Teak is a hardwood that’s full of naturally-occurring oils which act as a preservative. They make it well-suited to life outside, although we’ve also added additional protection with our IsoGuard® oil. Over time, teak will take on a silvered patina which we think is rather elegant, but you can prevent this with more frequent reapplication of the oil.
What is IsoGuard®?
IsoGuard® is a natural, linseed-oil based treatment that’s kind to the environment and your health, and helps protect timber from drying, staining and oxidising, all without affecting its texture. We do recommend reapplying it as, over time, the oils will evaporate in the wind and sun. How often is up to you, but we’d generally recommend yearly.
An idea or two
Aside from using one or two of these benches around your dining table (paired with a handful of chairs, they’ll give you lots of seating options), we also think they’d make excellent standalone benches where you perhaps don’t want to use one with a backrest – in front of a flower border for instance, or where there’s a good view on either side. You can add extra comfort with the matching seat cushion, available here, or pop a few outdoor scatter cushions on it for comfort, colour and pattern.
Delivered to you, safe and sound
From our own, white-glove service for delivering larger pieces in the UK and Ireland, to our courier and international partners, rest assured that we’ve done everything we can to make sure your order gets to you on time and in one, perfect piece.
Delivery’s also entirely free if you’re in the UK and spend over £50 (or €100 in Ireland).
We believe that returns should be easy, which is why we approach them with a ‘no quibble’ mindset. And, you’ll also have 28 days to do so – just in case you need time to mull things over.
From day to day cleaning to reapplying IsoGuard® protection, you’ll find everything you need to know about looking after Stanway in our care guide.