What is a “fixed” cover, a “loose-fixed cover”, or a “loose” cover?
Fixed Cover: the material is stapled to the frame, and you cannot remove it. A fixed cover enables a “tight upholstery” effect.
Loose-Fixed Cover: the material is attached to the frame by an adhesive tape (Velcro). A loose-fixed cover enables a “tight upholstery” effect, just like a fixed cover. It has the additional advantage the ability to remove the cover either to clean it, or to replace it.
Loose Cover: the material is fixed to the back of the chair by an adhesive tape simply in order for it to remain in position. A loose cover will give your chair a deliberate “relaxed” and less strict look.
What castors should I choose?
Several kinds of castors are available.
As standard: the castor is made of PET, and its colour is matched to the stain of your chair leg. The castor will be either white or dark brown. This kind of castor is suitable for tiles, natural stone, and hard flooring.
You can ask for a metal castor (which is ideal for carpets) or a felt castor (which is ideal for parquet flooring) on request at no additional cost. The felt castor will also be matched to the colour of your chair, and will be either white or dark brown.
Lastly, you can choose castors in PTFE (Teflon) at an additional cost. These castors are recommended for heavy use (business contracts).
What is the difference between oak and rustic oak?
By definition, rustic oak has knots on the visible side of the table top. These are healthy and have no effect on the structure of the top. Please also be aware that rustic oak is not used to build chairs.
What is the difference between beech and rustic beech?
By definition, rustic beech has knots and is redder in colour in some places on the visible side of the table top. These knots and redness have no effect on the structure of the top. Meanwhile, rustic beech was never used to build chairs.
Should I choose solid wood or veneer wood?
This is an issue of look and render.
Each solid wood table will be unique, and its render will depend on the wood used to make the table top. Each plank and each knot is unique. The greatest advantage is the fact that if there is a deep gash and the wood is natural oiled wood, it is possible to make your table as good as new by sanding it and re-treating it using the kit provided.
To increase the stability of the table top, we insert metal cross-bars into the top, in order to limit its flexibility and warp.
The render obtained is more repetitive, since the wood is sliced (like a loaf of bread), which means that we obviously have “slices” that look like one another. When we select the plywood veneer leaves, we take care not to be too repetitive, although identical veneer leaves can be found on the same table top.
For most tables, the veneer table top is a solid wood table top (often made out of softwood) which is stabilised by two HDF layers on each side. We stick a 0.6 mm-thick solid wood veneer on each side.
The advantage of this type of table top is its stability, since there is virtually no tension in this kind of top, and there is no risk of cracking or warp.
What is HPL?
HPL is the abbreviation for High Pressure Laminate. This material consists of successive layers of impregnated and pressed Kraft paper.
The material is highly rigid and resistant to slight scratches. It is easy to maintain.
What is ceramic?
It is a material that is as hard as tiling. It is scratch-resistant and easy to maintain.
We would nonetheless insist on the fact that, even though it is hard, this material is fragile (like glass), and would warn you about knocks to the edges of the table top.
What is melamine?
Melamine is a synthetic material that is laid on a thin sheet of paper stuck to a support, which is often made out of HDF (particle board) Melamine not as tough as laminated wood.
What is Fenix?
Fenix NTM is an ultra innovative cover created by Arpa Industriale, an Italian company that makes high quality laminated panels for interior decoration.
Its surface is obtained by using nanotechnology on new generation acrylic resins. This process confers unique properties in addition to a very beautiful appearance.