Can you leave teak furniture outside in winter?

We may be in the middle of the Great British Summer, but if you've invested in teak patio furniture this year, you should start thinking about how to care for it over the winter. Luckily, teak is an incredibly resilient material and can be left outside all year round. However, if you want to keep your furniture in top condition, there are a few things you can do!

1. Store your teak furniture indoors

While not everyone has this option, storing your teak in a garage or other covered space can help extend the life of the wood. Teak will naturally flake over time and turn a beautiful silver gray when exposed to the elements. If you prefer to keep your teak in its original honey brown colour, you can keep it indoors during the colder months to preserve that hue. If you choose to store your teak patio furniture indoors over the winter, be sure to check them regularly to ensure moisture is not building up. If you discover mold on your teak furniture, follow our simple guide to cleaning your teak furniture to get it back in peak condition.

2. Invest in a cover for teak furniture

Teak can be left outside all year round, but if you want to keep that freshly purchased look, consider investing in a teak furniture cover for the winter months. A cover is a good alternative to storing your teak indoors. This allows you to leave your teak garden set in place over the winter without worrying about transporting it back in the summer. If you decide to cover your teak furniture, make sure you choose a waterproof cover made of breathable material. Tarps are a good choice for patio furniture covers as they allow air to pass through.

3. Remove all cushions and seat pads

Regardless of whether you store, cover or simply leave your teak over the winter months, you should definitely remove all upholstery during this time. Even waterproof cushions can absorb excess moisture that can damage teak. Pillows left outside during heavy rain or snow can also encourage mold, fungus, and bad odors. Another reason to store your teak indoors or under a cover during the cold months.

4. Remove standing water or snowfall

If you don't cover your teak in winter, it's important to clean up any standing water or heavy snowfall that accumulates on the surface of the wood. Although teak is an extremely resilient material, prolonged exposure to moisture can damage the natural oils in teak. We also recommend that you do not place your teak garden furniture in places in the garden that are exposed to heavy water, e.g. B. under gutters or near drains.

When you buy your teak garden furniture from Luxus, you can rest assured that you have only invested in the highest quality products that will age well, even in the harshest of weather conditions. If you would like to explore more of our teak garden range, why not take a look at the entire collection of teak garden tables and teak garden chairs.