4 things to look out for when buying teak garden furniture

If you have entered the market for some new garden furniture you will want to make sure that what you are buying not only matches the aesthetic of the garden but also provides you with some sturdy furniture that can be used by guests and family well into the future.

When buying teak garden furniture there are a number of areas that you need to consider when making the purchase ranging from the purpose of the furniture to the design and warranty that it comes with. In today’s blog, we take a look at the different things that you need to keep an eye out for when buying teak garden furniture both on and offline.

  1. How long is the warranty on the teak garden furniture?

The warranty that exists on the teak garden furniture will to a large extent determine how much you are willing to spend on it. If your retailer is offering a longer warranty then you can be relatively sure that the teak furniture is going to last a long time. Equally, if they are offering an unusually short warranty you should be wary of the quality of the furniture.

  1. What condition are the legs of the furniture in?

The legs of the teak garden furniture are very important as they support the rest of the piece. If they are well worn and damaged they will likely need to be replaced in the future. Make sure you make this area a priority when buying your teak garden furniture.

  1. Has the teak been treated with protective coatings?

Many will want their teak garden furniture to maintain the initial look without weathering. Whilst you can always apply the treatment yourself, it is worth considering whether the retailer has treated the furniture or offers any treatment. This will help you save money in the future.

Whilst weathering will turn the teak an attractive silvery grey, with the proper treatment you will be able to keep the deep colouring of the teak whilst also protecting it from the elements that may damage its surface over time.

  1. How are you going to transport furniture?

Teak garden furniture is often the statement piece of a garden. For this reason, it is often very big. Make sure you consider this when you are buying good quality teak garden furniture. Check if you can get the furniture in your car or if you have space to store it when ordering online. You will want to keep the furniture in the best possible condition.

Consider all these to be sure you are making a good purchasing decision

The four areas outlined in today’s blog will help you get an understanding of not only the type of teak garden furniture you want to order but also how you are going to order it. Make sure you check the overall quality of the teak furniture and the purpose it will have in your garden before making any major purchases.

Kelly Tate