PACIFIC TEAK TIMBER
Pacific Teak, also known as New Guinea Teak, is one of the world’s best-known hardwood timbers. As the name suggests, it grows in the southwest Pacific islands, predominantly in Papua New Guinea. The timber is renowned for its stability and durability, which make it ideal for exterior applications such as cladding and decking. However, Pacific Teak timber is also commonly used for interiors, with its pale yellow and golden brown appearance being extremely suitable for hardwood flooring and interior cladding.
BENEFITS OF USING PACIFIC TEAK TIMBER
Because of its stability and durability, Pacific Teak timber requires minimal maintenance even when exposed to the elements. For this reason, it is often used for marine applications such as boat building. Pacific Teak will naturally weather to a silver colour without cupping or warping, therefore giving the timber a unique weathered look. Another benefit of using Pacific Teak is its excellent steam bending and working properties, which allow carpenters to get creative with designs. This, combined with the wide range of finishes available, make the timber a popular choice for both interiors and exteriors.
Complete click-in system available for fast and easy installation
Available for decking, flooring, and both interior and exterior cladding
Wide range of finishes to choose from
Durable against the elements with no cupping or warping
As mentioned before, Pacific Teak timber has been historically used for marine applications such as boat building. Because it is such a durable hardwood, these days Pacific Teak is commonly used for exterior elements, including cladding and timber decking. The minimal maintenance required by this wood has also made it a popular option for outdoor cabinetry like the one you would find in an outdoor kitchen.
PACIFIC TEAK PRODUCTS
At Mortlock Timber, we are proud to supply a wide range of Pacific Teak timber products for both residential and commercial properties. For our exterior collection, we offer timber cladding, and three options of timber decking – Metroplank, Classicplank, and Marineplank. For our interior collection, we offer hardwood flooring and Proplank timber battens, which are fast and easy to install.
PACIFIC TEAK FINISHES
Pacific Teak timber is available in a variety of different finishes that range from a natural raw look to a more modern glossy one. For a rustic look, we recommend choosing our Unfinished option, while if you are looking for something more modern, Enviro Clear is probably the way to go. For exterior use, our Clear Oiled finish will deliver you the best results.
You can expect Pacific Teak to range anywhere from pale yellow and golden brown to olive and creamy grey. It’s worth noting that when exposed to the elements Pacific Teak timber will weather to a silver colour. This look is especially sought after for beachside homes and modern architectural projects.
Pacific Teak timber has a fine, lustrous, and uneven grain texture that makes it great for both interior and exterior applications. Because of its pleasing aesthetics, designers have found many decorative uses for Pacific Teak. You could find the timber being used anywhere from an outdoor kitchen to a coffee table. With Teak furniture so readily available, it won’t be an issue to find something to match your new Pacific Teak cladding, flooring, or decking.
PACIFIC TEAK PROPERTIES
Aside from its strength and durability, Pacific Teak timber has a variety of beneficial properties that make it a particularly popular hardwood. For a start it belongs to the second-highest durability class, meaning you can expect the timber to last for a long time. Another important property of Pacific Teak is its resistance to termites and lyctid borer. You can expect full peace of mind and minimal maintenance when you pick this timber.
Group 3, BAL 12.5 and 19 – All AS3959 required applications
Interior and Exterior Use
Mortlock Timber has provided Pacific Teak products for a variety of residential and commercial properties, including luxury homes, surf clubs, and restaurants. Explore our latest projects to see how our range of cladding, decking, and flooring products look in real life.
Pacific Teak, also known as New Guinea Teak, is a tree that grows in the southwest Pacific, predominantly in Papua New Guinea and the Solomon Islands. Its timber is strong and durable against the elements and is often used in exteriors.
Pacific Teak timber finds great application in exterior features such as cladding and decking. The wood is impervious to the elements, does not warp, and is resistant to termites and lyctid borer. Pacific Teak can also be used for interior features such as timber battens, flooring, and cladding.
For Pacific Teak decking, prices start at $116 p/m2, while for cladding they start at $150 p/m2 (all prices exclude GST and delivery). Depending on what product and finish you choose, the prices will vary so we recommend downloading our pricing guide for detailed information.
Pacific Teak timber belongs to the second-highest durability rating (Class 2). This means that for protected indoor areas it’s estimated to last 50+ years, for outdoor above-ground areas 30+ years, and for outdoor indoor areas 15-25 years.