The new Flexiteek colors are cooler than real teak
Our new colors (Bleached, Weathered, Off-White) are cooler and cool four minutes faster than real teak. Flexiteek Teak is approximately the same ready state temperature as real teak but cooled five minutes faster and about two minutes faster than another synthetic teak brand.
This is a noticeable difference in warmer climates.
Materials Technology Ltd. was commissioned by Flexiteek to do thermal testing of a range of Flexiteek products in comparison with new and aged natural teak and a synthetic teak quality brand (will be mentioned as “Other Brand” in this article).
The results are summarized in the table below.
|Cooling time from steady state to ambient (s)*|
|Other Brand||145.4°F / 63°C||1261|
|Flexiteek Teak||144.5°F / 62.5°C||1050|
|Flexiteek Weathered||141.8°F / 61°C||1131|
|Flexiteek Bleached||136.4°F / 58°C||1121|
|Flexiteek Carbon||154.4°F / 68°C||1106|
|Flexiteek Off-White||136.4°F / 58°C||975|
|Natural teak new||143.6°F / 62°C||1342|
|Natural teak aged||143.6°F / 62°C||1371|
* taken as the time to cool from steady state to below 78.8°F / 26°C