8 Furniture Materials

Our daily life cannot be separated from the furniture. Although categorized as a tertiary need, the presence of furniture in a house is quite necessary. Call it, divan bed, table, and dining chairs. Furniture materials used also vary. Starting from wood, textile, metal, glass, marble, terracotta, rattan, bamboo, and so on. Let’s get to know more about these 8 furniture materials that we often encounter.

8 Furniture materials:

  1. Wood
  2. Textile
  3. Metal
  4. Glass
  5. Marble
  6. Terracotta
  7. Rattan
  8. Bamboo

1. Wood materials

The most commonly used furniture material is wood. Because apart from durability, the cost required is also not as expensive as other materials such as marble or leather.

Even so, there are also many types of wood materials that also affect the price. For example, teak wood and camelina/gmelina wood. In quality, of course, teak wood is superior to camelina wood. The price is also more expensive than camelina wood.

2. Textile materials

What is furniture textile? Upholstery fabric is fabric or textiles used for furniture. What is upholstery? Upholstery is the physical act of stuffing seats and furniture with webbing, padding, springs, foam, or cushions to furniture and covering it with upholstery fabric.

3. Metal materials

Metal furniture is a type of furniture that uses metal parts in its construction. There are various types of metal that can be used, such as iron, carbon steel, aluminum, and stainless steel. Iron and steel products are extensively used in many applications, ranging from office furnishings to outdoor settings.

4. Glass materials

It can be considered to be quite a high maintenance material for furniture (not so much in comparison to marble furniture though. Glass furniture is an excellent decision for people who are allergic. The material is totally environment-oriented.

Due to glass fragility, you also have to make an effort to ensure that nothing scratches or chips your furniture, as it can be near impossible to fix deep scratches and chips in glass furniture.

5. Marble materials

Marble is an elegant natural stone with beautiful grain and patterns that add a graceful depth to any space. Both Indian and Italian marble can be used as a tabletop. Additionally, marble is a highly durable material that can last a lifetime if it is maintained properly. Like one of the custom kitchen sets from one of the following Kaliuda Gallery clients, using Carrara marble.

Marble Carrara Custom Design Kitchen Set at Private Residence, Sanur by Kaliuda Gallery Bali

Marble Carrara Custom Design Kitchen Set at Private Residence, Sanur by Kaliuda Gallery Bali

6. Terracotta materials

Terracotta is a type of earthenware, a clay-based unglazed or glazed ceramic, where the fired body is porous. Even though terracotta is not a material for furniture. Terracotta is the term normally used for sculpture made in earthenware, and also for various practical uses including vessels (notably flower pots), water and wastewater pipes, roofing tiles, bricks, and surface embellishment in building construction. The term is also used to refer to the natural brownish-orange color of most terracotta.

7. Rattan materials

Rattan furniture is made from rattan vines which are woven together to create outdoor furniture, which is commonly used in the summer months. It can be either natural or synthetic. Besides teak, the material that we often use as a furniture supplier in Bali is rattan.

8. Bamboo

Bamboo is a great choice for furniture, in its raw form, as a processed plank, and as a fabric. This furniture can withstand everyday use. It is far more resistant to damage than traditional hardwoods. Bamboo is even used in cutting boards for this reason; it can take the beating of repeated knife use and still remain beautiful, and bamboo is gentler on knife blades than in other woods.

Thus some explanations about the 8 furniture materials. If you are interested in exploring the types of wood, you can read the article “8 Types of Wood and Their Characteristics“.

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