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Teak Patio Furniture Is The Perfect Choice For Your Terrace
You have spent hours of time and quite a lot of money on getting your back yard just right. The trees are lush and green, the flowers are blooming and everything looks beautiful. The only thing missing is somewhere to sit down and enjoy your beautiful yard.
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, and 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.
What About The Weather?
Many people believe that wood furniture cannot 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. This could not be further than the truth. Wooden furniture is perfect for an outdoor environment, it just requires 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 lifetime 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.
The Different Looks Of Teak
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, than 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, than that is easily achieved by using a teak oil on the furniture. Teak oil is a very easy product to use. 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.
Taking Care Of Teak
Teak is an extremely easy type of furniture to care for. If you want to keep your patio furniture maintenance to the bare minimum than you should invest in some quality patio furniture covers. If you cover, your furniture set when you are not using it, than the set will stay protected from the sun, the rain, the snow and whatever other weather comes your way.
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, than 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 than it is a good idea to put it away, in a shed or a garage. Even though teak is very weather resistant, any extra steps that you can take to protect your set from the elements will be beneficial.
Furnishings For A Lifetime
Teak patio furniture is beautiful and durable furniture that will last a lifetime. However, it is also expensive. A full teak patio set will cost around $3000. You can find teak pieces in any style that you need. If you are looking for loungers, you can find amazing pieces where the back adjusts as well as the footrest. Some loungers are able to fold up and be stored easily.
There are many different tabletop styles available to suit any style that you may like. Whether you are looking for a small, two-person table where you can enjoy a nice cup of coffee in the morning or a large table where eight or ten of your closest friends can enjoy a nice meal on a summer evening, there is a tabletop that will be perfect for your needs.
The Perfect Choice
Teak patio furniture is the perfect choice for a backyard deck or terrace because it is not only beautiful and natural looking it is also extremely durable. Although teak furniture is more expensive than other types of patio furnishings that are available, it will last much longer and provide you with a beautiful and comfortable place to sit and enjoy the yard that you have put so much work in, for years to come.
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