When it comes to durability and beauty, the classic choice for any outdoor patio or garden area is teak outdoor furniture. Teak is a beautiful hardwood which contains natural oil. It is perhaps the strongest and most durable of woods and is very resistant to rotting. Sun, frost, snow and rain have very little effect on teak outdoor furniture, although it is also a good choice for indoor furniture as well. Choosing high quality kiln dried teak furniture will ensure it will also resist splitting and warping when exposed to the elements.
Outdoor teak patio furniture can be sealed to retain the originally lovely honey color, or left unsealed to develop the naturally silver gray patina that develops over time. Either way, the durability is not compromised. However, you will wish to treat your new teak furniture with a protection product made especially for teak wood. Cleaning teak patio furniture is very easy. You can choose to use a special product created for this purpose, or simply use a solution of equal parts of water and a laundry detergent that has a bleach additive. Apply this solution to the wood with a soft bristled brush and rinse well. It is as simple as that.
To enhance your teak furniture, you will want to choose quality patio furniture cushions for chairs and lounges. These are available in every possible style and design to suit any décor. While many cushions are resistant to the elements of weather, you will want to remove the cushions when they are not in use. If this is not suitable, or if storage is a problem, patio furniture covers will protect the cushions from the elements, dirt, dust, birds and prevent fading.
Before purchasing patio furniture covers, it is important to measure carefully. Keep in mind that it will be wiser to purchase covers that are a little too large, rather than too small. This not only makes placing the covers easier, but will prevent rips or tears from strain on furniture points. Furnishing your patio with fine teak furniture, padded with soft cushions, with or without furniture covers, will provide a relaxing and restful area for family gatherings.