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Five Tips for Splinter-Free Decking

Posted by on Jan 10, 2017 in Articles, Home & Garden | Comments Off on Five Tips for Splinter-Free Decking

Splinters can be a painful part of deck ownership, and if you have kids, like to walk around barefoot, or just want to avoid splinters in general, there are multiple things you can do to avoid splinters. Want to avoid the pain of splinters? Take a look at these tips: 1. Install Composite Decking If you’re in the market for a new deck, you can avoid splinters by choosing composite decking. This type of decking is a combination of vinyl, plastic, or other smooth materials. It comes in planks just like wooden decking, but you don’t have to worry about it chipping off and forming splinters. You can work with a deck builder to put in composite decking, or you can get deck kits that feature instructions and all the pieces you need to create your own deck. With composite, you can choose any colour, and there are a range of shades that closely mimic wood. 2. Use Wood Carefully Some homeowners simply don’t want to forgo the charm of wood for composite, and if you fall into that category, you should choose your wood decking carefully. Ideally, you want to use pressure-treated wood. This wood is designed to survive the elements, and it’s less likely to disintegrate and splinter than untreated wood. Additionally, you want your deck sealed from the elements. You also have to commit to taking care of it. In most cases, you need to add oils or sealants every year. This care helps to keep the wood moist and relatively splinter free. Remember a lot of splinters are formed when the wood dries out and starts to crack. 3. Refinish Wood Decks Instead of putting in a new deck, you may want to refinish your existing deck. If splinters are a problem, consider sanding down the deck. This removes the loose fibers that become splinters. If your hardware is countersunk and your boards are level, you can use a power sander or a floor sander. If not, you may need to sand the deck by hand. Once the surface has been sanded, sweep away all the excess dust and splinters. Then, seal the surface with stain, varnish, or paint. These substances help protect the wood from weather damage that causes splintering. Even if you don’t have time to sand the deck, a coat of paint can still help to lock in splinters. 4. Tile or Carpet the Deck In lieu of paint or varnish, you can opt to cover the deck with another material. Stick-on vinyl tiles or mildew-resistant outdoor carpeting are both options to consider. If you want carpet, you can simply add a rug to the deck, but if you want extra durability, you may want to staple outdoor carpeting in place. If you like, you can stick vinyl tiles directly to the surface of a clean deck. Alternatively, for a more professional look, consider applying roofing felt to the surface of your deck and then putting ceramic or stone tiles on top of that. 5. Cover Your Benches Paint and similar sealants can work on the floor as well as the railings and benches of your deck. If you decide to use carpet or tile, however, you may need to explore alternative options for your benches and railings. To reduce exposure to...

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Five Tips for Splinter-Free Decking

Posted by on Jan 10, 2017 in Articles, Home & Garden | Comments Off on Five Tips for Splinter-Free Decking

Splinters can be a painful part of deck ownership, and if you have kids, like to walk around barefoot, or just want to avoid splinters in general, there are multiple things you can do to avoid splinters. Want to avoid the pain of splinters? Take a look at these tips: 1. Install Composite Decking If you’re in the market for a new deck, you can avoid splinters by choosing composite decking. This type of decking is a combination of vinyl, plastic, or other smooth materials. It comes in planks just like wooden decking, but you don’t have to worry about it chipping off and forming splinters. You can work with a deck builder to put in composite decking, or you can get deck kits that feature instructions and all the pieces you need to create your own deck. With composite, you can choose any colour, and there are a range of shades that closely mimic wood. 2. Use Wood Carefully Some homeowners simply don’t want to forgo the charm of wood for composite, and if you fall into that category, you should choose your wood decking carefully. Ideally, you want to use pressure-treated wood. This wood is designed to survive the elements, and it’s less likely to disintegrate and splinter than untreated wood. Additionally, you want your deck sealed from the elements. You also have to commit to taking care of it. In most cases, you need to add oils or sealants every year. This care helps to keep the wood moist and relatively splinter free. Remember a lot of splinters are formed when the wood dries out and starts to crack. 3. Refinish Wood Decks Instead of putting in a new deck, you may want to refinish your existing deck. If splinters are a problem, consider sanding down the deck. This removes the loose fibers that become splinters. If your hardware is countersunk and your boards are level, you can use a power sander or a floor sander. If not, you may need to sand the deck by hand. Once the surface has been sanded, sweep away all the excess dust and splinters. Then, seal the surface with stain, varnish, or paint. These substances help protect the wood from weather damage that causes splintering. Even if you don’t have time to sand the deck, a coat of paint can still help to lock in splinters. 4. Tile or Carpet the Deck In lieu of paint or varnish, you can opt to cover the deck with another material. Stick-on vinyl tiles or mildew-resistant outdoor carpeting are both options to consider. If you want carpet, you can simply add a rug to the deck, but if you want extra durability, you may want to staple outdoor carpeting in place. If you like, you can stick vinyl tiles directly to the surface of a clean deck. Alternatively, for a more professional look, consider applying roofing felt to the surface of your deck and then putting ceramic or stone tiles on top of that. 5. Cover Your Benches Paint and similar sealants can work on the floor as well as the railings and benches of your deck. If you decide to use carpet or tile, however, you may need to explore alternative options for your benches and railings. To reduce exposure to...

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After The Floods Are Gone: Three Steps To Make Sure Your Deck Is Safe

Posted by on May 10, 2016 in Articles, Home & Garden | Comments Off on After The Floods Are Gone: Three Steps To Make Sure Your Deck Is Safe

Queensland weather can get wet and wild at times, and it is not unusual for the region to experience some flooding. In fact, when looking at the top 10 deadliest floods in Australian history, Queensland holds the dubious honour of taking five of these spots. As a new resident to Queensland, it is important you know how to properly inspect your home after flood waters have receded. After you’ve checked for damage inside, your next inspection point should be your deck. If this has been damaged, it has the potential to come crashing down, and that would not be good news if someone is standing on it. There are three specific things you can do to see if your deck has been adversely affected by flood waters. Check The Deck Footing The first place to look after the flood waters have receded is under the deck. In particular, you want to make sure that no damage has been done to the deck footings, as damage to these makes the deck a very dangerous thing to stand on. Deck footings are the posts that run vertically down from the base of the deck. They are embedded in a concrete base using a metal bracket. In particular, you are looking for two distinct issues: Whether the soil around the concrete footing has been washed away by the water running under your deck to the point the base of the concrete is now partially or fully exposed. If this has occurred, the footing is now unstable because it does not have a solid base beneath it. Whether the timber post that runs down to the concrete footing has been damaged from the weight of the water pushing past it. If it looks bent or cracked, then it could give away the minute a strong load bearing is put on it. Just one person standing on the deck could be enough to make the timber post fail and collapse. If you have concerns about the safety of your deck footings, you must contact your deck builder and get them to come make repairs before you allow anyone to walk on the deck. Check For Missing Pieces Once you have checked the underneath of your deck, it is time to check the topside to see if the force of the flood water has washed any important pieces away. Flash foods are a rapid rise of water in a short period of time. These flood waters move quickly and carry a force that can tear away already weakened parts of your deck. Look for missing steps, deck boards and railings. Additionally, walk around the deck and check the integrity of the remaining safety rails by seeing if they wobble under pressure. You can test this by giving them a push then pull test. Any movement means they need fixing before you allow the family back out onto the deck. Check Again In Two Weeks The final step in making sure your deck has successfully survived a flood is to inspect the deck again in two weeks time when it has had time to dry out. You are looking for any signs that moisture has penetrated into wood that was already damaged before the flood arrived. When moisture can penetrate into the core of wood through cracks, then rot...

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Spiral Staircases and Dogs: Tips for Owners Who Want to Help Their Dogs Climb These Stairs

Posted by on Apr 22, 2016 in Articles, Home & Garden | Comments Off on Spiral Staircases and Dogs: Tips for Owners Who Want to Help Their Dogs Climb These Stairs

Dogs and spiral staircases don’t always work together. However, with a few modifications to your stairs and a bit of training for your dog, you can easily help your dog navigate spiral stairs. Here are some tips to keep in mind: 1. Focus on big treads and small risers. If you are installing a new spiral staircase, select one with as wide of treads as possible. The tread is the step itself, and if it is too small, it can be hard for dogs to navigate. Also, focus on short risers, the distance between each tread. Typically, when climbing or descending stairs, dogs have two options. Often, they put their front legs and back legs on different stairs and stretch their body between several stairs. Short risers help make this easier. Alternatively, some dogs, especially small ones, climb and descend stairs one at a time. They put their front and back paws on the same step. Then, they pull their front paws to the next tread and follow with their back paws. This method is much easier if the treads on your stairs are as wide as possible to accommodate all four of their furry little paws. If your spiral staircase is already installed, focus on training your dog to climb along the outside of the staircase. This is the area where the treads are usually the widest. 2. Cover open risers. Many spiral staircases do not have risers. Rather, they are just open. Although open stairs look great, they can be disconcerting to some dogs, especially anxious dogs who may feel prone to falling through the gaps. You can cover the gaps in an open staircase by having a staircase manufacturer make risers for each individual step. These are installed on the back of each step, and once they’re installed, you can carpet or stain them as needed. Alternatively, if you don’t want to permanently modify your staircase, consider covering each open space with cloth. Cut a piece to size, and tack or tape it in place on the back of each tread. Make sure to secure it in the back of the stairs. That hides loose bits of fabric so they don’t become a tripping hazard for you or your dog. 3. Add extra railings. Australian building codes necessitate that staircases have railings or balustrades in most cases. As a result, when you climb a spiral staircase, you should feel safely nestled between the wall, the railing, and even the pole in the middle of the staircase if there is one. Your dog, however, may not feel so nestled and safe. Try to think about it from your dog’s’ angle, and get on your hands and knees so you can see exactly what he sees when he climbs your stairs. If there are a lot of gaps between your balusters, add more of them. Also consider adding an extra rail near the bottom to reduce the gap between the bottom of the railing and the stair itself. Alternatively, you can buy covers for railings. These close the gaps to make staircases safer for kids and pets. 4. Train your dog to feel comfortable on the stairs. In addition to modifying your spiral stairs, you should also work on training your dog. Try enticing him up or down...

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Air Conditioners During Bushfires: What To Do When The Flames Affect You

Posted by on Dec 22, 2015 in Articles, Home & Garden | Comments Off on Air Conditioners During Bushfires: What To Do When The Flames Affect You

On 7 February 2009, the state of Victoria in Australia experienced its worst ever bushfires on record, with more than 700 fires burning on one day. This year, bushfires will continue to spark up during the hot summer months, and as a resident of Victoria, it is important you have a bushfire action plan in place just in case fires move close by. Even bushfires that are not in your immediate vicinity can cause discomfort to your family because of the ash and smoke in the air; however, your home air conditioning system can make life a little more comfortable for those inside your home. Here’s what you need to know about using your air conditioner when bushfires are making their presence known. Air Conditioners Can Make Breathing Easier The smoke from a bushfire 100 km away can impact on the ease of breathing for family members both young and old. Bushfire smoke contains carbon dioxide, carbon monoxide, and water vapour, which are all irritants to those with fragile lungs. If you can smell the smoke from the bushfire, or you can see a general smoke haze around the area of your home, then these tiny particles in the air could affect you or your family. If the fire is not close enough to cause an evacuation, the best way you can protect your family from having breathing difficulties is to keep them inside. Change the setting on your air conditioning unit to recycle so it is not drawing the polluted air into the system. If you do not know how to do this, check with your local air conditioning specialist the next time they are visiting to do maintenance on the system. Additionally, if your air conditioning unit has a filter option, but you have not been running a filter in it, now is the time to add one. The filter will help to trap any small gas or debris irritants that try to enter your home in the bushfire smoke. Protecting Your Air Conditioner Before Fire Arrives When you are next having your air conditioner maintained, discuss having ember guards installed on the outdoor portion of your air conditioning unit. Ember guards are fine mesh panels that sit between the air grills of your unit. They allow air to continue flowing through the system, but they reduce the chance of tiny embers getting inside the unit and starting a fire. Protecting Your Air Conditioner When The Fire Gets Close When the threat to your health from bushfire smoke becomes a threat to your health from bushfire flames, you need to put your fire plans into effect. Remember that your air conditioner can still help to provide filtered air to help you with easy breathing, but you need to protect the air conditioner to keep it running. One of the best things you can do to prevent damage to your air conditioning unit is to keep the filter pads wet while the air conditioner is running. You can do this by watering them with a garden hose (remove them first so you don’t get water on the electric circuitry of your air conditioner.) Wet filter pads will reduce the chance of the unit catching fire if floating embers get into the outside portion of your air conditioning unit....

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Block Out The Sun: Three Reasons To Choose Plantation Shutters This Summer

Posted by on Sep 29, 2015 in Articles, Home & Garden | Comments Off on Block Out The Sun: Three Reasons To Choose Plantation Shutters This Summer

As a home renovator you often time your projects so they are finished right before a particular season begins. With this thought in mind, now is the time to think about how you are going to update your window dressings before summer arrives this year. The right window dressing is attractive, saves you on energy costs, and is low maintenance. Plantation shutters tick all three of these boxes and should be high on your list of possible products to consider when it comes to updating the interior of your windows. Aesthetics While vinyl shutters are common in houses, there’s nothing very exciting about looking at white, thin, vinyl blinds. Plantation shutters, by comparison, bring a rustic wood look into your home. When choosing the shutters, you are presented with a variety of different louvre widths, so you have plenty of options to complement the interior decor of your home. Your shutters contain louvres which open and shut to let light into the room. When choosing the louvre size for your plantation shutters, keep these points in mind: The wider the louvre width, the more light you can let into your room. However, the width also dictates how much privacy you lose when you open up the louvres. If you live in an area with a lot of foot traffic passing your windows, for example, a medium width louvre of 64 mm will let plenty of light through, but it gives more privacy than the large louvre gap of 89 mm. The small louvres of 47 mm are difficult to clean unless you have tiny hands. While they will give you the most privacy, they will allow the least amount of light into the room. Therefore, they do not suit a home that is constantly in the shade and which is already struggling to let in enough light. The other aesthetically pleasing reason to choose wooden plantation shutters? If you get bored with the stained wood look later down the road, all you need is a quick coat of paint to completely change the look. Energy Cost Reduction Installation of plantation shutters in your home prior to summer could end up saving you some money on your energy costs this year. The reason for this is because when the louvres are placed into a closed position, they create a barrier that keeps the outside heat from coming into your home. The frame of the plantation shutter is attached to the inside frame of your window, so the only way heat can enter is through the louvres when they are open. Wood is an effective insulation material, so keeping the louvres closed during the very hot summer days means you won’t be paying for excessive air conditioning usage this year. Low Maintenance Wooden plantation shutters do not take a lot to clean, but it is important you attend to the task regularly. By giving the louvres a quick wipe over with a duster or soft cloth every week or two, the dust won’t have a chance to build up. Spray the wooden louvres with furniture polish too, as this helps to make the dust slide right off. Additionally, plantation shutters do not have the cord system for opening and closing the louvres that is used on vinyl shutters. This means not...

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Why Choose An Evacuated Tube Solar Hot Water System

Posted by on Jun 2, 2015 in Articles, Home & Garden | Comments Off on Why Choose An Evacuated Tube Solar Hot Water System

Australia benefits from some of the sunniest conditions in the world. In parts of Western Australia, homes can receive between 10 and 11 hours of sunshine on average per day, which means solar energy systems can significantly improve your energy efficiency. A solar-powered system could supply up to 90 per cent of your family’s hot water, but it’s important to understand which type of system is right for your home. Learn how evacuated tube solar water heater systems work, and find out if this type of installation is a good fit for you. How evacuated tube solar systems work Flat-panel solar water systems use large sheets of glass mounted on copper piping. These sheets absorb energy from the sun to heat water in the copper pipes. The warm water then circulates around the system and ends up in a hot water tank on the roof or next to the house. Evacuated tube solar power systems work differently. Some engineers refer to these systems as streamline split systems. Instead of glass panels, these systems use glass tubes, fused at the top and bottom of a panel. The space between the tubes is a vacuum, and a copper pipe runs through the centre of each tube. The tubes absorb the sun’s heat, and the copper pipes then transfer the energy to a manifold, which then heats your water. Versatility in different weather conditions Evacuated solar hot water systems are more versatile in changing weather conditions. While some parts of Australia receive almost constant sunshine, some cities have sudden changes in weather. For example, in Melbourne, you may only see or 6 hours of sunshine a day. These conditions don’t suit a conventional flat panel system. The increased surface area of an evacuated tube system copes well in these conditions. In many systems, manufacturers coat the inside of the tubes with a special layer that boosts absorption. Indeed, some systems can absorb almost all the sun’s thermal energy. The vacuum between the tube acts rather like a thermos flask, which means the system continues to heat water during colder weather. Some systems can even continue to heat water during frosty conditions. Durable and easy to repair Evacuation tube systems are highly durable. Manufacturers use thickened glass in these systems, so you don’t generally need to worry about damage to the tube surface. What’s more, if one of the tubes does somehow suffer damage, an engineer can replace the part quickly, easily and cheaply. With a flat-panel system, serious damage could mean you need to replace the entire system. Flat-panel systems are also sometimes more prone to corrosion problems. Evacuated tube systems don’t generally suffer from this type of damage. Suitability for your roof Evacuation tube systems are generally lighter than their flat-panel counterparts. As such, you can install these systems on most roof types, which is good news for homeowners with roofs that cannot cope with a large flat-panel system. Evacuation tube systems are lighter because of the increased efficiency compared to other types of solar water heater. You need fewer tubes to absorb the necessary amount of sunlight, so an evacuation system also works well if you haven’t got much roof space to play with. The curved angle of the glass also means that your home’s position relative to the sun...

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Three Steps To Preventing Mould Growth In Your Bathroom

Posted by on Dec 2, 2014 in Articles, Home & Garden | 0 comments

When you purchase a home that is not brand new, you are inheriting other people’s design flaws. Inadequate thought given to the layout of a bathroom could be hiding a silent killer — black mould! Black mould loves the damp warmth of a bathroom, and can lead to medical issues ranging from difficulties breathing to skin allergies. You can keep black mould at bay by making three small changes to your bathroom design, and these will protect the health of your family. Shower Screens The problem with traditional shower screens is the steel frame that surrounds each piece of glass. Over time, this steel frame traps both water and soap scum, and it does not take long for mould to begin growing here. The good news is that the black mould growing around your shower frame is not the toxic variety, as the toxic strain requires cellulose to feed it. The cellulose is predominantly found in the wall coverings of your bathroom, rather than the glass shower screens. The bad news is that the mould spores you see can still enter the air and affect the breathing of your family members, particularly the young and old. One of the fastest ways to remove mould growing in your shower is to remove the existing screens, and replace them with frameless ones. These glass screens are thicker than framed shower screens, and this makes them sturdier. They are anchored into place using small stainless steel brackets instead of frames, meaning there are no places that mould can grow. Ventilation Fans Bathrooms that have been installed by unlicensed builders or electricians may not have ventilation fans installed within them. This is a bad problem to inherit because Australia Building Code regulations dictate that ventilation fans must be installed to collect steam from bathing and showering. It is stated that the “regulation requires a fan capable of a minimum extraction capacity of 25 litres per second when installed.” The size of your bathroom will determine what size ventilation fan will be needed to help meet this regulation. You can purchase the ventilation fan from your local home hardware store. You can seek the advice of the store staff as to which size fan you require to adequately ventilate your bathroom. The installation of the fan must be performed by a licensed electrician, as it is illegal for anyone else to do this work for you. Once the ventilation fan is in place, the steam from your shower will be ducted outside. This reduces the amount of condensation which is sitting on the walls of your bathroom, and reduces the humidity level of the room. Both these items lead to mould growth, and with them removed, the chances of mould will lessen. Wall Covering The wall covering that has been chosen for your bathroom could be the very thing that is encouraging mould to grow. Wallpaper, for example, provides the ideal conditions for mould growth. This is because moisture gets trapped behind the wallpaper. The moisture and the darkness behind it is a mould breeding ground waiting to happen. If you choose to paint your walls, make sure that you use a mould remover to get rid of all existing traces. This mould remover can be purchased at a home hardware store. After that,...

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Creative Ways to Make Use of Bi-Fold Doors

Posted by on Oct 22, 2014 in Articles, Home & Garden | 0 comments

Throughout Australia, timber bi-fold doors have grown in popularity. They are flexible enough to serve the needs of nearly any home, and can even be used to create an outdoor seating area for restaurants or commercial locations. While these ingenious items can be used in almost any location, it’s important that you utilise them the right way. Use this handy guide to learn how, when, and where to use timber bi-fold doors for optimal results. Split Up Rooms While the most common applications for this type of door tend to focus on entrances and exits, this is far from their only useful purpose. Because most bi-fold doors are made with full panes of glass, they can also section off an area of a home or business quite easily. Creating a see-through wall, this allows for indoor organisation without making the room itself appear greatly smaller. Place bi-fold doors in large rooms only, as they will overwhelm a smaller room, even when made of glass. Tip: Consider how each room of your home transitions to the next before placing your doors. If you have a dining room and a lounge room right next to one another, the area directly between these makes an excellent placement. Enclose a Pool As an Australian, you know how unpredictable the weather can be during the rainy season. That’s no reason to stop swimming or bathing in luxury if you own a pool. There’s an easy way to enclose your pool partially during bad weather–use bi-fold doors.  Create a three-sided room with a full or partial glass ceiling, and you can use bi-fold doors on the fourth side to enclose it. With the pool sitting inside, you can then open up the doors on beautiful days and feel like you’re fully outside.  This can also be an ideal way for anyone with insect allergies or health issues to enjoy the great outdoors without truly having to leave the house. Tip: You don’t have to limit this idea to just pools–it works very well for outdoor saunas, patios, and garden sheds, too! Reclaim Unused Garage Space If you have a particularly large garage, you may be able to reclaim some of its unused space with a set of gorgeous bi-fold doors. Double or triple car garages that only hold a single vehicle often have plenty of space left over; this can be sectioned off in much the same way as rooms within your home. You can then create a small lounge area, a children’s crèche or playroom, a workshop for your sweetheart, or even just extra storage space for household goods. If you plan to use the space as a workshop, you’ll need to consider safety precautions; exhaust can be very dangerous in small spaces, as can certain chemicals. Make sure to have an air exchange installed and/or running while working on these types of projects.  Tip: Not sure how splitting up your garage will work logistically? Check out this link from Houzz to see how others have revamped and reworked their garages. Note the use of bi-fold doors on the first example. Create an Open Feel in Upper-Story Rooms Bi-fold doors don’t always need to be used to transition rooms, or as a form of entrance or exit. Timber versions with large glass panels can...

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Choosing Outdoor Furniture: What Is Teak and Why Should You Choose It?

Posted by on Sep 2, 2014 in Articles | 0 comments

The weather in Australia is mostly sunny. Statistics show that Adelaide, South Australia had an average of 224 total days with sun every year. With such good weather, it would be a shame not to enjoy some time outdoors. Homeowners in Australia typically love spending time on their patios sipping lemonade or a beer. Choosing the right type of outdoor furniture can make a huge difference on that overall experience. If you are looking to invest in outdoor furniture, here’s why you should take a look at the teak options that are available. What Is Teak Wood? Teak is a tropical species and a hardwood. Teak wood is harvested in south and southeast Asia, India, Indonesia, Malaysia, Thailand, Burma and also cultivated in the Caribbean and Africa with Burma accounting for nearly 1/3 of the world’s total teak production.  Teak features a yellowish brown hue and has been known to have good grain and texture. Teak contains silica, and has been crowned as one of the most effective materials for both indoor and outdoor furniture construction. Teak has high oil content in comparison to other wood species, and its tight grain makes it extremely suitable for outdoor furniture applications as the grain improves overall durability. Over time, the yellowish brown hue of Teak can mature into a beautiful silvery-grey finish, especially when it has been exposed to sunlight for prolonged periods of time. If you dislike this silvery-grey finish, you can treat Teak or apply a glazed finish over top.  Why Should You Choose Teak for Your Outdoor Furniture? Teak outdoor furniture is quite popular on the market due to the numerous benefits that Teak can offer. If you are still sitting on the fence regarding whether Teak is a suitable option, you should compare these distinct benefits that Teak has with other types of wood: high weather resistance. Due to the tight grains that are found in Teak, Teak outdoor furniture can last a long time even when exposed to harsh elemental conditions. In fact, Teak can last a lifetime. increased durability due to the presence of silica. Teak is so strong that it has been known to be able to cause severe blunting on edged tools. high tensile strength that will allow it to provide the support needed. resistant to termites and many other insects. A common problem that homeowners face with outdoor furniture is that insects can easily bore into the wood. Teak outdoor furniture will not face these problems at all. high oil and rubber content, which makes it naturally weatherproof. The natural oils that are exuded from Teak will also act as a natural sealant. low maintenance. Teak outdoor furniture requires little to minimal maintenance. It does not require any preservatives or paint. Outdoor furniture made from Teak is also easy to clean. Simply wiping the surfaces of the furniture with a cloth will be sufficient. To get stains out, you should use baking soda mixed with warm water. environmentally-friendly option. Teak is a fast growing tree, so it can be quickly harvested. It is also a more environmentally-friendly option in comparison to plastic and other types of materials.  cost efficient. Surprisingly, despite all of the benefits that Teak can offer, it is not that expensive. When you look at how long Teak outdoor furniture lasts and...

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