What kind of wood is Teak?
Teak is a very hard wood grown in Southeast Asia. The teak that Ascot uses is plantation grown, rather than taken from the existing rainforests. This fine-grained wood contains both soft and hard grain. Teak, is termite proof and resistant to rot and warping. This durability makes it ideal for outdoors. Because of these characteristics and its beautiful timeless appearance teak is known as THE KING OF TIMBERS. Hence, Lord Monteray’s quote from 1892 reinforces this: “Among timber teak holds the place which the diamond maintains with precious stones and gold among metals.” Because of teak’s durability and striking appearance it is extensively used in the marine industry. The natural oils present in teak are found to make it more water-resistant. In a harsh marine environment, however, some maintenance is required to keep the original beauty and colour of the teak. 2. What happens if I leave my teak untreated? If you leave your Ascot Teak furniture untreated (meaning applying no protectiv