Solid Wood Furniture
When purchasing solid woods for your home, remember that stains penetrate into the wood grain and depending on the variable of the grain, there will be different shading in the wood.
Each piece of furniture will have different color shading, so the piece you receive will be shaded differently than the floor model.
Rustic Furniture has distressed finishes, rubbed through antique looks, mixed media, iron and wood, slate and wood, marble and wood; many made of natural elements. It's made to look rustic and functional and will have variances in distressing.
All wood in its natural state is off-white or yellowish in color. In the furniture business, woods are finished with different colors to give the piece a different appearance.
Dark finishes (like cherry, dark brown, merlot and black) show scratches, rub marks, hand marks, etc., more than light finishes.
These products need to be handled a little more carefully.
Pine Wood Furniture
Pine is a soft wood and extra care must be taken to preserve its look. Pine dents & scratches easily! Be careful placing objects on top, bumping items into it will leave a mark. Also, extra care must be taken when writing on pine surfaces. Place a tablet or hard object under paper to prevent damages to surface.
When assembling pine furniture, care must be taken when tightening legs. Over tightening will result in splitting the lumber.
While bonded leather has the same sophisticated look and feel of true leather, it is:
East to clean
Excellent in sunlight resistance
CONTENTS*: 57% Polyurethane, 26% Poly/Cotton, 17% Leather (*Percentages will vary by manufacturer)
This is leather that has been sanded to have the blemishes removed and then embossed to give it a uniform look. It also has had protective coatings applied to make it more soil resistant and have better color consistency.
This is more expensive than corrected leather because only the best hides are selected for this furniture. This leather is more supple to the touch and will develop a beautiful patina over time. The best quality is the story it tells; it may show natural scars, bug bites, neck wrinkles, brands and slight differences in the shading of color on the hides. This leather is not as soil resistant as corrected leather.
Marble top tables by their very nature and design may appear to have slight surface imperfections or cracks.
This is not a flaw in the material or surface, but rather it is the natural beauty and character of marble stone.
Slate is a fine grained metamorphic rock, composed of sedimentary rock, clay and quartz, formed under pressure. Slate has lines of breakability that makes it possible to split into thin sheets. Slate may vary in color and may be rigid on top.
This is not a flaw in the material or surface but it is the natural beauty and character of slate.