teak flooring clearwater

 

Exotic hardwood will make a splash in any room. With rich color and stunning distinctive grain, teak is a hardwood that lives up to its exotic reputation. Read on to learn more about this one-of-a-kind material from the experts at Floor Coverings International Seminole.

Appearance

Teak is a tropical hardwood species that is native to Southeast Asia. It is generally golden to medium brown and has visible and distinctive grain and texture. Its color will darken as it ages. Natural oils in the wood create an attractive sheen on its surface that also make it impervious to termites and other indoor pests.

Uses

Teak is an incredibly durable hardwood that is naturally moisture resistant even without a protective seal. This makes it ideal in moisture-prone areas like the bathroom or mudroom in a way that traditional hardwood is not.

Maintenance

Teak is a low maintenance material. Like any hardwood, diligence in keeping the floor free of dust and debris will extend the longevity of the wood. Over time, teak will lose its natural oils. Depending on the traffic it receives, you will need to re-oil your floors once or twice a year using teak oil. This will ensure it maintains its luster and natural protective layer.

Considerations

Unfortunately, two of the three species of teak are now endangered. Make sure you purchase from a source that’s certified with the Forest Stewardship Council (FSC). This group has stringent requirements for what qualifies as sustainable harvesting practices and forestry management. At Floor Coverings International Seminole we always ensure that our teak hardwood is ethically sourced.

If you are looking for something more sustainable and affordable, consider teak engineered hardwood or laminate.

Learn More Today In Clearwater

To learn more about teak flooring, and other hardwood options offered by Floor Coverings International Seminole schedule a free in-home consultation. Our design consultants will guide you through our extensive collection and help you choose the perfect floor for your Clearwater home. We are proud to serve Clearwater, Seminole & Largo and the surrounding areas.

 

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