Teak is a close-grained hardwood with a high natural oil content. This makes it hard wearing, highly resistant to rotting and almost impervious to the effects of sun, rain, frost or snow. These characteristics combine to make it the ideal timber for all outdoor applications. Many other hardwoods are used for outdoor furniture and some are even marketed as 'teak substitutes'. However, there is no substitute for Teak and no other hardwood will perform to the same standard as Teak in outdoor conditions.
Only premium grade plantation grown Teak is used for the manufacture of Gloster garden furniture. The features of premium grade Teak are a straight grain structure, the absence of knots, splits or cracks and an even overall yellow-brown colour that's full of character.