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June 14 2017
The Complete Guide to Waiting Room Furniture

| Waiting Room Furniture Guides

Outfitting a waiting room is easier said than done. Whether it’s a small reception area or a huge lobby, you’ll need to determine your guest population and cater to their needs as well as the needs of your front desk staff. Here’s what you should consider before selecting your new waiting room furniture.


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May 31 2017
The Complete Guide to Signage

| Decor Guides

Signage probably isn’t the first thing you think of when outfitting a new office. Between the furniture and décor, you’ve got a lot to think about already. But consider how important signage really is for your space. From directing guests where to go to facilitating effective communication between professionals, signs send a message. Below you’ll find a list of the most common types of signage found in offices today.


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May 10 2017
The Complete Guide to Outdoor Office Furniture

| Outdoor Furniture Guides

Spring is here, and that means it’s time to reevaluate the outdoor areas of your office. Whether you’re starting from scratch or need to update your old furniture, offering a well-furnished outdoor break and meeting area will provide employees with a space to enjoy the great outdoors when weather permits, which can be a great mood booster at work.


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Apr 19 2017
The Complete Guide to Partitions, Cubicles & Room Dividers

Turning a large open space into an office that fosters productivity can be a tall order to fill. How do you know how many cubicles can fit into the space? Do you want cubicles at all, or should you incorporate an open concept design into the office instead? For all your workspace design needs, NBF offers complimentary space planning services to help you determine what type of panel and desking system to add to your office. To get started, consider the different types of panels and dividers available to you.


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Feb 8 2017
The Complete Guide to Office Storage

| Conference Room Guides, Storage Guides

Need a hand organizing your office? A little storage can go a long way, and there are storage options for just about every type of clutter you can imagine. Read our comprehensive guide to office storage to determine what type you might need for your workspace.


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Jan 10 2017
The Complete Guide to Training Room Furniture

| Chair Guides, Conference Room Guides, Storage Guides, Table Guides

How do I set up a training room that’s functional and beautiful? Although different offices will have various needs for their training rooms, there are certain elements that every training space should have. Here’s where you should start.


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Dec 15 2016
The Complete Guide to Reception Desks

| Desk Guides, Waiting Room Furniture Guides

Your reception desk is the centerpiece of your office’s waiting room. As such, it’s important to find one that will make your guests feel welcomed and make your receptionists feel comfortable all day. Unsure of what to look for in your new waiting room desk? Read on to discover what you should consider and how to make the best choices for your business.


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Nov 10 2016
The Complete Guide to Office Décor

| Decor Guides

The right office décor can make or break the look of any room, be that at home or in the office. To learn what type of décor you should be incorporating into your space, read our comprehensive guide to office décor.


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Nov 7 2016
The Complete Guide to Conference Tables

| Conference Room Guides, Table Guides

Every office needs a conference table—a hub for bright, new ideas and a space to facilitate a meeting of the minds. Some of the best ideas are formed around a conference table, but purchasing this type of furniture is no small task. There are a lot of factors to consider before choosing the right meeting table for your office, and we’re breaking down everything you need to know right here, right now. ...

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Nov 3 2016
The Complete Guide to Boho Style

| Style Guides

If you’re a down-to-earth type of person and want your workspace to reflect your individual style, the bohemian or boho look may be just what you need. Commonly used in home design, this interior trend works well for the office as well and can be toned up or down depending on how professional you need the space to look. Take these tips for achieving stellar boho style in your place of work.


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Oct 20 2016
The Complete Guide to Office Desks

| Desk Guides

Despite ever-evolving technology in the workplace, desks are still very much a part of almost every office worker’s day-to-day work life. It’s where your computer lives, it’s where you file away your documents and, when it comes down to it, your desk is your home away from home. Whether you’re designing a home office or you need to replace the old desk in your corporate corner office, there’s a lot to choose from, and it can be tough to make a decision. This comprehensive guide to office desks is designed to give you a solid understanding of where to start your search.


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Oct 19 2016
How to Decorate with Rustic Décor and Furniture

| Style Guides

Rustic office design has the unique ability to turn a cold, stodgy office into a warm, welcoming workspace by use of the simplest of elements. With neutral colors, a worn-in look and a little help from Mother Nature, you can take your office from corporate to comfortable in no time.


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Sep 28 2016
The Complete Guide to Office Chairs

| Chair Guides

Looking for a new office chair for your desk? With so many options to choose from, it can be tough to know what to go with. Take our comprehensive guide to office chairs into consideration to help you narrow down your options and decide what the best chair for your needs will be.


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Aug 30 2016
The Complete Guide to Breakroom Furniture

| Chair Guides, Table Guides

A breakroom is so much more than a room for employees to sit and eat during lunchtime. It’s a getaway. It’s a space for co-workers to gather together to chat, chow down and chill out. Workers need time in the middle of the day to get their mind off the job and relax a little, and providing a breakroom that’s inspiring and relaxing is the best way to get the batteries recharged and minds reenergized for the afternoon to come. So where do you begin? This comprehensive guide to breakroom furniture should help.


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July 20 2016
The Ultimate Guide to Conference Room Seating

| Chair Guides, Conference Room Guides

Outfitting your conference room with the right table is one thing, but finding the best chairs for your meeting space is another matter entirely. When it comes to selecting conference chairs for your meeting rooms, consider how many people you want the room to accommodate and what type of look and feel you want it to convey. Then read our comprehensive guide to conference chairs.


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July 12 2016
The Complete Guide to Healthcare Recliners

| Healthcare Furniture Guides

If your medical facility is looking to purchase new recliners, you may find yourself overwhelmed by the options available to you. There’s a lot to choose from, and how are you supposed to know the difference from one to the next? This guide is a great starting point.


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July 7 2016
The Ultimate Playbook for Meetings & Conference Rooms

| Conference Room Guides

In the game of conference rooms, only the resourceful are victorious. Boardrooms get double-booked, on-the-fly ideas get forgotten, what could be a ground-breaking conversation becomes an unread email. In a growing business, employees are often faced with the hurdle of what to do when they need to meet with co-workers but can’t get a space to meet in. The solution? Equip your office with a number of meeting spaces in a wide variety to allow employees to collaborate when they want, where they want and how they want. Our conference playbook will give you a glimpse into the types of spaces that you should be offering.

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June 29 2016
The Complete Guide to GSA Office Furniture

| GSA Furniture Guides

The General Services Administration (GSA) schedule program was created to streamline the process of buying goods for federal organizations. Companies that hold a GSA schedule contract are carefully screened by trained members of the GSA to ensure that commercial sales to government facilities are up to the standards set forth by the organization. Furniture listed under National Business Furniture’s GSA schedule includes predetermined pricing, terms and conditions that have been negotiated between NBF and the GSA. Federal buyers (and, in some cases, state and local government buyers) can then use that GSA schedule to purchase furniture and décor from NBF. The buying process for these items is thus simplified because the GSA has already completed the bulk of the procurement process on behalf of government buyers across the country.

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June 28 2016
The Complete Guide to Lamps and Lighting

| Decor Guides

Bringing lamps into an office has benefits that you may not expect. Not only can they help illuminate a workspace at an employee’s desk, but they can change the entire face of a room. Lamps come in a huge variety, from those that serve a basic purpose to brighten up a space to those that are true statement pieces, acting as crucial elements of décor that can really set the mood in an office.

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June 23 2016
The Complete Guide to Healthcare Sleepers

| Healthcare Furniture Guides

Most hospitals provide an area in each patient room that is specifically designated as a family zone, wherein family members and friends are permitted to stay, whether it be for a short period of time or overnight. The family zone of a patient room is located farthest away from the door and usually includes comfortable furniture to keep guests content when they need to be in the room for long periods of time. Sleeper chairs are supplied so that friends and family can get a good night’s sleep at the hospital when watching over their loved ones.

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June 7 2016
Collection Spotlight: NBF Signature Series Transcend

| Conference Room Guides, NBF Signature Series Guides

It’s a typical busy day in the office when you suddenly have a big idea that you need to share with your team right away. You try to reserve a conference room, but they’re all booked for the day. Do you wait until tomorrow? Send it in an email? You look out into your boss’s empty office. He’s out for the day, and you wish you could simply book that room for your meeting since it’s not being utilized right now anyway. Well, now you can.

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May 26 2016
The Complete Guide to Whiteboards & Bulletin Boards

| Board Guides

Office boards come in a vast and varied selection, which means there’s a lot to choose from, and narrowing it down can be tough. First, consider what type of room you’ll be using the board in and how often you’ll be using it. Next, read our comprehensive guide to find the best board for you and your office.

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May 18 2016
The Complete Guide to Overbed Tables

| Healthcare Furniture Guides, Table Guides

Looking for new overbed tables for your healthcare facility? There’s more to these little bed trays than you may think! From the shape of the base to the weight capacity, options vary based on the application for which the table will be used. Here’s what you need to know.

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May 4 2016
The Complete Guide to Chair Cleaning

| Chair Guides

You use the chairs in your office every day, and they’re bound to get dirty whether you want them to or not. To ensure that your chairs stay looking their best year after year, take these tips for the regular cleaning and maintenance of all upholstery types.

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Apr 28 2016
Collection Spotlight: NBF Signature Series Ascend

| NBF Signature Series Guides

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.

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Apr 27 2016
The Complete Guide to Exam Tables

| Healthcare Furniture Guides

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.

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Apr 25 2016
The Complete Guide to Leather Upholstery

| Chair Guides

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.


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Apr 21 2016
The Complete Guide to Waiting Room Seating

| Chair Guides, Waiting Room Furniture Guides

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.

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Apr 20 2016
The Complete Guide to Bariatric Seating

| Chair Guides, Healthcare Furniture Guides

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....

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Mar 31 2016
The Complete Guide to Filing Cabinets

| Storage Guides

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.

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Mar 15 2016
Collection Spotlight: NBF Signature Series Tower Collection

| NBF Signature Series Guides

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.

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Mar 2 2016
Healthcare Furniture 101: Four Major Considerations

| Healthcare Furniture Guides

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.


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Feb 23 2016
The Complete Guide to Standing Desks

| Desk Guides

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.

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Feb 17 2016
Collection Spotlight: NBF Signature Series Pacifica

| NBF Signature Series Guides

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.

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Feb 3 2016
The Complete Guide to Healthcare Seating Textiles

| Healthcare Furniture Guides

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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Jan 28 2016
The Complete Guide to Area Rugs

| Decor Guides

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 14 2016
Collection Spotlight: NBF Signature Series Comfortemp

| NBF Signature Series Guides

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 5 2016
Collection Spotlight: NBF Signature Series Barista Collection

| NBF Signature Series Guides

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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Nov 3 2015
Collection Spotlight: NBF Signature Series Specialty Conference Tables

| Conference Room Guides, NBF Signature Series Guides, Table Guides

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 13 2015
Collection Spotlight: NBF Signature Series Esquire Collection

| NBF Signature Series Guides

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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Jan 29 2015
Collection Spotlight: NBF Signature Series Synergy Collection

| NBF Signature Series Guides

Are you ready to upgrade your reception area to create a more stylish and more comfortable space for your guests to relax before appointments? We’d like to introduce you to the Synergy collection—a brand new grouping of waiting room furniture available exclusively from National Business Furniture! Not only do the members of this collection look great, but they’re designed to keep visitors in your waiting room comfy and cozy, which they’ll certainly appreciate. Keep on reading to learn more about what the Synergy Collection has to offer you and your guests.

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Dec 30 2014
Collection Spotlight: NBF Signature Series Contemporary Collection

| NBF Signature Series Guides

The Contemporary Collection, part of the NBF Signature Series Line, was created to bring stylish solutions to nearly every part of your office. From storage options and bookcases to front desks and round tables, these expertly crafted furnishings can be used to outfit any executive space, conference room or reception area. Here are just some of the reasons why the Contemporary Collection stands out:

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Oct 16 2014
The Dos and Don'ts of Buying an Office Chair

| Chair Guides

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Aug 5 2014
Collection Spotlight: NBF Signature Series Linear Collection

| NBF Signature Series Guides

With the NBF Signature Series, National Business Furniture strives to bring you furniture pieces not only of the best quality, but also of the best value. The Linear Collection from NBF Signature Series is no exception as it too delivers affordable prices, superior durability and exclusive design. Here are just some of the many benefits of the Linear Collection.

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July 17 2014
Collection Spotlight: The At Work Collection by NBF Signature Series

| NBF Signature Series Guides

The sleek and simple At Work collection is part of our exclusive NBF Signature Series line of office furniture, and it’s one of our best sellers for good reason. This contemporary group of furniture brings eye-catching visual appeal, convenient functionality and impressive durability to your office, making it a ...

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June 24 2014
Collection Spotlight: The Santa Clara Collection by NBF Signature Series

| NBF Signature Series Guides

As part of the NBF Signature Series Line, the Santa Clara not only brings gorgeous design, practical use and high quality to the table; it also has an exclusive look and design that can only be found on NBF.com.

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June 17 2014
Buying Guide: The New NBF Signature Series Collections

| NBF Signature Series Guides

Most peoplespend more time at the office than they do in their home. At National Business Furniture, we are committed to making that time as comfortable and enjoyable as possible through the means of our supportive furniture options. In fact, it’s our goal to improve every workplace through smart design and innovative products from trusted brands. In effort to achieve our goal,...

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Apr 24 2014
Whiteboards: Choosing the Right Dry Erase Board

| Board Guides

In recent years, the trend away from chalk boards and toward dry erase boards has been gaining momentum. Whiteboards can be used to supplement meetings and lesson plans in the same way as chalkboards, but they don’t come with the same mess and health hazards associated with chalk dust. So what type of whiteboard should you purchase? The answer is different based on the purpose the board will be serving and what your company’s needs are. Take the following factors into consideration when selecting your new dry erase board.

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Feb 27 2014
How to Properly Light Your Office

| Decor Guides

Poor lighting is often cited as one of the most common interior design mistakes. While poor lighting is sure to be stressful and annoying no matter what room you may be in, it can be especially problematic in a home office or in any business setting; in fact, bad lighting is one of the most popular complaints from office employees around the globe.

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