Is Teak Furniture Waterproof?

A key part of furniture's capabilities when it comes to being ‘garden’ or ‘outdoor’ furniture is its ability to effectively hold up against the changing British climate.

In this article we’ll be exploring such attributes as demonstrated by our premium teak garden furniture, asking how robust is teak, and is teak actually waterproof?

Is Teak Robust? 

Teak (Tektona Grandis) is one of the most naturally robust materials that still maintains malleability. It’s this fusion of brawn matched with elegant and timeless aesthetic, that teak furniture is now amongst the most popular in Britain, both indoors and outdoors.

Is Teak Waterproof? 

It certainly is! Teak is very high in the number of natural oils and minerals it contains, meaning this wood has a natural water resistance, so much so that teak was even used in the past war ships. 

Can Teak be left outside year round?

Yes, our premium teak garden furniture can be left outside year round with no fear of water or weather damage.

Natural Teak Colour Change

Teak does, over time, naturally transition from a light, wheat golden colour to a silvery grey tone, known as ‘weathering’, whilst maintaining its rustic charm and structural integrity.

Long exposure to the ever changing British weather conditions including rain and the Sun’s UV rays, is the cause for this change in colour, as the elements drench a teak bench in a silvery hue.


To combat teak colour change, and bolster our products' already very impressive weather resistance, you can cover your outdoor pieces with our UPVC Weatherguard covers, specifically crafted in unique silhouettes to ensure perfect coverage.

Why Choose Mr Teak?

Our products are sourced from legal and sustainable projects as we believe the knowledge of giving back to the environment only enhances the experience of relaxing on one of our benches.

Via our ethos of using the highest quality sustainable wood without having a negative impact on the environment you are helping towards the fight against deforestation, as well as making sure more trees are planted to replace those that were used to make your furniture. 

Not only does this reduce your carbon footprint, but also guarantees the longevity of your products due to the quality of the Indonesian legal wood and the high standard of joinery we have upheld for 20 years. 

With free UK delivery, a free 12 month warranty and a two week money back guarantee, now might be the time to check out our versatile range and regular special offers at Mr Teak.