There is nothing like the look of natural wood in your yard or on your patio. Many prefer the look of natural wood to aluminum or plastic, but there is nothing more beautiful than the natural look of teak patio furniture. Teak furniture will blend in to a natural surrounding beautifully and will look elegant and relaxing as well as being comfortable.
Many people believe that wood furniture can not hold up to the demands of outdoor weather. Some people believe that outdoor wooden furniture can only be utilized in environments where there is little rain or snow, but this could not be further than the truth. Wooden furniture is perfect for an outdoor environment, because it requires just a little bit of care and maintenance in order to stay looking beautiful.
Teak patio furniture is the perfect choice for outdoor furniture, because one set should last you a life time with the proper care and attention. Teak is known for being an extremely weather resistant type of wood. It can stand up to all types of weather conditions, including intensely rainy environments, snow and sleet, and extremely sunny and hot conditions.
Although teak is a weather resistant form of wood, it still requires a little bit of care and maintenance to prolong the life of the furniture and keep it looking beautiful. You have a few options when it comes to teak furniture. If you prefer a natural look for your teak patio furniture, then you can leave the wood untreated and the wood will fade to a lovely silver, gray color. The gray color blends in perfectly to a natural looking terrace or patio.
If you prefer a warm brown look to your patio furniture, then that is easily achieved by using a teak oil on the furniture. Teak oil is a very easy product to use, because you simply need to use a cloth to rub the oil into the wood grain. The oil absorbs into the wood and allows it to keep the natural brown color. In order to maintain this color, you should give the furniture a new coat of oil about once a year.
Teak is an extremely easy type of furniture to care for. If you want to keep your patio furniture maintenance to the bare minimum, then you should invest in some quality patio furniture covers. If you cover your furniture when you are not using it, then it will stay protected from the sun, rain, and snow.
Teak requires very little maintenance, and if you give your furnishings a regular wipe down with a clean, dry rag that will go a long way in keeping your furniture clean and protected. If you have chosen to use a teak oil, then you should give your furniture a rub down with the teak oil about once a year, or as needed. In the wintertime, if you are not going to be using your deck or your patio furniture, then it is a good idea to put it away, in a shed, or a garage.