Nurturing the Timeless Beauty of Your Teak Outdoor Furniture

Nurturing the Timeless Beauty of Your Teak Outdoor Furniture

There's a certain allure to teak furniture that other wood types struggle to emulate. Its rich colour, organic texture, and exceptional durability elevate it to the highest levels of luxury and function. 

This lasting beauty, however, isn't entirely effortless. Your teak outdoor furniture needs some love from you to remain in peak condition. Today we’ll delve into the art of maintaining your teak outdoor furniture to help it remain as stunning as the day you purchased it.

Forrest Armchairs by KettForrest Lounge Chair by Kett, Hexagon Low Tables by Tribu

Let’s Talk About Teak 

Teak is a tropical hardwood that has long been revered for its resilience and elegance. Originating from the forests of Southeast Asia, it boasts a high oil content, making it naturally resistant to decay, insects, and the adverse effects of weather. It also has tight wood grains, allowing it to withstand the usual wear and tear without losing its structural integrity.

Addis Teak Extension Table b KettAddis Teak Extension Table by Kett

Why Choose Teak Furniture: Durability & Aesthetic Appeal

Teak masterfully straddles the line between durability and aesthetic appeal. Its high natural oil content acts as a protective barrier, making it highly resistant to rot, warping, and cracking, perfect for outdoor furniture.

Aesthetically, its rich golden-brown hue ages gracefully into a distinguished silver-grey patina, if left untreated. These characteristics make it highly coveted by those who appreciate timeless design and long-lasting materials. Browse our collection of stunning teak pieces to see for yourself how this superb material elevates form and function.

Vis A Vis TribuVis a Vis SofaAmanu Lounge Chair by Tribu

Regular Maintenance: Preserving the Luster of Teak Wood

While teak is incredibly resilient, regular maintenance can enhance its beauty and prolong its life. To maintain its original hue, consider using a teak sealer once a year. For routine cleaning, avoid harsh chemicals. Instead, opt for a mild soap and warm water, and use a soft brush for scrubbing. Always remember to rinse thoroughly and let it dry naturally.


For more information on caring for your furniture, and to purchase specific cleaning products, consult our website.  

Seasonal Care: Adapting to Weather Changes

Australia's seasons bring a variety of climatic conditions that your teak furniture will need to navigate. In the dry months, teak can lose some of its natural oils. A light application of teak oil can restore its lustre. During wet seasons, it's advisable to store cushions and fabric elements indoors. For more information on taking care of your teak outdoor furniture in rainy seasons, consult our helpful guide. With the right seasonal care, your teak furniture will withstand the elements with grace.

Illum & Elio by TribuElio ArmchairIllum Teak Table by Tribu

Taking Care of Your Teak

Owning teak outdoor furniture is a long-term commitment to excellence, one that rewards you with unparalleled beauty and durability. With proper care, the timeless elegance of your teak pieces will not just endure but thrive, becoming a treasured part of your home for years to come. To begin the journey of adding elegance and excellence to your outdoor space with teak furniture, visit a Cosh Living showroom or book an appointment with our design consultants.

Pure Sofa by TribuPure SofaTribu Lanterns by Tribu


How can I maintain the original colour of my teak furniture?

To preserve the original golden-brown hue of your teak furniture, consider applying a teak sealer once a year. This will help in maintaining the colour and also provide an extra layer of protection against the elements.

Does teak furniture require special care compared to other types of wood?

Teak is naturally more resilient to weather changes and decay, but that doesn't mean it's maintenance-free. Regular cleaning and occasional sealing can go a long way in preserving its appearance and durability.

How do I clean teak furniture without causing damage?

For cleaning, use a mild soap and warm water mixture. Scrub gently using a soft-bristle brush to remove dirt and grime. Always avoid using harsh chemicals as they can strip the wood of its natural oils.

Is it necessary to apply teak oil to my teak furniture?

While teak naturally contains oils that make it resistant to the elements, applying teak oil can rejuvenate its appearance, especially after prolonged exposure to the sun or during dry seasons. However, it's not a necessity. Some people prefer to let teak age naturally to a silver-grey patina.

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