Teak (True) is 79% as hard as Red Oak (1000 on the Janka scale vs. 1260 for Red Oak).
- Flooring Trade Name
- Botanical Name
- Lumber Trade Name(s)
Burmese Teak, True Teak
Teak (True) usually has a wavy or straight grain, with a coarse texture and a dull luster.
Teak (True) demonstrates a high level of stability, superior to Red Oak.
- Safety/Allergic Reactions
Teak (True) has been associated with contact dermatitis and respiratory reactions when coming into contact with the dust. Care must be taken when cutting or sanding this wood.
- Color Change (photo-sensitivity)
Teak (True) undergoes an extreme degree of color change with pronounced color change from the highly variegated coloring found in material fresh sanded which then darkens to a golden brown with substantial muting of the initial color range over time.
- Color Range
Teak (True) has a wide color range, from light yellows to striped orange browns, all aging into medium brown tones.