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Feb 9
Our Top Ten Collections that Ship Today

By: Rachel Bindl | 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.

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Feb 4
How to Survive a Noisy Office

By: Nicole Groshek | 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.

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Feb 3
A Guide to Healthcare Seating Textiles

By: Nicole Groshek | 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.


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Feb 2
Furniture Our Customers Love

By: Nicole Groshek | 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!

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Jan 28
A Guide to Area Rugs

By: Nicole Groshek | 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.

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Jan 26
New Décor for 2016

By: Nicole Groshek | 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.

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Jan 21
How to Unclutter Your Office

By: Nicole Groshek | 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.

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Jan 19
Brand Spotlight: Eurotech Seating

By: Nicole Groshek | Brand Spotlights

Every month we shine the spotlight on one of our top-rated office furniture manufacturers, and this month we’re taking a look at the innovative designs and quality craftsmanship that makes Eurotech Seating one of our best-selling brands. Here are five of our best-selling collections from this month’s featured brand.

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Jan 14
Collection Spotlight: NBF Signature Series Comfortemp

By: Nicole Groshek | Collection Spotlights

It’s easy to feel the winter chill this time of year, especially in an office that’s kept at cool temperatures to conserve energy and save the company money. But how can you work productively when you can’t even stay comfortable at your desk? Sure, you can put a sweater on, but that doesn’t always do the trick. Some offices allow space heaters, but these can cause power outages if you aren’t careful. ...

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Jan 13
How to Stay Warm in the Office

By: Nicole Groshek | Office Life

Do you get cold easily in your office building? If you’re cold at work then chances are high that you’re focused on warming up and not on your work. Of course, that’s not good for you and it’s not good for your company either, but what can you do when you have no control over your company thermostat? Here are some ways that you can take matters into your own hands this winter!

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Jan 12
Ten New Collections for 2016

By: Nicole Groshek | Collection Spotlights

Happy 2016! As we do every year, we’ve added several brand new collections to kick off the new year along with a couple of remixes of old favorites. Here are ten of our favorite newcomers for 2016.

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Jan 7
How to Set Up a Lunchroom

By: Nicole Groshek | How To Instructions

Most offices have lunchrooms, but they aren’t normally at the top of the priority list when designing a new office space. However, a well-designed breakroom can make a big difference in the day-to-day work lives of your employees. Functional, good looking lunchrooms can increase the frequency at which employees utilize your lunchroom, decreasing instances that employees will want to go out for lunch and helping them to make healthier eating choices and spend less money on food.

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Jan 6

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Jan 5
Collection Spotlight: NBF Signature Series Barista Collection

By: Nicole Groshek | Collection Spotlights

This month we’re shining the spotlight on one of our best-selling collections—our very own NBF Signature Series Barista Collection! This grouping of café and lunchroom furniture includes chairs, stools and tables in various sizes that work together to help you create a stylish lunchroom for your employees or café area for your guests.

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Dec 22
How to Make the Most of Your Vacation this Winter

By: Nicole Groshek | Office Life

The winter months are a great time to get away to somewhere warmer and leave work at work. The problem is that many of us have a hard time doing just that. There are emails to be read, phone calls to be answered and beginning-of-the-year work to be done. With that in mind, here are a few tips for making the most of your vacation this winter.

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Dec 17
Measurements that Matter: Office Chairs

By: Nicole Groshek | Measurements that Matter

With the vast and varied selection of office chairs available, narrowing down your options can be tough. You’ve probably considered cost, ergonomics and aesthetics during your shopping process, but have you thought about getting a chair with the right measurements? Just like a desk or bookcase, chairs come in many sizes, and you’ll want to find one that will fit with your workspace, your work style and your body type. Here’s what to consider before making a purchase.

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Dec 15
How to Stay Productive at the End of the Year

By: Nicole Groshek | Office Life

The end of the year is full of excitement and holiday cheer, but it can also be a stressful time for traditional office employees. Budgets for next year need to be set in stone, goals for this year need to be met and boatloads of extra work at the office coincide with an already busy holiday schedule outside of work. With all this added stress, staying focused at your job can be tricky, but not impossible. Here are some tips to help you stay on track so that you meet all of your goals before the year’s end.

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Dec 10
Decorating with Simply White

By: Nicole Groshek | Office Design

Benjamin Moore recently announced what the 2016 color of the year will be, and we’re excited about the versatility of this choice for the upcoming year! The 2016 color of the year is Simply White, and there is so much you can do with this color in an office setting. Contrary to popular belief, white does not have to be boring or stale. Here are some of the ways you can incorporate Simply White into your office for maximum effect.

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Dec 8
Brand Spotlight: Maxon

By: Nicole Groshek | Brand Spotlights

If you’re in need of quality but affordable cubicles and panel systems to add to your office, then our selection of Maxon furniture should be the first place you look. This grouping is made up of modular pieces that can be configured and reconfigured to create the workstations you want in your business. Here are just a few of the things you can create with Maxon panel systems!

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Dec 3
How to Design a Patient Room

By: Nicole Groshek | Healthcare

Setting up a patient room in your healthcare facility goes far above and beyond the design considerations of the everyday office or living space. Not only do your patient rooms need to look clean and professional, but they also need to be comfortable for your patients and conducive to the work that your healthcare providers perform on a daily basis. When it comes to furniture for the space, here are the basics you’ll need.

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Dec 1
Decorating the Office for the Holidays

By: Nicole Groshek | Office Life

Getting ready for this year’s holiday party in the office, but unsure of where to start when it comes to festive décor? No need to fret—just keep these quick tips in mind!...

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Nov 24
Brand Spotlight: Mayline

By: Rachel Bindl | Brand Spotlights

Mayline was first established in 1939, specializing in drafting tables and blueprint files. The furniture company has since come a long way, expanding its product selection to include everything from conference tables to ergonomic seating for the modern workplace. Mayline is a trusted, established manufacturer with products known for their durability. Here are just a few of our favorite Mayline products.

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Nov 19
How Often Should I Tighten My Chair Screws?

By: Nicole Groshek | How To Instructions

The simple answer to this question is once every six months. Just like your car requires regular oil changes to keep it working its best, your office chair needs to have its screws tightened on a regular basis to keep it in tip-top condition and safe to use....

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Nov 17
How to Style a Conference Table

By: Rachel Bindl | Office Design

Does your conference table look a bit bland and empty? If so, we’ve got a few tips to help you elevate your boardroom style, whether you’re hosting stockholders or just having a team brainstorming session:

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Nov 12

Standard table height is the shortest of the three followed by counter height and then bar height. There are a number of pros and cons to all three table sizes, and we know how tough it can be when trying to decide!...

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Nov 10
How to Design a Modern Waiting Room

By: Nicole Groshek | How To Instructions, Office Design

Designing a waiting room in a modern style can be a daunting task no matter how small or large your space may be. After all, your reception area is often the first image that guests will have of your organization, so making a positive impression in this room is absolutely vital. Here’s what you should add to your space if you’re looking to achieve a truly modern look in your lobby.

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Nov 5
Office Desks Worth the Splurge

By: Nicole Groshek | Office Design

Most people don’t want to pay an arm and a leg for new office furniture, and the cost, no matter what you’re buying, is an understandable concern for any business; however, some things are simply worth the investment. Take a look at our top five picks for office desks that you’ll thank yourself for splurging on....

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Nov 3
Collection Spotlight: Specialty Conference Tables

By: Rachel Bindl | Collection Spotlights

At NBF, we want to ensure that all of our customers find the right furniture that works for them. It’s the main reason why we offer our very own line of office furniture called the NBF Signature Series. In fact, we have a Signature Series line of furniture for every room in the workplace, whether you’re searching for café furniture or for an office suite fitting of a top executive....

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Oct 29
Matching Conference Tables & Chairs

By: Nicole Groshek | Office Design

One of the most frequently asked questions that NBF customers have is how to find chairs that will match the conference tables they want to buy. Unfortunately, most conference tables don’t have matching conference chairs within their collection; however, there are workarounds that allow you to get a coordinating set....

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Oct 27
Timeless Office Styles

By: Rachel Bindl | Office Design

The word “timeless” is certainly a lofty adjective; yet there are things that we always seem to return to, whether it’s in the world of fashion or the world of office furniture. Here are three office styles that we consider to be truly timeless....

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Oct 22
American Made Office Furniture from NBF

By: Nicole Groshek | Collection Spotlights

If you’re in the market for some new office furniture and you want to support American-made products in every way possible, then this list is for you. Here you’ll find our top five picks for furniture collections that are made right here in the USA....

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Oct 20
Data Ports Decoded

By: Rachel Bindl | Office Design

Are you looking for a way to seamlessly incorporate technology into your conference or meeting room? Data ports can help you do just that!...

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Oct 15
10 Things You Never Knew about Kathy Ireland

By: Nicole Groshek | Industry News

If you’re from generation X, you probably know Kathy Ireland as a famous supermodel. If you’re from generation Y, you might know Kathy Ireland as a popular designer and manufacturer of fashion and home products....

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Oct 13
Collection Spotlight: The Esquire Collection

By: Rachel Bindl | Collection Spotlights

When it comes to crafting and maintaining a great first impression on guests, nothing will make as much of an impact as your reception room. In fact, often times your service may be exceptional, but a shoddy and unwelcoming waiting area can do irreversible damage to how clients, visitors and even patients perceive your business. However, this should be welcome news! Why? Because creating a welcoming reception area is totally in your control and very much so do-able.

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Oct 8
How Often Should My Office Hold Fire Drills?

By: Nicole Groshek | Office Life

You probably remember participating in annual fire drills as a kid, or maybe your school had them even more often than that. Now that you’re an adult, do you know how to safely exit your office building in the event of a fire?...

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Oct 6
Top Office Accessories from Kathy Ireland

By: Rachel Bindl | Brand Spotlights, Collection Spotlights

Previously, kathy Ireland Worldwide has partnered with Martin Furniture to create some truly beautiful and inspiring home office furniture collections. These collections have been among the most popular office collections on NBF.com. Today, we’re happy to offer even more of Kathy Ireland’s designs, this time in the form of her collaboration with Nourison Industries. Here are some of our top picks.

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Oct 1
NBF Delivery Options

By: Nicole Groshek | 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....

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Sep 28
How to Clean Your Desk

By: Rachel Bindl | How To Instructions

When was the last time you cleaned your desk at work? When was the last time said cleaning went beyond moving papers and shuffling documents? Chances are, it has been quite some time. Keeping a clean desk not only presents a professional image, but it can help to create a healthier and more organized you. Here are some steps to help you keep your desk clean.

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Sep 24
Ergonomic Accessories to Help You Stay Comfortable

By: Nicole Groshek | Ergonomics

When we discuss ergonomics on the NBF blog, we’re referring to the study of employee efficiency in the workplace. Unsurprisingly, the number one most important factor when it comes to good ergonomics is keeping comfortable while you work....

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Sep 22
Brand Spotlight - Lesro Industries

By: Rachel Bindl | Brand Spotlights, Furniture Materials, Health and Wellness, Industry News

Lesro Industries prides itself on having a straightforward approach to business. Their guiding principal? It’s quite simple — with Lesro Industries, the customer is the boss.

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Sep 17
How to Make Telecommuting Work for Your Business

By: Nicole Groshek | How To Instructions

Implementing telecommuting in your company can be a great way to boost employee morale and save your business some money; however, many organizations are hesitant to integrate this new way of working into their business model. ...

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Sep 15
Standing Height Ergonomics

By: Rachel Bindl | Ergonomics, Standing Desks

So you’ve added a standing desk to help you ward off many of the negative health consequences of sitting all day long at your desk. You’re moving and incorporating a balance between sitting and standing. But have you forgotten all about ergonomics? It can be easy to do. While a balance of sitting and standing is the most important thing, you’ll also want to consider the height of your workstation, the position of your monitors and keyboard and your ergonomic chair adjustments to make sure that your body is fully supported no matter whether you’re taking a stand or sitting for a bit....

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Sep 10
How to Protect Wood Veneer Desks & Tables

By: Nicole Groshek | Furniture Materials

If you plan on using your veneer desk or table for years, you’ll want to know how to keep that beautiful finish looking its best even after daily use. Make a habit out of performing these regular maintenance tasks, and you’ll thank yourself for it in the long run.

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Sep 8
Introducing New GSA Collections

By: Rachel Bindl | Collection Spotlights

At National Business Furniture, we’re committed to providing you with quality furniture that works. We’ve been working with government contracts for over 30 years, so our furniture experts know all of the ins and outs of working with government agencies. We also go out of our way to ensure that you have the best selection possible. With that said, here are some of our newest GSA approved collections designed by NBF for GSA customers.

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Sep 3
How to Properly Position Your Computer Monitor

By: Nicole Groshek | Ergonomics

When it comes to implementing good ergonomics in the workplace, most people instantly think of an ergonomic chair, an adjustable height desk or even a footrest. But what about the position of your computer monitor? ...

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Sep 1

In this edition of Chairs around the Office, Dan Wilkens, Account Executive for NBF, tells us why he loves the NBF Signature Series Symphony Collection....

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Aug 27
Our Top School Desks

By: Nicole Groshek | Industry News

It’s almost back-to-school time! Do you have desks and chairs ready for your students and staff? If you’re having a little trouble narrowing the playing field, take a look at our top picks for school desks.

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Aug 25

Do you want your office space to feel representative of your company’s identity and mission? We understand the feeling. A great way to do just that is to incorporate your brand into your office design. But before you paint all of the walls your brand colors and order logo-heavy furniture items, it’s vital to know that a little bit of branding in your office can go quite a long way. Here are our top tips when it comes to incorporating your brand tastefully.

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Aug 20
Chairs Around the Office: Dean Stier’s Arris Chair

By: Nicole Groshek | Ergonomics, Office Seating

For this month’s installment of Chairs Around the Office, we bring you Dean Stier’s pick. Dean is the VP of Marketing at National Business Furniture, and he chooses to sit in our exclusive Arris chair so that he can enjoy the style he wants and the comfort he needs while he’s hard at work.

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