At Oriental Casa, we believe in investing in furniture and décor that will last decades. Whether you use it for that long is up to you, but the option will always be there for resale, passing it on to family and friends, or donating to a cause where an at-need family benefits from your choice.
High-traffic areas like Living Rooms need sturdy and expertly made pieces
When contemplating new furniture for your home or business, always err on the side of common sense! We are all faced with the same choice when purchasing–do I go for something fast, cheap, and easy or invest in something high-quality, handcrafted, and ultimately more expensive? There is often the temptation to choose something inexpensive at the moment, as you may want something as quickly as possible, but that is not the best choice. Not for you or the environment.
Obviously, for some types of furniture or situations, choosing affordable quality pieces can be a good idea. For example, if you work in home staging, it would not be a financially responsible decision to spend thousands on a sofa that no one will ever sit on! But if you are looking for furniture to furnish high traffic areas, like in the hospitality industry, business waiting rooms, healthcare facilities, or in your home, the better option is investing in high-quality modern furniture.
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Here are some features to look for when choosing high-quality modern furniture that will ensure there are no regrets!
- Solid Wood, Veneer, or Particle Board
Ash, mahogany, oak, rosewood, and walnut are just some of the most popular types of wood used in modern furniture. Furniture can either be solid wood or veneer, meaning less expensive wood is covered with a thin solid wood finish. Both these options are used in high-quality modern furniture and are typically durable and long-lasting. At Oriental Casa, all our furniture is crafted from sustainable rosewood harvested in Nigeria. Eschewing veneer and particle board creates the longest-lasting, highest quality possible.
Stay away from particle board no matter what the sticker price says! This ‘wood’ is used as a base for much modern furniture. This practice is typically a sign of cheap furniture, as it will not stand up to heavy use over a long period. Its composition is a combination of wood pulp or sawdust, plastics, glue, and/or resin – resulting in a material that is not as solid or durable and contains formaldehyde, which is a potent chemical.
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- Cushions and Upholstery
Depending on the level of use the furniture you are seeking will undergo, the ability to clean the cushions is vital to maintaining its appearance. You should check that the cushions can easily be removed and either cleaned by hand or professionally, especially if they are leather. For things like armchairs, dining chairs, and even couches, you should be able to remove the cushion covers from the foam easily. Although this may seem like worrying too much in advance, it will also make it easier to change the colour or the material in the future to revamp a room.
- Glue, Nails, Screws, and Joints
All the furniture at Oriental Casa is constructed using wood joinery-this is where notches are cut into wood pieces and each fit together perfectly, creating seamless construction. Our team in China uses no nails, screws (which are often used by high-quality furniture manufacturers) or glue when constructing our furniture. If you can visibly see adhesive or glue holding parts of the furniture together, what you thought was high-quality is lower quality. No one should be able to easily see any materials that hold the furniture together.
Knots are natural in solid wood and are also the areas of the tree that are weaker than the rest. If your furniture has visible knots, it means that the wood is weaker than it should be, and therefore high-quality furniture manufacturers stay away from using pine, which is typically a very knotty wood.
All Oriental Casa furniture is created with traditional joinery techniques
Only High-Quality Furniture at Oriental Casa
Our modern furniture is to be enjoyed for years to come, unlike other manufacturers and suppliers that focus on creating trendy pieces that will only last for a couple of years.
If you are looking for high-quality furniture for yourself or a client, Oriental Casa can help. Click the Book an Appointment button below to meet with one of our team members to find the perfect modern Chinese furniture for your needs.