An integral part of any professional office is its furnishings. And central to an office is the inevitable desk. But what makes one desk look authoritative and respected and another similar desk look empty or lacking? Most of the time, the working area of the desk top creates one or the other of these feelings. And since most people would easily opt for an authoritative look, many turn to accessorizing their desk with a number of items. The largest of these is the desk pad.
Of course an entire range of desk pads are available to fit any budget at all. But the authoritativeness that these impart to the overall office does depend to a large extent on their quality. The best of course are the desk pads manufactured from premium materials, including leather and special synthetics designed specifically for desk pad duty.
Such exclusive pads maintain their beauty, provide an efficient work surface, and most of all, require almost no maintenance. In most cases, maintenance is minor and only consists of cleaning the surface area. The materials used in their construction are usually resistant to wear and tear, however, one must consider the fact that they will be put to constant use, a fact that can easily degrade the beauty of some materials. There are though, a few simple steps you can perform to help prolong the beautiful qualities of any type of desk pad:
- Since these desk top protective surfaces have a flat, smooth surface, daily or weekly maintenance consists of simply dusting with a lint free cloth. If your pad also serves double duty as a mouse pad, this helps keep the underside of your mouse clean and sliding smoothly.
- Some desk pad materials can be adversely affected by direct sunlight (such as leather) or excessive heat (like acrylics). For these materials, avoiding long exposure to direct sunlight and heat sources is the best prevention. For leather, application of a recommended leather preservation product can help as well.
- Avoid using powerful chemical cleaning solutions on desk pads for removing stains or spilling. These can affect the smoothness, hardness and color of the working surface. Opt for a water dampened cloth if at all possible, unless the stains are deep enough to warrant harsher chemicals. Always test harsher chemicals on an inconspicuous area - perhaps the back or edge before using in visible areas.
We have found the most durable and lowest maintenance desk pad material on the market is a material called Rhinolin. This material was developed specifically for this purpose and for very little maintenance effort, maintains its prestigious and authoritative presence perfectly. No maintenance issues are typically encountered, due to its ability to “self heal" from nicks and scratches and its resistance to moisture. To further enhance the authoritativeness of the material, it can be trimmed with hardwood accents that match the surrounding decor.
No matter what materials you settle on, use of a desk pad will impart a level of authoritativeness of both you and your work space. And with minimal maintenance, your investment in promoting your authority and creating better working efficiency will work hard for you around the clock.
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