Teak Bath Mat Care Guide

Teak wood requires very little care relative to many other varieties of wood, especially when it comes to damp environments. While teak is the optimum choice for wooden fixtures or accessories in the bathroom following a few simple care tips will keep your teak bath mat or other teak bathroom accessory in prime shape for a long time. Reconditioning your teak bath mat is easy to do and should take less than 20 minutes.

The first item you will need to care for your teak bath mat is teak oil. Teak oil is extracted from teak wood and is the natural choice for teak wood care. For best results find one of the teak oil products below as these are 100% natural teak oil.

Teak oil productsTeak Oil Behlen

Behlen Teak Oil

  • Teak Oil penetrates the wood, dries hard and stays hard
  • Great for teak and other wood such as rosewood, zebrawood and monkeypod
  • Does not become tacky when exposed to heat or water

 

 

 

Amazon’s Golden Teak OilTeak Oil Amazons

  • Surrounds wood fibers deep below the surface to lock out moisture, maintaining the woods natural integrity.
  • Non-flammable
  • Environmentally friendly and biodegradable

 

 

 

 

Minwax Teak OilTeak Oil Minwax

  • Teak oil finish is a deep penetrating oil specifically formulated for dense exotic woods such as teak
  • Protects dense woods from moisture and UV rays
  • Enhances wood grain by penetrating into wood pores
  • Restores wood’s natural warmth and richness

 

 

To condition your teak bath mat you will also need cleaning cloths. Lint free cloth is the best choice. The cloth examples below are perfectly suited for this project.

Cleaning Cloths

Bag-A-Rags Reusable Wiping ClothsTeak Cleaning Cloths

  • Highly absorbent washed cotton knit cloths
  • Lint free
  • Includes 1 pound of white cloths in assorted sizes.
  • 100% recycled pre-consumer waste cloth

 

 

 

RagLady Lint Free WipersTeak Wood Wipes Raglady

  • Soft, strong and solvent resistant
  • 99.9% lint free
  • Great for grease, oil, water and surface preparation prior to painting and other applications
  • 55% Cellulose (Wood Pulp) / 45% Polyester

 

Teak Bath Mat Care Steps:

Follow the simple steps below to recondition your teak bath mat

  1. Gather your bath mat, teak oil and cloths and find a workspace where spilled teak oil will not ruin anything in the space you are working. Doing this in a well ventilated spaced is best.
  2. If there is any residue on your teak bath mat rinse this off under warm running water and then dry.
  3. Place the bath mat on a flat work surface. You may want to lay down some newspaper or cardboard for easy cleanup.
  4. Fold the cloth in a square and add teak oil to one corner.
  5. Begin rubbing your teak bath mat with the oiled cloth. Do this in a systematic way so that you do not miss any areas. A circular motion will help ensure great oil coverage.
  6. Re oil the cloth as necessary based on how much oil the teak bath mat absorbs.
  7. Once complete, leave the bath mat to rest for 5-10 minutes during which time it will absorb the teak oil.
  8. With a clean cloth remove any excess teak oil.
  9. Let the bath mat continue to absorb the oil and dry for a few hours before placing back in your bathroom.

 

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