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Furniture fabrics

- use, care and maintenance

Written by Tone 01.01.2020

Regular maintenance

Vacuum your fabrics regularly to prevent build-up of dust and dirt on the fabric surface. Frequent vacuuming with a soft brush will prolong the fabrics life. Remove spills and stains quickly. Mop up the excess liquid using a kitchen roll or a damp cloth.

Annual cleaning

For annual cleaning we recommend using a foam detergent. Contact your dealer for guidance. Foam detergents are not recommended for use on vinyl fabrics.

Stain removal

If you get a stain it is important to remove it as quickly as possible. Remove nongreasy stains by carefully dabbing with a lintfree cloth or sponge wrung out in warm water. Remove greasy stains by using appropriate detergents or solvents. Work from the edges and in. Always use a branded upholstery shampoo, or stain removers recommended for your fabric and type of stain. Be careful when using solvents; these could dissolve the upholstery materials beneath. Never use concentrated detergents or bleach, ammonia or soap intended for hard surfaces. Due to excess dye in dark jeans, they may leave stains on textiles; washing and cleaning may not always lead to satisfying results. If in doubt, contact your dealer or Fora Form.

Colour fastness

We recommend to test stain-removal agents on an inconspicuous area first, to check that the colour of the fabric is not altered in appearance. Let the fabric dry completely before you proceed with cleaning.

Laminated fabrics

Laminated fabrics like Cover should be vacuumed regularly using a soft brush. Remove non-greasy stains by carefully dabbing with a lintfree cloth or sponge wrung out in warm water. Remove greasy stains by using appropriate detergents or solvents. Fabric must not soak in liquids to prevent damaging the foam and adhesive.

Faux leather

Wipe upholstery fabrics made from polyurethane/vinyl/faux leather with a dry or moist cloth. If using a detergent please note that residue from soap will expedite the wear down of the fabric. Some fabrics are suited for use of disinfectants. If using disinfectants or other chemical solutions, fabrics must always be rinsed swiftly afterwards with clean water. Foam detergents are not recommended for use on vinyl fabrics, please use special detergents meant for vinyl.

Cautions

Lightfastness

Lightfastness is the resistance of dyes to the effect of sunrays and light. Please note that all fabrics will fade over time due to the influence of light. Fibers in the fabric will be weakened by sunlight. Place furniture away from direct sunlight. Protect your interior by using curtains, sunblinds, or other protectors. We recommend rearranging the furniture at intervals.

Damage from clothing

Clothing with sharp details like studs, rough seams, belt buckles or zippers will increase wear and tear and may pull threads in the fabric.

Moisture and liquids

The majority of fibers will weaken and change their properties in wet or moist condition. After cleaning or stain removal, let the fabric dry completely before use. Be careful when using solvents; these could dissolve the upholstery materials beneath. Never use concentrated detergents or bleach, ammonia or soap intended for hard surfaces. We recommend to test stain-removal agents on an inconspicuous area first, to check that the colour of the fabric is not altered in appearance.