Which to pick: Contract or residential furniture?29 Jun. 2020
Najmi Furniture, a 45-year-old furniture dealer, defines how-to source furniture for different scenarios and why it's important to source cleverly. Read on to find out which would be best suitable for commercial, residential and hospitality properties.
Najmi Furniture has been established in the UAE since 1975 and specializes in dining and office furniture for the hospitality industry. They work with architects, interior designers, industry specialists and contractors and can showcase a wide selection of ready-to-go furniture available for immediate delivery. They also have the capacity and tools to create custom-made solutions.
WHAT IS CONTRACT FURNITURE?
Contract furniture is furniture that is used for commercial purposes. It is intentionally manufactured with added strengthening features for use in public environments such as hotels, restaurants, cafes, canteens and offices - places that get heavy traffic day in, day out.
WHY WOULD ONE SELECT CONTRACT FURNITURE OVER RESIDENTIAL FURNITURE?
Residential furniture would not be able to withstand the same durability as commercial-grade furniture. Consider the usage of dining set inside a home versus a restaurant or cafe. At home, a family may have a meal on their dining set once or twice a day. A restaurant operating seven days a week would be used by thousands of customers. Furniture in a restaurant is constantly dragged, pushed, rocked on and leaned on. Not to mention customers wouldn't use the furniture with the same respect as they would use their own - and thus diners are more likely to view furniture as disposable. Due to a very high amount of usage, restaurant furniture needs to be more durable than their residential counterparts.
When contract furniture is manufactured and assembled, the parts used are generally stronger than the parts used for residential furniture and also the method of construction and even the finish is more robust. For example, wooden items are usually made with proper joints, reinforcement at points of stress and glued where necessary instead of nailed or screwed. Metal items are often welded instead of screwed together and the type of weld used is stronger than a light weld used in residential furniture. This not only benefits the lifetime of the furniture but also the safety of those that use it.
PARTNERING WITH YOUR CONTRACT FURNITURE DEALER
Contract furniture provides a consistent approach to sourcing furniture, with a safeguard to expand into the future. The furniture ensures durability and practicality, along with comfort and design. To find out more about contract furniture solutions and options, visit Najmi Furniture - they specialize in contract furniture and are flexible to work according to your project requirements.