What is the difference?
Teak and oak are amongst the finest and most durable, robust woods used in furniture design and production. Both are hardwoods but sourced from different tree species with unique qualities
Teak is native to Southeast Asian regions, grown for over 50 years to achieve the highest quality standard. Our teak hardwood is harvested responsibly from Indonesian forests and is known for its dense, high natural oil content. Teak is resistant to moisture, heat and bugs, making it strong and durable, suitable for outdoor or semi-outdoor use
Oak trees take a long time to grow, and for that very reason, this timber is not always readily available. Oak timber has less oil content but possesses strength and durability with high resistance to moisture and humidity, making it a popular choice for indoor furniture designed to last. Our European white oak sourced is sustainably forested in Europe or the USA
While the beauty of these hardwoods lies in its most natural state with its unique characteristics, their are visual differences. Teak tends to have a stronger contrast in tones, and Oak has a finer stripey grain.
BUT - the thing to note is that we have worked very hard to control the colour of teak and ensure this has an Oak like appearance in colour and tone.