Updated: Jun 30, 2021
If you have bought furniture from us, you have probably noticed our pieces from teak wood are some of the most expensive. Teak wood is more expensive than all other wood options we provide including Meru Oak, Cypress, Mango, and Green ash. It's actually valued as the most expensive wood in the world. This is not surprising, considering how popular the wood is. So why exactly is teak wood so desirable and what makes it so expensive? Allow us to indulge you and slightly fangirl over why we get so excited to add teak pieces to your home.
The beauty of its grain.
Teak wood has the most attractive grain and its warm golden color turns into an elegant silver-grey color when placed outside as it grows old. If placed indoors its golden color can be maintained by oiling to last longer.
Like any other wood, the grain does not come out the same with every piece of furniture, yet it still outdoes other wood grains.
It is durable
Teak has natural oils and rubber that make it weather and parasite proof. The oils protect the wood from dry rot, fungi, and parasites. When you purchase real teak wood you will not have to worry about weather damage because of its oil content while its silica content repels insects.
This makes teak wood perfect for home outdoor furniture. To maintain your teak wood furniture, you can wash it at least once a year with a mild detergent and water. Untreated Teak patio furniture will develop stains from food or drink if not treated but the stains will also fade with exposure to the sun.
Teak is a hardwood, it can withstand heat and cold making it the best for outdoor furniture, but this also means it will last even longer indoors. Because of this strength and durability, Teak wood is used for shipbuilding. In fact, for these reasons, teak wood is so highly valued that in some places it’s auctioned.
Teak wood is often expensive, however, this also means you will spend less money on waterproofing and less worry about wood damage. You can have a furniture piece that could last a lifetime. All you have to do is sit, enjoy and maybe pass it on as a family heirloom.