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' DecoMeubel has a heart for Teak! '

DecoMeubel has a heart for the environment and for wood in particular. Do you also like fair wood? Then choose furniture from DecoMeubel, made from perhutani certified teak. We already have the FLEGT certification that is mandatory for all wood products from 1 January 2016 throughout Europe. Click here for more information.

Teak

Teak is a precious wood that can be used for almost any application. It is durable and very strong. We ensure that it is properly dried, so that it no longer works and you will enjoy your furniture for a long time.

The teak tree is a slow-growing tree that can grow to 30 to 40 meters high under normal natural conditions. The diameter can be 90 to 150 centimeters here. Presumably the largest teak tree ever reached a height of 45 meters and a diameter of 300 centimeters. On plantations the trees are considerably less tall and are already harvested at a diameter of 45 to 50 centimeters. Teak is used in many products such as ship decks, window frames, paneling and especially in furniture. At places in, for example, the chemical industry where stainless steel is rusting or granite dissolves in acid, Teak is used. Many tests have been done with all kinds of high-tech materials, but only Teak (from the original growth areas) is really sustainable!

The Latin name for Teak is Tectona grandis. The teak tree (Tectona grandis) is a tree that can grow to more than 40 meters. It is a deciduous tree, which is less common in the tropics than in the temperate regions. After all, there are no winters in the tropics. The leaves are of a considerable size.

This tree is known for the teak and is therefore planted a lot. There is a lot of knowledge about teak trees in the Netherlands because of the experience with teak plantations in the then Dutch East Indies. Nowadays there are plantations on all continents. Teakwood can be found in many shades of brown, sometimes with a golden hue. It has been known for centuries and is praised for its resistance to all weather conditions. It is very popular in shipbuilding (especially expensive yachts), furniture sector, parquet flooring and cutting art and sculpting, joinery, panel work paneling, turning, veneering, etc.

Blank teak / weathered Teak / oiled Teak
Teak is rich in natural oils: these contribute to the durability of the material. It is not unimportant that teak does not cause rust, no rust or corrosion when it comes into contact with metal. No wood species combines so many good qualities. Tectona grandis is the only supplier of real teak wood. With fancy names such as afro-teak, yang-teak, Borneo-teak, iroko-teak, other woods are meant than real teak. They can really replace teak in certain applications and sometimes show some external similarity. The heartwood is light brown to golden brown and, when exposed to light, darkening. Sometimes dark brown to black veined. After being exposed to light, the large color differences usually disappear. Teak spider is dirty gray, approximately 30 mm wide.

Wood from Myanmar / Burma (from natural forests) and Java (from planting) is usually uniform in color. Teak from drier regions (India) has much stronger color differences from yellow to black. Due to the large differences in growing conditions, teak of the same origin must be maintained for uniformly colored batches. Depending on the type of soil on which it has grown, teak may contain 0.03-1.40% silica. The sustainability of fast-growing plantation wood is more variable than that of teak from natural forests.

DecoMeubel sells exclusively responsible and certified Teak from plantations and from recycled Teak!


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