Traditional wood used for outdoor furniture with an exotic and timeless appeal. Teak is a hard wood with a high oil content suitable for outdoor use, without the need of painting. If it does not receive any protective treatment, the surface will turn into a silvery-grey finish, the natural protection of the internal part of the wood, considered an essential part of teak’s charm. The teak used for EMU products is FSC® certified.
USE AND MAINTENANCE
As it is a natural material, it could have different nuances from one product to another or between components of the same product. In case of sudden changes in temperature and humidity, moreover, cracks may also occur. If it does not receive any maintenance treatment with the periodic application of common and specific oil-based protective products, the surface will turn into a silvery-grey finish that can be removed with a light sanding surface and subsequent polishing with an hessian cloth. Small stains caused by oil or other food products must be removed immediately, before the wood absorbs them, by sanding the concerned area and by polishing it with an hessian cloth. Stains from coffee, juices, natural drinks, without food additives, can be promptly removed with water and a soft cloth. When the wood gets wet for the first time, it is normal for the surface to become slightly rough when it dries; the initial polished-effect can be restored with light sanding surface and subsequent polishing with an hessian cloth. Teak is a natural material that absorbs water and is rich in oils. Over time, these oils, by a natural process can rise to the surface and stain the cushions that have been used. Stains on the cushions can be removed using soap and water.