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Teak used on the deck of a yacht

High Quality Teak wood & timber for sale

Indian Teak Now Available In the UK

Due to EUTR Regulations, Burmese Teak cannot be imported into the UK so is currently unavailable. Indian Teak is a great alternative.

As an alternative please see our selection of Iroko products.

For more information on additional Teak substitutes. See our Alternatives to Teak article.

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Teak: A Highly Durable Super-Timber

As teak wood suppliers we can safely say that in the world of hardwoods, teak is a stand-out timber for strength and durability.

Teak wood 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 Wood

Because of its immense durability and stability, it's commonly used in boatbuilding for decks and marine joinery work.

The stability of teak timber means very little movement when exposed to moisture.

This wood is extremely hardwearing and used wherever the timber is expected to experience a lot of use and weathering.

Teak boards are also very popular as a high-end garden decking.

Treating Teak Timber

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's Origins

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.

Fitting 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.

History of Teak

Teak originates from Asia and was first found in Burma, Sri Lanka and India. Teak was then exported to and grown in other parts of the world at the start of the 20th Century (starting in Nigeria). Although the timber was used abroad well before then and even the British Navy in the late 1600’s wanted to use Teak on their own ships.

Native Tribes in Southern Asia found another use for Teak when they started using it to help with digestive difficulties. The bark of the tree was brewed into a tea like drink which tended to help with fever, headaches and stomach pains as well.

Teak is still commonly used for boat building and decking because of its long life. In the past the timber was used exclusively for ship floors and palaces all over the world used Teak for structural support.

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