Web Code: K18ZER-16734

 

Blog Article


May 3
Three Benefits of Coworking Spaces

| Office Life

If you’re not already familiar with it, a coworking space is a shared office environment that can be rented on an as-needed basis and is typically used by people in different organizations at the same time. You might ask, “What’s the point of that?” The truth is, this work style has been gaining speed over the last few years, and for good reason. The benefits of taking advantage of a coworking space are plentiful. Here are just a few of them.

...

Read More

May 2
The Benefits of Memory Foam

| Furniture Materials, Office Seating

Trying to decide between an office chair with a fabricated foam seat and one with a memory foam seat? Although fabricated foam is the most common type of seat support found in desk chairs today, investing in a chair with a memory foam seat could do you a world of good, especially if you are prone to chronic back pain. Take a look at just a few of the benefits that memory foam has to offer.


...

Read More
Apr 28
Collection Spotlight: NBF Signature Series Ascend

| Collection Spotlights

The refreshing single and two tone color options of our exclusive NBF Signature Series Ascend line provide an easy way to match or update the look of your office or reception area. In addition to the popular desks and files, we have also recently added a new player – Ascend conference tables, available in standard and standing heights, with optional data ports.

...

Read More

Apr 27
A Guide to Exam Tables

| Healthcare

Need new exam tables for your healthcare facility? From keeping patients and caregivers safe to meeting health codes to sticking to your budget, there’s a lot to consider before choosing the right tables for your hospital or private practice. That’s why we’re breaking down the different types of exam tables along with their benefits so that you can have a comprehensive look at what to expect before you start shopping.

...

Read More
Apr 26
How to Make Your Cube Feel Like Home

| Office Decor & Accessories, Office Design

An office cube may not always feel like coziest space....

Read More

Apr 25
 A Guide to Leather Upholstery

| Furniture Materials

What’s the difference between leather and bonded leather? What’s eco-leather? What’s faux leather? All valid questions. With all these different names for various types of true and man-made upholsteries, it can be tough to determine what’s what. That’s why we’re breaking it all down in this guide to leather.


...

Read More
Apr 22
How Companies Can Celebrate Earth Day

| Health and Wellness, Office Life

Earth Day was first introduced by Wisconsin Senator Gaylord Nelson to encourage and strengthen environmental activism. Today, Earth Day is recognized nationwide as a day to take time out of our busy schedules to appreciate the power of nature and maybe even do some activism of our own. Many will argue that Earth Day should be every day; that we should always be aware of our carbon footprint and make efforts to continuously conserve what our planet provides. ...

Read More

Apr 21
A Guide to Waiting Room Seating

| Office Seating, Waiting Rooms

Whether you’re outfitting a small or large waiting room, your choices in reception seating are vast and varied. So where do you begin? This guide to waiting room seating explains your choices in reception seating and will help you decide which options will work the best in your office.

...

Read More
Apr 20
A Guide to Bariatric Seating

| Healthcare, Waiting Rooms

What is a bariatric chair? In short, bariatric chairs are oversized seating designed to support more than 300 pounds of evenly distributed weight. But there’s a lot more to it than that. Every office needs to be equipped with some big and tall seating, but this type of furniture is especially important for medical facilities that need to put guest safety at the forefront of every choice that’s made. Here’s what you should consider when it comes to the bariatric chairs you put in your healthcare facility....

Read More

Apr 19
Six Tips for Making the Most of a Small Workspace

| Office Life

Whether you’re working in a tight cubicle or a small home office, conserving what little space you have can be tough. Take these six tips to maximize even the smallest workstation. ...

Read More
Apr 18
How to Use NBF's Ships Today Program

| How To Instructions

Maybe you’re a startup company ready to launch in just a few weeks. Maybe your old furniture is falling apart and needs to be replaced before that big board meeting next month. Whatever the case might be, sometimes you just need office furniture fast – we get it. That’s exactly why we offer hundreds of furniture that Ships Today. That’s right, chairs, desks, storage, décor—you name it. Our Ships Today program is the ideal option for the company that needs it done and needs it done now....

Read More

Apr 15
Brand Spotlight: Intensa

| Brand Spotlights

When it comes to furnishing a medical facility, it’s important to select furniture that will make patients and guests feel at ease during their stay. Intensa, a renowned manufacturer of medical and laboratory furnishings, looks at healthcare products differently from many other manufacturers—not as equipment, but as furniture. Making your medical facility feel more inviting and homelike helps patients and their loved ones feel calmer, helping to speed up the healing process.

...

Read More
Apr 14
Employee Pick: The Synergy Arm Chair

| Employee Picks, Waiting Rooms

In this edition of Employee Picks, Alex Clarkson, Web Merchandising Specialist for NBF, shares why her pick is the Synergy arm chair from our exclusive NBF Signature Series.

...

Read More

Apr 12
How to Clean Leather Chairs

| Furniture Maintenance, Furniture Materials

Leather office chairs allow employees to work in total comfort and sophistication. Although this type of seating is a true luxury, it isn’t the easiest to maintain. If you want your leather to stay looking and feeling as good as new for years to come, regular cleaning is a must. Here are three ways to clean your leather upholstery, plus some helpful tips.

...

Read More
Apr 11
NBF Delivery Options

| Industry News

At National Business Furniture, we use different shipping methods based on the type of furniture being delivered and on the type of business the furniture is being delivered to....

Read More

Apr 7
Now Trending: Tempur-Pedic® Office Chairs

| Now Trending

One of the most iconic names in comfort, Tempur-Pedic® is often associated with luxurious mattresses, pillows and personalized sleeping experiences. Now, they're extending their reach a little further into the business market to offer customers the chance to enjoy similar relaxation in their workplace.

...

Read More
Apr 6
[Office Tour] Athens Family Dental’s Warm, Welcoming Waiting Area

| Office Tours, Waiting Rooms

Athens Family Dental in Athens, Georgia recently had a need for a reception redo. For help, office team member Brenda Zareie turned to NBF National Account Manager Shaun Fretz.

...

Read More

Apr 5
8 Questions Interviewers Should Be Asking

| Office Life

When it comes to advice for interviewing, the articles are endless. But what happens when you’re on the other side of the table, not as the interviewee, but as the interviewer? Here are ten questions that all interviewers should ask.

...

Read More
Apr 4
Office Moving Tips and Tricks

| How To Instructions, Office Life

Exciting things are happening at the NBF corporate headquarters, as we’re all preparing to leave the building we’ve worked in for the last several years in order to move to a new location nearby. As our company grows, so grows our need for more employees and more office space, and we’re all excited to be transitioning to a building that can accommodate that growth. Since we’re in the process of moving to our new building, what better time to share some of our tried and true tips for moving to a new office? Here’s what we recommend.


...

Read More

Mar 31
A Guide to Filing Cabinets

| Office Design, Office Storage & Filing

Spring is generally the season that everyone associates with cleaning and organization, but the right furniture can help you stay organized all year round. Use our guide to filing cabinets before you decide what to buy to ensure that you get the best possible solution for your space.

...

Read More
Mar 30
5 Tips for Holding More Successful Meetings

| Conference Rooms, Office Life

If you’re finding that conferences in your company haven’t been as productive as you might like, the problem could lie in a number of commonly made meeting mistakes. Be sure to take these tips into consideration before, during and after your meetings to ensure that all participants get out of each meeting what you put into them.


...

Read More

Mar 29
Employee Pick: The Metro Bentwood Chair

| Employee Picks

In this edition of Employee Picks, Ashley Hess, Virtual Showroom Agent for NBF, shares why she loves the Metro Bentwood Executive Chair from our exclusive NBF Signature Series.

...

Read More
Mar 24
How to Encourage Employee Engagement

| How To Instructions

You do not need to be the CEO of a Fortune 500 company to know that a disengaged worker can cause some serious issues. When employees are engaged in their work and feel a sense of purpose, they take pride in their work; something that is a win-win for everyone. Here are a few ways you can boost and encourage workers to be engaged and proactive in their roles at your company, regardless of what those roles may be.

...

Read More

Mar 23
Choosing the Right Behavioral Health Furniture

| Healthcare

If you’re outfitting a behavioral health facility with new furniture, you’ve got a lot of factors to take into consideration, and they’re all important. The challenge of furnishing this type of healthcare facility is that you’ll need to somehow accommodate individuals with vastly different needs from one another due to the great range in mental illnesses that behavioral health facilities treat. Here’s what you absolutely must consider before selecting your new furniture.


...

Read More
Mar 22
Brand Spotlight: NBF Signature Series

| Brand Spotlights

Vast and varied, our exclusive NBF Signature Series brand encompasses over 1100 of the products we offer online, and is featured heavily in our catalog. We designed this brand to offer customers a unique selection of curated desk lines, seating and storage that they cannot find anywhere else. With hand-picked finish options, elegant hardware and choice upholsteries, we are extremely selective about the products that carry our name.

...

Read More

Mar 17
How to Clean Laminate Furniture

| Furniture Maintenance, Furniture Materials, How To Instructions

One of the greatest benefits to having laminate office furniture instead of solid wood or veneer is that laminate is a breeze to maintain and clean. Laminate doesn’t scratch or stain easily, but you should still take care to clean your laminate furniture in the right way to ensure that it will last for as long as possible. Here’s how:

...

Read More
Mar 16
[Office Tour] Michael’s Calm, Contemporary Workspace

| Office Tours

Southern Arizona Endodontics in Tucson, Arizona is the home to Michael’s own little slice of workspace heaven, which features calming, contemporary colors and sleek minimalism in a 110 square foot package. A balance of professionalism and personalization makes this administrative office feel a little more like home.

...

Read More

Mar 15
Collection Spotlight: NBF Signature Series Tower Collection

| Collection Spotlights, Waiting Rooms

It's early in the morning, and your receptionist arrives to the office. What sort of reception desk will they sit down at? A cold, stark, avant-garde mélange of glass and metal with no storage or privacy? Or perhaps something a bit more welcoming. One with an ample work surface and plenty of storage; perhaps with a place for them to hang their jacket? That’s exactly what your receptionist can expect with the L-desk from our exclusive NBF Signature Series Tower collection.

...

Read More
Mar 10
How to Brand Your Waiting Room

| Office Decor & Accessories, Office Design, Waiting Rooms

Your reception area is the first point of contact that the vast majority of people have with your physical office location. Whether it’s employees, investors or customers, everyone should know exactly where they are when they step foot into your business, and your office design should give off a positive impression. Here are a few techniques that you can use to achieve brand recognition and shine your company in the right light via the design in your reception area.

...

Read More

Mar 9
Now Trending: Modern Office Furniture

| Now Trending

Sleek and sophisticated furniture is here to stay, and we’re not just talking about in your home. Due to its attractive look, modern furnishings are only gaining in popularity in offices all over the world. Modern office design creates an air of professionalism through minimalism, focusing on thin profiles and mixed materials. It’s a fashion statement that can be seen in every corner of an office, no matter how large or small the business may be. Here are some of the ways we’ve seen modern office furniture implemented in recent years.

...

Read More
Mar 8
10 Pieces of Advice from Female Executives

| Office Life

Today is International Women’s Day – and what better way to celebrate than to reflect on some of the best bits of advice from some of the most successful female executives out there. Here are ten quotes to motivate and inspire.


...

Read More

Mar 3
Now Trending: Glass Top Desks & Tables

| Now Trending, Office Tables

There’s no denying that modern style furniture gives an office a sleek, sophisticated edge. One trend we’ve been seeing a lot recently is implementing this edgy look by incorporating desks and tables that have glass tops and metal bases. The glass top is clear, creating the illusion of the space looking larger, and metallic bases give off a sleek shine that has the same effect. Here are some of the ways we’ve seen this trend in office furniture lately.

...

Read More
Mar 2
Healthcare Furniture 101: Four Major Considerations

| Healthcare

When furnishing a healthcare facility, knowing where to start your search for the right furniture can be a daunting task to say the least. Not only does furniture need to be commercial quality, but it also needs to go far above and beyond that of what you would buy for a typical business. So where do you start? With how it looks? How durable it is? These are what our healthcare furniture experts consider to be the four most crucial factors to consider, in order, beginning with the most important.


...

Read More

Mar 1
Our Top 10 Eco-Friendly Furniture Collections

| Collection Spotlights, Eco-Friendly

Whether it’s watching what you eat, trying to drive less often or recycling more carefully, there are loads of ways to reduce your carbon footprint and make less of a negative impact on the earth. But did you know that you can live a more eco-friendly lifestyle by incorporating the right furniture in your business? At NBF, we offer hundreds of green furniture options that go far beyond basic certification requirements for green furniture. Here are just a few of the collections we offer that are made of recycled products.


...

Read More
Feb 25
One Desk Three Ways: The At Work L-Shaped Desk

| Office Design

Furniture changes based on the person (or people) using it, and there are countless ways to use and style the same desk. Here are three ways our customers have styled the versatile NBF Signature Series At Work L-Shaped Desk!

...

Read More

Feb 24
Brand Spotlight: Medline

| Brand Spotlights

Meet Medline—the largest privately held manufacturer of healthcare supplies in the United States since 1910. If you’ve been to a hospital or other type of healthcare facility in your lifetime, then chances are you’ve probably encountered some Medline products during your visit, and we at NBF are proud to partner with Medline to bring our healthcare customers some of the best medical furniture in the business. Below are just a few of the collections that we carry from this renowned healthcare furniture manufacturer.

...

Read More
Feb 23
A Guide to Standing Desks

| Standing Desks

So you’ve heard that sitting all day, every day is detrimental to your health, and you’d like to do something about that. Great! Deciding to get a standing desk for your office is easy, but choosing the right standing desk for your space and for your work style is another matter entirely. To help you make the right choice, we’ve compiled this comprehensive guide to standing desks which includes everything you should consider before taking the plunge.

...

Read More

Feb 18
Now Trending: Driftwood Finishes

| Now Trending

Neutral colors will always be in style, and gray has been a clear front-runner for modern offices that find black depressingly dark and white blindingly bright. The trend toward gray has moved from being just a shade that you paint on the walls to being a color you can use as a base anywhere, from the upholstery on chairs to the finish on your desk. In fact, we’ve been seeing quite a bit more gray ash desks and tables over the last couple of years that have a weathered, driftwood-like appearance. With this finish, you can still get the beautiful wood grain look you love, but in a soft, neutral shade that will look good when paired with just about any other color....

Read More
Feb 17
Collection Spotlight: NBF Signature Series Pacifica

| Collection Spotlights

If you’ve been looking for new office furniture with a fresh, modern aesthetic, look no further. The NBF Signature Series Pacifica collection was developed by us to bring a professional yet fun design to any workspace. No matter if you’re working in a large corporate office or a small home office, we made sure that there’s furniture for everyone in this grouping.

...

Read More

Feb 16
Our Top 10 Standing Desks & Tables

| Office Tables, Standing Desks

February is commonly the time of year when new year’s resolutions fall by the wayside and we forget all about the goals we wanted to achieve due to our busy work schedules. Don’t let this happen to you! If your resolution is to stay healthy in the office this year, then we’ve got plenty of standing desks and tables to help you out....

Read More
Feb 11
Hutch Measurements That Matter

| Measurements that Matter

If you’re in need of some additional storage, adding a hutch to your workspace can be an ideal solution. As with any new furniture purchase, though, it’s important to know your space and take measurements before you place your order. Here are some measurements that matter when it comes to selecting the right hutch for you and your workspace.

...

Read More

Feb 10
How to Set Up a Healthcare Waiting Room

| Healthcare, Waiting Rooms

Getting ready to furnish your healthcare facility’s front lobby, but unsure of where to start? Due to safety and privacy concerns associated with a medical office, designing a waiting room for this type of facility is very different from the typical business office. You’ll want to situate furniture in your reception area differently depending on what type of medical services you offer, but these considerations are a good place to start.

...

Read More
Feb 9
Our Top 10 Collections that Ship Today

| Collection Spotlights

We know that more often than not you want your office furniture to be delivered to you as soon as possible. For that reason, we offer thousands of items that ship the very same day your order is placed – provided that your order is placed by 3:00pm CST. In order to showcase the variety, quality and style of so many of our Ships Today items, we’re highlighting ten of our best-selling ships today collections.

...

Read More

Feb 4
How to Survive a Noisy Office

| How To Instructions, Office Life

No matter if you work in a cubicle farm or an open office workspace, noise distraction is one of the biggest hindrances of productivity that today’s office employees face. Between loud co-workers, noisy printers, an office radio and the occasional cell phone that someone forgot to turn off, there is no limit to the distractions that plague most offices. So what can you do about it? Here are some tips for employees and employers that will help everyone stay better focused and more productive in their day to day work lives.

...

Read More
Feb 3
A Guide to Healthcare Seating Textiles

| Furniture Materials, Healthcare, Office Design

Whether you’re furnishing a new healthcare facility or replacing old furniture in a hospital or private practice, knowing your textiles is crucial to the well-being of staff and patients alike. To help make your chair purchasing experience as easy as possible, we’re breaking down the pros and cons of commonly used seating textiles. This list is ranked from worst to best in terms of appropriateness for a healthcare setting.


...

Read More

Feb 2
Furniture Our Customers Love

| Furniture Materials

Love is in the air, and that goes for the furniture at National Business Furniture too! We get reviews in every day from customers who want to show their love for our furniture, and these are five of our biggest crowd pleasers!

...

Read More
Jan 28
A Guide to Area Rugs

| How To Instructions, Office Decor & Accessories, Office Design

Shopping for a new area rug for your office can be a daunting task. With so many options to choose from, how do you decide? When it comes to the workplace, there’s a lot more to take into consideration than basic aesthetics. Depending on what room it’s being used in, you may also need a rug that’s durable, easy to clean and a specific size. To help you make the right choice, we’ve compiled this comprehensive guide to area rugs.

...

Read More

Jan 26
New Décor for 2016

| Office Decor & Accessories, Office Design

Filling your office with furniture that works on a functional level is vital, but let’s not forget the importance of aesthetics in the workplace. A big part of making your office work is making it look its very best. When our surroundings are enjoyable to look at and be around, we feel better and therefore we usually work better too. That’s why we’ve added tons of new décor to help you spice up your workspace and make your office look fantastic from the front door to each individual office.

...

Read More
Jan 21
How to Unclutter Your Office

| How To Instructions, Office Life

It’s the start of 2016, and now is a great time to reflect on the past year and make resolutions for the year ahead. If keeping your workspace uncluttered is on your to-do list, then take a look at this list that will make your work a little easier.

...

Read More




































































































































































































































Copyright © 1999-2016 All Rights Reserved