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Acrylic door furniture was introduced when modern manufacturing processes allowed the use of acrylic to copy the look of glass. The original glass door furniture dated back to the Victorian Age and the style was that of a plain round glass knob on a simple brass rose.

Nowadays designs are much more featured as acrylic allows further creative versions of the original style as well as being a safer material to use. Modern designs still include the original round glass knob, but also available are a bun shaped knob and a faceted (cut glass) shape. All of the modern day designs are available on chrome and brass roses rather than just the brass rose used originally.

The glass style of door furniture was a feature of the emerging Middle Classes from 1900 onwards. Glass finger plates were introduced to compliment the glass knobs and were recognised as a symbol of civilisation and gentility at the time. Used today the acrylic range of door furniture would certainly add a touch of class to any property!

Q. What is Acrylic?
A. Acrylic is an impact resistant plastic which is half the weight of glass. It is unaffected by sun or salt spray and can withstand temperatures in the region of -30�F to +160�F for continuous service. It is therefore an ideal, relatively maintenance free, robust material for use in door furniture where an appearance of glass or crystal is desired but without the obvious dangers of using glass materials in a door handle.

Q. Are there different types of Acrylic door furniture?
A. Yes, there are different styles and finishes available, typically clear shapes and faceted shapes. The finish can be clear, opaque or translucent and occasionally you will find tinted acrylic.

Q. Does Acrylic furniture need any maintenance?
A. This type of furniture needs very little maintenance. The material is strong and durable and will not be corroded in normal domestic use. If the furniture has a brass or chrome rose then follow the procedures for this type of finish as described in Brass Door Furniture FAQ or Chrome Door Furniture FAQ. Remember that any brass element of the furniture is likely to be lacquered and should be treated as described in the Brass Door furniture FAQ.

Q. How should I care for my Acrylic furniture?
A. Acrylic furniture should be regularly dusted with a soft cloth. Occasionally it should be cleaned using a mild non-acid soap and warm water, a soft dusting cloth can then be used to enhance the surface. Do not use window cleaning sprays, abrasive pads, scouring compounds, acetone, petrol, benzene, carbon tetrachloride, lacquer thinner or any solvents to clean this type of furniture as these may be damaging to the surface of the acrylic. The same procedure will apply to any lacquered brass or chrome parts of the handle.

Q. Why haven't I bought any of this robust, trouble free door furniture?
That's a very good question, why haven't you? If you have any reasons why you wouldn't buy it please email with your feedback.

Bernards makes every effort to ensure that the information contained in our FAQs is correct and accurate. We can however accept no responsibility for any errors or omissions or their subsequent effects. Indeed if you find any please let us know, we appreciate any advice or comments to improve these pages.

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