What materials work best in the canteen?
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Materials in a canteen?

The traditional canteen is changing and more organizations are looking to the canteen as a culture-building arena that contributes to creating fun and has extended use than just the one hour during a day during lunch hour. Sofas and round tables that create an environment where you make colleagues enjoy themself, and not just people you work with. We believe it is these interactions create value that makes it's way back to the overall value creation. If an area is designed to be pleasant to use, what materials will ensure that the dining area stays pleasant and clean over time?

Written by Tone 29.10.2019

Function up against expression
An essential requirement for a dining area is cleanliness and tidiness. This is an area that will have a shorter lifespan if essential cleaning is not managed. Meaning that when choosing chairs, materials must be in focus. Good material choices give a longer lifespan, but good choices does not oppose a inviting and cosy dining area. As a general rule, materials must withstand water, use fabrics with fused colors and use chair hanger where possible.

Veneered chairs provide an easy to clean surface. A veneer chair is often somewhat more expensive than a chair made of a molded material such as plastic, but veneer gives a beautiful expression when the grains plays with the design of the chair . If you frequently tighten the screws on a veneer chair and ensure the chairs are used on the correct type of surface, you have a chair that can last for generations. We regularly sell parts for our City chairs that were sold in the 60's - it is design and materials that last a long time!

Some chairs also come with a seat cushion for comfort. You will also find some chairs where the seat cushion is incorporated into the chair design, such as with Lars Tornøes Con chair. If you are going to use textiles in the dining area, there are two places a chair gets dirty, in the seat itself and where you pull the chair in the back. For the seat, we recommend a high-busted woolen textile for the wool's natural fiber to remove dirt. If you choose an artificial skin or PVC, these will have unique cleaning qualities, but may feel somewhat stubborn to sit on. Natural leather is also an option, if you follow the maintenance instruction for each type of leather.

The back itself is easy to overlook, but this is where everyone grabs when they pull out the chair and push it in. This means that the area is exposed to grease and stains more than other places on the chair. Having a hard material in this area will extend the life, veneer and plastic are such surfaces. The chair from Lars Tornøe has the opportunity to replace the upper part of the chair with laminated wood - an exciting way to use the right choice of material at the right place.
The table also has surface that is important to think about. Laminate is a product that is very durable. Laminate is a plastic-based surface that is laid on top of the table top itself. This one can withstand most types of mess that is made in a canteen, and is available in countless designs. Laminate, on the other hand, lends itself poorly to dark colors, as grease stains become visible. Either a nanolaminate, a desktop linoleum or a veneer will make the difference you are looking for. All of these are available in beautiful dark colors, but a desktop linoleum scratches quicker than the other two and is better suited to meeting rooms. A tree's grains can hide a lot of dirt and is a material that has survived a long time regardless of trends.

Many canteens require chair hangers, so that both the floor and the table can be cleaned without moving chairs. This will reduce cleaning time spent in these areas, and reduce the cleaning costs for your canteen.

When it comes to chairs, the floor is also an important aspect. If you have a wooden floor, it will be advantageous for a sled base, as four legs will give friction under the chair and shorten the life of the product or require more frequent screwing of screws.

We hope this gave you good material advise for the dining area you will be decorating. Fora Form has been making dining areas for decades and have a lot of knowledge regarding Your conserns . We make dining areas that want people to talk, engage and become friends, not just people who work together.

For the seat we recommend a high-busted woolen textile for the wool's natural fiber to remove dirt.

The back itself is easy to overlook, but this is where everyone grabs when they pull out the chair and push it in. This means that the area is exposed to grease and stains more than other places on the chair. Having a hard material in this area will extend the life, veneer and plastic are such surfaces. The chair from Lars Tornøe has the opportunity to replace the upper part of the chair with laminated wood - an exciting way to use the right choice of material at the right place.
The table also has surface that is important to think about. Laminate is a product that is very durable. Laminate is a plastic-based surface that is laid on top of the table top itself. This one can withstand most types of mess that is made in a canteen, and is available in countless designs. Laminate, on the other hand, lends itself poorly to dark colors, as grease stains become visible. Either a nanolaminate, a desktop linoleum or a veneer will make the difference you are looking for. All of these are available in beautiful dark colors, but a desktop linoleum scratches quicker than the other two and is better suited to meeting rooms. A tree's grains can hide a lot of dirt and is a material that has survived a long time regardless of trends.

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Many canteens require chair hangers, so that both the floor and the table can be cleaned without moving chairs. This will reduce cleaning time spent in these areas, and reduce the cleaning costs for your canteen.

When it comes to chairs, the floor is also an important aspect. If you have a wooden floor, it will be advantageous for a sled base, as four legs will give friction under the chair and shorten the life of the product or require more frequent screwing of screws.

We hope this gave you good material advise for the dining area you will be decorating. Fora Form has been making dining areas for decades and have a lot of knowledge regarding Your conserns . We make dining areas that want people to talk, engage and become friends, not just people who work together.

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