Hardwood floors are available in multiple woods, tones, patterns and plank sizes. For the homeowner who desires something out of the ordinary, and a floor that will change with its environment, teak floors are the perfect option.
The Nature of Teak
Teak is a tropical hardwood tree in the lime family. Teak trees are extremely large, growing up to 40 meters in height.
The presence of natural oils in the teak wood make it a wonderful option for floors, decks and furniture, as it is weather proof, pest and termite resistant and extremely durable. Even unfinished, teak wood can last in interior or exterior applications for many years.
The color of the wood is yellowish brown, and is prone to darkening when exposed to direct sunlight. This makes it a wonderful product for homeowners who love unique products; the teak will change and deepen in color in areas of the home with lots of natural light, while staying lighter in areas of shadow. This creates a unique floor, perfectly adapted to the home.
The grain of teak is coarse, uneven and straight, giving the floors a lot of variation and movement. This makes teak a great option for homes with …Read more