For decades homeowners and designers alike have noted and taken advantage of the benefits that teak furniture can bring to the home and outdoor spaces. The advantages of teak furniture often seem endless when it comes to the outdoors and is often the first material people think of when furnishing their yards or patio areas.
On top of this there have been growing trends recently in terms of decorating homes so that they have an outdoor feeling inside. There really is no better way to bring the beauty of nature and the outdoors into your house than to make use of elegant and classic teak furniture. Teak furniture is no longer a material solely used outside and refurnishing your home inside with this material can be an incredible decision.
Not only is teak furniture undeniably attractive but its resiliency makes it an excellent addition to any of your remodeling plans. The wood itself is very durable, strong and tough. It will add a classic look while still catering to your needs and putting up with a lot of wear and tear. If you have children or a lot of guests coming over to your home, teak furniture can be quite an addition to the durability of your home overall. With all the advantages, there are more reasons to invest in teak furniture that can even be listed, but there are some things you need to keep in mind when refurnishing your home with teak furniture.
Teak furniture will change color over time and that is something you should definitely keep in mind. It does not mean that the furniture is getting weak or falling apart, it is simply a natural progression. You will notice that the areas you sit on or place things on the most will change in color more rapidly. Also, if the furniture is in a sun filled spot it can often take on a sort of grey discoloration. If the furniture is inside in a place where it will not get sun, it will darken in color. This is going to happen, so you need to keep it in mind when you are matching your furniture to other colors within the room. Be aware that the color will change to a deeper brown color when you place it inside, and match it accordingly to your colors and other furniture.
While the color change is inevitable, it is quite worth it when you start to realize the lack of true maintenance that you have to put into keeping the furniture clean and sturdy. As with any furnishings, it will need a good wipe down to remove dust or dirt build up but all you need is a damp cloth once in a while and essentially that is all the work you will need to put in. Unlike other materials, there is no need to use oil or treat the wood as it already contains natural oils that keep it in good shape on its own. After some time, you will notice that a few cracks begin to appear in the teak but really it just becomes a defining characteristic. With other wood materials, there is a lot of fear that once it begins cracking it could fall apart. This is just not the case with teak furniture. The wood will continue to provide sturdy and durable support with these cracks and there really is no danger of the structure weakening. If anything, the cracks will add to the natural, outdoors look that you are going for within your home.