Teak is one of the most popular types of wood in the world of furniture and that’s for some very good reasons. It is hard, strong, and durable – it can withstand being exposed to the elements, which makes it one of the best choices for outdoor furniture. Plus, it is aesthetically pleasing, which makes it the ideal material for your garden seating. In today’s blog post, we will focus our attention on the extremely practical pieces of art known as garden benches.
Yes, a garden bench can add a dose of style to your patio, especially when it’s made of teak. This wood looks so attractive, so you don’t really need to add any specific ornaments to it to make it look beautiful. And since a teak garden bench is made of a natural material, it will easily blend with the natural surroundings, which adds to its practical value.
Outdoor benches can really save you space – they are designed to accommodate three people at the same time but they only take up space for two chairs. You might think that chairs are more comfortable to sit in, but when you are tight on space you will be thankful for your bench’s existence. Mind you though, I’m not implying that sitting on a bench is uncomfortable – there is a variety of styles and models to choose from which makes it easier to find the one that’s most appealing to you.
Since benches are bigger and heavier than chairs, they are not being moved that frequently. This consequently means that your garden bench will be less exposed to the wear and tear that comes as a result of it being constantly relocated. Besides, the wood itself is very durable, so once you buy a bench for your garden or patio, you buy a furniture piece that will serve you for years to come.
Getting a quality outdoor wooden bench is not cheap, but it is certainly more affordable than buying chairs, as this way you get more seating room for a lower price. Plus, there’s a smaller risk of someone stealing your garden bench as it is heavier and harder to move, as opposed to your garden chairs.
When it comes to keeping your bench clean, teak furniture requires nothing more than occasional cleaning with warm water and mild soap. First, you need to remove the dust using a dry cloth. For deeper cleaning, use a mild soap, a soft brush and warm water to wash it down. If you want to keep the golden yellow colour of the wood longer, you can buy a special teak furniture oil and reapply it about every three months.