When looking for the best furniture in New Jersey, one of the biggest decisions you’ll make is whether to buy that office furniture new or pre-owned. Your style, budget, and purchasing habits play a role, but many people ask the sales associates at our furniture store the same question: will new office furniture last longer than pre-owned office furniture? Keep reading to find out why there isn’t a clear answer to this question.
How Much You Use Your New Furniture Affects its Lifestyle
How long does office furniture last? It all depends on how often—and how roughly—you or your team uses it. Consider a set of chairs and a conference table that sits in a rarely-used office, maybe only visited once or twice per month for big meetings. That furniture will have a much longer life than the desk and work station that your most productive employee works at for 40 or more hours per week. Those who take care to tighten screws and keep furniture clean will sell back beautiful used furniture to local furniture stores, but those who are rough, messy, and don’t perform light maintenance may end up with a trip to the dumpster.
Quality Matters When Buying Used Office Furniture in NJ
Not only does the care of your new or used furniture extend its life, keep an eye on the quality. Cheap, often ready-to-assemble furniture does not have a very long lifespan—and that lifespan is even shorter if you ever dare to disassemble and reassemble that piece! On the other hand, high-quality furniture that is made of solid wood and sturdy metal is made to last a lifetime or more. High quality tables and desks, Herman Miller office chairs, and other top performers can see a whole new life as used furniture.
Care For New and Preowned Furniture with NJ’s Furniture Services
Speaking of caring for your furniture, the better you care for your preowned furniture, the longer it will last. When used furniture comes to Commercial Furniture Resource, our first step is to restore it with a full cleaning, treatment of wood or other surfaces, minor repairs, and tightening of screws. We’ll even perform furniture restoration services for your furniture!
There’s no clear answer to whether used furniture will last as long as new furniture, but NJ’s top furniture store has plenty of new and used options for you to choose from. Visit our showroom today to explore our high-quality new and used office furniture.