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August 23, 2021 | Furniture Concepts

How do I Buy Affordable, Quality Furniture for My Facility?

What do I Need to Know Before Buying Quality Furniture for My Facility? Part Two: Clean-ability Clean-ability. – Upholstered furniture tends to play center stage of a facilities’ common area and visible stains can be a real distraction for staff, customers and clients.  While upholstery technology and design does not get a whole lot of attention, there […]

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August 23, 2021 | Furniture Concepts

Wondering what you should know about bed bug resistant furniture?

Good question! Bed bugs have become a hot topic in healthcare and group living environments – and for good reason.Bed bugs are difficult to detect and are easily carried in by unsuspecting humans who may harbor the pests in clothes, luggage or personal items. Once they’ve set up shop in your facility, getting rid of them is […]

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August 23, 2021 | Furniture Concepts

Buying Affordable, Quality Furniture for Your Facility: Part 1.

What Do You Need to Know Before Buying Quality, Durable Furniture for Your Facility? Part One: Durability There are certain characteristics to look for in furnishings typically used in group home settings.  Keep in mind the following qualities so you will be asking the right questions: Durability – Upholstered items are typically the most expensive individual pieces you will […]

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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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