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The legendary properties of teak make it one of the great woods of the world. Once seen primarily in boating, teak has become a staple of residential and commercial applications.

DURABILITY: Teak is resistant to all extremes of climate, repels insect and fungus attacks, and is not harmed by acids or alkalis. Teak's inherent silica content and natural oils allow it to weather without the need of preservatives or sealants.

RESTORABILITY: Teak may be left untreated for years and yet be easily restored to its original golden brown color, although many prefer to let it weather to an attractive silver-gray. Preparations are also available that will allow teak that has been treated with finishes and oils to be successfully restored to its original condition.

Teak has been cultivated in tropical regions for hundreds of years; historical documents make reference to teak plantations in both 18th century India and 19th century Central America. Upon the cutting of a teak tree, the sap preserves the wood, making it resistant to saltwater and the harshest of conditions. The beauty and durability of teak led to its lasting popularity in the production of indoor and outdoor furniture, interior decorative trim and the decking and fittings on ships.

If you are uncertain about which hardwood is best suited to your project, ask our knowledgeable staff for guidance on the properties, price, and availability of any specie shown on our website. We may be able to suggest a hardwood you have not considered.

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