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my wife wants a teak bathmat in our corner shower. I am wondering if that is the best wood to use and if so where can I get some in the Phoenix area. If anyone has any suggestions that would be helpful, I'm all ears
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my wife wants a teak bathmat in our corner shower. I am wondering if that is the best wood to use and if so where can I get some in the Phoenix area. If anyone has any suggestions that would be helpful, I'm all ears
Yes... it is true..That is the best wood to use for bathmat in your corner shower.. We use Teak wood for to build boats... we apply teak oil on it.. There is a desavantage ..Their prices are too expensive..
I don't know your area... I have no an idea where can you find Teak wood in the Phoenix area..

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welcome to the forum, Michael.
there are hundreds of thousands of boats that have teak
decks and swim platforms that will vouch for the material.
BUT - it is a maintenance product - high maintenance.
for your purpose, I would use the plastic faux-wood decking boards
that will require very little maintenance.

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This is my personel idea.. I hate all plastic things. .
Which one will you use ??
Cheap fake wood or expensive natural teak wood..
Of course i will use natural teak wood..
If you want to be a healthy person you have to live without all plastic things..

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There is a good natural alternative to Teak. It is called Iroko wood. I have used it on a boat and you cannot tell the difference. It is considerable cheaper. You can get it at www.walllumber.com.


Can you tell the difference? I built and installed the drawers. The other wood is teak.
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There is generally 2 kinds of teak on the market. The old growth that is red and looks like mahogany and is very heavy and ran about $28/board foot about 10 years ago and there is the much lesser expensive grade that is more yellow in color and light in weight. That's the kind that appears on the market as cheap lawn furniture. Whichever you choose, you will have to put a hard finish on it if it will be in or near the shower. Otherwise, the pores will fill with soap scum and fungus.
Prices vary greatly from area to area and year to year.
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my wife wants a teak bathmat in our corner shower. I am wondering if that is the best wood to use and if so where can I get some in the Phoenix area. If anyone has any suggestions that would be helpful, I'm all ears
Michael - you said this is to be IN the shower . . . .
if this is the case; is the shower floor perfectly flat ???

or - will the mat be outside the shower on the floor when you step out ?

if you make the wood mat perfectly flat on your work bench, then you put it
inside a shower that has an uneven floor for drainage, then a person stands on it,
you can imagine what will happen.

a little more info on this project would be to your advantage for the most accurate responses. (perhaps even some photos of the shower floor).

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