What are the Natural Properties of Teak?
Teak wood is a hardwood that can range from light brown to dark brown in color. It’s strong, durable and naturally water resistant, making it perfect for outdoor furniture.
It’s also a sustainable resource. Teak trees grow at an incredibly slow rate of about 1/5 of an inch per year. Additionally, they are harvested only after they reach maturity.
Untreated Teak will Turn an Elegant Silver-Grey Over Time
Untreated teak is naturally weathers to a grey-silver color. As the natural oils in the wood release, the color change gradually occurs. If you prefer the look of weathered teak furniture, purchase untreated teak for your outdoor pieces.
You’ll likely notice weathering on your furniture within the first few months. The speed of this process depends on the environment, but it can take several years for teak outdoor furniture to fully weather to grey. Patio furniture exposed to a lot of sun and moisture often speeds up up the aging process.
How to Compliment Grey Teak Patio Furniture
Grey teak is a versatile color that can complement an array of styles. It pairs well with other grey furniture, and alternatively works with a classic black and white look.
Enhance just about any style of décor by adding some grey teak outdoor furniture to the mix. Showroom associates from Terra Outdoor are always happy to provide assistance with style combinations.
Restoring Grey to Gold
Teak is a beautiful material and one that’s sure to stand the test of time outdoors. As teak naturally ages, some prefer the original golden hue while others opt for the refined appearance of weathered grey teak. For those who wish to restore grey teak furniture back to it’s original golden glow, Terra Outdoor recommends SEMCO Two-Part Teak Cleaner.
Using just a soft bristle brush and a hose, the two-part cleaner removes existing dirt and grime and restores grey teak outdoor furniture to its original color. SEMCO teak cleaner is available for purchase at any Terra Outdoor showroom.
Going Grey for the Get-Go
For those who want the refined grey teak look without the wait, Terra Outdoor offers a number of options. Pieces from several of our most popular collections, including Belvedere, Nicasio and Madera, feature a weathered teak option. These selections are pre-treated with a light stain to create an elegant silver-grey patina.
Browse some of the best-selling grey teak outdoor furniture below: