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The Story of IndoTeak Design

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 in rare reclaimed teak wood, all the while providing a one-of-a-kind service that not only sources the rare wood, but processes, finishes (in both Indonesia and the U.S.) and ships direct to consumers worldwide, making it a truly unique and special company. 

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Our Mission

To create lasting beauty that is appreciated.
To use what is available without hurting anyone or anything.
To build lasting relationships.
To give back to those we admire.

Commitment

Many of the worlds most beloved 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. By properly utilizing FSC Recycled, 100% teak salvaged from Indonesia, our production works as a zero-waste process. This means no trees are cut down as a result of our work. Instead, our wood is salvaged from 100-300 year-old structures that were slated for demolition or the landfill. This rare, beautiful wood, aged by time and the elements, is then refined without any VOC or leeching glues, ensuring the safety for your family or business.

GIVING BACK

We are committed to being environmentally conscious and responsible and have made it our mission to protect the forests and local villages throught 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 hand crafted with love, care and dedication to preserving our environment.

MATERIALS

Our materials are FSC Recycled, 100% Teak, delivered directly from our longtime partners in located in Indonesia.  We supply Teak that is clean, formaldehyde-free with VOC-free finishes, both in the production and installation process. This ensures the highest grade hardwood from the highest grade material without the worry of tarnish by harmful chemicals.

Teak is available in variations of 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 it was created to withstand the test of time without losing any of its luster.

USGB & LEED

“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.”

FSC Recycled 100%

All of IndoTeak’s material is responsibly sourced and FSC Recycled 100%. The FSC holds its reputation as the most credible forest certification as to ensure the grade and authenticity of production. Because we recycle this historic Teak, the wood has a unique and luxurious grain patter and size that is incomparable to farmed Teak. Safe to say, with a resource this precious and rare, we want to handle it with utmost respect.

SURFAID International

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.

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