Dining Room Furniture Buying and Care Guide

Buying Dining and Living Room Furniture

Housing Units offers a fantastic range of dining room and living room furniture to suit all styles and budgets.

Choosing your new furniture

Furniture is fashionable so begin by considering what style and look you want to create. There are a variety of different materials used in the construction of furniture and we have everything covered from modern and sleek to classic and elegant.


Here’s a quick guide to the different materials.

Wooden furniture

Wood is a natural product so every product is unique, with varying colours and grains. Wooden furniture is particularly affected by temperature and humidity so give some thought to where the furniture is to be located. If the room is dry or damp then it may be best to avoid wooden furniture. Solid wooden furniture is also not suitable to sit on top of under floor heating.


Please feel free to ask any questions, our sales team are happy to listen to your requirements and advise you accordingly.

Metal and glass furniture

This style of furniture is very modern and popular with our customers. Surfaces are prone to light scratches so it is important to protect the surface using appropriate mats and coasters.

Placed in direct light, you may see the polishing technique in the surface of some products.

Lacquered or gloss furniture

This style of furniture is very modern and popular with our customers. Surfaces are prone to light scratches so it is important to protect the surface using appropriate mats and coasters.

Placed in direct light, you may see the polishing technique in the surface of some products.

Stone/marble furniture

We have an extensive range of stone furniture including travertine, marble and granite. As a natural product, you can expect differences in shading, veins/lines and colouring. Stone furniture can be susceptible to staining so take great care to protect your investment.


Take extreme care when repositioning heavy furniture, do not drag or lift whilst the base is attached

Unfinished wooden furniture

As the name suggests this is wood which has not been treated with any stain, wax or oil and gives off a very unique and authentic look. As this is a raw, natural product, it is normal to expect marks, splits and scars. Untreated wood is porous and can warp easily.

Your Furniture Buying Checklist


Measure carefully!


Before you order, please make sure your chosen furniture will fit your room and can be manoeuvred into your house through the front door (or rear) and any hallways/landings. Once your furniture has been ordered, we can not accept your cancellation without a charge. If you live in a flat/apartment, please make this known to the sales person so we can help you choose something appropriate in terms of weight and size. If you live in the North West we offer an access check service for larger products so that you can be confident that it will fit into your home.


Try before you buy and ask questions

 

Spend as much time as you like viewing our extensive range of dining and dining room furniture. Ask as many questions as you like. We love to listen to your individual needs so we can assist you in making the right choice.


Protect you investment with Premier Care


Our Premier Care provides you with 5 year protection for beds, mattresses (free mattress protector available), cabinet and dining furniture. This covers stains, accidental damage and structural defects.

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