When it comes to garden furniture, teak timber is becoming an increasingly popular material. The high initial investment is often worth it for the aesthetic appeal and limited time that is needed to be spent cleaning and performing upkeep on the furniture.
One of the benefits that teak furniture has over its rivals is the amount of time that it can be used for. This strong timber weathers well and is resistant to decay and deterioration. However, some basic upkeep will help keep your furniture in great condition for summers to come. In today’s blog, we have a look at 4 top tips for increasing the usable life of your teak furniture.
- Invest in a waterproof cover for the teak furniture
Treatment is often viewed as the best way to prevent teak furniture from weathering, and whilst it can be a good tactic, another way to stop the deterioration is through a waterproof covering. Keeping your teak furniture covered when not in use will help stop too much rain damage and keep the furniture in the best possible condition.
- Clean the teak furniture periodically
One of the other ways that you can stop the deterioration of teak furniture is through some basic and regular cleaning. Some warm water and soap will help stop the build-up of dirt and moss which will help keep the timber in good condition and extend the life of the teak furniture.
If you do seal the furniture, make sure you clean the surface beforehand. This will prep it for the varnish and make sure that the chair table or bench has a good overall finish when you are done.
- Keep any pillows and cloth cushions in good condition
When it comes to keeping teak furniture in good condition you also have to consider the damage to any cushions or covers that may come with the furniture. If you have room, keep this inside when you are not using them and make sure you wash them thoroughly and regularly. This will help keep them in good condition and improve the overall condition of the teak furniture.
- Move teak furniture inside during the colder months
If you live in the colder parts of the UK, it might be worth moving some of the teak furniture to a more sheltered area to protect the timber from the colder weather. This will impact some varieties more than others so bear this in mind when making the decision.
If you do not have the room to keep the furniture in the home, then moving it to a shed or garage will provide plenty of protection.
Invest in good quality furniture for maximum value
The high cost of teak furniture makes it a product you will not want to be stung on. This is why we recommend doing plenty of research when buying premium teak furniture. If you have a quality product this will reduce the amount of time you have to spend on upkeep and help you get the most value out of your new purchase.