Every homeowner likes to have nice furniture but they usually hop that the furniture they buy will last them a lifetime and for this reason, often they will not just opt to buy the cheapest but will try and buy quality furniture which will last and remain looking good. Obviously, as with anything else, buying something of high quality will cost more but if the furniture will not need to be replaced, in the case of furniture that extra expense is worth it and often results in overall savings in a person’s lifetime.
Today there is a wide variety of choice available when choosing furniture with some specifically designed for each room, perhaps a bedroom, living room or dining room and some of course for outside. Whilst the furniture for inside rooms can be interchangeable if the owner wishes, outside furniture such as patio furniture should not be interchanged with furniture designed for inside as the patio furniture will have been specifically designed to withstand the weather conditions experienced on a patio and the inside furniture has not and so would probably quickly deteriorate under those conditions.
Any teak furniture has become popular but perhaps the most popular teak furniture is teak patio furniture as teak has a natural resistance to the elements. A teak tree will produce its own protective oil which remains in its wood even after it has been cut from the tree and this natural oil will help to maintain teak furniture’s appearance and longevity. However, even though someone may have decided to buy teak furniture, they will still want to ensure they buy the highest quality teak furniture as the type of teak wood used can make a difference to the furniture’s longevity.
For the benefit of teak furniture buyers, teak wood has been divided into three groups so a buyer can quickly and easily ascertain which teak furniture is of the highest quality and can therefore reasonably expect it last keep its usefulness and looks longer. These groups are Group-A which indicates that the wood is from the heartwood of a mature tree and will, therefore, contain more natural oil to help it to maintain its appearance longer. Group-B is also heartwood but from a younger tree which has not had the time to store as much oil in its wood as Group-A would. Group-C does not recognize the age of the tree it came from but does signify that it is not heartwood and so will contain less oil than either Group-A or Group-B wood.
Although natural oil exists in all teak wood, the tree concentrates the oil in its center which is where heartwood comes from and as a tree ages, the amount of oil present in the wood increases and so wood from younger trees contains less oil than wood from older trees and any of the heartwood from a teak tree will always contain more oil than wood which has been taken from an outer layer of the tree.