Quarter cut teak wood veneer, also known as quartered teak or quarter cut Burma teak, is typically a golden honey brown to a deep brown color that darkens with age. Teak is a naturally oily wood and takes wipe on oil finishes best. It is normally available as FlexVen™ 10 and FlexVen™ 20 paper backed 4′ x 8′ sheets with a PSA (pressure sensitive adhesive) option. It is also available in the 4′ x 10′ size and with Tuf-Pli™ polyback or Pli-Flex™ wood on wood backers as special order.
It is usually book matched with the grain running along the 8’ dimension. Quarter cut teak wood veneer is sometimes referred to as rift cut teak. Standard A grade teak tends to be uniform in color and commonly allows for some defects such as occasional pin knots, mineral streaks and very slight figure or flashing. Teak is a dense and oily hardwood that is relatively easy to work with and strong. It is heavy with a uniform coarse texture and medium porous grain. It is usually not stained but finishes well with a clear coat, especially a wipe on oil finish, which preserves the warmth and accentuates the color and beauty of the wood’s natural grain.