On the one hand, there are traditional and optical reasons, on the other hand, teak
is almost an ideal material for boat decks. It is non-slip, even when wet and especially robust to many influences. In addition, teak
is relatively insensitive to contamination.
Wood needs care!
Many boat owners are in conflict with the gray coloring of their teak
and try to prevent this. But this is like the famous fight against windmills because teak
has its yellowish color only in a freshly cut state. Although the fight against the graying can never be won and therefore should not be begun, enough maintenance remains for the teak owner. He always has to keep in mind the tightness of the deck. Phased rubber joints or loose-fitting cross wooden pins must be repaired immediately, before penetrating water will cause long term damage to the boat. When the wood
dries irregularly after a rain shower, the deck occasionally stays wet longer than the environment. This means that the wood has cavities, filled with water.
with water and soap is still the best. Suitable are sponges with abrasive flow. Cautiously, the surface is abraded. It is important in any case, to work across the grain of the wood. Brushing along the grain will only produce continuous deep furrows, as the softer wood material is brushed out and the firmer stays. If the deck should be brightened, our teak cleaners
are ideal. At SVB you will find the right teak furnishings and teak wood panels
for your boat, but also the necessary toiletries
. Whether cleaning powder
, teak preservative
or teak oil
- we have care and cleaning products
of the best brands for you in stock.