Furniture Buying Guide
Bedroom Furniture, Beds and Bedding
We spend around a third of our lives in bed. Yet how much do we really think about our essential bedroom furniture? The bed, the mattress, the pillows - all the essentials for a good night's sleep and the physical and mental health benefits it brings.
Many people change their car more often than their bed and spend more time researching a new DVD player than a new mattress. Are you getting the sleep you deserve?
Take a few minutes to look around your bedroom. Actually see your bedroom furniture for once.
How old is it? Is the mattress beginning to sag? Have you changed since it was first bought?
What about the bed linen? Are the bed sheets comfortable, or are they old and worn? Do the pillows support your head properly?
Buying a new bed is can be expensive; at Furniture247 we offer beds to suit every budget. However, even if you are buying our more expensive bed, compare it with the cost of a new suit or outfit that you might only wear once or twice. Even if you spend £600 on a top of a range bed and mattress, if it lasts for ten years then that's only £60 a year - less than 20p a night.
Even if you can't afford to buy a new bed yet, could you improve your nights by spending a little on some of the other bedding and bedroom furniture? Perhaps something as simple as a feather and down pillow will make your sleep that bit more comfortable.
Technology has moved on a lot in recent years - for example you can now buy our specially imported Sfonia mattresses made from high density polyeurathane. Or our extensive range of pillows made from Hungarian or Polish Down or the Super luxury Canadaina White Goose Down. Then there is the ultimate indulgence, Silk Duvets, sheets, pillow cases and blankets.
All Furniture 24/7 furniture is made of the highest quality materials, including Pine, metal and rubberwood.
We source our furniture from all over the world, selling directly the public USING ONLY OUR ONLINE WEB SITE and passing the savings on to you.
The popularity of wooden furniture endures because it’s practical, long lasting and can be beautifully carved and crafted. Clearly, no other material offers so much. But if the closest you come to woodworking is sharpening a pencil, how can you be sure of what you’re buying?
The majority of the wooden furniture sold on Furniture 24/7 is either Pine as our name indicates or Rubberwood.
We source our Pine beds, bedroom furniture and Table and Chair sets from Brazil, South Africa, Malaysia and various European countries including Denmark & Sweden. Each of these countries grows their Pine in sustainable forests. We source only from the best factories producing the finest quality products.
Rubberwood is the wood of choice of Malaysia producers. Again this wood is from a sustainable source.
Rubberwood is often the most misunderstood species of wood in the furniture industry. The name rubberwood invokes a variety of misconceptions as to it's features and to it's durability. Rubberwood (also called Parawood in Thailand) is the standard common name for the timber of Hevea brasiliensis.
In fact, rubberwood is one of the more durable timbers used in the manufacturing of today's home furnishings. As a member of the maple family, rubberwood has a dense grain character that is easily controlled in the kiln drying process. Rubberwood has very little shrinkage making it one of the more stable construction materials available for furniture manufacturing.
Like maple, rubberwood is a sap producing species. In the case of maple, it is sap; in the case of rubberwood, it is latex. Rubberwood produces all the latex used in the world for all rubber based products.
There is one more important feature of rubberwood that is very important in today's world. Rubberwood is the most ecologically 'friendly' timber used in today's furniture industry. After the economic life of the rubber tree, which is generally 26-30 years, the latex yields become extremely low and the planters then fell the rubber trees and plant new ones. So, unlike other woods that are cut down for the sole purpose of producing furniture, rubberwood is used only after it completes it's latex producing cycle and dies. This wood is therefore eco-friendly in the sense that we are now using what was going as waste.
Do not mistake the name rubberwood when it comes to its quality features.