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Aug 20 2018
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:

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Jan 22 2018
Wood Veneer vs. Laminate

| Furniture Materials

What's the difference between veneer and laminate? In short, veneer is a thin layer of real hardwood applied to a less expensive material such as plywood. Laminate is a printed surface made to look like real wood, but usually made of plastic and bonded to a composite base. Debating which option to go with for your new office furniture? Here are some distinguishing features of each to make it easier for you to choose which is best for you and your working needs.


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Oct 25 2017
The Complete 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.


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Oct 2 2017
Collection Spotlight: DuraVault Fireproof Filing Cabinets and Safes

| Collection Spotlights, Furniture Materials, Office Storage & Filing

An office fire can be devastating. Fortunately, you can protect your vital documents in the event of a fire or burglary by being proactive and equipping your business with fireproof filing cabinets and safes. NBF Signature Series DuraVault cabinets are specially designed to withstand damage caused by natural disasters and theft in order to keep your sensitive paperwork safe and secure. Keep reading to learn more about how adding these ultra-durable files and safes to your office security plan can make all the difference.


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Sep 18 2017
The Complete 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.


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Apr 18 2017
Whiteboards That Won't Stain or Ghost

| Furniture Materials, Office Design, Problem Solutions

Tired of dry erase boards that show the stains of every message its held before? Whether in a classroom or a conference room, whiteboards help relay notes and bring ideas to life. When writing on the board becomes impossible to read due to ghosting, dents and other damage, messages are lost and communication falls through. The solution? Glass markerboards.


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Mar 20 2017
What's in a Frame? Steel Gauge Differences

| Furniture Materials

What’s in a frame? Would that which we call steel of any gauge hold up the same?

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Feb 27 2017
How to Protect Wood Veneer Desks & Tables

| 30 Second Office Tips, Furniture Maintenance, Furniture Materials, How To Instructions, Office Desks, Office Tables

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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Feb 22 2017
The Esquire Desk in Driftwood: A New Color for an Old Favorite

| Collection Spotlights, Furniture Materials, Industry News, Now Trending, Office Desks

Okay, so the NBF Signature Series Esquire reception collection isn’t that old per se, but it does come in a brand new color for 2017. With the success Esquire has found in its traditional mahogany color, we thought it was about time we bring a softer, more modern look to this already sleek and sophisticated desk. Introducing: The Esquire Reception Desk in Driftwood.


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Feb 20 2017
How to Clean Wood Veneer

| Furniture Maintenance, Furniture Materials, How To Instructions

If you have any type of wood veneer furniture, whether it be a desk or a bookcase, it’s important to know how to best clean and maintain the furniture item. As wood veneer consists of natural wood, the cleaning process is a detailed one in order to ensure that the wood is not damaged in any way. Be sure to always consult the manufacturer of the product to ensure that you are using the proper cleaning method for your furniture. Below are some general cleaning guidelines when it comes to wood veneer casegoods, but please note that your product could have other guidelines, depending upon the manufacturer.

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Feb 6 2017
Ready-to-Assemble Furniture vs. Fully Assembled Furniture

| Furniture Materials, Industry News

When it comes to office furniture, there are two ways that most will be shipped; ready-to-assemble, also referred to in shorthand as RTA, and fully assembled. Each ships just as the name implies, meaning ready-to-assemble products will require little to extensive customer assembly while fully assembled products will be ready to use right out of the box. When choosing between RTA and fully assembled furniture, it’s important to realize that not every person can accommodate the needs of each type. Take a look at the financial, time and space requirements that typically come with RTA and fully assembled furniture before you make your purchase.

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Oct 27 2016
How to Clean Area Rugs

| Furniture Maintenance, Furniture Materials, Office Decor & Accessories

Caring for area rugs can be just as time-consuming as caring for wall-to-wall carpeting, and different types of rugs require different cleaning methods. If your area rugs look like they could use a good cleaning, take our tips for caring for each different fiber and weave type.


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Oct 17 2016
Whiteboards: Choosing the Right Dry Erase Board

| Furniture Materials, Office Boards

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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Sep 21 2016
Office Chair Casters 101

| 30 Second Office Tips, Furniture Materials, Office Seating

Did you know that the wheels on your office chair are designed to be used with a specific type of flooring? There are two main types of office chair casters—soft floor and hard floor—and you should verify which type you’ll need before you buy your new office chair.


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June 6 2016
Quality Series: Types of Seat Support Materials

| Furniture Materials, Office Seating

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May 2 2016
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 and Tempur-Pedic® chairs have to offer.


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Apr 12 2016
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.

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Feb 2 2016
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!

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Sep 22 2015
Brand Spotlight - Lesro Industries

| 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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Mar 31 2015
Statement Desks: Our Top Picks

| Furniture Materials, Office Design, Office Desks

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Mar 27 2015
What Types of Storage Drawers Come with This Desk?

| Furniture Materials, Office Desks, Office Storage & Filing

When shopping for office furniture, it is important to note the different storage options available for each desk. Ask yourself the following questions: how many and what type of storage drawers do I need? Fortunately, there are plenty of options for you choose from to keep your workspace organized and clutter free.

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Mar 26 2015
Budget, Commercial, Heirloom: Black Office Collections

| Furniture Materials

Don’t you just love the way black office furniture seems to bridge the gap between traditional and contemporary, between warm and cool and between professional and homey? So do we! Black goes with nearly everything, which is why it has become such a popular choice in offices around the world, but not every black furniture set is created equal. Before taking the plunge into purchasing one of these tall, dark and handsome office sets, be sure to consider how much you want to spend, how much you want to assemble and how long you want your furniture to last. Here’s a quick snapshot of three of our most popular black lines here at NBF:

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Feb 3 2015
Why Materials Matter: PVC Free Furniture

| Furniture Materials

Are you shopping for furniture that is appropriate for an educational setting or perhaps a healthcare facility? If so, finding options that are PVC-free may be a top priority. PVC is a common abbreviation for polyvinyl chloride, a synthetic plastic polymer that is often used. Lately, there has been a focus on using only small doses of PVC due to health concerns, as high concentrations of it have been linked to incidences of cancer.


PVC-free furniture options are typically made out of polyurethane and ensure that even small doses of PVC are not present. This provides a higher level of safety that is necessary in places like schools, hospitals, clinics and other settings where children and ill individuals are present. Whereas furnishings with small amounts of PVC are usually not harmful to healthy adults, they are typically not the best option for children with under developed immune systems or for people with compromised immune systems due to illness. Furthermore, if your business or facility must meet CA standards, PVC-free furniture, like that made out of polyurethane, is a great choice. At NBF, we are proud to offer PVC-free options for our customers who need them.

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Dec 4 2014
The Benefits of Glass Marker Boards

| Furniture Materials, Office Boards

Take a look at the marker board options that we have on NBF.com and you may feel overwhelmed. What’s the difference? They’re all white, rectangular boards, right? Although they may all look alike, not all whiteboards are created equal. Glass marker boards have been gaining considerable popularity in recent years due to their ability to adapt to nearly any environment by providing the following benefits.

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Dec 2 2014
The Benefits of Armless Chairs

| Furniture Materials, Office Seating

In need of commercial quality office seating for your business? Consider armless chairs! Here are some of the benefits of seating with armless design:

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Oct 1 2014
Seat Material Guide

| Furniture Materials, Office Seating

When it comes to seating materials, you have quite a lot of options. So how do you know what material is best for you and your working needs? This furniture guide will help you determine just that.

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Mar 18 2014
Quality Series: The Benefits of Faux Leather

| Furniture Materials, Office Seating

Faux leather, also known as polyurethane, is an alternative to genuine leather. The Executive Faux Leather Chair, offered at NBF.com, is pictured above and showcases the beauty of faux leather. Unlike harsh vinyls, faux leather is a more realistic imitation of genuine leather, as it is soft to the touch and has an appearance that is very similar to that of real leather.

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