Tips for Teak
The old adage “you get what you pay for” is very true for teak furniture. Teak may be pricey but it is well worth it in the end. Spending the extra money means having furniture that will last well into your great grand children’s life.
TIP 1 – Most teak furniture comes with a high price tag. But that is because they are built to last and be in a space for years, if not generations, to come. So if you are a person who moves a lot or likes to constantly redecorate it may not be the best option for you.
TIP 2 – Buy all your unfinished teak furnishings at the same time to ensure they’ll end up the same color. Or buy your teak already pre-weathered. This makes it easier to decorate your space, as the color you bought it will be the color it stays.
TIP 3 – Teak furniture needs to be cleaned at least once a year to remove dirt, dust and stains. This is something you can do yourself but make sure to ask your vendor which detergent you should use based on the finish you’ve chosen.
TIP 4 – The commonly named “Muskoka” chairs (the comfortable high backed chairs with wide arm rests and contoured seats) are by far the most popular teak furniture, however they’re actual name is Adirondack chairs.
TIP 5 – Try to buy FSC-certified teak. Buying sustainable wood allows ecosystems to thrive rather than be devastated by deforestation. The Forest Stewardship Council ensures your wood furniture is harvested responsibly and is good for the environment.