Each of our fabrics have a cleaning code associated to them. The code is on each of our product pages, as well as in our sample books. Tips before cleaning: Always test the cleaning agent to be used on any small, unnoticeable, portion of the fabric. Remove stains immediately; always blot instead of rubbing.
W | WATER BASED
Use only water-based cleaning agents or foam.
S | SOLVENT BASED
To prevent water marks, use a solvent based cleaner.
WS | WATER OR SOLVENT BASED
Use a water or solvent based cleaner.
COTTONS: Cottons are soft, natural and resilient. It doesn’t have the elasticity of many other types of fabrics, but has excellent breathability and are highly versatile. Cotton is best used in rooms highly trafficked such as a family living room.
LINEN: Light, soft, and smooth. It wrinkles easily though and so isn’t the most ideal for furniture that’s heavily used. Linen is often used best in more formal settings, such as a formal dining room.
SILK: Delicate yet luxurious. Isn’t best suited for frequent use as durability is not it’s strength. Softness and luxuriousness though are unmatched.
WOOL: Wool is considered to a be a heavy, yet durable material. It offers exceptional resistance to fading, wear and wrinkling. High absorption to heat, keeping it cool in warm climates.
POLYURETHANE: Polyurethane (PU) is a versatile, modern and cost effective solution. It has a look and feel that is fairly similar to leather but is PVC free, synthetic, and more durable than genuine leather.
ACRYLICS: They operate much like a “light weight wool” Acrylics are soft, warm and lightweight fabrics. They have an almost “wool-like” feel, without the weight of wool. They are more resilient than many other fibers and hold up to the sunlight exceptionally well.
NYLON: Nylon is tough, but not necessarily a comfortable or soft material. It’s stain resistant and highly durable.
OLEFIN: Olefin is best associated with strength. It is highly resistant to stains, mildew, wear and holds up to sunlight exceptionally well. Olefin is an ideal choice for furniture expected to receive heavy wear.
POLYESTER: Best known for their resiliency. Polyester is strong, holds up to the sunlight, resilient to abrasion and highly durable. Retains its strength exceptionally well over time. They do not absorb water easily, hence polyester fabrics dry quickly.
RAYON: Rayon is best known for it’s versatility. It can emulate the feel of linen, cotton, wool or silk. Rayon does not insulate heat very well, making it ideal in humid environments. Rayon is not known to be a particular durable fiber.
ACETATE: Luxurious and soft. It has incredible softness without the propensity to wrinkle common in linen.
TYPES OF FAUX LEATHER
RECYCLED LEATHER: Recycled leather is an incredible alternative to genuine leather; at a fraction of the price. It looks and feels like genuine leather but is more color consistent, doesn’t easily scratch or have the imperfections inherent in genuine leather productions. Recycled Leather is a unique combination of genuine leather mixed with polyurethane. The backing is made of genuine leather giving it softness. The face is made of environmentally friendly polyurethane.