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A Healthier You

Posted On: October 6th, 2014

Greenguard Certified – For Your Health

In recent years, concern has grown over the need for employees to have a healthy work environment.  Out of this concern has grown the Greenguard Environmental Institute: an independent organization that has established strict limits of air quality standards for indoor products. The Greenguard standard has become the criteria which many governments, corporations, health care facilities, and non-profit organizations require in their workplaces. This helps ensure a healthy environment for employees, customers, and guests alike.

Performance is only one of a few Canadian companies that have had their laminate workstations and related products certified by the Greenguard Environmental Institute as meeting their emissions standards. For more information on Greenguard certified products visit

Make the healthy choice: choose Performance!
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Voi – Customize Your Office Solution Today!

Posted On: October 1st, 2014

 Voi™ Laminate Desking

Designed to meet the needs of any user and any office application, Voi’s layered work surfaces, practical storage components, versatile materials, and compact footprints deliver   personalized flexibility within an efficient offering.

Your Desk, Your Way

Voi desking from The HON Company not only offers desks
and storage solutions for every application—private offices,
semi-private offices, open plan, benching, and more—it also
presents an integrated design for the entire workplace.

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Sit or Stand; The Choice is Yours!

Posted On: September 25th, 2014

Electric Height Adjustable Tables are now available
at economical pricing

Health authorities recommend changing from a sitting to standing position
throughout the day to avoid the harmful long-term effects of too much sitting.
Performance Height Adjustable Tables are easy, quick and quiet to operate
and offer the optimal vertical range to accommodate people of all sizes.

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Stop by our Brampton, Burlington or Markham showroom and experience
first hand the latest ergonomic trend in office desking.

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The Choice is Yours…

Posted On: September 10th, 2014

You may never have considered this before – but there are many different types of desks. However, in the world of office furniture there are several standards, such as: pedestal, computer, reception, L-shape, bullet, and U-shape. When you factor in the dozens of optional features such as hutches & accessories, size, and finish options, there are literally hundreds of different configurations to choose from.

Pedestal desks are made of a rectangular top or bow-front, resting on one or two small cabinets (pedestals) with drawers. Often, there is a large drawer in the center and a “modesty panel” between the pedestals that provides privacy to the seated user. When the desk frame has one pedestal and one set of legs, it is called a left or right pedestal desk – depending on its location. An executive desk is a larger, more elegant version of the pedestal desk.

Computer desks are used, as the name suggests, for computing purposes. Computer desks typically have a keyboard tray and legs that can be adjusted to the user’s needs and sufficient desktop surface to hold a monitor and mouse as well as allow for handwriting space.

Bullet desks are usually used in place of a standard desk in “L” and “U” configurations, a bullet top is essentially a writing table that gets its name from its shape. Viewed from above, it’s shaped like the cross section of a bullet, with the rounded end typically supported by a cylindrical metal post. Bullet tops are also sometimes referred to as an island conference top.

Reception desks are the first stopping point for an office visitor as well as a work space for the receptionist. Reception desks come in a variety of shapes and sizes.

The L-shape desk can offer extra desktop and storage space. The main portion of the desk, its shell, is often comprised of a single pedestal with two or more drawers and a central drawer or keyboard tray under the desktop surface.

The U-shape desk is arranged like a semi-circle, or, as the name says, like a “U.” The U-shape desk is comprised of three units: the central desk and two side returns. One to three pedestals, a central drawer, keyboard tray and modesty panel are all available on a U-shape desk.

Drop by any of our Greater Toronto Area Source Office Furnishings showrooms today and let one of our expert sales representatives walk you through what type of desk best suits your needs!


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Be A Good Neighbour!

Posted On: September 3rd, 2014

Top 10 rules of Open-Plan Office Etiquette

1. Use a reasonable voice level.
2.  If a conversation is going to take time, find an isolated location.
3.  Don’t talk or yell past your immediate neighbour.
4.  Don’t use speaker phones.
5.  Manage ringers and notifications.
6.  Look before you interrupt.
7.  Don’t create unnecessary noise.
8.  Respect others’ concerns.
9.  Respect others’ privacy.
10.  Do not hold meetings in your space.

open        (Images and abbreviated article : courtesy of The Hamilton Spectator)

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