After doing your homework, and feeling like a knowledgeable consumer, you have decided your patio is missing the ultimate in luxury: teak patio furniture. You’ve looked at every option, considered every idea, and decided to pursue the optimal choice for bringing comfort to your family for years to come.
Now that you have made your decision, second guessing and doubt are the first things to come to mind. While the teak patio set may look nice sitting in the store display, how do you know it will be a good fit for your outdoor patio lifestyle? Will this set look okay with everything else you have on your patio? Is this going to be a worthwhile investment that will compliment your life? With so many questions, are you completely prepared to bring this set home?
With so much to consider, buying a teak patio set can feel more like bringing a child into your life, instead of adding luxurious deck furnishings that will bring joy to your family for years to come. When you consider that your teak patio furniture can have a life span of 30 years or more, the choice can get even more stressful. As you weigh how purchasing patio furnishings will affect your life, you may find yourself getting a lot more serious about bringing it all home.
If you are worried about how teak patio furniture will stand up to your kids, fear not: many teak patio sets are family-friendly. Teak wood is naturally built to stand up against everything you and your family can throw at it. Everything from spilled drinks to crayon marks are no problem for these deck furnishings; because of how the wood is composed and made, teak will stand up to spills and stains for years. And clean-up is merely an afterthought: using a warm, moist rag and a mild cleaner (such as dishwashing detergent), any mess can be taken care of with ease.
As one of the hardest and most durable woods on the market, teak patio sets will also stand up to everything your pets can throw at it as well. Because of its smooth finish and natural construction, your pets won’t be able to sink their claws, teeth, or much else into your chairs. In fact, they will find that it is hard, at best, to even stretch against these chairs. And because of the natural oils that are buried within, your pets will be deterred from wanting to get near it and leave their natural mark on the woods.
If you are worried about making your kids messing around and eventually breaking down, you can rest assured that teak patio sets are one of the most durable materials available. Because teak is one of the naturally harder woods on the market (without reinforcement or reconstruction), it will naturally resist splintering and breaking over time. While other woods will break down fighting the seasons and time (not to mention the constant attention of your kids), teak will withstand everything you can throw at it and more. With a possible lifespan of over 30 years (with proper care over time), this patio furniture will bring your family overwhelming joy as time marches on. And as the elements and your children wear down your furniture, it won’t splinter and resist breaking. Instead of growing brittle and rough, it will rather harden to a dull gray, smoothing out as the sun beats down on your furnishings.
While it can seem intimidating and even scary, knowing everything you can about buying a teak patio set will bring you joy for years to come. Knowing why it makes a good fit will help you make the best investment for your lifestyle, giving your patio a storybook ending.
Joe Cortez is a freelance writer with diverse interests including home and garden, outdoor furniture and backyard living, and quality control of teak furniture As a media professional, his work has been featured on CNN, The CBS Evening News, and provided work for ABC News as well. He currently writes for In Style Patio