Teak Wood Countertops and Table Tops


General Description:

Teak has been prized for centuries as one of the worlds most durable and stable woods for outdoor use. Traditionally used on boats and in outdoor furniture, Teak has also been widely used for flooring.

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Janka Hardness



Teak exhibits a wide range of colors when fresh cut, from pale yellows to orange browns with darker striping, all of which mellows into medium brown tones.

Color Change:

Teak undergoes an extreme degree of color change with pronounced color change from the highly variegated coloring found in material fresh sanded which then darkens to a golden brown with substantial muting of the initial color range over time.


Grain straight, sometimes wavy; texture coarse, uneven (ring porous); dull with an oily feel; scented when freshly cut.


Heartwood is extremely resistant to preservative treatments, sapwood is also of low permeability. Teak is often used in ship building. It is very durable with respect to decay fungi and termites.


True Teak is known to have adverse reactions when many oil based finishes are used with this wood. Many oil finishes will not dry properly when used on True Teak. In general, most water based finishes work with True Teak.