Our covers were selected for their beauty, comfort, durability, and ease of care. See below for details of cleaning our different fabric options.
The Fabric Covers:
The Gabriel ShapeKnit fabric is made of polyester. It is particularly easy to maintain, and spots can be removed easily and without problems.
To preserve the fabric’s attractive color and appearance, we recommend regular vacuuming, preferably every week, with a soft fitting.
Important points about spot removal
A golden rule: always remove the spot as quickly as possible – before it penetrates into the fibers.
Most types of spots can be removed with lukewarm water, possibly with a pH-neutral dishwashing detergent.
Avoid soaking as this can damage the material.
Never rub hard to remove a spot.
Use only the cleaning methods specified in the stain guide.
Always use a clean white cotton cloth with only small amounts of detergent at a time.
NOTE: N.B.! Benzene/acetone and similar can dissolve Inlay on soaking. Be careful with naked flames Hazardous when inhaled. Follow the guidelines from the supplier of the product.
Port Leather Alternative:
Soap and Warm Water:
Use an upholstery shampoo/soap in warm water. To wipe down by hand, use a clean cloth, squeeze out well, and be careful not to over-wet the upholstery. Alternatively, injection extraction cleaners can be used, which deep clean, rinse, and remove excess water at the same time. Leave the upholstery to dry.
General commercial disinfection: Use a household bleach (containing ~4.5oz per 100oz of sodium hypochlorite), which should then be used in a 1:10 dilution. Follow the instructions of the brand you’re using. Measure out the required dose in relation to
the quantity of water, soak a white or lightly colored cloth in the solution, squeeze out any excess liquid and gently wipe the fabric, before leaving to dry.
High level disinfection: Where a higher concentration of bleach is needed, for example healthcare infection control protocols, it is possible to use a 1:4 dilution of bleach in water. This solution will contain ~ 1% sodium hypochlorite and is a highly effective disinfectant. Apply as above, on fabrics rated as suitable in the disinfection matrix below, at 1:4 dilution. Observe any manufacturer safety guidelines and wear appropriate PPE.
Anti-bacterial sprays and wipes are typically based on Benzalkonium chloride solutions (0.4ox per 100oz) and are fast-acting biocidal agents effective against bacteria, some viruses, and fungi. Use anti-bacterial wipes to wipe down the upholstery to disinfect, or apply as a spray and wipe.