Teak Wood

Teak (Golden Teak, True Teak, Tectona Grandis) is considered one of the most desirable hardwoods in the world. It is valued for its durability and stability. Its durability and stability are not strictly a result of hardness but of the quality, composition and amount of the teak oil which permeates this wood. Because of this, teak wood can withstand all types of weather and environmental conditions. It is the reason that teak is the favoured wood type in the shipbuilding industry.

Teak has high resiliency to extreme heat. It can withstand harsh chemicals, it's resistant to rot, termites and has no reaction to metal contacts. With all of this utility, it is a beautiful wood to look at. The heartwood of the teak tree is generally a dark golden yellow. After the lumber is processed, the color will turn a darker shade of brown with age and exposure.

Teak Photo Gallery

teak parquet flooring

Teak parquet tongue and groove flooring 1 x 4 x 36

teak timber before cut

Teak heartwood grain up close

teak grain close

Teak timber before it's cut into sawn sizes

Teak Factsheet

NAME Teak, Tectona grandis
OTHER COMMON NAMES Golden Teak, True Teak, Kyun (Burma), Teck (French), Teca (Spanish) Mai Sak (Thailand)
FAMILY Verbenaceae
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JANKA HARDNESS 1150 (Hard wood)
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CUTS AVAILABLE Tongue and groove parquet, Sawn Timber
FEATURES Heartwood dark golden yellow, turning a dark brown with exposure. Highly durable and stable. Resistant to rot, termites and fungi. Known for being both beautiful and durable.
TYPICAL USES Shipbuilding, joinery, furniture, flooring, carving, cabinetwork, paneling, turnery, tanks and vats, fixtures requiring high resistance to acids.

Cuts Available

Parquet Flooring

1 x 2 x 12 and up
1 x 4 x 14 and up
1 x 6 x 36 and up
1 x 8 x 36 and up
Measurements in inches

Sawn Timber

There are a range of sizes available in standard sawn timber. Please contact us with your requirements.

M Plus Timber is registerd in Thailand under M Plus Timber Co., Ltd

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