Guide to choosing furniture for your home In the pages of catalogues or specialist magazines we often find terms we don't know, or just think we know. Here some of the most frequently used are explained: another key for immediate recognition of quality. Anodized aluminium Aluminium which has undergone an electro-chemical process to increase its hardness and resistance to deterioration such as scratches or blackening over time: "technological" quality added to the natural ductility and lightness of this metal. Ergonomics The discipline that identifies the best relationship between people and their surroundings. Today its parameters are also used in the home to eliminate positions that can compromise our health and make the use of furniture more natural, for example, by establishing its measurements on the basis of the dimensions of the human body. Formaldehide Gas used in the production of the thermo-setting glues used in the production of furniture panels. Too high a concentration of the gas may cause the eyes to water and irritate the respiratory apparatus. The hazard is connected with its concentration in the environment: according to European standards, it must be less than or equal to 3.5mg/m2h. Veneering Procedure with which raw panels are covered with a thin sheet of wood. Laminate A thin sheet with a phenolic resin base to which a decorative paper wrap impregnated with melamine resins is applied. Used to cover furniture panels on one or both sides, and for kitchen worktops. Solid wood Wood taken directly from the tree trunk and used for certain elements (legs, for example) or on some types of 'classical' furniture. Although it is often wrongly taken for a sign of maximum quality, solid wood does not have the stability of composite materials such as plywood, chipboard or MDF and is therefore only suitable for certain specific uses. Plywood Panels comprising a number of sheets of wood (five, for example) glued together so that the fibres are perpendicular to each other. MDF Stands for Medium Density Fiberboard. This material is made up of branches and offcuts, which means it is highly ecological. A special process is used to reduce them to wood fibre that is pressed and held together by thermo-setting glues to make panels with excellent mechanical features, very stable and compact and ideal for lacquered and wrapped surfaces. Recently produced MDF panels are also damp-proof and have minimum formaldehide emissions. Melamine coating The panels used in making furniture are wrapped in special sheets impregnated with melamine resins. They can have various colours and also perfectly imitate wood grain, by means of a photographic process. Panels treated in this way are called "melamine wrapped". Chipboard Chipboard panels are made of chips of wood of various dimensions and density, glued and pressed together in such a way as to provide a surface that can be veneered or melamine or PVC wrapped or laminated. Highly stable, chipboard panels are used particularly for large surfaces. Recently produced chipboard panels are damp-proof and have minimum formaldehide emissions. Polyurethane paint Reliable and easy to apply, it is the most commonly used paint in the furniture industry.



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Production of adults’ and children’s bedroom furniture, with maximum attention paid to quality. Part of the research into Doimo Cityline products is developed through careful market analysis and the continuous observation of the evolution of habits in society. This helps us to constantly make new suggestions for those who wish to furnish the space in their homes dedicated to teenagers and children in a modern functional style. Doimo Cityline cooperates actively with planners and designers in order to develop constant research into products and new manufacturing technologies. Doimo Cityline makes modular programmes that allow infinite compositions for teenagers’ and children’s bedrooms, comprising beds and cots, wardrobes, desks, and bed sets.