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Get Ready for Q4 with Additional Office Furniture

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Get Ready for Q4 with Additional Office Furniture
Mammoth Office Furniture in Herndon, Virginia

You might think that September and October are strange times to be buying office furniture – but in reality, a lot of furniture sellers see a spike in activity around this time of year, for a number of reasons.

The Autumn Chill

If someone has set up a new office that wasn’t fully furnished, it may be around this time of year that they start to realize people need a place to put their coats and hats and other belongings. Some might go for one of those classic floor-standing models with pegs, while others want more modern-looking installations that attach to a wall or shelf. Either way, that’s a new piece of furniture that has to go into the office building – and it has to be sourced somehow. An office manager is more likely to go to a retailer to ask about options than go and find an antique wooden standing rack in a thrift store.

Back to School

Furniture sellers also offer a wide range of desks for both workers and students. For example, if someone is looking for a new home office desk because they’re taking night classes or suddenly doing double duty as someone who is both working and going to school, a new desk can help support that busy schedule. Then there are the choices that are so often important to make – a sitting or standing desk, or a flexible or portable desk, or some other kind of model. Maybe style is important. We’ve been helping many clients to get their hands on neat, minimalist, post-modern-looking desks that are often clean and tidy to look at, and offer affordability because of simpler design principles.

Making Preparations

If you are one of those many businesses getting additional furniture in the door this time of year, remember that the holidays tend to put broad pressure on the retail industry. Due to the holiday rush that starts to happen earlier and earlier these days, shipping and delivery can be delayed. It helps to buy early and allow plenty of time for your purchases to get to you. At Mammoth Office Furniture, we love helping our clients with purchases to prepare for the months and years ahead. We know that furniture is more than just a commodity – that the choices that you make help set the stage for your success, and even the quality of life of the people who work in your building. Work isn’t just a process – it’s also a lifestyle choice – and your furniture purchases reflect that. Come in and let us help you with space planning and affordable office furniture and everything else you need to make this year pleasant and enjoyable and successful in Q4.

Laminate and Wood Veneer: Here Are Your Options

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Laminate and Wood Veneer: Here Are Your Options
Mammoth Office Furniture in Herndon, Virginia

If you don’t look too closely, you could be forgiven for not knowing that most of the wooden furniture you see in your average furniture store doesn’t really have much wood on it at all – or at least, it’s not built of solid wood.

Solid wood is really mostly a thing of the past. Today’s furniture often comes with either laminate or wood veneer. These are two choices for more affordable manufacturing that have pushed solid hardwood furniture into its own niche category.

So how do you choose between different laminate or veneer options?

Laminate Versus Wood Veneer

The first thing to know is that laminate doesn’t involve any wood at all, and is also much cheaper than wood veneer.

Laminate consists of a kind of synthetic material (not wood) applied to a substrate. The result is fairly durable and also can be easily cleaned. That makes laminate a good choice for some types of office furniture. The downside is that it’s not wood, and a lot of people might prefer wood veneer for its authenticity.

Another point about laminate is that if you’re going in the direction of choosing laminate furniture, you don’t have to have a wood-grain design at all. Any design can be fabricated in laminate – just look at some of our modern office furniture catalogs to see how customers are choosing modern solid color or minimalist designs. Laminate can fit the bill pretty well for an office that wants to invest in modernity while controlling cost. But for others, wood is still the way to go, and laminate might seem like a less viable choice.

The Appeal of Wood Veneer

For those who want wood veneer furniture, some of the benefits include the ability to sand or stain the surface. However, along with that, wood veneer will scratch and wear the same way that wood will, where laminate can be more scratch-resistant.

Now that you know a little about laminate versus wood veneer, it’s important to note that there are other ranges of options available in each category. There’s the choice between low-pressure laminate or high-pressure laminate – again, low-pressure laminate is cheaper, but often less durable. Buyers can choose from a range of options that will ultimately affect how they use the furniture.

In terms of wood veneer, there are different thicknesses of veneer to choose from. You can have a very thin outer layer of wood, or a thicker wood veneer for an even more authentic look and feel. In general, the standard is to go with wood veneer in a fraction of an inch – but it’s not hard to imagine how beefing up the thickness by a quarter of an inch or two can contribute to a more solid-seeming outer wooden surface.

Come in to Mammoth Office Furniture and we will help you sort through all of these options to come up with the best choice for your office furniture. We love helping our clients to balance price, style, durability, and the overall impression of the furniture they choose to make sure that they get the results they want.

Back to School – Looking for a Good Desk?

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Back to School – Looking for a Good Desk?
Mammoth Office Furniture in Herndon, Virginia

It’s that time again – all over the country, students of all ages are heading back to the classroom. From kindergarten to college, Americans are sharpening their pencils and getting their notebooks ready – and that means they are looking for everything they need to succeed!

Back-to-school season is always a big season for furniture retailers. Customers are looking for desks for young students who need a better place to study and keep their books and school supplies. Of course, some are also looking for a study desk for a commuting college student, or a home office desk for an adult who may be taking additional course work or starting a new career.

New and Used Desks Available at Mammoth Office Furniture

At Mammoth Office Furniture, we excel in helping our customers to find the best home desk solutions. Whether it’s a home office setup or a study desk, we can point our visitors in the right direction to get the furniture that will fit their budget while providing great results and long-lasting use.

With our extensive collection of new and used furniture, our customers have a lot to choose from. Take a look at these Aberdeen height adjustable bow front desks that really set the bar high for business or personal use. When you want a top of the line product, desks like these can be a good fit.

If it’s a student desk you’re looking for, you may want something a little more basic; for traditional wooden designs to fit into an elegant home environment, items like the Keswick table desk offer simplicity in design. Or here’s another choice from our catalog of suppliers –the Lorell Essentials Computer Workstation is just one of our designs that retails for under $300.

We also have used desks available: take a look at our Used Office Furniture Price Guide to get deals on desks and more. A 48 inch student desk starts at just $175!

Sitting and Standing or Adjustable Desk Options

Here’s another question you’ll want to ask when shopping for an office or study desk: what’s the best solution for your purchase, a sitting, standing or height-adjustable desk?

For business, standing desks are becoming extremely popular. Medical science is telling us that it’s a good idea to stand from time to time, to lower the pressure on the body’s circulatory system and generally to stretch your legs, preventing some of the problems we find come with long-term sitting.

On the other hand, for students, a standing desk is often unnecessary. Young people tend to be more active, and their studies don’t usually leave them sitting at their desks eight hours a day, so it may not make sense to invest in a standing desk model.

Come take a look at everything you can get for back-to-school time at Mammoth Office Furniture. Get great prices, excellent customer service and convenient delivery from our Herndon, VA location. We’re ready to help you bring your new desk home!

Your Modern, Minimalist Office

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Your Modern, Minimalist Office
Mammoth Office Furniture in Herndon, Virginia
Photo credit: Courtesy of National Office Furniture

When it’s time to use a new office furniture plan to give a workspace a makeover and foster productivity and engagement, the big question is what to buy – and how to lay it out. At Mammoth Office Furniture, we invest in offering our customers our space planning design service because we know that it’s so important to approach this on a case-by-case basis. There’s no one single easy answer for creating the right modern minimalist look. However, we also know that there are specific guidelines that we see every day that are helpful ways to make your business look its best. We deal with customers day in and day out – we see the demand for a modern minimalist style. We know what this looks like, and we can help your company to plan your needs out quickly and effectively.

Low-Profile Furniture

We’re not in the days of King Louis anymore – and the kinds of grand oaken desks and tables that were so en vogue in past centuries are no longer what most of our customers are looking for. What companies want (or really, need) is sleek, modern designs that give the right impression – the impression of productivity and competitive modernization – the impression that there’s a lot going on in the room. Another big benefit of minimalist modern style, though, is that it gives people room to think. You might laugh at this idea unless you really walk through hundreds of offices and felt the effect of a lean, mean layout model compared to a cloistered, clustered mess.

Desk and Chair Designs

For some of our most popular desk and table designs, the key is slimming furniture down to a space. Browse our collection of popular minimalist desks and you’ll see pieces of furniture that are ultralight and ultraportable with “stick figure” design – immaculate white polished tabletops, or titanium or black surfaces with slim straight legs that allow people to see through the furniture into the room. There’s a lot that’s helpful about this design, as we can explain while we’re putting your design space plan together.

Chair Designs

Power chairs are important – and even some of the best models from ten years ago really don’t measure up to what you can get now. We like to promote certain types of Herman Miller chairs and other chair designs that go with your modern table or desk – for example, a rib-backed black executive chair that is, again, slimmed-down and streamlined as opposed to padded and bloated. There’s no room for extra padding in today’s office – in a wide variety of ways, less is more, and minimalist style is allowing companies to push their boundaries and explore the future. If this all sounds kind of abstract to you, come in and see what we’re about. Our furniture experts can show you why a clean, minimalist style is so engaging and what it does for a business every day. Let us help you to replace old, broken or worn furniture or design an entirely new space to take your business to the next level.

Mammoth Furniture: A Range of Solutions for Clients

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Mammoth Furniture: A Range of Solutions for Clients
Mammoth Office Furniture in Herndon, Virginia

Not everyone’s office furniture needs are the same. Sometimes companies don’t just need to scale or grow with new desks and workstations or office suites. Sometimes they just need temporary help – a set of furniture to set up in an empty space, just to keep up with everything that is happening in a building, without planning for the long term. Maybe it’s a corporate function where you just don’t have enough seating, or you need a particular conference setup to host a client coming in from out of state. Maybe a rush project or a storage issue or some other challenge leads to a situation where you need to move furniture around short-term and accommodate more people for a certain length of time. Those who are responsible for setting up office spaces know that it can be a challenging job. The company’s needs can change quickly. Mammoth Office Furniture help clients with versatile plans that involve long-term and short-term office furnishing choices.

Mammoth’s Rental Program

For a monthly fee, Mammoth Office Furniture offers tables and chairs and other sets that can be assimilated into an existing office area for special events or special uses. We can deliver ready-to-go conference infrastructure, or tables for demonstrations or hosting, or anything else from our catalog, and bill customers on a subscription basis – much like the cloud technologies that allow companies on-demand IT elasticity, Mammoth offers on-demand physical office infrastructure – to complement all of those other tools and resources that people need to get the job done.

Office Furniture Financing

In other cases, companies don’t want to rent – they want the delivered furniture to become an asset. They want to be able to have it on site indefinitely. But they may not have the budget for the big capital outlays that will get them the most impressive conference table or the largest set of workstations. Need a new furniture set without the price tag? Get easy financing from a trusted provider who will work with you to manage your office needs well. At Mammoth Office Furniture, we’re used to doing these type of financing deals – it’s no pressure, and no problem. Working with the Navitas credit company, we can offer flexible terms for financing for 12, 24, 36, 40 or even 60 months. This allows us to work with your budget and deliver higher quality furniture without forcing customers to raid the piggy bank or deplete their capital funds to furnish their offices. Along with our rental and financing programs, we offer customized design and space planning services, and the ability to source both new and used furniture that’s perfect for your offices. Talk to Mammoth Office Furniture in Herndon about getting attractive high-quality furniture in place in your temporary or permanent workspace around the Washington D.C. Area, NOVA or beyond.