by excessive exposure to the elements. Teak has high levels of tannins, which work to protecting it from rain, excessive exposure to the sun, termite infestations, rot and even mould. You can leave your teak furniture outdoors all year round in different climatic conditions and it will stay in good condition as it inherently protects itself. This means you would not have to worry about it warping, cracking or buckling due to expansion and contraction from the varying prevalent temperatures.

Teak outdoor furniture is low maintenance

The last thing you would want to do is constantly fussing over your outdoor furniture to ensure that it remains in pristine condition. With teak furniture, you would not have to worry about constantly fussing over its appearance. This wood species has inherent protective oils that ensure it remains moisturized. This eliminates the need for painting or sealing the teak outdoor furniture in an attempt to protect its surface appearance. All that would be required of you is a regular wipe down to eliminate dust and grime. As aforementioned, you may also consider sealing it with a silicon-based sealant simply to protect its golden brown colour rather than its structural integrity.