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August 23, 2021 | Furniture Concepts

Choosing Color Schemes for Your Facility’s Rooms & Furniture.

How to Choose Colors for Your Facility. Most people spend a good deal of time agonizing over the right interior colors for their homes.  There is no doubt that people are naturally drawn to certain colors and color families.  Varying hues within a color give us the tools to create endless options for decorating, product packaging, […]

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August 23, 2021 | Furniture Concepts

Furniture Standards on Flammability.

What the Heck is CAL. 117 & CAL. 133 Anyway? Explaining Flammability Standards in Upholstered Furniture.  California Technical Bulletin 117 was enacted into California law in 1975.  CAL. 117 as it is commonly referred to created flammability standards for concealed filling materials and fabrics used on upholstered furniture.  A 1992 companion legislation created California Bulletin 133 (CAL. 133).  While CAL. 117 […]

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August 23, 2021 | Furniture Concepts

Buy Contract Furniture Vs. Retail: Reasons Group Homes Should!

Buy Contract Furniture Vs. Retail: Reasons Group Homes Should! Select a Contract Furniture Seller.  While buying from your local furniture retailer can be tempting, few retailers are prepared to consider the needs of facilities whose furniture will receive high use, suffer many spills, and may even be subject to body fluid issues.  Contract Furniture Sellers, on the […]

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June 21, 2021 | Furniture Concepts

A Shift in Perspective: Seeing Furniture Choices as an Investment Decision

With an intimidating number of choices in the marketplace, the people who are tasked with purchasing furniture for healthcare environments can often be left feeling overwhelmed. As with many decisions, one typically chooses the path of least resistance and purchases what is readily available and for the lowest cost. While this strategy may appear to work well […]

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November 17, 2021 | Furniture Concepts

How to Choose Awesome Metal Furniture

Metal furniture has become a popular choice for group and dormitory living. Metal furniture (aka steel furniture) offers maximum durability and functionality. For tough living environments that serve youth, consumers with behavioral outbursts, or just general heavy use – metal furniture is an excellent solution.  Additionally, metal furniture has to have a painted surface so the sky’s the limit for […]

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August 25, 2021 | Furniture Concepts

Is Metal Furniture Worthless?

Metal furniture is steadily growing in popularity. It is popping up in project specifications and contract design trade publications. But why?  It turns out there are several valid reasons why metal furniture is increasing in popularity for group living environments.  Here are the top three: IT IS DURABLE.  Both wood and metal furniture have had their place in […]

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August 25, 2021 | Furniture Concepts

Crate style furniture that will make you go wow!

Facility managers and housing directors have been making an old trend new again. When looking for quality furniture that is durable and budget-friendly, many buyers have discovered that crate furniture has re-emerged as an industry must-have. Solid as a rock, crate style seating and lounge furniture has stood the test of time as a tried and true workhorse that […]

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crib saftey rules furniture concepts

August 25, 2021 | Furniture Concepts

What Everyone Ought to Know About Crib Safety Standards

For contract healthcare facilities that serve infants and youth, the end of 2012 marked the beginning of the US Consumer Product Safety Commissions’ (CPSC) new crib safety standards. All cribs in use in the United States are now required to be compliant with the new Standards 16 CFR 1219 and 16 CFR 1220. Cribs manufactured after July 28, 2011 were […]

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bariatric seating furniture concepts

August 25, 2021 | Furniture Concepts

The Myth of Bariatric Furniture

“Bariatric” is a broad word that encompasses the needs of people over recommended body weight. Bariatric furniture is a necessary enhancement of the contract furniture industry for practical reasons. Heavier people appreciate wider seats for more comfort. Additionally, more substantial construction means higher durability and greater peace of mind for individuals requiring the extra support. Bariatric furnitures’ […]

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