Buying Guide: Teak Garden Furniture

Outdoor living is here to stay and when it comes to finding the right garden furniture, you want to make sure you’re choosing the very best! At Eterna Home, we can help you find the perfect teak outdoor furniture to suit your space. Whether you’re planning a summer full of alfresco family dining, intimate dinner parties or elaborate entertaining, we have you covered.

With so many styles of outdoor furniture to choose from, it can be tricky to find the right match for your home. From the type of furniture you choose to the placement and the aftercare, there’s a lot to consider. Luckily, we’re here to help you decide with our ultimate teak garden furniture buying guide.

Let’s find your perfect match!

What is teak?

Otherwise known as the ‘King of Woods’, teak is sourced from the Tectona grandis tree. Teak is a dense, close-grained type of hardwood, holden in colour with a smooth texture. As it’s high in natural oils and rubber, it is incredibly strong and durable, with high resistance to extreme weather conditions and rotting.

How to measure for teak garden furniture

Before you start to search for the ideal teak garden furniture for your garden, it’s important to check that it actually fits the space. All of the teak products available at Eterna Home have the exact dimensions readily available, so make a note of these before you head outside to measure up! Width, height and depth are all important factors here.

To ensure that the furniture you choose is a good fit for your garden, we recommend following our expert tips. Take a roll of masking tape and clearly mark where each piece of garden furniture will be placed. Once done, stand back and assess whether it suits your garden. You should be able to pull dining chairs in and out with ease, as well as leave enough room for guests to safely walk to their seats. You should also double-check that your setup does not block any important pathways or exits to the garden.

If you are looking to save space without compromising on furniture quality, why not consider one of our innovative teak designs? An extendable teak garden table is a great choice for versatile dining, as are our stackable teak chairs and folding chairs.

Giant Teak Garden Furniture Set 200 - 300 cm Extending Rectangle Table (12 Stacking Chairs ) Complete set Cushions Included

How to store teak garden furniture

Teak is incredibly hardwearing and one of the great benefits of choosing teak garden furniture is that it can be left outside all year round. If you do choose to leave your garden furniture outside all year, it is important to remember that teak will naturally change with age. As teak matures, it begins to adopt a beautiful silver-grey colour, however, if you wish to keep your teak looking golden brown we advise storing your teak in a garage, shed or outhouse. There are some simple maintenance tips you can also follow to keep teak looking brand new!

Giant Teak Garden Furniture Set 200 - 300 cm Extending Rectangle Table (12 Stacking Chairs ) Complete set Cushions Included

How to care for your teak furniture

Teak is very easy to maintain, so it’s no surprise that it’s one of the most popular choices for outdoor furniture. Teak is a very dense wood, filled with natural oils that make it highly water-resistant and impervious to rot. To keep your teak looking golden brown, we advise setting time aside once a year to sand down the furniture and apply a wood treatment.

Teak Garden Furniture Set 120 cm Round Sunshine Table 4 teak San Francisco Chairs

How to choose quality teak

When you’re searching for the best teak garden furniture you may come across a reference to ‘grades’. This simply means the quality of the teak you are buying. There are three grades of teak available, however, those looking for top-quality teak should always opt for Grade A. All of the teak furniture at Eterna Home is manufactured from Grade A teak, which is knot free with a dense close curved grain. Grade A teak has an even colour and doesn’t come with a risk of splitting or shrinking over time.

Is my teak furniture sustainably sourced?

At Eterna Home, our teak is also fully sustainable, plus all of our teak furniture is checked and issued with SVLK certification to confirm that it has been legally harvested and can be sold in any EU country.

Take a look at our sustainability policy to find out more about our teak’s journey

What type of teak furniture is best for me?

When it comes to garden furniture, there’s no such thing as one size fits all! The right garden furniture for you depends on the size and style of your outdoor space, as well as your budget. Let’s take a look at some of the most popular options available at Eterna Home.

Teak Garden Sets

Teak Garden Furniture Oval Extending Set with 6 San Francisco Chairs Complete set

Our most popular option for those looking for a ready-made al fresco dining option. Teak dining sets are perfect for large get-togethers, BBQs and dinner parties, with sizes and styles to suit all outdoor spaces. Our current collection includes everything from intimate dining tables to 12-seater extendable tables.

Teak Dining Chairs

If you already have a teak dining table, or you simply want to add some comfortable seating to your outdoor space, our garden chairs are a great option. Individual chairs can be placed wherever you need them, creating either an intimate seating area or adding to an existing dining arrangement. Our range of quality teak dining chairs includes fixed teak armchairs, teak folding chairs and teak stacking chairs for convenient storage.

Teak Garden Benches & Loungers

A teak garden bench is a popular choice for those looking for somewhere to relax and unwind. Ideal for smaller spaces or for placing next to a beauty spot in a larger garden, a teak bench is a perfect place to watch the world go by. Our teak benches can also be added to our teak garden tables as an informal alternative to dining chairs.

For perfect garden relaxation, a teak garden lounger is a great choice! Sun loungers are a fantastic option for those looking to soak up the sun and unwind in the comfort of their own home. When laid flat, our loungers can also function as additional seating for garden events!

How to choose a quality teak manufacturer

Teak Garden Furniture 80 cm Round Bistro Table 2 Folding Chairs

At Eterna Home, we’ve made it our mission to provide customers with the best possible journey when buying teak garden furniture. Whether you choose to buy your furniture on our online store, or elsewhere, we want to make sure you know what to look for when selecting the best possible teak.

Here are our top tips for buying teak garden furniture;

  • Read previous customer reviews
  • Make sure your manufacturer is offering Grade A teak furniture
  • If the price seems too good to be true, it probably is! Remember, teak is an investment but it will last a lifetime.
  • Check that your teak is sustainably sourced
  • Upon delivery of your furniture, check that all joints are neat and well fitted.
  • Does the furniture feel solid? Quality teak should have no compromise such as thinner/weaker arms or legs.

 

Shop the full teak garden furniture collection at Eterna Home today, or get in touch with a member of our friendly team to discuss your requirements in more detail.