Materials and Finishes

Oak Hardwood

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After teak, oak is one of the most popular choices for furniture building, as it is one of the strongest, most durable hardwoods. In its naturally occurring form, oak wood is dense and has a long life, hence has an expected resistance to fungal attacks.

Oak is also used because of its pleasant texture and grains that gives a sophisticated look to the furniture. Its grain pattern also takes well to staining and polishing, which further increases its lifespan. It ages well and can also be carved or moulded in the desired form. In its natural form, oak found in India is of a lighter colour than teak, and is therefore considered for lighter coloured furniture (depending on the design).

Teak Hardwood

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Teak is one of the most commonly used wood in furniture construction and the reasons for this are manifold. Teak is hard and has numerous appropriate qualities such as high stability, strength and most importantly, easy workability.

In addition, it is highly resistant to decay and rot, which ensures longevity and relatively is maintenance free; is able to withstand warping, cracking and becoming brittle even after many years. In its natural form, teak is of a medium brown colour (though there is variation in any natural material), but can be stained, varnished, painted or simply polished in a variety of finishes that enhances its glossy look as well as its lifespan.

White Ash Hardwood

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Ash wood is one of the lightest coloured species of wood and also possesses a fairly straight grain, making it a popular choice among end users. It is strong and durable and suitable for a variety of furniture applications.

Another favourable aspect is that ash wood has a good strength to weight ratio, therefore ash wood furniture, though being sturdy, is also light in weight to be moved around, if required (depending on the design). It is relatively easy to work with, thus easily producing good quality pieces. It is easily stained and polished, but most of the time it is simply varnished so that the natural beauty of its colour can shine through.

Boiling Water Proof Plywood

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Boiling Water Proof Ply is the strongest and most durable of plys used in a residential setting. It is also colloquially called Marine Ply by most manufacturers.

BWP ply is typically used for building storage in potentially “wet” areas such as kitchens, bathrooms, outdoor areas and for wardrobes if they back external walls. The synthetic resins used to glue the individual veneers make the ply waterproof. All ply of this nature is stamped BWP by the manufacturer..

Boiling Water Resistant Plywood

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Boiling Water Resistant is similar to Boiling Water Proof but this terminology is conventionally used for blockboards, and not for ply. It is easy to confuse the two, therefore look out for the BWR stamp by the manufacturer. It can similarly be used for furniture in kitchens, bathrooms, outdoor areas and for wardrobes if they back external walls.

Phenol Formaldehyde (PF) resin that is rsused for better bonding and hardwood species are used for long life, thus avoid core gaps that weaken the ply.

Medium Density Fibreboard

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Medium Density Fibre Board is also a type of fibre board, which differs intrinsically from ply but has a higher density than Low Density Fibre Board. It is a dry formed panel manufactured by applying high pressure and heat to wood pulp, and not sheets of wood veneer.

These are bonded together using a synthetic resin under high pressure and heat, resulting in a uniform sheet that retains its dimensional stability even under pressure. Also since it is has a material consistency, even the cut edges do not display splinters or unevenness. It is an economical material that easily takes paint or laminate as a surface finish.

White Laminate

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Since the internal surfaces are not visible, they can be applied with a laminate which is a different colour than the external surfaces. White laminate in particular while being cost effective, also makes the interior light-looking and things easy to locate.

Wood Grained Laminate

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Laminate is a factory made facing material for furniture that comes in sheets of 8'x4' and is 1-2 mm thick. These laminate finishes mimic the wood finishes of veneer or wood. All laminate sheets of a particular variety look exactly the same. They can be easily cleaned with a wet cloth and such furniture is scratch-proof and easy to maintain.

Veneer

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Veneer sheets (8'x4') are thin slices (4mm) of wood commonly used as a facing material for all wooden furniture. They sport natural wood grain patterns and come in varieties such as walnut, teak, mahogany, wenge, beech etc.

It is important to remember that since veneer is a natural material, there will be some variation between sheets. Veneer is glued on ply, and then polished (either natural or with staining) for the final glossy finish. Veneer surfaces must be cleaned with a dry cloth only and may require re-polishing after 6-8 years.

Laminates

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Laminate is a factory made facing material for furniture that comes in sheets of 8'x4' and is 1-2 mm thick. Earlier all laminate finishes mimicked the wood finishes of veneer or wood, but now various solid colours, textures (glossy, Matte, leather) & patterns are also available.

All laminate sheets of a particular variety look exactly the same. They can be easily cleaned with a wet cloth and such furniture is scratch-proof and easy to maintain.

Grey Fabric

Fabrics are preferred in residential interiors by many users, as it is believed to give a softer, homely look to the space. The only reservation is regarding maintenance and cleaning; however nowadays regular professional cleaning can well take care of this aspect.

Recently, most users tend towards grey fabrics to give a formal look to their sofas, yet not compromising on the elegance. Grey is considered a neutral shade and can be comfortably combined with woods, and especially metal accents to create an overall smart, sophisticated interior. Grey fabrics can also be mixed and matched with other brighter colours in the soft furnishings, if desired, to make the space more vibrant. Grey also works well in various fabrics and textures.

Beige Fabric

Fabrics are preferred in residential interiors by many users, as it is believed to give a softer, homely look to the space. The only reservation is regarding maintenance and cleaning; however nowadays regular professional cleaning can well take care of this aspect.

Traditionally, beige fabrics are often the most preferred choice, as they are neutral enough to blend with the other hard materials such as the flooring and woods, as well as become the base for coloured loose cushions, runners, etc. Beige is also considered a relaxing and earthy colour, one that you will not bore of easily in the long run. Beige fabrics also suit any sofa design, whether Art Deco or Contemporary.

Teal Fabric

Fabrics are preferred in residential interiors by many users, as it is believed to give a softer, homely look to the space. The only reservation is regarding maintenance and cleaning; however nowadays regular professional cleaning can well take care of this aspect.

Teal fabrics are currently the most popular choices for interiors, especially with users who are keen on a youthful and current look for their sofas. Additionally, contrary to conventional thinking, it can be combined well with other more muted colours as well, in the form of cushions, runners, etc, to neutralise the perceived vividness of the base teal colour. Teal fabrics will go particularly well with contemporary sofa designs.

Tan Brown Leatherette

Leather is increasingly becoming a popular choice in interiors, as a replacement to fabrics; in order to give a more formal and sophisticated feel to the upholstery. Faux leather specifically, is more durable and easier to maintain than natural leather and often a preferred option.

Tan brown leather is considered neutral enough to combine with any other range of colours and textures, whether in soft furnishings or hard materials. It is natural looking and its shading also allows for a variety of furniture designs to shine through, whether traditional or contemporary. Since tan brown leather does not have a very strong grain or texture, it can also be mixed with printed fabrics used for loose cushions, runners, etc.

Blue Leatherette

Leather is increasingly becoming a popular choice in interiors, as a replacement to fabrics; in order to give a more formal and sophisticated feel to the upholstery. Faux leather specifically, is more durable and easier to maintain than natural leather and often a preferred option.

Blue can lend a smart look, but one that is still playful. It is away from the run of the mill options, but yet is mild enough to blend with a variety of designs, but maybe favoured by those who prefer contemporary themes. Since tan brown leather does not have a very strong grain or texture, it can also be mixed with printed fabrics used for loose cushions, runners, etc.

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Soft Closing Hinges

These TUV certified anti-corrosive steel hinges with an attractive Nickel Plated finish guarantee high standards of quality in material and finish. They have undergone Anti-corrosion Testing with a saltspray testing ensuring durability in corrosive environments. They have also been tested to over 40,000 cycles ensuring high operational durability.

Telescopic Channels

Telescopic channels are so called because the sections of the channel length slide into each other, similar to a telescope, making even deep drawers easy to use. They are very smooth, have a mechanism that prevents the drawer from toppling over, even if pulled out completely and also come in soft closing options.

Black Marquina Marble

Contemporary designs often include Marble especially for tabletops and worktops, as along with the aesthetic value, it is strong, durable, and easy to maintain and keep clean. Black Marquina marble is originally of Spanish origin, and gets its name from the Basque country quarries where they are found.

Today, it is a popular choice in interior furniture applications, as its stark colour becomes a highlight, and contrasts the more neutral shades of wood and metal. It is usually polished, which allows its characteristic whitish veins to stand out. It is widely considered a balanced marble in terms of structure, with significant hardness, fine grains and irregular patterning. While the black colouring forms the prominent background, the cross veins are white in colour.

White Statuario Marble

Contemporary designs often include Marble especially for tabletops and worktops, as along with the aesthetic value, it is strong, durable, and easy to maintain and keep clean. White Marble is often used in interior furniture applications due to its elegant look, yet due to its light colour it does not make the furniture seem heavy or bulky.

It is usually polished, which lends it a glossy look that specially complements metal or wooden finishes. White marble allows the natural greyish grains and veins of the material to stand out, and creates an impact even if used sparingly. White marbles comes in several varieties, however in general they are the most expensive of marbles, with cost depending on whiteness and clarity of veins.