Guide to Buying Coffee Tables

About the Coffee Table Buying Guide

By Debbie Gartner

Welcome to my guide on Coffee Tables. I put this guide together to help those in search of buying a coffee table.  It includes tips for choosing the right size (length, width and height), shape (square vs. rectangular vs. round), style and function.  I hope you find this helpful.  Click on below picture or this link for the Ultimate Coffee Table Buying Guide.

The Ultimate Coffee Table Guide

 

Many of the pictures and links on this site will bring you to sites such as Amazon, where you can buy the items directly online.  I’ve also included links to important accessories such as safety corners and felt pads as well as complementary items such as area rugs and pillows.

Below are some helpful sub-guides for Coffee Tables:

Ottoman Coffee Table Guide

Guide to buying ottoman coffee tablesOttoman coffee tables are rapidly growing both for their style and practicality. I would venture to guess that they are the fastest growing segment in the market place.  They are a bit more casual than other styles of coffee tables.  Read more→

Round Coffee Table Guide

Round Coffee Table Buying GuideRound coffee tables are stylish and chic.  They are an ideal choice if you have kids or pets as they don’t have sharp edges.

Circular tables are also a great choice if you have a smaller space, as they are generally a bit smaller (as they have the edges “chopped off”) and they allow you more flexibility with seating.  Read more→

Square Coffee Table Guide

Where to buy square coffee tablesSquare coffee tables have become super stylish and popular.  They don’t work for all spaces, but they are often perfect for larger spaces as well as L-shaped sectionals or L-shaped seating arrangements (e.g. sofa and love seat combo).  Read more→

 

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Resources

Resources I recommend to my customers

Below are some products that I highly recommend to my customers. I thought it would be helpful to gather them all in one place. Feel free to bookmark this page as it may come in handy. I intend to add more products and services to this page over time.

Disclosure: Please note that some of the below links are affiliate links, and at no additional cost to you, I will earn a small commission, if you decide to purchase them. Please note that these are products I know/use and recommend to my customers. I recommend them as they are good products. I am in the flooring business to help my customers and that is how I earn my living, not by the small commissions earned on these products.

Many of the products can be bought direct and shipped via Amazon.com

 

Furniture safety guards

These are a must have if you have kids (or pets) and rectangular or square coffee tables.  These are soft and flexible and adhere well to your furniture.  This is an important step in childproofing your home.  Click here to buy on Amazon and have them shipped directly to you.

 

Floor maintenance and cleaning products

Bona Hardwood Cleaning products

Bona is the most recommended cleaning product by hardwood professionals. It’s perfect for hardwood flooring (any type – pre-finished, site finished, solid, engineered), cork, bamboo and laminate.We recommend this to our customers. It’s residue free and helps protect your hardwood investment. And, of course it’s safe for family, pets and the environment. You can buy these on Amazon.com via below links.

Bona Hardwood flooring kit

This is the Bona Hardwood Floor Cleaner Starter kit with Bona mop, microfiber dusting pad, microfiber clean pad and 32oz cleaner. (See below for refills). This is the starter kit.

 

Bona Hardwood cleaner

This is the Bona 32oz cleaner. Most customers use this size/form on a regular basis.

 

 

 

Felt Pads

The Felt Pads can make a big difference and they are especially important for chairs and coffee tables that move the most. I advise my customers to buy these and have extra on hand (as they can fall off).

 

 

You can find other hardwood flooring accessories including doggie socks, chair roller protectors, anti-fatigue mats and area rug pads here.

 

Wayfair.com

Wayfair.com provides a variety of furniture, vanities, fixtures, pillows and other items that will help you add the finishing touches to your room. They ship directly to you and often have some good sales.
Wayfair-Wayfair believes that options for your home can come from just about anywhere, so we carry over 5,000 brands of products like furniture, lighting, cookware, and everything in between.

 

FastFloors.com

FastFloors.com
Feel free to use my special link to Fast Floors to order your flooring and have them shipped directly to you. In particular, I recommend the following brands: Somerset, Armstrong, US Floors and Coretec Plus.

Hardwood, Cork, Bamboo Flooring Up-to 70% Off! www.fastfloors.com

 

Marketing resources – more coming soon…

CRM – ActiveCampaign – Customer Relationship Management tool

I should have done this years ago! But, I’m so glad that I finally took the plunge and invested in a CRM program. If you have a customers and if you are looking to improve your close rate and/or looking for more repeat/referral business, this is a MUST HAVE. This program allows you to stay in touch with your customers and provide timed campaigns to them pending on where they are in the purchase cycle. You can trigger actions based on when you met, what they’ve clicked, after they’ve bought. The possibilities are endless.

And, best of all, it’s so cost efficient. I had done some digging on this before I took the plunge, so I knew that some of the programs were expensive. ActiveCampaign.com is the most efficient one I’ve found. If you have less that 500 contacts, it’s just $9 per month…and it is so easy to get more than $9 business in return. And, if you buy for the year, you save 15%. Within 2 weeks of using this, I saw an increase in my close rate and a shortened time frame on decisions. Oh, and you can test this for FREE for 2 weeks.

Click here for your free trial of ActiveCampaign.

Debbie Gartner is a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for sites to earn advertising fees by advertising and linking to amazon.com. At no additional cost to you, I will earn a small commission, if you decide to purchase them. I am in the flooring business to help my customers, and that is how I earn my living, not by the small commissions earned on these products

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