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Teak wood - Water-resistant, termite-resistant outdoor natural wood

Teak wood (Teak wood or Snake wood) has the international standard name Teakwood, this is a tropical hardwood with the scientific name Tectona Grandis. In many places, this type of wood is also called Bang Gun wood.

Teak wood is also known as Teak wood or Gia Ty wood
Teak wood is also known as Teak wood, Snake wood (Source: shutterstock.com)
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Characteristics of Teak wood

Original origin of Teak wood in tropical regions such as Thailand, Myanmar, India. Because of their high economic value, they are bred and raised throughout Asia to be exploited for wood. Due to different growing environments, this type of wood is divided into many types such as:

  • Lao Teak wood
  • Indian Teak Wood
  • Philippine Teak wood
  • Malaysian Teak wood
  • Thai Teak Wood
  • Myanmar Teak wood,…

today, Teak tree Cultivated in many provinces in Vietnam.

Teak trees are grown in many provinces in Vietnam
Teak trees are grown in many provinces in Vietnam (Source: shutterstock.com)

How to identify the Snake plant

  • The Snake Tree has an outstanding height 30m.
  • The diameter of a large tree trunk is approx 60cm to 80cm.
  • The shell is colored dark yellow or brownish gray, the shell cracks longitudinally into small scales.
  • The leaves are oval shaped and gradually point towards the leaf. The leaf peduncle and the underside of the leaf are covered with pale yellow star-shaped hairs.
  • The young branches are covered with a layer of hair and have a star shape with the rust color of iron.
  • Small white flowers grow in large panicle-shaped clusters. The flower blooming season is in the middle May and August.
  • The Snake plant belongs to the deciduous tree family and the leaf fall season is Autumn and Winter.
  • The tree results in January to July.
  • This is a plant that loves light, has poor cold tolerance, and is suitable for tropical monsoon climate conditions.
The Snake Tree has bark that cracks lengthwise into dark yellow or gray-brown scales
The Snake plant has bark that cracks longitudinally into dark yellow or gray-brown scales (Source: shutterstock.com)

Teak is a group 3 natural wood

Teak is Wood trees belong to group 3, a precious wood group but still has a softer price than groups 1 and 2. The toughness and durability of group 3 wood is extremely good, so Teak wood widely used in construction, decoration and interior decoration. Plant density changes with humidity and at 15% humidity is 660kg / m3.

Teak wood belongs to the precious wood group (group 3)
Teak wood belongs to the precious wood group (group 3) (Source: shutterstock.com)

Teak wood has a layer of natural oils

The oil content in teak wood is very high and has the ability to repel insects and termites that damage the wood. Mold also cannot affect this type of wood thanks to its oil layer.

Cleaning with strong chemicals will lose the advantages that mother nature bestows on teak wood. Instead, we just need to wash the teak wood with salt water, which both cleans and prevents the wood from drying out and shrinking. Salt also helps prevent mold and algae from growing when using teak wood to build boats.

The natural oil layer of teak wood floors prevents mold and termites
The natural oil layer of teak wood floors prevents mold and termites (Source: shutterstock.com)
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Advantages of teak wood

Teak wood is a natural wood capable of outdoor installation with the following outstanding characteristics:

High durability, tight grain, can withstand outdoor rain and sun

Besides its high oil content, teak wood also has high durability and tight grain, so it can withstand good weather and is not easily cracked or warped when installed outdoors. This type of wood becomes brighter and more beautiful in color when exposed to light.

Teak tables and chairs are weather resistant
Teak wood tables and chairs are weather resistant (Source: shutterstock.com)

Teak is highly resistant to rot and mold

Thanks to its high resistance to rot and mold Teak wood Extremely durable, no need for regular maintenance. In addition, the shrinkage rate of this type of wood is relatively low and is not easily damaged when used in places with high humidity.

Teak wood stairs do not require regular maintenance
Teak wooden stairs do not require regular maintenance (Source: shutterstock.com)

Teak wood is easy to process, bend, and saw

Sculptors love to make their works on teak wood because of its strength and flexibility. We can freely use machines to work on wood, easily creating beautiful, sophisticated works without fear of being damaged in the process.

Teak wood is easy to process and shape
Teak wood is easy to process and shape (Source: shutterstock.com)

Gia Ty wood has a long lifespan and its beauty gradually increases over time

The older the Gia Ty tree (teak tree) is, the stronger its trunk is, and the wood grain is clearer and smoother (fewer eyes, few black veins, few senses). Because the tree trunk contains a large layer of natural preservative oil, this type of wood is resistant to harmful risks such as termites and mold. In particular, the longer Gia Ty wood is used, the more oil it secretes and the more beautiful the color becomes.

Snake Wood (Teak Wood) is more beautiful the longer you use it!

Gia Ty wooden tables and chairs become more beautiful the longer they are used
Gia Ty wooden tables and chairs become more beautiful the longer you use them (Source: shutterstock.com)
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Disadvantages of Gia Ty wood tree

Disadvantages of Gia Ty wood (Teak tree) there are only 2 of them: price and scratch resistance.

  • The scratch resistance of this type of wood is extremely limited, so avoid dragging heavy objects on the wood surface.
  • The price of Teak wood is only lower than the precious wood species of groups 1 and 2, the rest is considered higher than the general average.
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Popular uses of Teak wood

Teak wood It is widely used in life such as:

  • Wood floor.
  • Wooden cutting board.
  • Building boats.
  • Interior and exterior furniture.

Outdoor Teak wood flooring

Teak wood is often chosen outdoor swimming pool wooden floor Thanks to its good water resistance. They do not cause burns when we move barefoot, do not cause too serious injuries when we fall and are extremely harmonious with the cool blue color of the lake.

Wood color can turn silver gray when exposed to sunlight.

Teak wood is used to make swimming pool floors
Teak wood is used to make swimming pool floors (Source: shutterstock.com)

Teak wood floors in the house

Both termite resistant and easy to clean because of its good water resistance, teak wood is chosen by many people as a flooring material despite its high price. The lifespan of this type of flooring is longer when used indoors instead of in outdoor spaces. They are highly durable even when not treated with oil or varnish.

The longer teak floors are used, the more beautiful they become
The longer you use teak floors, the more beautiful they become (Source: shutterstock.com)

Teak wooden cutting board

Teak wooden cutting boards have an extremely high search volume, especially in the European and American markets because:

  • High durability, long-term use and easy to maintain.
  • Non-toxic, safe in contact with food.
  • Freely chop bones and meat without worrying about breakage.
  • Beautiful appearance, meets aesthetics well.
Durable Teak wood cutting board
Durable Teak wooden cutting board (Source: shutterstock.com)

Make boats

Teak wood has been used to make seagoing boats for a long time (more than 2000 years ago). Today, they are still popular as flooring or interior decoration items on boats. Because of its good moisture resistance, coastal restaurants and hotels always choose this type of wood to use.

Teak wood floors on the yacht
Teak wood floors on the yacht (Source: shutterstock.com)

Interior and exterior furniture

Thanks to its hard wood, smooth grain, and high durability, Teak is easy to process and design into interior and exterior items such as tables, chairs, kitchen cabinets, bookshelves, bed frames,... and sculptures. beautiful fine art.

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Teak wood price list (Teakwood)

  • Price of 1m3 of Teak wood (solid wood): Fluctuating approx 4.260.000 VND/m3.
  • Teak flooring price: Fluctuating about 750 - 800 VND/m2.
  • Teak wood veneer price (Dimension: 640mm x 2500mm): 90.000 copper.
  • Price of MDF board covered with Thai teak wood veneer (17mm board, 5 rem covered on 2 sides): 875.000 copper.
  • Price of MDF board covered with Malaysian teak wood veneer (17mm board, 5 rem coated on 2 sides): 825.000 copper.
  • Price of MDF board covered with Chinese teak wood veneer (17mm board, 5 rem coated on 2 sides): 870.000 copper.
  • Price of chipboard covered with Thai teak wood veneer (18mm chipboard, 6 reams covered on 2 sides): 1.060.000 copper.

Note: Prices are for reference only and updated in November 11.

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Outdoor plastic wood is a new material that can replace teak wood

The lifespan of Teak wood is 80 years It takes up to 20 years to harvest, a long time. This leads to a situation where supply does not meet demand and prices are extremely high. To meet the need to decorate exterior spaces with the beauty of natural wood, the plastic wood line was born.

Plastic wood is made from plastic and wood pulp, with some additives added. With its natural wood imitation design, this material is like a breath of fresh air blowing into exterior projects.

Decking
Decking

Outdoor plastic wood has very high durability. Able to withstand rain and sun, without fear of damage due to harsh weather.

Kosmos Vietnam is a supplier and distributor of plastic wood to agents throughout 63 provinces and cities. We have Clear warranty policy for each line and 10 day return policy If the product is intact. Promises to bring perfect beauty to your exterior space at an affordable price.

Kosmos Vietnam distributes quality outdoor plastic wood
Kosmos Vietnam distributes quality outdoor plastic wood

The article analyzes all aspects Teak wood such as: advantages, disadvantages, common applications, etc. Hopefully it will help you understand more about this group 3 precious wood. Besides, if you feel interested in outdoor plastic wood and need more information, you can leave a comment below or call us immediately at +0903 093 221 XNUMX.

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