People build elaborate patios and decks out just for the reason that for a few months of the year, they hope that the sun could come out and drench the whole place in sunny warmth. They hope that they can go out there and share in all that cheery warmth. When people set out to design their patios and their decks, you will find that they try to design warmth and sunniness and cheeriness into its very structure. There’s something about the wood and the polish they choose to put on there, and the furniture they buy for it. All of it suggests tropical happiness. Take the way people almost always go and choose teak patio chairs for their patios, for instance.
There are a number of reasons why teak has become the material of choice for anything to do with patios. The wood to begin with, is known for its bulletproof resistance to the elements. Any kind of wood that you put out there in the rain and shine has to be resistant not only to the weather, but also to termite damage. Teak fits the bill.
And then, it’s beautiful. You could construct a teak patio and furnish it with teak patio chairs and leave the whole thing out there for 50 years, and all it would need at the end would be a good coat of polish. That’s what is great about teak as a choice of patio material. And almost any reputable manufacturer of teak patio chairs and other furniture today will only use teak wood from sustainable managed plantations. So you don’t have to worry about the environmental effects either.
They make teak patio chairs in such a vast variety of designs. You get dining chairs, lounge chairs, steamer chairs – you’ll have quite a time picking something out. But to make sure that the teak you buy lives up to its name, you need to make sure that you know how to recognize quality. Not that anyone’s going to switch teak for cheap wood on you (even if that’s been known to happen).
It’s just that if teak isn’t cured and dried properly before it is used in furniture, it can quickly warp, and then rot. Many people dismay at how their teak patio chairs, when left out of the sun for months, begin to take on a silvery gray patina. They think that theire teak is beginning to show its age, and so, they need to stain it. In truth, though, teak is such a hard wood that staining it really doesn’t work well. Instead, they just buy teak cleaner. You can have it back to its beautiful original honey gold color, in no time.