There is a beauty to many types of wood; the luster that comes from careful planing, sanding, and buffing, but among woods, the beauty of teak is unique.
The fine, narrow grain, the exceptional smoothness of the wood after finishing, the way well-cared-for teak glows in a beam of sun that picks out tiny flecks of color in the wood; all of these characteristics are unique to teak.
Not only is teak wood beautiful when newly finished, but it ages beautifully too! When it sits out in all weathers or is constantly exposed to water, it ages to a lovely silvery gray while losing none of the properties that make it such a sturdy, water-resistant wood.
It’s easy to keep your teak shower benches and stools looking lovely, too; mix up a salt scrub with one cup rough salt and one cup water, rub down your teak bench with the salt scrub, rinse, and let dry. This method of cleaning protects the fibers and natural resins in the wood, and prolongs the life of the wood.