With the beautiful Spring weather finally upon Calgary. It’s time to start thinking about spending more time outdoors, in your backyard. A backyard is full of so much potential in the Spring season. Backyard daydreaming of patio parties and barbeques is just around the corner! You want your guests to enjoy themselves and be comfortable too, and adding some beautiful outdoor teak furniture will create the high-end landscaping feel for both you and your guests to enjoy. Adding furniture is often the finishing touch in creating the perfect outdoor oasis for full enjoyment. Teak wood furniture is one of those sought after materials because of its long list of positive qualities. It is resistant, sustainable, comes in multiple finishes and is long lasting, what’s not to love?
Teak is a wood that is both weather resistant and bug resistant, making it the perfect furniture for outdoor living.
Teak was once part of the deforestation across Southeast Asia. The good news is now you can look for the Forest Stewardship Council (FSC) stamp. The FSC stamp shows that the teak plantation was subject to quality and standards set by the FSC, making teak a great sustainable choice for outdoor furniture.
Range of Finishes
There are 3 common finishes for teak furnishings, natural (unfinished), sealed and pre-weathered. Natural and sealed tend to be golden-brown in colour while pre-weathered will look silvery grey in colour. All are beautiful and contribute to the high-end landscaping feel.
Oiling teak is used as a preservative to help maintain its colour. It is advised to use the oil twice a year to prevent colour fade and weathering. Oiling teak also gives the wood a beautiful glow, distinct to teak wood furniture.
Teak should be cleaned once a year with a mild, diluted household cleaner and a soft bristle brush. For intense stains, mild sanding will remove the stain.
Teak is known to last from 50-75 years passing the test of time. It’s nice to have furniture that lasts through the seasons and is a great feature piece that will sure have your neighbours talking, in a good way!
Teak outdoor furniture is a beautiful addition, and weathers beautifully turning a silvery grey colour after a few years. The benefits and long-lasting nature of teak wood make it a favourite choice for many of our clients.
Need some more high-end landscaping ideas or more information on outdoor teak furniture? Contact us today and we’d be happy to answer any queries you may have.