Teak Wood: Weather-Resistant Patio Furniture

May 4, 2024  ·  6 min read  ·  Reviewed by Sarah Zubowski

With patio season in full swing, there’s nothing more relaxing than enjoying gorgeous weather on a comfortable patio chair or sofa. However, finding patio furniture that is both stylish and durable enough to withstand Houston’s unpredictable weather can be a challenge. 

Weather-resistant patio furniture can be durable, luxurious, and comfortable all at once if you shop at Living Designs Furniture. How? Let us introduce you to teak wood

It’s time to upgrade your patio space with furniture that your guests and loved ones will enjoy all summer long. Our design experts are here to talk all things teak wood, and to showcase why teak wood patio furniture is the best weatherproof patio furniture available for an attainable price.  

Living Designs Furniture teak wood patio furniture

What type of outdoor furniture is the most durable? 

Out of all of the materials that can be used to make weather-resistant patio furniture, metals and hardwood are known for being the most durable. 

Although metal patio furniture is a popular choice, metals absorb heat easily and are often hot to the touch during summer — not to mention prone to rust, which makes them less resilient to humidity and rain. If you live in the hot and humid Houston climate, this can really put a damper on your relaxation. 

Teak wood, on the other hand, is known for its durability and does not retain heat or rust, making it a great choice for your patio furniture. 

What is so special about teak wood? 

Teak is an extremely dense and fine-grained hardwood that contains three main elements that make it unique:

1. Silica

Teak wood contains a high content of silica, one of the most common minerals in the earth’s crust. This is what gives teak its signature solidity and resistance, making it superior to many other woods. Despite its durability, teak can also be light and flexible enough to craft into beautiful furniture pieces. 

2. Tectoquinone

When you decide to invest in patio furniture, you don’t only have to worry about the weather but also nature’s outdoor critters. Teak wood contains tectoquinone, a natural pesticide that repels pests like termites, fungi, and ants, making it a preferred choice for outdoor furniture.

3. Caucho  

Lastly, caucho is a rubber material that prevents excess moisture from penetrating the wood but also prevents the wood from dehydration. According to Teak Resources Co., teak wood was originally used to make boats due to its resistance to water and heat. 

All of these elements combine to make teak wood a no-brainer for those looking for durable and long-lasting outdoor furniture.

Why we chose teak wood for our weatherproof patio furniture

Out of all the materials that we could have chosen for our weather-resistant patio set, we knew teak wood would provide the best results for our clients and their outdoor living spaces.

The teak wood base can weather the elements

Back view of teak wood patio furniture by Living Designs Furniture

A big problem homeowners face with their outdoor spaces is that their patio furniture doesn’t last after being left outside for long periods. The properties of teak wood that we listed above make it able to withstand the elements and avoid the following scenarios:

  • Damage from moisture including rain, snow, or high humidity can cause other types of wood to rot. Teak wood’s moisture-resistant properties help keep it dry and prevent damage such as mold and mildew. 
  • Fading and discoloration from the sun’s rays can be avoided for longer due to the wood’s natural oils that keep it looking lively. However, it is important to note that untreated teak wood can turn a silvery grey color as it ages if left out in intense sunlight for too long, so be sure to look into oil treatments to maintain its golden hue.
  • Weakening structure is not as much of a problem for teak wood due to its strong structural integrity. Does teak outdoor furniture last? Yes, teak wood patio furniture can last years and years after being outside. For those looking for long-lasting patio furniture, teak is an excellent choice.

If you’re looking for comfortable, waterproof outdoor furniture that will look and feel luxurious, teak wood is a great investment.

We upholster our patio furniture with performance fabric 

Close-up of teak wood patio furniture by Living Designs Furniture

If you have ever read any of our articles or seen any of our social media posts, you know that we are huge advocates and fans of performance fabric furniture. If performance fabric works wonders to protect furniture inside the home, think of what it can do when placed outdoors.

All of the cushions used in our teak wood patio furniture are upholstered with performance fabric, the most durable upholstery fabric option available. Here is why performance fabric is the  best material for outdoor furniture cushions:

  • Repels liquid and doesn’t hold onto moisture
  • Stain-resistant and easy-to-clean
  • Fade-resistant under the sun so colors look bright for longer
  • Virtually indestructible for long-lasting comfort
  • Looks and feels comfortable, soft, and luxurious
  • Comes in hundreds of colors, patterns, and textures 

No textile can withstand the outdoor elements quite like performance fabric can, especially Crypton fabric. 

Find weather-resistant patio furniture for attainable prices at Living Designs Furniture

Enjoy the beautiful summer weather without worrying about damaging your furniture with our weather-resistant patio furniture. Made from teak wood, this furniture is beautifully designed to be stylish, luxurious, and durable enough to withstand any weather conditions.

Our weather-resistant patio set features a sofa and two chairs and the fabric can be customized to your liking. With hundreds of colors and patterns to choose from, you can showcase your personal style outdoors.

If you’re looking forward to hosting guests this summer, visit any of our showrooms in Downtown Houston or The Woodlands to find the best patio furniture Houston has to offer today!

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