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Veneer or Laminate Office Furniture


Veneer or Laminate Office Furniture

Veneer or Laminate Office Furniture

When choosing office furniture in Houston, it’s important to select office furniture that will make a statement. A good first impression with clients and associates is the key to good business. Random mismatched furniture pieces just won’t do! Your office space should be professional and uniform. But with so many office furniture variants out there to choose from, how do you decide what is best for your particular industry?

You’ll find that two of the most popular office furniture choices are either laminate or veneer. The decision on which one to choose is often decided by budget, but weighing more of the differences between laminate and veneer office furniture is equally important.

As you review your new office furniture options, you’ll find that both laminate and veneer offer many similar designs (casual, contemporary or sophisticated) to give your office its own unique style. Let’s discuss each type of finish to better help you decide what is best for you and your business.

Laminate Office Furniture
Laminate office furniture is known for its durability, reliability and affordability. Laminate is made of printed sheets, often a wood-grain design and bonded to a less expensive surface. The desktop is also treated with a clear coating, which resists scratches, stains and condensation, making laminate ideal for high-traffic areas. The look is simple…there are no carved edges or detailing which usually translates into savings. You can also find laminate desks in a variety of colors and patterns.

Laminate office furniture is perfect for high uses areas, hospitals, classrooms, and small to medium sized businesses.

Veneer Office Furniture
Veneer is made with thin, decorative slices of wood affixed to a durable substrate material that resists warping. Veneer surfaces are stained in a multi-step process that produces a warm; rich finish mimicking the look of real hard wood. Veneer office furniture is typically of a higher quality and is better constructed than a laminate. The natural material is beautiful but can be softer and scratch easily. A writing pad or desk blotter is recommended when using a desk constructed of Veneer.

Wood veneer office furniture is often found in upscale executive offices in high-powered companies, conference rooms, reception desks, and even home offices.

Hopefully this post has helped guide you on which direction you should look to outfit your office space. No matter your preference, it is extremely important to do your homework before hand. Still unsure of which one is right for your business? Visit and request a free consultation. Our qualified workplace designers are ready to talk to you about your next office furniture project.

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