Whether you are into the green, renewable movement or just appreciate antique materials, the reclaimed teak being used today may interest you.
Teak is a southeast Asian tropical tree. The components of the oils in the wood make it water, decay, insect and bacteria resistant.
Reclaimed teak is previously used wood that originates from old Dutch colonial buildings in Indonesia. The wood is reclaimed when the buildings are demolished and the wood is saved for reuse.
One of the ways this wood is being reused is to make hardwood flooring. Teak flooring is available in both solid and engineered styles by Indo Teak Design.
Since teak is water and decay resistant, it has long been used for outdoor use, such as outdoor furniture, even boats.
Now, this reclaimed teak is being also made into decorative wall tiles. These give a unique, but natural, warm feel to your room. A supplier of these teak tiles is Walker Zanger’s Anteak (nice play on words, since the reclaimed wood is antique). These teak tiles can be paired with ceramic tiles to create a beautiful and soothing look.
Stop in to the Tile Gallery’s showroom, or call us to set up an appointment to see samples and get more information.