SHOULD YOU BUY LAMINATE OR WOOD OFFICE FURNITURE?

We are often asked whether we recommend purchasing wood or laminate desks. Obviously one consideration is your budget, as wood veneer casegoods are more expensive. That being said, the laminate and wood veneer casegood products we offer at Discount Office Furniture 4 U are very comparable in quality. Most casegoods are composed of high density particle board, and commercial grade hardware. The largest difference is the product that goes on top of the substructure. In one case, it is thin layers of real wood, and in another it is a plastic laminate product. Laminate is windex-able, and easy to clean, yet difficult to scratch. Wood veneer, on the other hand, is less scratch resistant, and takes a bit more cleaning care. Please be advised not to use any furniture polish which contains wax on our wood casegood pieces. They come with a laquer finish that only needs a moist cloth to clean, and wax will dull and yellow this finish over time. There are visual differences between the look of wood, and the look of laminate. It boils down to a personal preference, where budget and care should be the largest considerations.

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