Furniture jargon buster

Your quick reference guide to materials and finishes

Multimedia wardrobes They are great for kids’ rooms and feature two separate sections – one for clothes, and one with space for a TV or stereo.
Modular furniture Lets you create your own unique look by mixing and matching different coordinating pieces.
Solid wood It has a natural appearance. With knots, grains and slight variations in colour, no two pieces will look exactly the same – so you’ll get something really unique.
Real wood finish This means the furniture has been finished with thin layers of real wood. It’ll still look like solid wood, but it’ll be lighter in weight and less expensive to buy.
Wood effect finish That means the furniture has the look and feel of real wood, but with a more consistent colour and appearance, making it easier for you to create a totally coordinated look.
Metal and glass This makes it easy for you to create a contemporary feel that’s also durable and easy to maintain. Choose frosted or clear glass to create a great sense of space and light. And rest assured that the tempered glass in our glass and mirrors meets British Safety Standards BS6202 regulations.
Ready assembled Some of our furniture is already assembled and just requires you to fix pre-build sections together and to fit handles.
Self-assembly These items come flat packed for you to assemble at home.  For some items, more than one person will be needed for assembly.
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