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Naturally Finished Leathers

Harness, Brighton, Valhalla

Naturally finished leathers offer the softest touch due to the limited amount of processing necessary to turn these hides into quality leather.

Similar to the grain of fine wood leather has a myriad of nature’s signatures incorporated into it which are unique to each hide. These signatures can be found in the form of healed scars, wrinkles and differences in grain. Any inherent variations in the texture are not masked or concealed. As each year passes the leather will acquire a rich and beautiful patina that has a wealth of charm and character all of its own.

Normal Care

Under normal usage conditions regular dusting is all that is necessary to clean your chair. The use of our specially formulated Leather Conditioner is recommended every 6 – 12 months.

For Minor Spots And Spills

Wipe any excess liquid up immediately with a clean absorbent cloth or sponge. If necessary use a lightly moistened soft cloth with clean lukewarm water and let air-dry naturally. If water is used clean the entire area where the spot occurred (for example, the entire seat or arm pad). Do not use soap and do not soak the stain heavily with water. This may cause more damage than the stain itself.

 For Stubborn Stains

If the stain persists it is recommended to use our recommended Leather Cleaner, specially formulated for our Natural Leather, followed by our recommended Leather Conditioner. Alternatively, we recommend hiring a professional leather specialist to clean the chair and avoid any potential damage to the leather.

For Butter, Oil Or Grease

Wipe excess butter, oil or grease off the leather with a clean dry cloth, then leave it alone as the spot should dissipate into the leather after a short period of time. Do not apply water or try to wash a butter, oil or grease spot.

Do Not Use

Saddle soap, cleaning solvents, furniture polish, oils, varnish, abrasive cleaners, detergent soaps, ammonia water or any non-recommended leather cleaners or conditioners.

NOTE

These are recommended or suggested methods of cleaning. Always try any cleaning method in a hidden area to convince yourself of the results. LIFEFORM is not responsible for damage incurred while cleaning.

Like any upholstery material, all leathers can fade to some degree if exposed to the sun or direct light.

Protect your furniture from sun and direct light.

Waxed Finished Leathers

Mont Blanc, Echo

Waxed finish leathers have a top layer of wax applied to give the leather an aged rugged look. All natural markings are evident in these leathers. Like a pair of your favorite boots, these leathers will age gracefully over the years.

Normal Care

Under normal usage conditions regular dusting is all that is necessary to clean your chair. The use of our specially formulated Leather Conditioner is recommended every 6 – 12 months.

For Minor Spots And Spills

Wipe any excess liquid up immediately with a clean absorbent cloth or sponge. If necessary, use a lightly moistened soft cloth or sponge with clean lukewarm water and let air-dry naturally.

Do not dry with hair dryers, etc.

For Stubborn Stains

Moisten a soft cloth or sponge with a mid non-detergent soap and lukewarm water. Apply gently to all soiled portions of the leather surface. Remove soap lather by wiping with a clean damp cloth. Blot dry with another soft cloth, then let air-dry naturally. Do not use hair dryers, etc. If the stain persists it is recommended to use our recommended Leather Cleaner, specially formulated for our Natural Leather, followed by our recommended Leather Conditioner. Alternatively, we recommend hiring a professional leather specialist to clean the chair and avoid any potential damage to the leather.

For Butter, Oil Or Grease

Wipe excess butter, oil or grease off the leather with a clean dry cloth, then leave it alone as the spot should dissipate into the leather after a short period of time. Do not apply water or try to wash a butter, oil or grease spot.

DO NOT USE

Saddle soap, cleaning solvents, furniture polish, oils, varnish, abrasive cleaners, detergent soaps, ammonia water or any non-recommended leather cleaners or conditioners.

NOTE

These are recommended or suggested methods of cleaning. Always try any cleaning method in a hidden area to convince yourself of the results. LIFEFORM is not responsible for damage incurred while cleaning.

Like any upholstery material, all leathers can fade to some degree if exposed to the sun or direct light.

Protect your furniture from sun and direct light.

Protected FinishED Leathers

Deer Run, Odyssey

Protected finish leathers, as the name implies, have a protective pigmented finish coat applied to their surface. This helps protect the leather from stains and improve the consistency of color from hide to hide. These leathers combine softness with ease of care, and they are ideal for young families and pets or high traffic areas. Some natural markings will still be evident.

(An exception is Odyssey, our Standard Leather, which is Corrected Top Grain Leather. Corrected leather has been imprinted with an imitation leather grain to conceal its natural markings, providing a completely uniform texture and appearance.).

NORMAL CARE

Under normal usage conditions regular dusting is all that is necessary to clean your chair. The use of our specially formulated Leather Conditioner is recommended every
6 – 12 months.

FOR MINOR SPOTS AND SPILLS

Wipe any excess liquid up immediately with a clean absorbent cloth or sponge. If necessary use a lightly moistened soft cloth with clean lukewarm water and let air-dry naturally.

Do not dry with hair dryers, etc.

 FOR STUBBORN STAINS

Use a mild non-detergent soap solution. Apply the soap to a clean wet sponge and wash, then rinse well. Let air dry naturally. Alternatively, we recommend hiring a professional leather specialist to clean the chair and avoid any potential damage to the leather.

FOR BUTTER, OIL OR GREASE

Wipe excess butter, oil or grease off the leather with a clean dry cloth, then leave it alone as the spot should dissipate into the leather after a short period of time. Do not apply water or try to wash a butter, oil or grease spot.

DO NOT USE

Saddle soap, cleaning solvents, furniture polish, oils, varnish, abrasive cleaners, detergent soaps, ammonia water or any non-recommended leather cleaners or conditioners.

NOTE

These are recommended or suggested methods of cleaning. Always try any cleaning method in a hidden area to convince yourself of the results. LIFEFORM is not responsible for damage incurred while cleaning.

Like any upholstery material, all leathers can fade to some degree if exposed to the sun or direct light.

Protect your furniture from sun and direct light.

UltraFabrics®

Brisa, Promessa, UltraLeather, Uccello

The aesthetics and durability of UltraFabrics® brand products make them a brilliant leather alternative with superior quality. UltraFabrics® utilizes efficient manufacturing processes that are based on conservation of raw materials, toxic-free solutions, and minimal dependency on natural resources. As harmony with human and environmental integration is the nature of this brand, the breathability, PVC free, and the low VOC performance attributes of UltraFabrics® products ensure a sustainable presence within your inner and
outer environment.

NORMAL CARE

One of the best ways to keep UltraFabrics® brand surfaces looking great is to properly maintain them by cleaning regularly to prevent excessive dirt from accumulating. Below is a general outline to help you keep your quality UltraFabrics® brand products looking their best. Following these guidelines will help to extend the life of the fabric.

  1. Clean regularly with soap and water
  2. Wipe up spills as soon as they occur
  3. Lift most stains with an alcohol based cleaner like Fantastik
  4. Disinfect using a 5:1 water/bleach solution
  5. All cleaning solution residue should be thoroughly rinsed with water
  6. Air Dry

BALLPOINT PEN REMOVAL INSTRUCTIONS

  1. Wipe the stain off with ethanol (rubbing alcohol). [If this is unsuccessful, proceed to step 2]
  2. Prepare a solution of 50% chlorinated bleach, 50% water
  3. Place a thin tissue over the ink stain
  4. Apply the chlorinated bleach solution. Be sure not to over saturate the tissue.
  5. Cover tissue with polyethylene film (plastic wrap) to prevent chlorinated bleach solution from drying.
  6. Check on stain repeatedly.
  7. Do not leave the chlorinated bleach solution for more than one (1) hour.
  8. When the stain looks almost gone, remove the tissue and rinse the stain with water.
  9. To neutralize the bleached area, place a tissue on the bleached area and apply 15% hydrogen peroxide solution.
  10. Leave on for thirty (30) minutes, and remove the tissue.
  11. Remove the peroxide residue with water.
  12. While the foregoing instructions have proven to work in many cases, especially in which ink stains are addressed immediately, not all ink stains can be removed in every situation.

NOTE

These are recommended or suggested methods of cleaning. Always try any cleaning method in a hidden area to convince yourself of the results. LIFEFORM is not responsible for damage incurred while cleaning.

Like any upholstery material, all fabrics can fade to some degree if exposed to the sun or direct light.

Protect your furniture from sun and direct light.

DREAM WEAVE™

Meridian, Dash, Amazon, Foster, Terrain

Dream Weave patterns are high performance 4 way stretch knit fabrics that allow extra comfort and movement to enhance the performance of our LIFE-Foam Memory Foam. They upholstery beautifully and are suitable for residential, office, high traffic and contract seating. All patterns, with the exception of Meridian, are made with 100% Post-Consumer Recycled Polyester and are Certified Carbon Neutral.

NORMAL CARE

The easiest way to keep your upholstery looking fresh and new, is by regularly vacuuming or light brushing, to prevent dust and soil build up.

FOR MINOR SPOTS AND SPILLS

Wipe any excess liquid up immediately with a clean absorbent cloth or sponge. If necessary spot clean with a clean cloth or sponge using water based cleaning agents, foam or pure water free solvents. Never soak the fabric. Let air dry naturally.

NOTE

These are recommended or suggested methods of cleaning. Always try any cleaning method in a hidden area to convince yourself of the results. LIFEFORM is not responsible for damage incurred while cleaning.

Like any upholstery material, all leathers can fade to some degree if exposed to the sun or direct light.

Protect your furniture from sun and direct light.

FABRICS

Staccato

LIFEFORM offers upholstery fabrics as an economical and tailored alternative to our Dream Weave options. Staccato fabrics are an extremely popular choice for those seeking extraordinary wear resistance, boasting over 1,000,000 double rubs and a wide selection of color choices.

NORMAL CARE

The easiest way to keep your upholstery looking fresh and new, is by regularly vacuuming or light brushing, to prevent dust and soil build up.

FOR MINOR SPOTS AND SPILLS
For Staccato:

Wipe any excess liquid up immediately with a clean absorbent cloth or sponge. Clean with water-based cleaning agents, foam or pure, water-free solvents. Never soak the fabric. Let air dry naturally.

NOTE

These are recommended or suggested methods of cleaning. Always try any cleaning method in a hidden area to convince yourself of the results. LIFEFORM is not responsible for damage incurred while cleaning.

Like any upholstery material, all fabrics can fade to some degree if exposed to the sun or direct light.

Protect your furniture from sun and direct light.

SIMULATED LEATHER

NaugaSoft

Simulated leather is excellent for those applications where fabric would be unsuitable because of exposure to moisture and soil, heavy traffic areas, or in medical applications where cleaning needs to be done more frequently. Our simulated leather fabrics are available in an extensive color range. NaugaSoft is high performance, anti-microbial, Sulfide Stain Resistant, Mildew Resistant, Static Dissipative, Oil Resistant and features Ultraviolet Stable Pigmentation. It is well suited for industrial, medical, dental, residential, high traffic or contract seating situations where frequent cleaning and remarkable durability are required.

NORMAL CARE

The easiest way to keep your upholstery looking fresh and new, is by regularly vacuuming or light brushing, to prevent dust and soil build up.

FOR MINOR SPOTS AND SPILLS

Wipe any excess liquid up immediately with a clean absorbent cloth or sponge. Clean with warm water and mild soap, using a clean cloth, as soon as possible. Never soak the fabric. Let air dry naturally.

FOR STUBBORN STAINS

For NaugaSoft:

For extreme cleaning needs NaugaSoft can be disinfected with products containing sodium hypochlorite (common household bleach) diluted 1:10. Rinse area with clean water and towel dry.

NOTE

These are recommended or suggested methods of cleaning. Always try any cleaning method in a hidden area to convince yourself of the results. LIFEFORM is not responsible for damage incurred while cleaning.

Like any upholstery material, all leathers can fade to some degree if exposed to the sun or direct light.

Protect your furniture from sun and direct light.

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