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Office Furniture: Laminate And Veneers

Depending on your budget and preferences, you can choose between two certain types of furniture for your office laminated and veneered. Modern laminates are durable and come in many designs, but lack the finesse and warmth of real wood. Veneers are sheets of real higher quality wood of varying thickness. Furniture made of cheaper wood or plywood can look rich and charming with the application of veneers.

Choosing between veneers and laminates can be quite tricky if you dont know what makes them apart.

Mary Sargeant from National Business Furniture has quite a few tips in case it confounds you: Veneer or Laminate?

Years ago, in a much different environment, than I work in now, a coworker said, We spend more time with each other at work than we do with our families Im glad I like you guys. How true, I thought. I still think so today, in my corporate office environment. Unless you work with your spouse or teach in the school that your children attend, it is likely that you spend more waking hours in close contact with coworkers than with your family.

Same goes for your office furniture. Even if you sit in the same spot on the couch at home to put your socks on in the morning and watch a show or two before the news at night, you still cant top the number of hours you sit in your office chair or use your desk or filing cabinet.

At your workplace, if you are a decision-maker or influencer concerning office furniture purchases, there is a lot to consider when you make the leap to new furniture. Youll be using it every day for years to come, so it needs to be aesthetically pleasing, and functional for the long haul. Not to mention durable. I mean, even the graceful among us occasionally slam a drawer or roll their chair on the edge of their desk once in a while, right? I do tend to use my chair as a transportation device. Watch out if you happen to be in its trajectory.

Most of the choices in wood or wood-construction case goods and desks come in veneers or laminates. I think you would be hard-pressed to find a solid wood desk (at a price most any of us could afford) these days. Despite its gorgeousness, solid wood can warp or crack more easily than veneered counterparts. Check out this blog post by a Portland, Oregon furniture restorer who compares solid wood and veneer:

Here are some facts about veneers and laminates that might help you choose. If you have already been doing a little desk shopping, youll know that veneers tend to be more expensive than laminates. heres why:

Wood veneers Wood veneers are thin slices of hardwood, which are then bonded to a less expensive wood, like birch, or a wood composite like plywood, particle board or medium density fiber board. There are marvelous things manufacturers can do with veneers, giving a beautiful appearance to furniture. Depending upon their thickness, veneers can be sanded and refinished.

Laminates Laminates are printed surfaces (often made to look like wood), reproduced on tough paper, plastic or foil, and bonded to a composite base. The look is simpleā€¦ there are no carved edges or detailingā€¦ and that usually translates into savings. High-pressure laminates are molded and cured at 1,200 to 2,000 lbs. per square foot, resulting in a very smooth, tough and durable surface.

Making choices Knowing the differences between furniture materials wont necessarily help you choose between them. Some thin veneers will curl away from their core while good laminates stay firmly in place for years. There is a range of design, quality materials and craftsmanship within each of the material types. It can really pay off to look around, see what you like, and then investigate options in your personal range of design, craftsmanship and price.

Hope, your doubts are cleared. Whenever youre ready to make a purchase, take a look at our collection for the best prices on all office furniture items in & around Orlando, Fl: Vision Office Interiors

The Right Way To Shop For Computer Desks For Home

Youve probably heard of those nightmare stories coming from customer testimonials online. These are the people who bought products online only to get a sub-standard product delivered to their home once their payment was made.

But this hasnt stopped the rest of the population from shopping for products they want online. The convenience that online shopping affords to the regular buyer is priceless! This is why online shopping is highly advised for people who are way too busy to pick out products from a shelf inside their local mall.

But, you dont want to be a statistic. So, do your research and listen to a few tips that could save you from future headaches when buying stuff online.

Were going to pick out a large item because theyre quite a challenge in a logistical manner and they also cost more money than an average object you can easily place in your pocket.

Lets say youre looking for computer desks for home use. Thats a pretty bulky object and a high quality computer desk comes with an expensive price tag.

What you need to do first is to do your research on the computer desk. With enough effort put into it, you can actually track down the original manufacturers. Once you have this information, look through the information presented detailing the materials used to create the computer desk. You should also look into the technical specs provided on the user manual to see how much weight your computer desk can carry as well as the proper installation instructions so you dont screw it up when you reassemble the entire thing in your own home.

While you are doing this, check out any other information you can find out about the computer desk you want to buy. These information can come in the form of an online review or a video. Every bit of information you can get beforehand is going to prove crucial to your online shopping task.

The next thing you should do is benchmark the price against other sellers offering the same product or an equivalent to it. The price should be well within your budget without sacrificing the products overall quality.

Look through the sellers profile and read through past customers testimonials to find out if they delivered on their promise. Stay away from sellers who have an alarming number of negative reviews.

You should also consider getting the computer desk from a local seller just in case there are any issues upon delivery of the product at your doorstep. Local companies selling computer desks for home use often accompany their products and install it in your home office for free. Make sure you ask for their number and other methods of contacting them so you can call them if you need help.

If youre happy with your purchase, make sure you let others know by providing a testimonial. The information you provide online will help others make the right choice when it comes to buying items online.