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Wood has special qualities that appeal to a variety of different senses and is used extensively throughout the commercial and retail sectors. Restaurants, cafés and bistros are increasingly searching for a look and feel that is individual and attractive as well as practical. Highly polished and treated wood has a wonderfully smooth and tactile quality, yet is hard wearing and easy to clean. This natural material can be carefully crafted to provide unique and beautiful results which are either traditional or chic and futuristic in design. Wood can be used together with other natural or man made materials like metal or plastic, for a contemporary edge.
While wood harks back to times gone by, it is prepared and constructed to a much higher level than in the past, with no warping or splitting, and is also less expensive. Finishes and sealants are far advanced these days, comprising of space age polymers that give significant protection against moisture or damage. In a restaurant environment or similar, the wooden furniture of today needs a simple wipe over with a duster to retain glossy and pristine surfaces.
Those planning a new restaurant or wanting to refurbish their existing premises, should consider some of the stunning products available featuring wood, whether it’s furniture or fittings. Think about the overall look, and atmosphere you are trying to achieve, along with customer comfort. When it comes to a choice between plastic and wood, both have their advantages, although many feel that plastic can look garish and cheap, while wood takes your space up a notch.
Timber will always be around as it is one of the most versatile and strong materials we have, used for furniture, windows and doors, sheds and outdoor buildings, decking, garden fences and carports. It can be manipulated by craftsmen to provide a vast range of products both attractive and functional.