Some paths only become evident after you open the door and step through it. So it was for Frank Ragen. The seeds of inspiration that would become IndoTeak Design were planted when Frank decided to go to grad school in Bali. As an avid surfer who grew up on the beaches of La Jolla, Calif., Frank was drawn to the world-class waves that wrapped around the perfect point breaks of the Bukit Peninsula on the island of Bali, Indonesia. While the surf was a big reason Frank came to Bali, he quickly fell in love with the kindhearted people, breathtaking landscapes and the beautiful culture of the small island province.
After Frank returned home to California, the peace and serenity absorbed from his time in Indonesia stayed with him and inspired him to share his love of the country with his family and friends. In the years that followed, Frank and his family found themselves living in Bali for months at a time, a ritual that inspired him to build their dream home, which consisted of mostly reclaimed teak.
As the home was being built, Frank learned about the work and craftsmanship that went into the reclaimed teak wood, often going to the factories to see how it was made. It was in those factories where Frank met the people who worked tirelessly to produce the beautiful flooring and tiles that would make his home something special… something unique. As the build continued, Frank soon found himself on a new path, and that path would eventually become IndoTeak Design.
Today IndoTeak Design takes pride in offering the finest quality, rare reclaimed teak wood, all the while providing a one-of-a-kind service that not only sources the precious wood, but processes, finishes (in both Indonesia and the U.S.) and ships direct to consumers worldwide
Many of the worlds woodlands are diminishing at an alarming rate as the result of deforestation and non-sustainable logging. One of the the major culprits in this crisis is improper or, in some cases, non-existent systems of recycling. At Indoteak Design, we are committed to providing the highest quality products while also striving to cause no harm to the environment.
An added step in our recycled and reclamation process is our FSC Certification. While most people have seen these initials and understand that it means, some may not understand the importance of this entity. With our commitment in creating ‘Earth Friendly” products, this certification shows our commitment to only using resources that are 100% clean, sustainable and recycled material. This means we work harder, spend more money and commit more time to make our products sustainable so we NEVER cut down any forests for our products.
It’s this extra effort that we feel makes a difference, not only for the Planet, but for our valued clients as well. In this era of global awareness and understanding of the fragility of our ecosystem, we are proud of all the homebuilders, designers and architects who choose to make a difference and specify our materials for their projects.
FSC Chain of Custody
We are committed to being environmentally conscious and responsible and have made it our mission to protect the forests and local villages throughout Indonesia better in any possible way. Since founding IndoTeak Design, we have sustained jobs for the Indonesian Labor Force, as well as partnering with SurfAid International in alleviating human suffering regarding nutrition, sanitation, and promoting community-based solutions for the future.
By supporting and utilizing this resourceful system, you are aiding the effort in revitalizing this natural and precious wood; giving it new life in the best way possible.
For our clients who want the finest in breathtaking natural hardwood floors without putting our precious environment at risk, we thank you. IndoTeak Design is committed to bringing you quality products handcrafted with love, care and dedication to preserving our environment.
Our materials are 100% reclaimed teak wood from Indonesia. We supply our reclaimed teak clean. What does that mean? It means no added formaldehyde is added to the wood and our teak is VOC-free, both in the production and during the installation process. This ensures the highest-grade hardwood without the worry of tarnish by harmful chemicals.
Our reclaimed teak is available in variations of natural rich colors and emits a warm, almost leather-like aroma. Unlike most woods, teak holds high levels of resinous oils which keeps it from shrinking, swelling or warping. As you can see, this wood has a reputation of extravagance because the products created from teak withstand the test of time without losing any of its luster. Come see what all the fuss is about. Experience the beauty of Indoteak Design.
“LEED certification is recognized across the globe as the premier mark of achievement in green building. LEED certified buildings save money and resources and have a positive impact on the health of occupants, while promoting renewable clean energy.”
All of IndoTeak Design’s material is responsibly sourced and certified. Because we recycle this historic teak, the wood has a unique and luxurious grain pattern and size that is incomparable to younger, weaker plantation Teak. Safe to say, with a resource this precious and rare, we want to handle it with utmost respect.
SurfAid International is a non-profit humanitarian organization dedicated to empowering self-reliance in struggling communities and improving the quality of health. With our donations and partnership with this program, we hope to give back as much as possible to warm-hearted neighborhoods that need a little help along the way.