Shopping at Brooks Bargain for a new table or desk? One of the decisions you will need to make is whether or not to use veneer or laminate furniture. While not the most important shopping decision, their are some distinct differences between veneer and laminate desks and tables.
Veneer is a thin layer of hardwood or any other high quality wood that is attached to lower quality wood furniture. If the thin layer of hardwood is bonded well to the less expensive wood, than it can be very difficult to tell that it is not a completely legitimate, solid wood, piece. The veneer style allows manufacturers to create beautiful pieces of furniture at a more reasonable price.
Laminate desks, tables, and other furniture is made with a thin layer of manufactured plastic bonded to a piece of wood furniture. The laminate is designed to look like wood grain, though it is indeed plastic.
Both veneer and laminate desks have advantages. Veneer desks are considered higher quality, and can be sanded and stained because they are made of actual wood. Laminate cannot be easily stained, but is usually easier to clean and maintain.
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