High Durability Furniture

Posted by Janet Voigt on Wed, Oct 25, 2017 @ 02:54 PM

High Durability Furniture: Not Clunky Anymore!

Durable furniture might bring to mind images of clunky, heavy materials assembled on a thick, bulky foundations. But what makes furniture “durable” in today’s world is really just the opposite.

Technology has improved furniture production methods to a point where lighter components can combine to create a high-style piece of furniture with incredible durability and function.

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Topics: Bariatric, durable furniture, Contract Furniture

An Interior Designer’s Guide to Healthcare Furniture

Posted by Janet Voigt on Mon, Sep 18, 2017 @ 01:00 PM
Interior Designer for Contract Furniture
Recently I was talking to an interior designer who took her first healthcare design job. This particular interior designer had a lot of residential experience but when I asked her about selecting contract-grade furniture, she was totally unaware that there was furniture designed for non-residential applications.
 
While the elements of good residential interior design might translate well into a commercial healthcare or group living environment, the furniture and fixtures do not.
 
Bland, sterile-looking healthcare facilities are a thing of the past. Aesthetics now encompass a broad range of healing elements including energetic color-schemes and nature-based hues that encourage comfort. But beyond the basics of color is a new world of functionality.
 
Furniture and fixtures for health care and healing environments must also prevent falls, encourage mobility, discreetly deal with incontinence and fluids, maintain sterile surfaces and support the latest patient-centered technologies.
 
So what exactly is contract-grade furniture? 
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Topics: Interior Design Advice of Group Living Facilities, Contract Furniture, Behavioral Healthcare Furniture

How Furniture Concepts' Website Features Help Our Customers

Posted by Karyl Walker on Thu, Sep 15, 2016 @ 08:00 AM

It’s not always easy to find the right contract furniture for your facility. Furniture Concepts simplifies this search through convenient website features that give you all of the information you need to make furniture decisions. Here’s how our website can help you find and order the right contract furniture for your facility.

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Topics: Contract Furniture, contract fabrics

6 Tips for the Greatest Heavy Use Furniture Ever

Posted by Janet Voigt on Thu, Feb 20, 2014 @ 03:43 PM
Managers and executives in group living environments - from university housing to group homes - agree that the one of biggest challenges they have is buying furniture that is tougher than their clients.
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Topics: Contract Furniture, Group Furniture Buying Advice, Behavioral Healthcare Furniture, heavy use furniture

Contract furniture Buying Check-List

Posted by Janet Voigt on Wed, Nov 06, 2013 @ 11:36 AM

Reasons to Buy Contract Vs. Retail Furniture.

When I asked customers about selecting contract-grade furniture, they are often unaware that there was furniture designed for non-residential applications. While the elements of good residential interior design might translate well into a commercial healthcare or group living environment, the furniture and fixtures do not.
 
Furniture and fixtures for health care and healing environments must not only be comfortable, and attractive, but also prevent falls, encourage mobility, discreetly deal with incontinence and fluids, maintain sterile surfaces and support the latest patient-centered technologies.

So what exactly is contract-grade furniture?
  • Contract-grade furniture is designed and built by specialized manufacturers whose construction methods and materials produce a higher-quality piece of furniture that stands up to heavy use. Additionally, fabrics for contract environments are tested to standards that are not applicable in residential design.
  • Fabric finishes are far more durable than a traditional Scotch-Guard surface treatment and many fabric finishes can handle urine and body fluids without penetrating vulnerable foam and frame components of seating pieces.
  • Contract furniture designs can easily adapt dimensions of seating pieces to accommodate bariatric and limited mobility needs. Reinforced and metal frames can allow up to 800 lb. per seating surface.  Shorter seat depths and higher arm heights on sofas, loveseats and chairs enables mobility by making the physics of taking a person from a seated position to a standing position an easier transition.
  • Many health care facilities are subject to inspection and accreditation standards so making sure that all design elements including furniture and fixtures comply is essential.
  • Patient and staff safety is always a primary concern. Understanding the specific needs of the patient population, staff and visitors is crucial since design needs may include things like managing self-harm risk, preventing assemblies that can be used as weapons, eliminating sharp edges, minimizing tripping or falling risks and optimizing independence are topics that many designers have not had to take into consideration on non-contract projects.
Inexpensive look-alikes cannot possibly have frames and components built to last in a commercial or heavy-use environment.
Always engage a reputable contract furniture dealerwho can help you understand the needs of contract health care and group living facilities so that you and your design project will shine!

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Topics: Health Care Furniture, durable furniture, Contract Furniture

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