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Go Green for the New Year with Used Office Furniture

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Go Green for the New Year with Used Office Furniture
Mammoth Office Furniture in Herndon, Virginia

It’s that time again – time to think about the new year, in this case 2019, and how your office is going to work. Smart office managers know that the physical office itself and the productivity that it facilitates are intertwined. To have the best productivity and workflow, you need the best space. Other companies, sadly, just keep doing whatever they’re doing, with no thought to their physical space, and can’t seem to understand why they don’t have as much robust productivity and growth. Choices matter – and what you put into buying office furniture or any other expense matters! At Mammoth Office Furniture, we take an active approach in getting our customers the best solutions, not just “something that will do.”

An Environmentally Conscious Partner

Part of promoting good morale and a good reputation for a business is looking at green living and sustainable purchasing opportunities. At Mammoth Office Furniture, we’re in the business of helping companies to do that by offering used office furniture that’s clean, fully refurbished and ready to make a splash in your workspace. Part of the principle of green living is reusability. In addition to reducing consumption and recycling, reuse of physical items plays a major part in conserving energy and raw materials. That’s why in our warehouse, we take a good, solid, reusable piece of furniture and refurbish it to a high standard, making sure that our used pieces are in good and serviceable condition and ready to go.

Don’t Sacrifice Quality

When some customers think about reusable furniture, they think of the kind of bargain-basement items that you might see in a thrift store or sitting near a dumpster. That’s not what we’re about – all of our used furniture gets a thorough inspection and an actual renovation. We don’t just slap a price tag on used furniture – we recondition it to make sure that it’s in excellent shape for our customers. You can get a glimpse of this process looking at our website where you can see dozens of attractive chairs, desks and pieces of office furniture in our Herndon, VA location. To see more, come down to our showroom and talk to our staff about your options. We will find you the new or pre-owned office furniture that works best for your workspace. Get in now before the holidays, and you’ll be able to start the new year off right with an excellent and well-designed office space to help your company achieve its goals next year.

Uh-Oh! Breakage at the Christmas Party

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Uh-Oh! Breakage at the Christmas Party
Mammoth Office Furniture in Herndon, Virginia

Sometimes not everyone behaves themselves at the Christmas shindig – and the furniture suffers! Actually, a high-traffic office is a place where breakage can happen anytime of the year – but there’s something about the holidays that just brings out the wildness in people. We’ll never forget the harried office manager who rushed in just after the new year nearly tearing her hair out. “An open bar in the actual office?” she said ruefully. “Never again!” It might sound like just a funny story, but these things happen – and when they do, there’s somebody who is responsible for getting everything back in good shape. In this case, our buyer had a coffee and was able to assess the situation a little more calmly. We sold the company a table to replace one that had been apparently jumped on, and a desk to replace one that had been inadvertently broken during some sort of impromptu karate demonstration. That’s one way that furniture becomes a casualty of the Christmas party – people just don’t think about what they’re doing. They get caught up in the magic of the moment and imbibe too many “Christmas spirits” and, well, things get out of hand. In reality, though, even if you have a tamer Christmas party, furniture can still get broken. Sometimes, it’s in the lead-up to the event – people are rushing around trying to change the layout to accommodate a festive scene in what’s usually a button-down workspace – and in the course of pushing everything out of the way, something breaks. Then there’s the old classic case of misbehavior where classic holiday revelry leaves the office looking like a hurricane came through. Some people take it as a badge of honor and a sign that people had fun at the Christmas party. But others don’t relish having the extra workload of trying to tidy up the office and find replacement furniture while also putting together reports for the New Year’s numbers projections. If your office had some Christmas-related damage, or if you want to add some style and functionality for the years ahead, come on down to Mammoth Office Furniture. We’ll talk to you about the best ways to replace or repair desks, tables, chairs and anything else that’s not in good working condition. Start the new year on a good footing with a well furnished and stocked office. The new year is also a good time to let us help with design and space planning services to make sure that you’re getting the most out of your office space – we’re happy to help, and hoping you have a safe and happy holiday season!

Does the Interior Match the Exterior? Some Good Wood Veneer Choices

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Does the Interior Match the Exterior? Some Good Wood Veneer Choices
Mammoth Office Furniture in Herndon, Virginia

Wood veneer sometimes gets a bad rap – in reality, it’s how many manufacturers make top-of-the-line products these days. One of the biggest reasons to use wood veneer is that it can handle temperature changes better than solid wood. It can also be a lot lighter, which is good for when you have to lug heavy pieces of furniture around. The key with wood veneer is quality. You need a quality build – not just a nice attractive surface, but a well-engineered inner core maternal that’s not going to break apart or fold under pressure. With that in mind, let’s dispel the notion that you can’t get great-looking professional grade wood veneer furniture in your office. You don’t have to invest in solid heavy oak or some other hardwood in order to have the classiest, most impressive office furniture. Take a look at this top-level page that Google spits out when you search for wood veneer – for example, you have reconstituted walnut veneer starting at $2.99 per square foot, and you can see the beautiful vertical grain on this quarter cut veneer with various color options. Right next to the one that you have a teak wood veneer that also comes in lighter or darker shades with an interesting kind of staggered grain. For more of a coffee-swirl look, check out redheart options like this one from Woodcraft that really showcases the beauty of natural wood grains while offering the lightness and versatility of a veneer option. If you’re not as much of a traditionalist, you can also get reconstituted wood-grain veneer sheets that have a much more machined-looking flow to them. With the new technology in today’s industry, shoppers can choose from a very wide range of diverse styles. Take a look at what Mammoth Office Furniture offers on our website. We have excellent office furniture offerings from companies like Office Source, Mayline, Global and SP Richards, with attractive, serviceable and durable wood veneer designs. If you still have questions, come on down and let us show you more choices to get what you really want out of your next office furniture purchase. At Mammoth, we excel in helping busy professionals to outfit an office with just what it needs to get business done and make a good impression. Delivery and showroom choice are just the start: we help consult on the best ways to stock office furniture, including our proprietary space design and planning services. Let us help to supply your office from our convenient Herndon, VA location, and you’ll get the best customer service and professional acumen to make your office look great all year round.

Feature Corner – Ball Bearing Sliders for Drawers

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Feature Corner – Ball Bearing Sliders for Drawers
Mammoth Office Furniture in Herndon, Virginia

If you haven’t bought a lot of furniture over the years, or you haven’t really looked at how it’s put together, you might not really know the difference between different types of drawer sliders. But high-end cabinet makers, interior designers and other professionals know that some of the best options really provide a higher quality furniture installation. Investing in the best features gives your furniture a longer life span, but it also enhances everyday use. When you want the best purchases for your office, it helps to understand what’s on the market and how various options measure up. Ball bearings sliders are a major innovation in the furniture industry. Brand-new luxury kitchen and bathroom installations will often feature these next-generation sliders. Top manufacturers crow about adding these to their drawers. They are really a state of the art design improving on dated home furnishings.

What Are Ball Bearing Sliders?

In a ball bearing slider, the inner bearings are controlled by a ball retainer. This holds the ball bearings and allows the slide to move smoothly. These metal sliders also have different extension options, and are made with either linear or telescopic slides. A video from BBB shows how these types of sliders function.

Benefits of Ball Bearing Sliders

The reason that designers add ball bearing sliders to top-class drawer projects is because of the ‘look and feel’ that they provide. It’s great to have drawers that don’t knock around, but whisper-quiet operation is just one factor. There’s also a smoother, stable or experience of pulling a drawer out or pushing it back in. Where regular rollers can lead to that stiffness that you may feel using an older drawer, ball bearing sliders provide frictionless movement that really enhances your use of a piece of furniture whether it’s a desk, cabinet or other piece.

Implementation of Ball Bearing Sliders

At home and at the office, choosy customers are asking for this feature in top-of-the-line furniture pieces. Look closely, and you’ll probably see that the V.P.’s executive desk has ball bearing sliders as part of its innovative drawer design. Upgrade to these special rollers with new pieces of furniture from Mammoth Office Furniture – we strive to provide the highest quality for our customers as part of a mission to help make your offices look as great as they can, and add the right kinds of functionality for your business operations. With winter coming, it’s a good time to look at your furniture budget for 2019. Ask Mammoth Office Furniture about how to work a new set of furniture into your budget to get better ergonomics, better support, and a better impression for your office spaces. We deliver from our Herndon facility, also offering our special space planning and design services. Let us help you to make a splash with new furniture in your workspace.

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.