September 2016


A Buyer’s Guide to Office Notice Boards

For those looking to buy notice boards with which to furnish either a business or home office, here is a guide to the options available in 2016.

Traditional Notice Boards

A Firm Favourite: White Boards

White boards are the most traditional, favoured and purchased type of notice board used in UK offices today. Available in both a magnetic and non-magnetic varieties, they can be easily written upon using dry erase markers, are easy to clean, durable and magnetic varieties can also be used along with magnetic counters and accessories.

            An Old Classic: Cork Boards

Cork boards come in two main varieties and it is common to see both in use within offices and as well educational institutions. Standard cork boards are the most inexpensive, light weight and easy to purchase and mount variety. Meanwhile, felt boards are cork boards which feature a layer of durable coloured fabric which protects the cork beneath and can help to ensure a cork board lasts longer. It is important to be aware though that cork and felt boars cannot be written directly upon, hence most modern businesses either opt to replace old cork boards with white boards or make use of both.

More Information

To compare and price the above traditional notice board options, as well as browse non-wall mounted varieties of those discussed here, head over to Noticeboards Online, where you will also find a range of accessories such as pens and cleaning fluid with which to use and maintain a traditional notice board.

Non-Traditional Notice Boards

A Stylish Office Addition: Glass Boards

Glass notice boards, as sold via the Office Furniture Shop, have risen in popularity in recent years, largely due to the modern trend for creating more stylish and sophisticated office spaces.

Quite simply, a glass board is a sheet of glass which might be clear or hued one colour or another and is wall mounted to create a space on which dry erase markers can be used. Like traditional white boards, dry erase ink wipes easily from glass, but pins and magnets cannot be used.

An Innovative Use of Linoleum: Krommenie Boards

Available in a wealth of colours, just like linoleum flooring, linoleum boards such as those sold by the Forbo Linoleum company, are brilliantly self healing and easy to cut to any size or shape making them a fantastic contemporary and more stylish alternative to a cork board that is also longer lasting. Like cork boards, it is important to be aware though that linoleum boards do not feature a wipe clean surface. Hence, they cannot be written upon with dry erase markers.

A Modern Alternative: White Board Paint

White board paint is a relatively new addition to the notice board market and a particularly exciting one; applying a single coat directly onto a wall surface instantly transforms said surface into a usable white board. Hence, this is a fantastically versatile option as a tin can be purchased and used, added to, patched up or removed easily, inexpensively and quickly.

White board paint bought via Smarter Surfaces Online also comes with a ten year quality guarantee and can even now be purchased in a transparent finish meaning that the wall colour beneath needed be lost and when not in use nobody need know there is even a white board there.

An Eco-Friendly Option: Sundeala Boards

With an increasing number of businesses taking an interest in or becoming actively eco-friendly and conscious of the effect they have on the environment, as well as more businesses than ever selling, producing and providing eco-friendly products and services, the Sundeala board could not have come at a better time.

Made of entirely 100% recycled paper, to learn more about this brilliantly eco-friendly addition to the notice board market visit the Sundeala website.

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Read Seventeen Magazine For Teen-Friendly Content That Won’t Scare Parents Away

When it comes to magazines for kids, there really aren’t a whole lot of options available that will please both kids and their parents. When kids and teens look at the wide array of magazine covers displayed in public, they’re intrigued by the headlines and images they see — and want to read more. On the other hand, when parents look at what’s being shown on the newsstand, they’re likely horrified at the inappropriate and scandalizing content their children are exposed to on a daily basis.

But there is one kids magazine that is able to successfully meet teens and parents in the middle. Seventeen magazine is a read that teen girls will want to come back to time and time again, and not to their parents’ chagrin. If you’re a parent, you can rest assured: Seventeen has diverse content that will cater to whatever kind of girl your daughter is deciding she wants to be. Whether she’s into style and beauty, or looking to see if her angst is reflected in the real-life stories from other teenagers, Seventeen helps its young readers realize that they’re not alone. The September issue in particular even includes a whole Back to School section that will help its readers prepare for the beginning of the school year. Whether their readers are returning back to high school, or going to college for the first time, Seventeen has a huge selection of articles with suggestions for dorm rooms, lockers, outfits, classroom supplies, and more.

Hailee Steinfeld covers the latest issue of Seventeen, where she opens up about being bullied in high school. Hailee was nominated for an Academy Award when she was still in her early teens, and has enjoyed a successful career in Hollywood ever since. Today, she has even made the difficult transition to pop music — you may have heard the super-catchy “Love Myself” on the radio recently — and has a role in the upcoming film Edge of Seventeen. Yet despite Hailee’s massive success, she still wasn’t able to escape jealous classmates, taunts and threats throughout her time in high school. Her advice about how she overcame this period and regained confidence in herself will undoubtedly resonate with and inspire Seventeen’s readers, who may be able to relate to Hailee’s experiences as well.

Now, readers can get a 30-day free trial of Seventeen and any of Texture’s other digital magazines. The 30-day trial is a great period to decide whether Texture’s basic or premium plan is right for you. The basic plan, which costs $9.99 a month, gives you access to all of Texture’s monthly magazines on your tablet or smartphone. However, for only $14.99 a month, you gain access to Texture’s weekly and monthly titles with the premium plan.

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