Which Type of Material Should You Choose for Your Furniture?

When a homeowner makes the decision to buy new furniture, they consider it an important investment. In fact, 95.1% of over 2,000 survey participants said they “expect furniture to last for many years.” If you’re one of those people who want the most out of their furniture, it’s important to know what kind of material is the best choice. To help you decide, this article is going to discuss some of the benefits of common materials used for furniture.

Plastic: Plastic material is very versatile and the lightweight material can be formed into any shape. Because it’s so cheap to manufacture, it’s often mass-produced. Plastic is often used for simple furniture pieces, including outdoor furniture. While plastic is water resistant, it’s not nearly as durable as other furniture materials.

Steel: This metal material is durable, flexible, and lightweight. Because of its resilience, it’s often used to make furniture for classrooms, hospitals, and office buildings. Due to its ability to be easily formed into any shape, common types of furniture steel is used for include folding chairs and tables.

Glass: Glass furniture pieces are finding their way into the mainstream of contemporary furniture. It’s a unique material because it can be bent and curved into shapes that other materials may not be able to make. Depending on the process, it can be made structurally durable. Glass furniture is often admired for its beauty and minimalism.

Leather: Furniture creation has seen a mass use of leather for years. Because it’s comfortable and pliable, it’s often used to upholster chairs and sofas. Because leather is expensive, vinyl is sometimes used instead for a more economical option.

Wood: One of the most popular furniture materials is wood. Wood furniture is not only versatile, but it’s also a sustainable option. Woodworking is a master craft and many homeowners choose to invest in custom wood furniture. Whether it’s custom bedroom furniture or custom made dining room furniture, wood is a high-quality material that can be used to create a unique piece of furniture. Because it’s one of the most durable materials available, wood furniture will last for a long time.

When choosing a material for your furniture, it’s important to think about the long-term benefits. If you buy cheap, fragile furniture, you may find yourself having to buy new furniture sooner rather than later. But if you invest in high-quality, durable furniture, you can enjoy it for years to come.

Unruh offers a lifetime warranty on every piece of furniture we make. If it breaks or gets damaged, we will repair it for free, and this includes everyday wear and tear.

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I started Unruh Furniture in my garage in 2012 when my wife was pregnant with our first. Today I have 4 kids, 20 employees, and plenty of fires to put out every day. It's a great life and I am a happy man.


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