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Upholstery Care

Upholstery Care

Upholstery Care

Upholstery Care

Although every Vast upholstery product is selected for is quality and design, they do require some care. Generally, the best rule to follow when caring for your upholstery is to follow specific care instructions relevant to the fabric.

 

Whether you want to restore or simply maintain the quality of your purchase, remember that good cleaning done regularly, is the way to do it. Here are some tips designed to keep your fabrics looking their best.

 

Cotton (100% Cotton)

Cotton is a natural fibre harvested from the cotton plant. The soft fluffy fibres are spun into yarn and knitted or woven into fabric which can be dyed, printed or embellished.

 

Cotton is soft, versatile, strong, easy to maintain and is a natural resource that is fully renewable.

 

Vast Care Factor

  • Vacuum regularly using low suction;
  • Spot clean with dry-cleaning solvents;
  • Warm hand wash only;
  • Drip dry in shade without delay;
  • Avoid placing in direct sunlight;
  • Do not use household detergents, bleach, soap or water to clean this product.
  • If customers wish to apply a soil resistant treatment, only water-based soil resistant treatments should be used.

 

Cotton Polyester Blend

Cotton Polyester blends can be versatile, as it most likely retains the coolness and lightness of the cotton fibre, but also adds the strength, durability and wrinkle-resistance of polyester.

Vast Care Factor

  • Vacuum regularly using low suction;
  • Spot clean with dry-cleaning solvents;
  • Warm hand wash only;
  • Drip dry in shade without delay;
  • Avoid placing in direct sunlight;
  • Do not use household detergents, bleach, soap or water to clean this product.
  • If customers wish to apply a soil resistant treatment, only water-based soil resistant treatments should be used.

 

Duvale (100% Polyester)

Duvale fabric is a type of polyester which belongs to a category of polymers commonly referred to as polyethylene terephthalate (PET). It is made using cationic dyes and a backing design which can provide specific advantages over natural fabrics, such as improved wrinkle resistance, durability and high colour retention. Duvale also has superior water, wind and environmental resistance compared to natural fibres.

 

Vast Care Factor

  • Vacuum regularly using low suction;
  • Spot clean with dry-cleaning solvents;
  • Warm hand wash only;
  • Drip dry in shade without delay;
  • Annual professional cleaning recommended;
  • Avoid placing in direct sunlight;
  • Do not use household detergents, bleach, soap or water to clean this product.
  • If customers wish to apply a soil resistant treatment, only water-based soil resistant treatments should be used.

 

Bi-cast Leather (Split Leather)

Bi-cast leather (also known as bycast leather, split leather or leatherette) is produced from the lower split (or bottom layer) of leather with a layer of polyurethane applied to the surface and then embossed. The resulting product has an artificially consistent texture that is easy to clean and maintain without the price tag of Genuine Leather.

 

Vast Care Factor

  • Clean regularly using a clean cotton cloth;
  • Use only recommended Bi-cast Leather Cleaners;
  • Do not use abrasive cleaning cloths;
  • Do not use water, solvents, acids or alkaline on this product;
  • Avoid placing in direct sunlight;
  • Protect from perspiration by immediately wiping areas with a clean cotton cloth;
  • Special mention must be made that in locations with high humidity, this product may not be suitable.

 

Genuine Leather

Our Genuine Leather refers to a group of real leathers which include full-grain, top-grain and corrected-grain leather. Genuine leather is made by tanning raw hides and is a strong and durable product, with a beautiful appearance and rich texture.

 

Because leather is a natural product, it retains many natural markings which should not be deemed as imperfections but rather adds to the final products' uniqueness.

 

Extended Description

Full-grain leather refers to hides that have not been sanded or buffed to remove imperfections on the surface of the hide. The grain remains allowing the fiber strength and durability. The grain also has breathability, resulting in less moisture from prolonged contact. Rather than wearing out, it will develop a patina over time. Full-grain leathers are typically available in two finish types: aniline and semi-aniline.

 

Top-grain leather has had the "split" layer separated away, making it thinner and more pliable than full-grain. Its surface has been sanded and a finish coat added to the surface. It is typically less expensive and has greater resistance to stains than full-grain leather.

 

Corrected-grain leather has had an artificial grain applied to its surface. Imperfections within the leather are corrected or sanded off, and an artificial grain impressed into the surface with stain or dyes applied afterwards. Corrected grain leathers can mainly be bought as two finish types: semi-aniline and pigmented.

 

Vast Care Factor

  • Clean regularly using a clean cotton cloth;
  • Use only recommended Leather Cleaners;
  • Do not use an abrasive cleaning cloth to remove stains;
  • Do not use water, solvents, acids or alkaline on this product;
  • Avoid placing in direct sunlight;
  • Protect from perspiration by immediately wiping areas with a clean cotton cloth;
  • Depending on the type of genuine leather, a specific leather conditioner may be applied to prolong use.

 

Linen

Linen is a premium grade textile made from the fibres of a flax plant. It is notable for its exceptional durability, coolness and smooth texture. Linen has poor elasticity and does not spring back readily, explaining why it wrinkles so easily. Specific care instructions must be adhered to in order to best look after this fabric.

 

Linen fabrics have a high natural luster. Its natural colour ranges between shades of ivory, ecru, tan, or grey. Pure white linen is created by heavy bleaching.

 

Vast Care Factor

  • Vacuum occasionally using low suction;
  • Spot clean with dry cleaning solvents as recommended by drycleaner;
  • Professional Dry Clean Only;
  • Avoid placing in direct sunlight;
  • Do not use household detergent, bleach, soap or water to clean this product.

 

Polyester (100% Polyester)

Polyester belongs to a category of polymers commonly referred to as polyethylene terephthalate (PET). It includes naturally occurring chemicals as well as synthetics woven to produce a wide variety of home furnishings.

 

Polyester fabrics can provide specific advantages over natural fabrics, such as improved wrinkle resistance, durability and high colour retention. Polyester also has superior water, wind and environmental resistance compared to natural fibres.

 

Vast Care Factor

  • Vacuum regularly using low suction;
  • Spot clean with dry-cleaning solvents;
  • Warm hand wash only;
  • Drip dry in shade without delay;
  • Annual professional cleaning recommended;
  • Avoid placing in direct sunlight;
  • Do not use household detergents, bleach, soap or water to clean this product.
  • If customers wish to apply a soil resistant treatment, only water-based soil resistant treatments should be used.

 

Polyurethane (PU) / Vinyl

Polyurethane (PU) or Vinyl is a polyester fabric, coated with a bonding or adhesive agent and given an exterior polyvinyl chloride (PVC) coating. PU and vinyl fabric has great tensile strength, elongation, tear strength and dimensional stability.

 

Available in almost any colour, a leather-like pattern can be stamped on the surface giving it the look of leather without the price tag.

 

Vast Care Factor

  • Clean regularly using a clean cotton cloth;
  • Use only recommended Vinyl Cleaners regularly;
  • Do not use abrasive cleaning cloths;
  • Do not use water, solvents, acids or alkaline to clean this product.
  • Avoid placing in direct sunlight.

 

Velvet / Chenille

Velvet and Chenille are types of woven tufted fabric in which the cut threads are evenly distributed, with a short dense pile giving it a distinctive shiny, soft and luxurious feel.

Velvet and chenille can be made from different types of fibres including silk, cotton, linen, mohair and wool.

 

Vast Care Factor

  • Vacuum occasionally using low suction;
  • Spot clean with dry cleaning solvents as recommended by drycleaner;
  • Annual professional dry cleaning recommended;
  • Avoid placing in direct sunlight;
  • Do not use household detergent, bleach, soap or water to clean this product;
  • If customers wish to apply a soil resistant treatment, only water-based soil resistant treatments should be used.