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Teak is a tropical hardwood native to the subtropical regions of Southeast Asia. Teak is also known as Burmese teak. Teak is a very durable and high quality wood that is waterproof and therefore used to build boats or furniture. This quality makes it an ideal floor for the home, so many households today choose teak wood floors because they promise high quality and give your home a luxurious feel and look. In this article, I'll list the benefits of teak floors and their potential drawbacks, and then come to a rational conclusion.
Let's start with listing the main benefits of Teak Floors that everyone will no doubt agree with.
The best thing about teak floors is that the oil released from the wood acts as a natural protection against insects, especially termites. Termites like to eat wood, but they do not get close to teak wood.
Teak floors are durable and last longer, because they can carry the friction and weight of people, so that scratches are hard to get.
Another plus, if you are eco-friendly, is that teak is harvested and not grown in forests. This means that they can not harm the forests in any way.
Another great advantage of teak floors is that they are waterproof, so you do not have to worry about spilling liquid and damaging the wood.
After listing the benefits, let's take a look at the main mango to consider when deciding on teak flooring:
- Teak floors cost you more than other wood floors because they are not supplied by every Tom, Dick and Harry. Teak comes from all over Asia, so shipping costs are pretty high too. All this adds to the total cost of teak floors.
- Secondly, the teak floors must be carefully maintained and you need to take your time if you want them to serve you for a longer period of time.
It is clear that the benefits of teak floors are more than benefits. The only drawback is the economic side, which should not be taken into account, as teak floors are worth every penny.