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3 Reasons to Add Acrylic Furniture to Your Home

If you are redecorating your home with new furniture, then you should learn all about acrylic furniture and its unique benefits. Many popular types of acrylic furniture are on the market today, including dining room chairs, desks, coffee tables, and end tables.

Not only does acrylic furniture have a modern appearance that many homeowners love, but this furniture type also offers numerous other benefits when compared to classic wooden or upholstered furniture. Read on to learn three reasons you should add acrylic furniture to your home when redecorating.

1. Keep Your Furniture More Sanitary

With the COVID-19 pandemic in full force, many homeowners are realizing just how tough it can be to keep a home, including its furniture, clean and sanitary at all times. While virus particles can be carried into a home and transferred onto virtually any surface inside of it, many furniture types, such as soft upholstered furniture, are very difficult to clean and sanitize on a regular basis. Upholstered furniture can also be a breeding ground for bacteria due to its porous nature, and dust, pollen, and other allergens can easily enter furniture pores, where they can then trigger allergy symptoms in family members and guests. While virus particles, bacteria, and allergens can land on the surface of acrylic furniture, these particles can all be removed very easily by simply washing the acrylic surfaces with soap and water or sanitizing them with an acrylic-safe disinfectant. You can disinfect acrylic surfaces safely with hydrogen peroxide–based cleaning agents, a mild bleach and water solution, or a mixture of rubbing alcohol and water. Since acrylic is a non-porous material, you don't have to worry about germs and allergens lingering inside of your acrylic furniture after you have sanitized the surface of it. When you want soft surfaces to sit on in your home, add machine-washable removable cushions to chair seats and backs. You can then remove germs and dirt from these cushions by simply tossing them in your washing machine on a regular basis.

2. Make Small Rooms Appear Larger

If you have one or more small rooms in your home that you would like to look and feel larger, then adding clear acrylic furniture pieces to these rooms can help them appear more spacious.

Small rooms look and feel larger when they contain just a few furniture pieces, but decorating a small room with little furniture often jeopardizes the functionality of the room. However, when you decorate small rooms with acrylic furniture, you can add more furniture pieces without making the room appear smaller, because clear furniture items do not take up visual space.

3. Increase Child-Safety in Your Home

If you avoid tables with glass tops and other furniture pieces with integrated glass to keep your child safe from sharp edges or broken glass. If you miss the appearance of a glass tabletop, then you can add a table with a child-safe clear acrylic top to your home without sacrificing style. Acrylic is 10 times more impact-resistant than glass, which means it is much more difficult to break.

In addition, if acrylic does break due to extreme impact, it does not shatter into many small shards with sharp edges like glass does, but is more likely to break into just several large pieces with dull edges. Other acrylic furniture pieces, such as small tables, chairs, and desks, are also great options for children's rooms; this material is difficult to stain if beverages are spilled on it and easy to wipe clean quickly after playtime with clay, paints, and other messy items used to create arts and crafts. Acrylic is also a non-toxic material, so you do not have to worry about your child's health if they consume foods off the surface of an acrylic table or other acrylic surface. Whether you are redecorating your entire home or just one room, keep these acrylic furniture benefits in mind as you choose your new furniture pieces. Contact the acrylic fabrication experts at MGM Plastics for all of your acrylic furniture needs today.


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