Who will win the Canadian Furniture Bout? Canadel Dining Furniture and Bermex are two competing dining furniture lines. They are both made in Canada and they both have nice products. If you are in the market and can’t decide which of these manufactures fit your needs best, maybe I can help.
Quality of Finish: Both companies have a Catalyzed finish. Bermex features a catalyzed varnish where Canadel has a catalyzed lacquer. Some experts will tell you that a varnish is better, but it is usually thinner than the lacquer. In this case, Canadel’s varnish is baked on, so I’m going to call this one: EVEN
Quality of Table Construction: Both companies use a high-quality birch. However, Canadel uses anti-warp boards on the underside of the table top. Canadel +1
Quality of Chair Construction: This one is a wash in my opinion. You can expect the chair to last a lifetime (if not abused) from either manufacture. Canadel even says their chairs are made for commercial use. EVEN
Fabric Options: Canadel-over 300 Bermex-186 Canadel +.5
Wood Finish Options: Candel-120 Bermex-114 EVEN
Shipping Time: I am updating this post for the reason of shipping time. Canadel now only takes 3-4 weeks to produce, ship and receive in stores. Bermex can take over 8 weeks. Canadel +1
Style Options: Both factories have several options on table shape, table size, chairs, buffets and hutches. I side with Canadel on this one because of their Udesign software that lets you create your combination and it displays it to you on their website. Canadel +1
Price: Both companies are pricey, but well worth the value. This furniture, if cared for, will last for generations. Canadel is typically less expensive than Bermex, but not by much. Canadel +.5
So, according to my formula here Canadel wins by 4.
So, why do I have a Bermex table, chairs and buffet in my dining room at home? Updated, now years later we have a Canadel Champlain table, chairs and bench in our home that we use every day and we love it. Nothing against Bermex, but our Canadel tables and chairs are built to last and we get more compliments on it than any other item. Our kids leave all sorts of messes and liquids on the table and it wipes up easily.