Care and Maintenance

CLEANING AND MAINTAINING YOUR CALGAN LOUNGE SUITE
Genuine Leather, Leather Upper and Leather Look

Leather Look, commonly referred to as synthetic leatherette. Leather Look is popular as an upholstery material and offers a combination of unique benefits including durability, suppleness, and an attractive appearance. Upholstery of this type will last for many years if maintained properly.

A “Leather Upper” Lounge suite is commonly referred to when Genuine Leather is
placed on the middle touch areas of the lounge suite. The areas referred to are the
middle headrest, middle back and lumbar support and the horizontal surface of the
seat area. The balance of the suite is covered in PU.

A “Full Leather” Lounge suite, as the name implies, is covered with genuine leather hides.

The general approach to cleaning the above mentioned suites are exactly the same!
The golden rule is “Never apply anything other than clean warm water with a soft, clean cloth on
your Calgan Lounge Suite AND DO NOT CLEAN WITH ANY OTHER
CHEMICALS OR DISHWASHERS.

Here are some tips on how to keep your suite looking great year after year.

• One of the basics of keeping all upholstery in shape is to deal with surface spills as soon as possible.

• In most situations, wiping up any liquids as soon as possible after the spill takes place, before it dries will require only a damp cloth.

• Vacuum or dust the upholstery as part of a regular cleaning routine, this simple action can make a big difference in how your suite holds up over time. Dust can collect in tiny folds on upholstered furniture. Vacuuming out the folds eliminates odors and also helps your upholstery to look new for a longer period of time.
• Do not use harsh detergents or chemicals on your lounge suite, they can dull the sheen of the material as well as cause premature fading. Some household cleaners and solvents remove plasticizers from PU, making them brittle. Abrasive cleaners scratch the smooth surface.
• Do not to expose your lounge suite to direct sunlight and never allow heaters to be in range of your lounge suite
• Use warm water only. Immerse a clean sponge or cloth in the water and wring out the excess. Make sure to use a clean towel to dry the area after cleaning.
• An important tip to remember is cleaning and maintaining the arms of the lounge suite – this is the area that is subject to perspiration from the palm of the hands and also foodstuffs served to guests etc. It is vital to maintain the arm areas regularly, just wipe down with clean warm water and towel dry, as simple as that!

Cleaning and Maintaining Your “Microfibre Suede” Recliner Suite

A “Microfibre Suede” Recliner suite is commonly referred to when soft upholstery fabrics, such as Chenille (woven fabrics) and Microfibre fabrics, (synthetic suede)

Here are some tips on how to keep your “soft fabric” suite looking great year after year.

• One of the basics of keeping your upholstery in shape is to deal with surface spills as soon as possible.

• In most situations, wiping up any liquids as soon as possible after the spill takes place, before it dries will require only a damp cloth.

• Vacuum or dust the upholstery as part of a regular cleaning routine, this simple action can make a big difference in how your suite holds up over time. Dust can collect in tiny folds on upholstered furniture. Vacuuming out the folds eliminates odours and also helps your upholstery to look new for a longer period of time.

• It is recommended that Chenille and Microfibre fabrics be Professionally Dry Cleaned or steam cleaned by experts in their field.
• Never expose your lounge suite to direct sunlight and never allow heaters to be in range of your lounge suite
• By removing dust regularly with a vacuum cleaner or a brush will go a long way in ensuring your lounge suite will look great for many years to come.

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