Tectona Grandis. The King of Woods.
Teak, one of the world’s most valuable woods. Originally from Southeast Asia, it has been used for over 2,000 years. It was valued for its extraordinary durability; in fact, teak can be found in temples and palaces in the Far East that have teak floors, walls and even teak beams that have lasted for centuries.
US Thermal Wood imports teak from responsibly and sustainably from plantations in Costa Rica. Some teaks available today are poor substitutes of the species grown in Costa Rica, Tectona Grandis. Teak varies in color from a golden brown to rich chocolate but darkens after exposure to sunlight. Over time, untreated teak will turn silver gray outdoors.
The most beautiful and versatile wood in the world.
There are many advantages to using teak. Here are just a few:
- Teak is impervious to water and moisture.
- Teak is highly resistant to insects.
- Teak is very stable. Once put in place it will not move, buckle, cup or twist.
- Teak can be sanded to a very smooth, near “glass-like” finish.
- Teak can be stained to any hue, and even unfinished it retains a beautiful, natural patina
The biggest advantage to using teak…it’s simply beautiful.
Teak – so versatile.
Teak is used for docks and decks, yacht decking and edging, stair treads, window trim, entry doors and for indoor and outdoor furniture.