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Botanical Name: Tectona grandis
Common Name: Teak
General Characteristics: Color varies from a yellow brown to dark golden brown, darkening with age. Course, uneven texture with straight grain and oily feel.
Moisture Content of Decking: Our Teak Decking is specially dried for use on exterior projects.
We also sell Teak lumber kiln dried specifically for interior use. DO NOT use kiln dried interior lumber in exterior projects as it will expand. Teak Decking dried for exterior use will shrink inside.
Janka side hardness: 1,070 lb at 12% moisture content.
Bending Strength: 14,600 psi
Working Properties: Works with moderate ease, but silica content can have a blunting effect on cutters. Glues and finishes nicely, although pretreatment may be ncessary. Must be predrilled for fastening.
Distribution: Asia, Africa, Latin America
Durability: Teak is very durable, especially when harvested from older trees. Naturally resists rot, mold, mildew, and insects.
Uses: Outdoor Decking, flooring, boat building, furniture, decorative objects
Teak requires very little maintenance apart from the occasional scrub. A mild solution of soapy water or a diluted mixture of Marine SimpleGreen® and water will remove accumulated dirt. This should be followed by a rinse with clean water. To remove grease spots, a light scrub with a de-greasing agent is recommended.
TEAK SPECS: Products
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