Teak & hardwoods
Weathering of teak & hardwood
Teak is a tropical hardwood with a beautiful golden-brown colour when it is new. Over time, as natural teak is exposed to the elements, it gradually changes colour from the honey colour of new teak to a silver-grey patina which distinguishes finely aged, outdoor teak. After a while this silver-grey patina deteriorates to a dark-grey and greenish look if it remains untreated.
Depending on the environment, natural greying and/or weathering may become noticeable after only a few weeks. In drier climates teak will take several months to weather. If teak is exposed to infrequent moisture, the colour will fade slowly with minor discolourisation. In moist climates, where furniture is subjected to regular dew and sunshine, teak & hardwood outdoor furniture will weather more quickly.