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Designer Wooden Furniture: 3 Things to Consider When Choosing a Finish

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If you are considering investing in some wooden designer furniture for your home, your main consideration may be the surface finish. There are a plethora of different finishes available, so selecting the one that is right for you can be difficult. Below is a guide to 3 things you should keep in mind when buying wooden designer furniture.

The look that you desire

Everyone will have their own individual preferences when it comes to the look they want for their furniture. For example, you may prefer the wooden surfaces to have a natural look, with the grain still showing. In this case, it would be best to opt for designer furniture which has been finished using oil or wax so that the grain can still be seen. However, you may instead opt for wooden designer furniture which has been painted and varnished so that it compliments or contrasts with the other colours and pieces of furniture in a room. If you are unsure of the look you desire, you could work with an interior designer to come up with a room plan.

The durability of the finish

As well as the look, you will also need to consider the durability of the finish you choose. For example, if you have small children or pets, you might know in advance that your wooden designer furniture is going to take a beating. If this is the case, you should avoid unfinished or varnished wooden, as it will be vulnerable to damage. Instead, it would be wise to opt for furniture which has been finished using lacquer. Lacquers will soak deep into the wood and offer a high level of durability.

How environmentally friendly the finish is

Finally, you should consider how green your chosen finish is. Different designers use different compounds when mixing the lacquers, varnishes and oils which are used to finish wooden furniture. You should always check with the manufacturer that the finish used on your wooden designer furniture does not contain toxic pollutants such as formaldehyde or acid catalysts which can be harmful to the natural environment. If you are unsure about a finish, it is best to choose the one which is certified as environmentally safe.

If you would like further information about choosing the perfect finish for your designer wooden furniture, you should contact a specialist furniture designer today. The staff will be happy to offer you help and assistance.