Original teak furniture can withstand various types of weather so you don’t have to worry about rain or sun causing damage to your teak furniture. When you buy real teak furniture and make it outdoor furniture, you don’t have to worry about weather damage and you don’t need to do a lot of maintenance either in the hot or rainy season.
On the other hand, sometimes we meet furniture that is smeared with teak oil or furniture that claims to be better than teak, but of course there is no guarantee that the furniture can withstand the weather better than teak furniture.
Currently, there are many outlets that sell wooden furniture oiled with teak oil, which means that the furniture has been processed using teak oil. Of course, the benefits of applying teak oil will wear off over time. So buyers must understand that furniture smeared with teak oil is not the same as real teak furniture, so make sure you buy original outdoor teak furniture and not furniture that is just smeared with teak oil.
The problem is that there are many people who want quality products at lower prices. So that there are many who are easily tempted by offering cheap prices in the hope of getting original teak furniture. Another common description that many sellers use is “teak-like” furniture.
You have to ask yourself what this means. Teak contains high silica which makes it weather resistant and durable for approximately 75 to 100 years even if left outdoors and exposed to the weather. Only teak has this great durability and no other wood can match it.
So it is very important that you know some easy facts to help you determine whether you are buying “real teak furniture”. Don’t be easily fooled by cheap price offers. Furniture that is oiled with teak oil or claims to be the same as teak is still not authentic teak furniture and therefore will not provide the same benefits as genuine teak furniture.