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Hospitality Furniture Fire Safety Regulations
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Hospitality Furniture Fire Safety Regulations

Legal fire safety requirements for contract furniture can be confusing because it's covered by The Regulatory Reform (Fire Safety) Order (RRFSO) and not the Furniture and Furnishings (Fire Safety) Regulations (FFFSR) which covers domestic use. Here is an important summary for commercial designers.

How To Choose Your Table Bases
  • Tables
  • Furniture knowledge
  • Table bases
How To Choose Your Table Bases

Table bases are usually ordered separately from table tops. They are available in a wide range of styles, sizes, materials, and finishes. We list the benefits of pedestal bases for hospitality settings, the options for finish and how to avoid those annoying wobbly tables as well as technical tips.

How To Specify A Chair From The Ground Up
    How To Specify A Chair From The Ground Up

    Everything you need to know about specifying a chair in a single blog post. Well, almost. This guide will ensure you don't overlook anything when specifying for a project from glides, to pattern repeats, chair materials and more.

    Never Use Sanitiser On Wooden Table Tops
    • Tables
    • Furniture care
    Never Use Sanitiser On Wooden Table Tops

    The number one cause of damage to wooden table tops in hospitality spaces is the inappropriate use of harsh cleaning products including D10 Sanitiser. Sanitisers break down the chemical properties of the lacquer causing it to soften; soft lacquer will peel and is easily marked.

    Getting Barstool Heights Right
    • Specification tips
    • Stools
    Getting Barstool Heights Right

    Most designers are concerned with the overall seat height of a barstool, but the dimensions to and from the foot rail play a crucial role in the comfort of a barstool. We've found the following dimensions ideal for contract use.

    Why Does Leather Upholstery Have Marks & Scars?
    • Contract upholstery
    Why Does Leather Upholstery Have Marks & Scars?

    95% of leather comes from the hide of a cow; the rest is from buffaloes, but all is animal skin. As a result the grain will have fat wrinkles, insect bite marks and healed scars & scratches that have been acquired through the animal's lifetime.

    Table Choices: European Oak v Character Oak
    • Tables
    Table Choices: European Oak v Character Oak

    Oak is one of the most popular choices because it has a naturally attractive grain without needing to be stained, is high quality and reasonably affordable. Oak comes in two types where table tops are concerned: European Oak & Character Oak. Here are the differences between the two.

    Why Curved Shells May Need Fabric Testing For COM/COL
    • Contract upholstery
    Why Curved Shells May Need Fabric Testing For COM/COL

    Curves are notoriously difficult to upholster, the inner back of some designs of curved chairs can be particularly tricky. This is because it's not as easy to stretch the fabric across the foam on a really curved inner back.

    Marble Table Tops - Everything You Need To Know
    • Tables
    Marble Table Tops - Everything You Need To Know

    Marble table tops are extremely popular in restaurants, bars & hotels. This is everything you need to know about marble tops from acid etching to edge profiles.

    Adjustable Feet On Inox Table Bases
    • Table bases
    Adjustable Feet On Inox Table Bases

    If you know your floor surface is going to be uneven, adjustable feet are a great way to avoid a wobbly table. A simple tweak of the feet can instantly stablise your entire table. However, adding adjustable feet to some table bases may mean the screws will be visible from the top of the base plate.