What do I Need to Know Before Buying Quality Furniture for My Facility?
Part Two: Clean-ability
- Clean-ability. – Upholstered furniture tends to play center stage of a facilities’ common area and visible stains can be a real distraction for staff, customers and clients. While upholstery technology and design does not get a whole lot of attention, there are in fact many new advances for upholstery protection.
- Why buy Crypton©? Crypton is a remarkable fabric technology that adds a fluid and dirt barrier. Because Crypton© is applied in a submersion technique, the barrier is applied to the top and bottom of the material as well as within the fiber weave itself. Unlike other stain barriers the Crypton© barrier is permanent when properly care for. Crypton© is also effective as a bacterial / microbial barrier making it ideal for health care or any environment where sanitation is a concern. Typical clean-up requires only a dilute solution of laundry detergent and water. It also looks like any other fabric, so it allows you to have the best of both worlds.
Part Three: Fluid-Resistance
- Fluid-Resistance – Did you know that furniture design itself can also help with fluid clean-ups? Contract furniture distributors offer pop-out and clean-out seats that encourage fluid to drain through to the floor avoiding pooling. A mop and bucket take care of the majority of the clean-up – the upholstery remains relatively fluid-free and only a minor fabric clean-up may be required. The foam inside the cushion is typically not affected from most fluid spills so both the upholstery and core are protected.
This is the second blog in a series that offers further advice on How to Buy Affordable, Durable Furniture!