Posted on February 18 2018
We insist on only using teak from sustainable and responsible sources. The SVLK, which stands for Sistem Verificasi Legalitas Kayu, ensures that the logs are legally and ethically felled. Each felled tree is also tagged with an ID, so that SVLK officers know exactly how each part of the log is utilized.
Of all the teak available for harvesting, Indonesia’s teak is one of the most sought after. Because it’s such a precious resource, the harvesting of teak is strictly monitored by the Indonesian government, and the sustainability of teak plantations is ensured. Only a fixed number of trees can be felled each year. At Scanteak, we only use teak from such sustainable plantations, and ensure that even the smallest pieces don’t go to waste.
Each piece of Scanteak furniture undergoes rigorous quality control inspections to ensure the piece delivered to your homes is only the best of the best. Scanteak's Quality Control Inspectors check each piece of furniture against a comprehensive 32-point inspection check list which details the raw materials, joints, and fittings, right down to the finishing touches of the product. Any piece that fails even 1 of the 32 check list items will be rejected. With our stringent Quality Control team, Scanteak continues to excel in providing the best product and services for our customers.
Backed by over 40 years of award winning experience (including Singapore Promising Brand 2003, 2004 and 2005; Superbrands 2004, 2005 and 2009; Citibusiness-SPBA Regional Brand Award 2006; and the Singapore Prestige Brand Awards 2013), each Scanteak piece is sealed with the Brand Promise of reliability. A brand you can trust.
Scanteak uses teak that is kiln dried to between 8% - 10% moisture content to ensure that it will last a lifetime. Other manufacturers kiln dry to about 12 to 15%.
Scanteak is reputed for excellence in workmanship. Here's why: The teak furniture is first sanded by machine. After construction, it is sanded by hand. This process is what gives Scanteak furniture its famous “flawless” sand finish.