Teak Information

What is reclaimed teak?

Reclaimed teak refers to teak wood that has been repurposed from old structures or objects. These structures include houses, boats, railroad ties or other sources.

What is the difference between reclaimed teak and new teak?

Reclaimed teak is repurposed and transformed into furniture, providing a sustainable and eco-friendly alternative to new teak furniture. Unlike freshly-cut teak, reclaimed teak has already served a purpose and carries with it a sense of character and age.

Is reclaimed teak durable?

Teak is widely considered to be one of the most durable woods. Teak is close-grained and high in minerals and natural oils so it’s strong, durable, and virtually impervious to all weather extremes and rotting.

How long does teak furniture last? 

You can expect your teak furniture to last 50-70 years, perhaps even longer in the right environment and with proper care. Teak's impressive lifespan is due to its exceptional strength and durability. Teak weathers beautifully over time and can withstand all weather extremes, even without treatments and preservatives.

If you are using teak furniture indoors, you can expect it to last indefinitely.

Does teak age?

Over time, teak will age and weather to a beautiful silvery-grey patina as a result of the surface layer oxidizing after exposure to UV rays and rain. This teak aging is purely cosmetic and only affects the surface of the teak.

Occasional cleaning is all that’s needed to keep your teak furniture in tip-top condition. Idlewild refinishes your teak. 

Is teak wood water-resistant?

Teak wood is well-known for its incredible durability and water resistance. Although a porous material, it is naturally high in protective oils which make it resistant to moisture, rotting, warping and splitting.