At Anthill, we are committed to quality. That starts with materials. We long ago discarded the use of particle board, which is unfortunately the standard nowadays in casework. We believe in using only good quality domestic or imported European plywoods for many reasons. They are much stronger and lighter than particle board, they don’t chip as easily, they hold screws and nails much more strongly, and lastly, they don’t act like a sponge and swell up when exposed to water or humidity. Although this is true of all plywoods versus their particle board counterparts, there is a difference between plywoods as well. Better plywoods are composed of better quality plys devoid of knots, voids, and imperfections that can telegraph through the surface or lead to the mechanical failure of screws and such. They are also of a more uniform thickness, which makes a huge difference when joining multiple units together into larger structures as little variations can add up over many units and cause pieces to be misaligned and ill fitting.
We have chosen our upholstery fabrics from only the best mills to ensure they are not only beautiful and pleasant to the touch, but durable and easy to clean as well. All meet or exceed the standards for even heavy-duty commercial fabrics, with most surpassing by three times that already high standard. Surrounding natural latex foam, these fabrics add comfort and versatility to the ATLAS system.