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About teak

Where does the teak that Deco Furniture uses come from?

We deliver our furniture (or not made) in both plantation teak, as recycled teak. To you so the choice ... The teak we use is from East Java in Indonesia, from plantations that are managed by the Forestry Commission (see also ). The recycled teak comes from old buildings, boats, bridges, railway sleepers etc.Door age is recycled teak often darker in color than teak.

It is sometimes claimed that old teak (recycled teak) is better than young teak (teak). Is that correct?

That is not necessarily true. The advantage of recycled teak is that it's been properly dried herself through time. Plantation wood needs to be. Dried in an oven Provided that well done and good control takes place in the so-called M / C (Moisture Content, or humidity), certainly does not exceed recycled teak. Worse teak The choice of recycled or plantation teak is more a matter of taste. Recycled teak looks "doorleefder" from wood repairs from the past and the present, here and there, and is in general often rougher style. Teak has in principle a smooth surface, but can possibly brushed so that the wood grain is not only visible but also tangible.

Should I treat teak furniture and if so which?
Teak Furniture have very little maintenance. A treatment is not necessary. However, if for example you want to protect against stains, a dining table then you can treat it with wood care or beeswax. Depending on the use you repeat this treatment after 1..2 years. First light sanding, then, a new layer of wood care or beeswax, and your table another whole time. You have spots in an untreated table? No problem! The stain with sandpaper like snow before the sun disappears. First, use coarse sandpaper, then fine sandpaper. The place where you will rub lighter in color, which bites up again after some time. If you do not want to wait, you need to sand the whole surface. Then possibly treat it with care of wood furniture oil to prevent new ones. Spots WoodCare turns the wood a slightly darker (difference with bare teak is hard to see), furniture oil because backlight turns the wood zicchtbaar darker.

What color is teak.
Especially teak should be. Gold-yellow in color Let U VERY good: There is a lot of teak in circulation that a reddish color. This is the result of a chemical treatment which is to ensure that to eliminate. The color difference between the core timber (the hard, inner part of a tree) and the surface of wood (the soft, outer portion of a tree, also known as sapwood called) To reduce costs, so you actually see a cabinet that sapwood is processed, which by nature is almost white in color, but has been discolored by the chemicals that you hardly see the difference with the heartwood. Except that sapwood significantly worse quality, and in our view absolutely no place in a high-quality product, the chemical treatment, the wood an unnatural color, and can the furniture in the course seriously discolor over time. Where a lot of skin contact with the chemically treated wood, such as a table or a chair for example, rash is certainly not inconceivable !! This wood is (too) often used when the vision is more focused on high profit, then a high quality. At Deco Furniture we make no concessions to quality and this kind of chemical treatments of the question.

What color treatments are possible with teak?
If you want to change, for purchase or over time the color of your white teak furniture, there are virtually unlimited possibilities. The best known of these is pickling. However, we also provide a high quality coating in up to 40 different colors that you can bring to teak. In a jiffy These coatings allow the visibility of the wood grain completely untouched but gives your furniture like a whole different "look". Best known is the whitewash color, but what do you think of black wash, gray wash, red wash, olive wash, etc. etc. etc. Even a combination of the original color of teak and a coating is possible !! We only use environmentally friendly coatings that are completely free of solvents, etc. Come for further information and explanation about our store. We are happy to assist you with determining the right choice for your interior.

Is more expensive than OAK TEAK?
This question we get with some regularity. Teak wood is significantly more expensive than oak. This requires a number of reasons:
  • a teak tree grows slower than an oak tree; so there are more trees and thus larger plantations required to yield the same wood as in oak realize.
  • Because teak is much more versatile and has more applications, the demand for this type of wood is greater. Especially for outdoor use, teak considerably more convenient than oak. Thus, for decks and hulls of ships mostly teak used
However Teak furniture is often not much more expensive, or as in Deco Furniture even cheaper than oak furniture. The explanation lies in the fact that oak is from Europe and the USA. Mainly from The price for light oak although lower than that of teak, however, due to the high labor costs in these countries explains the manufacture of furniture in these countries greater clout. Teak comes (mainly) from Indonesia and is more expensive than oak, but labor costs in Asia are significantly lower. With a teak furniture so you paid more for the material and less for the production process, with oak is reversed.

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