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What is Tempered Glass?

On a large proportion of our dining room, living room and home office furniture including glass dining tables and kitchen tables you will see reference made to the product being made from ‘tempered glass’.
Tempered glass is often referred to as safety glass, whilst not completely shatter proof, it is much stronger than standard glass, able to withstand more

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What is an Ottoman?

An ottoman is another name for a blanket box or footstool. Whilst there can be many different types of ottomans, essentially an ottoman is a piece of bedroom furniture which you might use to sit at the end of your bed or underneath a window in your bedroom completely covered in fabric. Quite often ottomans come with storage, useful for

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What is Veneered Furniture and how is it used?

Veneered furniture refers to thin slices of wood often used to cover wood or medium density fibre-board to make furniture products more attractive. Veneer includes a polished lacquer adding extra protection. Veneer is usually no thicker than 3mm and is commonly used on many furniture items sold today. Veneer is quicker and cheaper to produce and is quite often used

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What is Melamine and how is it used?

 
 
Melamine is an organic compound used to create a heat resistant resin. Most commonly found on some of our drop leaf tables, the melamine provides a heat resistance with fire retardant properties.
Melamine is ideal for kitchen tables where hot plates are sometimes used. Melamine does not scratch easily.
 
 
 
 
 
 

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What is a Divan Bed?

A divan bed typically involves two parts. A bed base which is constructed of a wooden frame surrounded by material which sits on the floor. The second part is a mattress which sits on top of the divan base. Most divan bed bases above 3ft size are usually split allowing easy access to all properties and come on castors to allow for

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