Care and Cleaning
Cleaning Instructions for Tables and Chairs
Care and Cleaning instructions for polyurethane mold cast edge and laminate top tables.
Laminate table tops are easy to care for and virtually impervious to stains. Mild soap and water solutions are best or, use nonabrasive cleaners with a clean, soft cloth or sponge.
Polyurethane mold cast edges are generally stain resistant to most compounds or staining agents found in the office, food and healthcare industries. Most food condiments, such as ketchup, mustard, steak sauce, etc., will clean up easily; however, bacteriostatic agents, such as iodine and betadine, have the greatest staining potential.Care should be exercised to avoid exposure to such products as such stains can often be only partially removed.
When cleaning, avoid using harsh cleaners with abrasive additives. Never attempt to remove stains with a sharp metal object, sandpaper, or hard bristle brushes. All of these will cause permanent damage to the edge and or laminate surface.
We recommend using the following cleaning practices to help maintain the appearance of this product. Ordinary soiled edges caused by normal use can be cleaned with a damp, soft cloth or sponge and a non abrasive surface cleaner. For stains, if a scrub brush is needed, make sure it has a soft bristle to prevent scratching. Successive cleaning may be required using a soft brush and 70% isopropyl alcohol.
Care of finished chairs, chrome frames, wood surfaces and vinyl upholstered seats.
Wood surfaces are finished with a catalyzed conversion varnish and are highly stain resistant. For most stains use a damp cloth with a light application of furniture cleaner. Using a soft cloth and gentle rubbing may help reduce and/or eliminate the stain. We recommend you practice on a surface that isn’t visible. Furniture should be dusted or vacuumed periodically, and when dusting, follow the grain of the wood to get the best results. Dry dusting may scratch the surface, so always dust with a polish-moistened cloth. Cloths made of cotton or flannel, which are soft and absorbent, work best. For more information contact Westin-Nielsen Customer Service.
Chrome is easy to clean and largely impervious to stains. Warm soap and water solutions, or general household cleaners are effective. Do not use abrasive cleaners. Wipe dry with a soft cloth to avoid water marks.
Vinyl coated fabrics should be cleaned with mild soap and water solution and a soft cloth as soon as possible after spills or stains. No abrasive cleaners should be used. For tougher challenges, see specific fabric manufacturer website. Note: Always try the cleaning method in a hidden area first to determine results.
Cleaning Printed and Woven Crypton
Crypton cleaning. Generally, stains are removed with plain water and powdered enzyme detergent, mixing five parts water to one part enzyme detergent. Always wipe off excess spills with a dry cloth first. Upholstery foam shampoo, water-based cleaning products and germicidal detergents can be used. Do not use solvent-based or dry cleaning products. If it is 100% polyester Crypton, a 10% bleach solution may be used. Always test in a hidden area first. Always rinse with clear lukewarm water and blot with a dry soft white towel as the final cleaning step. Please see fabric manufacturer websites for additional cleaning instructions.
Regular Maintenance. Always keep in mind that Crypton is a textile and, like all other fabrics, it must be properly cared for to maintain its original features. Besides quickly taking care of spills when they occur, in high use areas be certain to clean the seating once every three to four months to avoid dirt build up.
Ink, Markers or Crayon. Use a strong, water-based cleaner. We caution that some ink pens can cause permanent stains.
Chewing Gum, Grease, and Tar: First, harden the substance to be removed with ice, then carefully take it off with a dull scraper. After removing, use the same cleaning method as above.
For more information please see fabric manufacturer website or call Westin-Nielsen at 800-626-1234, we would be glad to help you.