Wednesday, September 17, 2014

Bargain Shopper: Cool Modern Computer Desks Under $300

In the world of office supplies, desks can be one of the most expensive things to seek out. But never fear! In today's article, we're highlighting our favorite modern computer desks for under $300. Enjoy these comfortable, supportive computer workstations in dorms, bedrooms, as well as home and business offices. Dripping with contemporary appeal, these babies are the perfect thing to zest up any boring interior space. Enjoy!

Mayline Medina 63 inch Gray Steel Credenza
The first desk on our list is something of a new kid on the block, but already, it's become all the rage these days! The Mayline brand is known for producing quality modern furniture, but their new Medina furniture collection definitely takes the cake. This collection boasts desks at staggeringly affordable prices. Even their beautiful credenza desks, like the MNCNZ63LGS Medina Gray Steel Desk, will hardly ever run you over $200. Users can enjoy this particular model in two fitting sizes, with their pick of either a mocha, gray steel, or mahogany finish. It's a simple, supportive design that never disappoints.

OFM Black Metal Computer Desk
Want a stylish table that's built to last anything? Don't be afraid to check out the OFM-55103-Graphite Laminate Desk for your workspace. This sturdy black metal computer desk offers an incredibly strong design for users that don't want to bother themselves with tons of directions. OFM's "quick connect" assembly feature requires no tools, so users can save time and effort on the install. A self edge banding and scratch resistant finish protect the table from dings and scuffs throughout the years. Maximize work potential in your office with a strong desk that won't cost a fortune.
Vision Home Computer Desk with Glass Inserts
Speaking of stunning desks that won't break your bank, why not check out this vision? Really, the 972 Vision Computer Desk by Mayline definitely offers more than an affordable price. With sleek curves and a gorgeous smoked glass insert, this desk is the perfect style option for dorms, bedrooms, and home offices alike. A sliding keyboard tray and accessory shelf provide utilitarian features that will always find a place in the office. Enjoy it today for under $200!
Calico Designs Glass Computer Desk
Another pretty glass home office desk that's sure to draw attention is the Calico Designs  48" glass computer desk. A tempered glass structure is framed by hardwood accents for a classic look that never fails to wow visitors. Mesh sides provide a modest touch that breathes, so users don't feel crowded or uncomfortable. Best of all, Calico Designs furniture even offers a whole set of matching tables and accessories to outfit the whole office in affordable style.

Flash Retro Modern Computer Desk
Finally, we leave you with a desk from the brand that never charges too much. Brands like Flash Furniture are known for quick trends and killer deals, and their desks are no exception. For those that want a stylish flair to spice up their office, be sure to view the NAN-JN-2120-GG Retro Modern Student Desk for your workplace. This cool desk includes storage features for convenience in addition to it's vintage style. The spacious tabletop is perfect for use in dorms, bedrooms, and offices alike. The sleek chrome frame practically leaves this desk floating in the air. Enjoy it today at the famous Flash Furniture discount price!

Friday, September 12, 2014

Office Chair Q & A: Seating Issues Solved!

 Office Chair Maintenance Tips

All too often office chair problems cause headaches and frustrations that can be easily solved with the right knowledge. In today's post we'll be answering 10 of the most common office seating related questions to help you better understand your chair and enjoy a more effective work day. Enjoy!

Q: Why is my chair squeaking?

A: This common question is one that most seating providers hear regularly. The squeaking sound is typically the result of two metal parts brushing against each other while the chair is tilting. To solve this issue, lubricate your computer chairs seating mechanism and pneumatic lift cylinder. WD40 normally will do the trick!

Q: Why does my chair lean back so fast?

A: If you've ever sat in an office chair and had that falling feeling, you know this issue well! This common problem is due to the tilt tension setting on your chairs mechanism. In most cases, office chairs will have an adjustable knob located somewhere underneath your seat. Try tightening the knob and testing the chair. Your problem should be resolved.

Q: How often should I clean my office chair?

A: Office chairs don't typically require much cleaning. In most cases a simple wipe down will do the trick. We recommend cleaning about once every 6 months.

Q: What should I use to clean my leather office chair?

A: Office chair leather is very similar to vehicle leather. That being said, picking up a tube of leather wipes at  your local auto supply shop will come in really handy. Once every few months, pull out a wipe and give your leather office chairs a quick cleaning to keep the upholstery looking fantastic.

Q: What should I use to clean my fabric office chair?

A: You should only attempt to clean your fabric office chair if it has been stained. rubbing against the surface of your chair can be quite abrasive. However, if your chair requires a stain removal, consult your dealer on what types of cleaners will work safely on your chairs specific upholstery. In most cases, a simple fabric upholstery cleaner can be purchased at your local hardware store and used effectively.

Q: Why are my chair arms wobbling?

A: If you attempt to adjust your ergonomic office chairs arms and they feel loose or wobbly, it's time for a quick adjustment. Grab a set of allen wrenches or screw drivers (depending on what your chair requires) and tighten the screws that attach the arms to the underside of the chair seat. This should solve your problem

Q: Why doesn't my chair roll effectively?

A: This common issue is most regularly caused from debris being caught in one or all of the casters. First,  flip your chair over and inspect the wheels. You might just be surprised at what you've picked up rolling around the office. Paperclips, tacks, and other debris can cause your chairs casters to function poorly. Remove all the fodder and the problem should be resolved effectively.

Q: My chair has a polished frame and arms that are starting to fade. How do I stop this?

A: It's true that the polished finish on your chairs metal parts will fade over time. To solve this problem, pick up a can of non abrasive metal polish at your local hardware store (you chair manufacturer will be able to suggest helpful products to use on your specific model). Apply the cleaning solution and wipe lightly. The finish should definitely come back to life!

Q: My chair is set at an angle that is uncomfortable. How do I fix it?

A: The owners manual for your chair should be available online if you've lost it. In any case, there should be a paddle style lever on the right hand side of your chair. Pulling this paddle in an upward motion while sitting in your chair should change the angle at which your sitting.

Q: Why is my chair leaning to one side?

A: If your chair is leaning to one side, it's typically the result of a bad connection between the pneumatic lift cylinder and the seat mechanism. Try removing the two from each other and reconnecting correctly. A good connection between the cylinder and mechanism should have your chair sitting level.

Hopefully we've solved some of your basic chair issues with today's post. If you have additional questions, or would like help fixing an office chair issue, we'd be happy to assist!

Wednesday, September 10, 2014

Shop Smart: 7 Leather Computer Chairs Under $200

Anyone who has ever shopped for chairs before knows they can get pricey. However, whether you spend all day in a skyscraper or just at your home office desk, having a chair that can support you throughout the workday is always a must. But never fear! In today's article, we're highlighting our top seven picks for chairs that win in style, comfort, and price. Enjoy any one of these classy leather office chairs for under $200!

Leather Chair by Offices To Go
If big executive style is your thing, then it sounds like our first chair is the one for you! One glance at the 11618B Leather Chair by Offices To Go, and no one will ever know it ran you less than $200. Clad in an attractive Luxhide leather fabric, this chair hides excellent ergonomic benefits under comfy padded cushions. A single position tilt lock, pneumatic height adjustment, and scuff resistant base are just a few of this chair's many professional features. Use it at home, in the conference room, or in the corporate office for comfort that won't skimp on style!

Black Leather Office Chair by Boss
Next up, we're proud to present the B9836 black leather office chair by Boss for home and business use. As a stylish mid back chair, this option is perfect for use at desks, tables, and cubicles. It features a leather upholstery treated to provide softness and durability. A steel back frame, pneumatic height adjustment, tilt tension control, and upright locking position provide the ergonomic comfort to see users through those long work days. It's always a stellar seating choice for a discount price.

Leatherette Stimulus chair by OFMLoaded with features, the 516-LX Stimulus chair by OFM is always a favorite. With this model, users can enjoy the elegant look of leather for less than real leather would cost. The supple synthetic upholstery is carefully stitched and tufted for ultimate comfort. But just to make sure users can enjoy plush seating throughout the day, the Stimulus office chair backs up it's cozy upholstery with great ergonomic features. A 250 lb. weight capacity, 360 degree swivel, tilt lock, gas lift, tension control, and supportive high back design all combine to make this stylish faux leather chair a hit on all sixes!
Naples Conference Chair
For stunning mid back style, it never hurts to take a gander at the next chair on our list. The EMU190M Naples Leather Chair by Ergo Contract Furniture is ideal for bulk seating in an office. With features like a tilt lock mechanism, pneumatic height adjustment, and molded foam seat, this leather mid back chair makes a fabulous choice for desks and conference rooms alike. This eco leather desk chair boasts an upholstery that's clean cut and fashionable.

Global Arno Leather High Back Chair
Need a customizable leather chair that can match any decor? Look no further than the 4003 Global Arno Chair. This seating solution offers a high back design with durable ergonomic accessories. A tilt/turn mechanism with tension adjustment offer users the ability to adjust their seating experience as they see fit. Impact resistant loop arms help prevent scuffs from years of use. As a bonus, the chair also features a perforated leather upholstery, which allows airflow in the cushions to escape for a softer, more supportive feeling. The icing on the cake? Global's rainbow of color choices for users to pick from!

Segmented Cushion Chair
Next up is a chair that's bursting with stylish contemporary appeal. For those that like the cushy life, the 11648B by Offices To Go offers segmented cushions for supportive seated work. The black leather upholstery contrasts well with shining metal accents to draw the eyes. Basic ergonomic features contribute additional comfort for those long days at the desk. Enjoy it today in bedrooms or offices for an affordable price!

Tuscany Computer Chair by Eurotech
And finally, we leave you with the discount ergonomic office chair that always looks good in the workplace. The LT5213 Tuscany Computer Chair by Eurotech offers multifunction capabilities. It boasts all the basic ergonomic features of a chair twice the price, and a unique styling to boot. Add it to a conference room, computer room, reception station, desk, or cubicle with ease. The multifunction capacity renders this chair versatile, adjustable, and the price isn't too shabby either!

Monday, September 8, 2014

Office Chair Face Off: Accord Vs. Karizma

In today's post we'll be showcasing 2 of the most popular office chairs available from Global Total Office in a head to head face off. We'll look at the cutting edge style characteristics, price, features, and applications each can be used for effectively to determine which chair is best. Enjoy!


Global Total Office Karizma ChairGlobal Accord ChairBoth the Accord and Karizma series chairs from Global Total Office offer unique style characteristics that set them apart from the competition. The Accord offers a clean and contemporary look highlighted by a ribbed back design and polished frame features. The Karizma boasts a more upscale look with it's high back frame and elegant details. Both models are available in a variety of fabric and leather upholstery options to compliment workplace decor. We give the slight edge in this category to the Accord as the ribbed back look has been incredibly popular in 2014. However, both of these office chairs are sure to earn any space an abundance of compliments!


Karizma ChairAccord ChairThe Global Total Office Accord chair is available starting at $438.99 with the most high end model going for $619.99. The Karizma series chair line starts at $535.99 and ranges up to $651.99 making it a bit more pricey. No matter the model you select and features chosen, both are an excellent value and fall into the luxury seating category designed for professional business applications. Both models include Global's limited lifetime warranty that adds to the value of both models. This warranty protects against basic manufacturers defects to ensure a lifetime of quality sitting!


Karizma Chair ArmsLeather Accord ChairGlobal Total Office is well known and respected for their high quality ergonomic chair features. All of their high quality office chairs are available with the adjustable attributes needed to work comfortably throughout the work day. Both the Accord and Karizma are available with a choice of syncro tilt and multi tilter mechanisms. The only down fall of these two popular seating collections is the lack of adjustable arms that can really come in handy. The curved high back design of the Karizma chair gives it a slight edge in this category as we feel it's a bit more comfortable and user friendly. Both models can be outfitted with features that include seat height, back angle, and depth adjustments for added versatility.


The ability to use your office chair for a variety of applications is very important. Both the Accord and Karizma work equally well in executive office and home work environments. The polished arm and base accents make these seating solutions an excellent fit for conference room settings as well. The edge in terms of usable applications goes to the Accord as there are simply more models and styles available to choose from that allows for more flexibility.


In the long run, both of these chairs are fantastic. You really can't go wrong with either! The Accord and Karizma alike come standard with excellent ergonomic features that are sure to keep any user operating efficiently. That being said, the overall versatility and style of the Accord makes it the winner of today's office chair face off. While both chairs are sure to make your office a more functional and well rounded space, the Accord takes the prize by a narrow margin.

Wednesday, September 3, 2014

5 Popular Office Office Makeover Themes For The Fall

There's no mistaking it. With gentle breezes in the air and Halloween decorations already stocking the shelves of stores all over the nation, Fall is just around the corner. Autumn always brings with it some fun activities, like leaf jumping, scented candle hunting, and caramel apples - all of which are great for the company Fall Festival. But if there's one thing an office worker enjoys most of all, it's fall decorations! In today's article, we'll be showcasing our favorite fall makeover themes for the office. Hope you find them inspiring!

Fall Festival

Fall festival is an excellent seasonal decor theme for an office environment. As a relatively harmless secular holiday, it's doubtful that anyone will find a few harmless vegetables offensive. In fact, if your boss is a smart cookie, you may even be able to convince him to actually hold a fall festival! All the kids and parents that come looking for fun will undoubtedly raise awareness about your business, helping to show that the well-being and enjoyment of clients comes first for you.

However, if you'd rather keep the event small, organize a potluck with a few games to keep things affordable. Trashbin basketball, racing on sturdy office task chairs, and other staple office activities will fit in just fine. Don't be afraid to get creative though! A ring toss, cubicle decorating contest, or an office scavenger hunt will help to make this year's office fall festival one to remember!


As one of nature's cycles, school teachers are always using the changing seasons to educate students on the ways of the biological world. Why not take a tip from them? An office where clients know all about the features and services your business offers gives everyone the opportunity to reach their full potential. Don't be afraid to use the fall season to educate visiting customers on your company's many benefits. A simple fall themed centerpiece in with the contemporary reception furniture can draw the eye towards company coffee tables, where you can set informational pamphlets and employee cards. Laminated fall leaves with tips, facts, and questions on them will help remind customers of things to ask. It keeps them informed, and in the spirit of the season!


As the poster-holiday of the fall season, nothing says "autumn" like Halloween! The best part about this office decor theme is that decorations are virtually endless. After clearing it with the boss and coworkers to make sure this holiday is work-safe, employees can go all-out with fun and easy Halloween decorations. Laminated fall leaves with magnets, candy bowls, seasonal vegetables, tiny paper ghosts, and fake vampire-teeth clips make super useful decor for this holiday. Have a contest with coworkers to see who can transform computer monitor arms into the scariest monsters. Finally, a simple Sharpie and a few small pumpkins will make beautiful jack-o-lanterns to scare away the monday blues. Get the whole office together on the big holiday itself to dress up and surprise all the visitors. Trick or treat!


Another fun fall holiday that nobody ever likes to pass up. Thanksgiving is a holiday to symbolize family, friends, and thankfulness for what we have, and it's got enough attachments associated with it to make decorating a snap. Dress up the office with grandiose centerpieces atop office reception furniture and conference tables to draw a customer's eye. Paper turkeys, cornucopias, feathers, fall leaves, flowers, and wreathes all make dazzling ways to shout Thanksgiving to visitors. For everyone else, a few cookies and crisp apples in the breakroom help keep us in the Thanksgiving spirit.

Keep It Simple

One thing that's true about autumn is that it's a diverse season. With all the falling leaves in different shapes, bright colors, and sizes, there are a hundred ways to decorate. Flamboyant pumpkins, ghostly ghouls, and feathered turkeys can get a little old, especially after the holiday has passed, which is one reason why some like to keep it simple. A few stray strands of hay, baby pumpkins, and magnetic fall leaves to double as office accessories are sometimes all we need to stay in the autumn attitude. Spice things up with scented candles to give the office that extra air of seasonal charm and you're golden!

Happy Holidays!

Tuesday, September 2, 2014

Cool In The Conference Room: Presentation Boards That Rock!

Adding a stylish presentation board to your conference room is just plain smart. The aesthetic appeal and visual learning benefits achieved with the right presentation board will improve your space ten fold. In today's article we'll highlight 5 versatile presentation boards from the industries top conference room furniture collections. Enjoy!

Zira Presentation BoardIf you're looking to take your meeting area to the next level, adding a presentation board is a must. That being said, we wanted to kick of today's post with an attractive new product that's all about boosting your boardroom. The Zira series mobile presentation board offers a large writing surface and plenty of lower level space for storage. The heavy duty locking casters provide stability and easy reconfiguring capabilities when needed while the silver trim adds a modern touch that really makes this Zira cart stand out. Available in a wide variety of finish options to match the amazingly popular Zira conference table collection, this presentation board really rocks!

Mayline Medina Series Presentation BoardNext up, the Medina Series MNPB model folding presentation board from Mayline. Available in 3 super swanky finish options, this visual learning device helps to accent Medina outfitted boardrooms to perfection. The double door design saves space when not in use and at only $310.99, is an excellent value. Inside the cabinet doors you'll find a dry erase writing surface and tack board sides. Pair this board with a Medina conference table and low wall cabinet for under $1500 and create a new conference room space for your business on a budget.

Folding Dry Erase BoardMayline is well known for their stunning conference room furniture collections. With over 10 top selling lines on the market today, highlighting just one would of been a crime. Collections like Brighton offer affordable and professional quality products designed to help business consumers create stunning conference rooms that don't break the bank. If you choose a line like Brighton, you'll definitely want to consider our third presentation board, the AVPB. Available in a choice of cherry and mocha finish options, this folding dry erase board looks great in nearly any space. Priced at only $394.99, it's also an excellent value.

Global Total Office Presentation BoardFourth on our list of conference room presentation boards that rock is the the B5672FPB model from Global Total Office. This mobile presentation cabinet is great for larger meeting areas as it's 56"W x 72"H frame makes it easy to see from most any angle. The durable casters make the B5672FPB easy to move to meet the demands of any specific office task. While most presentation boards are wall mounted and only used in one space, units like the B5672FPB can be quickly moved from the conference room, to the training room, and back with ease. This versatile unit is available in 10 attractive finish options to match Global Alba series laminate conference room tables.

Verde Conference RoomDry Erase Cabinet by CherrymanLast but certainly not least, we reach the V120LE presentation board from Cherryman Industries. This folding unit from the uber modern Verde collection features a dry erase center and cork board side walls. Interior design teams and industry professionals love the two coffee inspired finish options available on the V120LE. The espresso option offers a deep and luxurious feel while the latte finish shows class and sophistication. Priced at $549.00, this board is a must for any Verde furnished space.

Friday, August 29, 2014

Keep Office Guests Comfortable with Global Reception Furniture

Global Total Office is a highly respected furniture and seating manufacturer that steadily raises industry expectations. This trend setting brand is commonly praised for their innovative ergonomic office chairs and high quality desking collections. However, in today's post we'd like to shed some light on Global's top notch reception area furniture solutions. From the cutting edge Wind Linear collection to the versatile Sirena seating line, Global is rapidly becoming the go to choice of interior design teams and consumers alike.

Wind Linear Collection

Wind Linear Collection

The Wind Linear Collection from Global Total Office includes a wide range of sofas, lounge chairs, and tables for office lounge, waiting room, and reception area use. This top of the line collection is available in stunning fabric and leather upholstery options to compliment any decor theme. Wind Linear products boast a luxurious contemporary feel that's simply unmatched by competitive lines at nearly twice the price. If you want to take your office makeover to the next level, adding Wind Linear tables is just plain smart. The simple yet sophisticated design characteristics combined with a ample finish options make these awesome accents the talk of any guest area.

Citi Collection

Global Total Office Citi Collection

The perfect combination of comfort and modern appeal unit to form the popular Citi reception furniture collection from Global Total Office. This line of sofas, lounge chairs, and accent tables is available in traditional leather colors as well as far out fabric textiles to help any space stand apart from the competition. Those striving to complete their makeover projects in a timely fashion will enjoy the in stock status of Citi sofas and lounge chairs in black mock leather with tungsten legs. These comfortably office seating solutions provide a welcoming look that's sure to impress without breaking your budget.

Ballara Collection

Global Total Office Ballara Collection

The Global Total Office Ballara collection is a fully modular line of seating and tables that can be customized to form unique configurations for any waiting area. The versatility of Ballara makes it easy to create comfortable, inviting, and stand out areas that really impress. Ballara seating solutions can be purchased individually or in affordable sets that are easy to spec. As one of Global's newer reception area collections, Ballara is just beginning to built momentum!

Traditional Collection

Tufted Leather Furniture

For upscale and luxury waiting areas we introduce to you the stunning Traditional Collection from Global Total Office. This line of high end tufted lounge chair and sofa solutions features elegant nail head trim and wood accents to form an old world look that never goes out of style. The Traditional collection works well in real estate offices, law firms, and healthcare waiting areas. Choose from a variety of classic leather colors to compliment decor.

Sirena Collection

Sirena Lounge Furniture

We've saved our favorite for last! The new and improved Sirena Collection from Global is incredibly comfortable and versatile. The lounge chairs from this hot new line can be outfitted with lower level shelves, tablet arms, and wheels for ease of mobility. These simple to reconfigure lounge chairs save space and look great in any environment. The Sirena line also includes comfortable sofas and accent tables that will earn your waiting area an abundance of daily compliments.