Teak Plank Style
Teak Edge Grain
Teak End Grain
Teak Island Wood Countertop with Sink Cutout
COLOR / GRAIN VARIATION

Very High

HARDNESS

COLOR

Typical : Golden Brown, Medium Brown
New Color : Medium brown with some green undertone and dark streaking.
Aged Color : Warm, even tone with age

SPECIES BACKGROUND

Teak is a close-grained hardwood with high natural oil and rubber content. It is one of the hardest, strongest and most durable of all timbers, highly resistant to any rotting and almost impervious to the effects of hot sun, rain, frost or snow. Teak requires little or no maintenance regardless of the environment. These characteristics combine to make it the ideal timber for all outdoor applications and it has been the choice of boat builders for centuries. Once seen primarily on elegant yachts and in the most extravagant estates, teak is now a premium wood of choice for designers of hotels, corporate headquarters and upscale homes. Apart from its natural beauty, teak is one of the most valuable of all woods.

WHERE IT GROWS

Native to India, Burma, Thailand, Indo-China and Indonesia.

RELATIVE ABUNDANCE

NA

AVAILABILITY

Good

ORIGIN

Asia, Africa, Latin America

DESCRIPTION

Heartwood is dark golden-brown to dark golden-yellow to rich brown in color with darker chocolate-colored brown streaks. Sapwood is white to pale yellow. Texture is fairly coarse and uneven. Grain is straight, occasionally wavy.

DID YOU KNOW ?

When teak trees are cut, their sap preserves the wood.