Brazilian Teak Hardwood
Brazilian teak is an incredible exotic hardwood native to South America. This expensive and incredibly dense wood is harvested from forest projects, so it is considered a green product and highly renewable. Frequently called "Cumaru" or "Southern Chestnut," this wood is highly desirable and incredibly safe and dependable. Keep reading to find out just how strong and durable and beautiful Brazilian teak hardwood can be.
Saying that Brazilian teak is a dense hardwood is an understatement. Brazilian teak isn't just strong, it is the third strongest hardwood used for home and commercial flooring purposes. Being five times harder than pine, cedar, and redwood, Brazilian teak is one of the most durable decking materials available. With an average longevity of 25 years, Brazilian teak is also resistant to insects, rot, and decay. With a class A resistance to fire, Brazilian teak is just as fire resistant as concrete and steel.
With Brazilian teak, you don't have to sacrifice beauty for durability. Brazilian teak has a full range of shades, colors, and patterns ranging from dark brown to deep red with varieties of light tan all in between. This variety of color makes Brazilian teak look unique in every location. The dense color has a tendency to darken just slightly when exposed to sunlight but can be prevented if treated with a UV sealer.
In some cases, Brazilian teak has been known to last more than 50 years. You can get the most out of Brazilian teak by keeping up with regular advised maintenance. Some regular maintenance includes protecting finish with rugs and mats in high traffic areas and cleaning spill immediately to prevent liquids from seeping into the wood. If your finish wears off, it is important that you refinish as soon as possible in order to protect the color, style, and appeal of your Brazilian teak hardwood floor.
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