Teak: A Highly Durable Super-Timber
In the world of hardwoods, teak is a stand-out timber for strength and durability.
Teak is one of the most highly durable timbers available. It contains its own natural oils and rubbers giving it extraordinary resistance to chemical and insect attack, including the hardships a marine environment can throw at it.
Teak is also incredibly hard celled, meaning it has extreme strength and resistance to crushing, making it ideal for high-wear areas, such as boat decking.
Uses of Teak
Because of its immense durability and stability, it's commonly used in boatbuilding for decks and marine joinery work.
The stability means very little movement when exposed to moisture.
Teak is extremely hardwearing and used wherever the timber is expected to experience a lot of use and weathering.
Teak is also very popular as a high-end garden decking.
Teak Size Availability
Teak is imported in fixed widths and thicknesses.
We can supply a range of teak in thicknesses of 25, 32, 38, 50, 63, 75 and 100mm, in widths up to 250mm.
Teak is only usually treated to maintain the colour and put off fading to silver grey from exposure to sunlight. Because teak is so durable already, treating it doesn't add to its lifespan and is not required if you don't mind or want to actively encourage the silver grey colour.
Teak is a tropical hardwood. The teak we supply is from Burma.
While teak is available from other countries, when people refer to it, they are most often referring to Burmese teak.
Because teak is such a hard and dense timber, it must be pre-drilled so it doesn't split, rather than nailing straight through the boards. Teak also glues well on freshly revealed (ie sanded) surfaces.
Send your teak enquiry to us above and we'll get back to you with our best price. Alternatively, call us on 01889 279018.