How to care for your teak wood furniture

How to care for your teak wood furniture

We know you're here for the care guide, but we think it's worthwhile to read about why your teak furniture is so special and sought after.

What is teak?

Tectona Grandis (the scientific name for teak) is a dense, hard tree found in tropical regions of the world like Indonesia and Burma. Teak is one of the most valuable timbers in the world and is unmatched in durability and beauty. It contains a natural rubber-like resin, which acts as a natural repellent against insects and termites.

You might wonder why people put teak wood above cheaper woods like pine and oak. The answer lies in its high silica and oil content, which makes it perfect for both indoor and outdoor usage, extremely hardy and rot-resistant.

J&C.’s teak range is unique as it isn’t and never will be mass-produced. You can be sure that your J&C. teak piece was carefully manufactured by hand, from individually selected timber. It is made in small batches to ensure quality is always at a very high standard. For this reason, lead times for our teak furniture can be upwards of 2-3 months. However, the wait for such high quality furniture is absolutely worth it.

How to care for your teak - The DOs & the DON'Ts

  • Use coasters for drinks and protective mats for hot food on your teak to avoid water rings.
  • Wipe up any spills on teak furniture right away, so they do not set into the wood and cause stains.
  • Occasionally wipe furniture to keep dirt and debris to a minimum.
  • To remove heavy stains, you can lightly sand away these areas with fine-grit sandpaper.
  • For additional protection, consider applying a stain protector to your indoor teak furniture. Always read the instructions and test on an inconspicuous area first.

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  • Never use steel wool, as small flecks of metal can lodge in the grain of the wood and rust over time.
  • Never sand against the grain as this will "scratch" the teak.

A Final Note

We hope this guide is helpful for anyone who is lucky enough to own some of this amazing furniture. Check out the rest of our Indonesian teak range here.

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