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Frequently asked questions
Why choose teak?
Teak (Tectona Grandis) is a tropical hardwood, native to Myanmar (Burma). It has a beautiful natural honey golden hue with a generally straight or slightly wavy grain.
Teak is famous for being highly resistant to rot, pests (bugs, termites and worms), and fungi in both land and maritime environments. It is naturally water-resistant and physically very strong and durable. It is not prone to significant expansion nor contraction with humidity changes. This makes teak an ideal choice for all marine applications, high-end architectural design, floors, doors, tables and anywhere you need strength and beauty combined with stability over large surfaces.
Why Mys-Teak Teak?
We are focused on supplying the best plantation teak per grade level at the lowest prices currently available.
- We control the supply chain from planting the teak trees on old farmland, to selling the final product to the end-user. No unnecessary middlemen.
- 100% control of supply chain quality control. We are fully involved in quality control at every level of production. Since we only import what we directly produce, we only accept the best!
- We know how to plant, grow, cut, mill, dry and ship teak. Teak is all that we do.
- No harm to the environment. Mys-Teak only harvests from plantations, never the jungle.
What is plantation teak vs. Myanmar teak?
In 2014, the Myanmar government banned the export of teak logs worldwide due to the destruction of the rainforest. Unfortunately, many foreign log buyers have ignored this ban and continue to sell old-growth teak worldwide. Recently Europe has banned Myanmar sourced Burmese Teak logs in support of the Myanmar Government initiative to protect their rainforest.
Physical Differences: Strength, durability, density and stability are all virtually the same between old-growth and quality plantation teak. Depending on regional soil variations, the colour of plantation teak is often more variable than that of Myanmar grown teak. This can create stunningly beautiful patterns in the finished product. The ring structure of plantation teak is normally wider than that of naturally grown old-growth jungle teak.
Chemical properties: Plantation teak generally contains a lower concentration of teak oils and silica. This may reduce the longevity of plantation teak in harsh marine environments in comparison to old growth. However, compared to virtually any other available wood in the marine industry (Brazilian teak, Ipe, Mahogany etc) plantation teak remains far more durable.
Workability: Plantation Teak is significantly easier to work with than Old Growth Myanmar (Burma) Teak. This is due to the lower levels of concentrated teak oils and silica present.