FSC Teak wood
SVLK Certified teak wood
Strong wood type
Teak wood maintenance
‘‘Teak is a hardwood type that lends itself very well to manufacturing of outdoor furniture”
Teak is a type of wood which contains a high amount of oil and resin, this makes the wood naturally water-repellent and therefore suitable for outdoor use. Teak wood is a very strong type of wood that does not easily get damaged. The look of Robust Teak wood with an Aluminium frame creates a great combination.
Normal use of the product will result in small cracks (hairline cracks) and openings appearing in the wood; this does not detract from the quality or the lifespan of the table, but to the contrary is characteristic of the charm of this product. In general Teak is a light brown wood that discolours to a beautiful platinum grey wood over time. The Teak we sell is factory-coloured to enhance the structure of the wood.
LIFE only uses certified Teak for all the wooden products. Our Teak wood products are 100% sustainable certified. We work mainly with Indonesian SVLK Teak. But we also work with FSC certified Teak. Meaning that the full process in manufacturing is registered and monitored. We are certified to FSC© Chain of Custody Licence Code - FSC©C155033 which allows our customers to buy with confidence. Teak products supplied with FSC© certification will be clearly labelled on the product and paperwork. All other LIFE Teak is made from 100% Indonesian legal wood with SVLK certification.
Since the Teak wood from LIFE is treated right before it leaves the factory you do not need to maintain it right away. Before using any maintenance product on Teak you need to make sure the surface is clean and dry. You can use our special LIFE Outdoor Living Teak cleaner. We discourage the use of any aggressive detergents or pressure cleaners. For easier cleaning, you can use an aluminium sponge. It is important when treating Teak wood that you work along the direction of the grain for the best results.
Weather influences will make the Robust Teak wood slowly turn grey. If you want to prevent this, you can use the “Life Outdoor Living Vintage Teak Protector”. By using this product you will preserve the Robust Teak colour. Make sure to always test on a small surface before applying it to the entire product.
Whenyou have a Grey Teak product of LIFE and you would like to keep the grey colour al long as possible you can use the "LIFE Outdoor Living - Teak Colour Grey".
Teak shield prevents dirt from the outside from being absorbed into the Teak, therefore you can use the “LIFE Outdoor Living – Teak Shield”. This product should be used after cleaning or using the Teak protector. We recommend to maintain the product 2-3 times a year.
Note: Teak wood is a naturel product it has to ‘breathe’. Do not cover Teak with protection covers to prevent it from moulding.