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All our solid teak furniture is handmade by craftsmen from recycled teak. The teak is taken mainly from old houses and bridges that are being demolished to make way for new.

Traditional and Contemporary Styled Solid Teak Furniture
We only produce traditional and contemporary solid teak furniture at our factories in Burma.Each piece is unique and not mass produced, our furniture has a timeless elegance and will last a lifetime. We ship our furniture from Burma to Hua Hin each and every week of the year.

A Common Myth
Many companies stress the age of their teak and use this factor in justifying price. All reclaimed teak is old, when you consider the trees growing life, then its second life as part of a construction, your reclaimed teak will always be around 80 to 120 years old. We offer a solid range of teak furniture at a very fair price, guaranteed.
Rubberwood/Parawood/MDF/Particle Boards/Veneers

Indonesian and Malaysian Teak.

None of these materials are used in the manufacture of our furniture. These materials
soon lose their showroom lustre and won't stand the test of time.

The product we offer is not competing with the lower priced imitations, our furniture is suitable for heavy use and will last a lifetime. Many hotels, restaurants and bars have our furniture in daily use, we have a large portfolio available upon request.

Furniture should be used and admired, choosing a lower priced option will often leave you feeling cheated in both these aspects.

"if we wouldn't have it in our home rest assured
we wouldn't send it to yours"

 

Why Teak Flooring ?

For hundreds of years teak has been conferred the ultimate wood for all outdoor and indoor uses. Teak wood has cornered the market on durability, and being a weather, insect and water repellent material makes it the most sought-after expanse for furniture, floors, kitchens, bathrooms and doors.

An oily wood by nature, freckled with a fine, close grain; it stands weather and wear extremely well. Another feather in the cap is the longevity that the teak wallows in. The fine-grained texture of old teak is maintained beautifully for years, even lifetimes.

Natural variation in hues and richly designed textures with exquisite grain patterns create flooring that exudes panache. Its subtly dramatic elegance lends a touch of sophistication to even an apartment that is modestly stuttered.

The premier teak is grown in Burma. We only use old/reclaimed teak in the manufacture of our teak planks/flooring. The teak is taken from old buildings which are being demolished to make way for new.

We don't put a 'scar' on the earth to make our product.

Know the Specifics

Colour:

Teak hardwood varies in colour from a yellowish brown to dark honey chestnut-brown. Teak Sapwood is lighter (please read 'Teak Furniture Advice') being a creamy pale yellow. We are finding a number of flooring companies using sapwood, the floors are then coloured and finished with a layer of polyurethane, these floors have none of the properties of reclaimed teak (see picture and video)

Grain:

Teak-Heartwood is close grained. Apart from being packed with a grainy texture, it is accompanied with wide and coarse straight lines. The dramatic colouring differences are emphasized by sanding and finishing.

Important:

Any source of damp must be rectified prior to installation of the floor. All construction dampness must be completely dry, a moisture meter should be used as a matter of routine.

Sub-Floor Preparation: Concrete Floors

Siam Old Teak will ensure proper jobsite conditions prior to installation. We will ensure conditions are structurally and environmentally correct before installation.

  1. 1. The concrete sub-floor must be flat.
  2. 2. The concrete sub-floor must be dry.
  3. 3. The concrete sub-floor must be clean.

For more information please ask for our 'General Installation Guidelines for Reclaimed Solid Teak Flooring'

Pre-Installation:

Prior to installation we will place the teak flooring in the room(s) where it will be installed. The teak planks will be spread out and left for two weeks to acclimatize to the temperature and humidity of the room(s)

Installation:

We install a teak 'Rib'commonly known as a'Batten'. These teak battens are bolted to your concrete floor and levelled. The batten distance between centres is a maximum of 25cm to allow for perfect support.

Tongue and Groove boards will be installed and fixed to the teak battens. Each board is drilled and screwed into the tongue. We leave a gap of 1cm around the perimeter of the floor to allow for any movement, this gap is covered by the skirting/base boards. The floor is then sanded, levelled and cleaned. Old teak skirting/base boards finish the job perfectly. Your floor is then left to 'rest for a few days before finishing.

Important:

Teak is a hardwood, nails should never be used in the installation of teak floors.

Finishing:

Your new floor can be left 'au naturel' with just a natural wax finish. We can also produce any colour from a natural 'Honey Colour' right the way through to 'Dark Antique'

We use several coats of teak oil, matt finish seems to be the most desirable. We never use any polyurethane based liquids on our floors. The polyurethane degrades over time and spot-repairs often look unsightly.

Providing your floor has been installed correctly maintenance is minimal.

Protecting The New Installation:

After installation we will thoroughly clean all areas. We will cover all areas with protective paper to prevent damage to the finish. We prefer to install our flooring after all other building, plumbing and electrical work has been completed. If heavy trades will be occupying your home, we will place plywood on top of protective paper to prevent your new floor from being damaged.

Guarantee:

We give a no-quibble life time guarantee on all our solid teak floors.

Pros and Cons

Reclaimed Burmese teak being the most popular genesis of hardwoods, has many unique benefits and few drawbacks. If you are keen to use teak for your flooring, you must look at some of its pros and cons, before you get on board with the installation process. Here are the important factors that you may want to consider before you take the final step.

Durability (+)

The longevity that teak offers is one that can stand the test of time. You are sure to have the teak look the same with its grainy ingredients in place and fine straight lines contributing dimensions to your flooring. A great option for high-traffic areas, also serving to be an excellent option for homes abuzz with children, it is most resistant to scratches. If you have pets that roam-your-home, you will be pleased to hear that teak is also resistant to animal claw marks. In a nutshell, areas that prefer hubbub over peace and quiet could opt for nothing better than teak flooring.

Shine and Finish (+)

Reclaimed teak makes for the best floor that withholds its natural oils. It is due to this reason that many of our clients opt to leave the floor untreated, allowing it to age naturally, however, this is not possible with teak sapwood.

Water Resistant (+)

Old teak is a water-resistant material, it also works extremely well in areas with variable humidity, it is due to this helpful property that teak is employed in saunas, bathrooms and kitchens. Old teak doesn't absorb moisture if and when exposed to water. Teak is used as decks for ocean going ships so no need to be disturbed by little puddles of water by the shower cubicle.

Insect Repellent (+)

The natural oils in old teak not only lend a natural lustre, but also act as natural insect repellents. Old teak contains tannic acid which means that your floor won't be infested by creepy crawlies or become lunch for the termite or bamboo-beetle.

Dimensional Stability (+)

Providing your teak flooring is dry and has a moisture content of no more than 12% before installation, the dimensional stability of your old teak floor is very high. The amount of expansion and contraction caused by weather or variable humidity conditions will not effect old teak in the least; thus your floor will not move, warp or shrink.

Expensive (-)

Old teak is one hardwood material that is more expensive than its veneered cousins that are offered in tempting prices in the market arena. There is a high demand worldwide for Burmese teak, our clients are seeking the best solution to their flooring needs, veneers would be a temporary measure to meeting that solution.

Endangered (-)

Dealing with endangered species of teak and buying or selling them in the open market is against the set and formulated rules. If teak flooring is what you want for your home, reclaimed or sustainable teak should be your preference. We sometimes discover old beams which can be hundreds of years old, there is sufficient old teak available at a fair price, it just takes a lot of effort to find it. We source all the old teak personally during our many trips into Burma.

Maintenance (-)

Teak loses its oils as time elapses; thus, it needs to be oiled sporadically in order to maintain the sheen and lustre. We recommend oiling every five years-or-so, this will sustain its valued properties. We have a specialist flooring team who will oil your floor when required. Our old teak flooring is not a high-maintenance project to accomplish; however, it will require attention from time-to-time.

These were some of the most important teak flooring pros and cons that you must keep in mind before you embark on your mission to have flooring that looks swish, exudes paramount class and has a subtle elegance.

We have included a few floors below, please ask for our complete portfolio of 'Solid Reclaimed Teak Flooring'


















































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