Reclaimed Teak Flooring
Reclaimed Teak Flooring
Reclaimed Teak wood is renowned for its durability and elegance and has been a prized building material for centuries. Originating in Southeast Asia, Indonesian Teak is one of the most valuable natural resources available and is protected by the Indonesian government through important forest management programs. Because it can take around 80 years for a newly planted Teak tree to mature, Teak is almost always reclaimed and given a new lease of life.
Sustainability is at the heart of everything that we do, and we take the responsibility of protecting the environment very seriously. All our Indonesian Teak has genuine reclaimed credentials and has been lovingly restored in our Cheshire workshops by our master craftsmen. Each is a one-of-kind piece, with these floors representing your change to own a Woodworks original.
What is Reclaimed Teak Wood Flooring?
Teak flooring is genuine reclaimed flooring that has been used for decades (or even centuries) as part of historic buildings throughout Indonesia and Southeast Asia. This flooring is an incredibly rare commodity due to the high demand of Teak and the protective measures put in place to maintain the resource, and we are privileged to have had the opportunity to breathe new life into each of these naturally beautiful planks.
To assure these floors last a lifetime, we’ve transformed these Teak boards into reclaimed engineered flooring, meaning they have all the quality you’d come to expect from a new wood floor, whilst maintaining all the characteristics that make these historic boards special.
The characteristics of Indonesian Teak Flooring
Reclaimed Teak has beautiful original patina, character and offers superb durability, making it an ideal selection for flooring as well as wall and ceiling cladding.
Take Dutch East Indies Teak for example, this Indonesian teak brings warmth and personality to an interior, connecting you to the outside world through its texture, smell and appearance.
Plus, thanks to years of usage in colonial buildings, these timbers are as durable as they come, having already done all of their moving in the widths and length. Naturally resisting decay, insects and rot, it is aptly nicknamed ‘the King of the Hardwoods’ due to its extreme stability.
What are the benefits of Reclaimed Teak Wood Flooring?
The extreme stability and durability Reclaimed Teak supplies is a huge benefit. With the correct attention, Teak floors will last a lifetime.
Stability isn’t the only benefit antique and reclaimed Teak grants your projects though. Teak is also well-renowned for its ability to age gracefully to a regal silver tone.
We emphasise the original patina with hand-polishing and soft sanding of reclaimed Teak flooring within our Cheshire workshop, accentuating out the beauty within the grain patterns and historical imperfections (such as nail holes and weather cracks) that scatter across individual boards, adding interest and intrigue. Each piece is entirely unique, and these Teak floors should be considered collector’s items.
Tonally, Burmese and Indonesian Teak flooring is extraordinary, adding a warm feeling to every floor and wall.
To preserve remaining forests, new Teak has become a controlled timber. As a result of it no longer being freely available, it’s become increasingly more difficult to obtain, making it one of the rarest species of wood in the world. Unlike new floors, the reclaimed Teak flooring used in our Rare Finds collection is entirely sustainable.
How to install Teak Flooring
All Woodworks flooring should always be installed by a professional.
All instructions relating to fitting Ted Todd and Woodworks floors can be found in our wood flooring installation guides.
The best rooms for Teak Wood Flooring
Teak is an outstanding choice as a commercial flooring option.
Being incredibly durable and carefully finished by our master artisans, these Reclaimed Teak floors will last a lifetime in the heart of projects, even in high traffic areas. The surface is easy to maintain thanks to our intelligent Care Systems.
Also being beautiful in tone and containing a plethora of perfect historic imperfections, our Teak floors are art pieces which add soul, beauty and natural feeling to every project.
As such, Teak flooring can be used in all manner of residential and commercial projects. We’ve even used our Antique Reclaimed Teak in boating projects around the globe, with its sustainability credentials lending the wood perfectly to these marine spaces.
For more inspiration as to where our floors can be effective, take a look through our gallery.
Get started with Woodworks by Ted Todd
You can also order up to three free samples of your favourite flooring. Simply add the samples to your basket, fill in your details, and we will ship them directly to your door. We’ll also be in touch to discuss your project and help to find the perfect floor for you.