Patio furniture is not just some accessory that makes your porch or backyard useable, but it’s something that can be used a great deal of the time in the spring and summer. And for those who have great weather all year round, patio furniture is as important as furniture in any other room.
Teak Patio Furniture
Teak patio furniture is more popular today with people who care about the quality and not quantity. This elegant and lasting wood grows mostly in Burma, Indonesia and other exotic locations.
According to history, Egypt was one of the first countries to use woven wicker furniture; however, with time the whole world recognized the beauty and grace of wood furniture.
Teak is one of the most valuable woods used for furniture today, because it is a very hard wood that resists well winds, pests, humidity, and other such conditions that a normal wood faces in its lifetime. A good example of its durability is the extensive use of teakwood in marine locations, such as decks. This clearly proves that teak patio furniture can survive being left outside even in harsh conditions and still look great in the spring/summer time.
Here are some of teak patio furniture qualities:
Light and convenient
Easy to maintain; weathers well to a beautiful silver-gray
Maintaining Teak Patio Furniture To Last
Teak does not splinter but it may develop small cracks with time; due to its high content of natural oils it will not have deep structural cracks, but its oils do not create a great surface sheen. You may consider treating it if you plan to leave it out in the winter or during bad weather. Before treating your teak patio furniture make sure is clean in order to avoid trapping any dirt or stains. Alternatively, make use of patio furniture covers to protect it from the elements.
Another thing to remember is to try and avoid spilling any food or drinks on your teak garden furniture; however, should this happen, as it does at times when one has barbeques or parties, do not use common detergents to clean it. You can use sand paper to scrape away the stain and then re-polish it or just leave it as is and it will fade away with time.
Teak patio furniture will bring you great pride and joy all year round; in fact, you may choose to leave it out for those winter months just so your neighbors and visitors can appreciate and envy you. Teak furniture of any kind does not come cheap, but it comes with satisfaction guaranteed for a lifetime.
Of course, if a low price is most important for you consider buying plastic patio furniture. It is especially useful if your house has a patio more exposed to inclement weather.