Teak is a superior wood for the construction of outdoor furniture. Because of its high oil content it is resistant to rotting, bug infestation, and the effects of wind, rain, sun, and snow. If left untreated, teak weathers naturally to a beautiful silver gray color. Some surface roughness may develop, especially at the end grain, but over a period of about one year, the natural weathering process will stabilize. Small surface cracks may appear but in no way affect the structural integrity of the furniture.
Teak weathers well, however a routine application of Teak oil is recommended in extremely dry climates and for dining purposes to discourage staining from food and drink spills. For seasonal cleaning rinse the teak well and use a sponge or soft bristle brush to scrub with a mild cleaning solution. Rinse with fresh water. Paint or any products with polyurethane are not recommended, as application of these products will void the warranty.
Oxford Garden provides a three-year limited structural warranty teak products. For more information regarding the teak warranty, visit www.oxfordgarden.com/warranty.