TIPS TO ENSURE THE LONGEVITY OF YOUR OFFICE FURNITURE

 

The office is where many business dealings take place. As such, its aesthetics and comfort play a huge role in depicting its level of productivity.

Having good office furniture is one of the ways to ensure a comfortable working environment. However, companies do not have the extra cash to purchase durable office furniture in London now and then. For this reason, it is advisable to take good care of office furniture to ensure its longevity.

Below are some tips that will help you ensure the durability of your office furniture.

Let us delve into specifics.

  • Avoid direct sunlight

The sun feeds us with vitamin D that allows the proper development of our bodies. However, the sun also emits harmful ultra-violet rays.

Considering that the sun can easily penetrate glass coverings, office furniture that is directly exposed to these rays tends to wear out faster. Couch upholstery will fade or discolor, while wooden surfaces tend to be dull. 

To counter this, make sure that office furniture is not directly exposed to the sun. Find other office areas where the sun does not reach and put the furniture there. If it is a convenient workstation or there is not enough room to shift pieces of furniture, use curtains or blinds to block the rays of the sun from penetrating.

  • Take extra caution when moving furniture

There are times that a change of sitting arrangements is necessary for aesthetic purposes. Moving furniture is also an inexpensive tactic for businesses to bring forth a new vibe in the workplace, promoting productivity.

If you are fond of moving furniture from one place to another, over time, you might realize that the furniture gets damaged. For this reason, it is advisable to take extra caution when moving furniture. Avoid pulling and pushing. Apart from damaging the furniture, pulling and pushing may scratch the floor. What you do is to ask your fellow employee to help you lift the couch to its destination with the utmost care.

  • Practice regular cleaning

Regularly cleaning your office furniture is one of the easiest ways to ensure longevity. Due to the high levels of human traffic in offices, furniture is subjected to a lot of dust and other particles. Over time, these particles stain upholstery couches turning a formerly bright seat dull. 

To ensure cleanliness, you can use a vacuum cleaner to clean your couches to their former glory. For wooden pieces, wiping them with a slightly damp soft cotton cloth is recommended.

  • Apply varnish

Varnish is a protective coat applied to wooden furniture. It is to give the furniture a shine like no other.

So, if your office furniture has been around for a long time and they are no longer visibly appealing, consider applying a coat or two of your favorite varnish. It is a simple process that may not necessarily need the intervention of a professional.

Also, consider giving the furniture a lustrous new look by repainting or staining it.