CARE AND CLEANING

Welcome to the Care and Cleaning page of the LIFEFORM® Chairs website, your go-to resource for maintaining the pristine condition and longevity of your chair. Here, we provide detailed instructions and expert tips to help you care for various materials, from premium leathers to durable fabrics, ensuring your chair continues to offer unparalleled comfort and support. Whether you’re dealing with everyday dust or tackling more stubborn stains, our guide is designed to assist you in keeping your LIFEFORM® Chair looking and feeling like new. Explore our comprehensive cleaning solutions to protect your investment and enjoy the lasting beauty and functionality of your chair.


Upholstery Care

All materials can naturally accumulate dirt and debris over time, and LIFEFORM’s warranty doesn’t negate regular upkeep.  Regular cleaning, preventative care, shielding from direct sunlight, guarding against extended exposure to heat sources and vents, and adhering to LIFEFORM’s usage recommendations fall under the customer’s obligations.

Note: The following 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.



NATURAL FINISH LEATHERS

Premium Full Grain Natural Leather – Grade 8 (PL2)

Contarni & Harness

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 found in wood, leather has a myriad of natural markings in it, unique to each hide.  These appear as a result of healed scars, wrinkles and differences in grain.  Any inherent variations in the texture are not masked or concealed.  Instead, they are celebrated and highlighted.  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.

Learn more about Natural Leather characteristics and what to expect.  



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Dust Periodically
Dust is a drying agent for leather.

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Limit Direct Sunlight
Exposure to extended periods of sunlight can fade, dehydrate and discolor the leather.

Contain The Stain

Contain The Stain
Excess water or spills will stain/darken and may irreversibly damage the leather.  For spills, contain as quickly as possible.  

Maintain
Conditioner is recommended every 6 – 12 months.

NORMAL CARE

Simply massaging the affected area easily eliminates minor nicks and scratches as the hide’s natural wax and/or oils will warm and refresh the area.  Natural leather should simply be vacuumed with a soft brush or wiped with a very lightly dampened cloth.  Under normal usage conditions regular dusting is all that is necessary to clean your chair.  The use of 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 a Leather Cleaner, specially formulated for our Natural Leather, followed by a 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 the sun and direct light.

RECOMMENDED LEATHER CARE PRODUCTS

Our recommended collection of products includes cleaners and protectors specifically formulated to help clean, condition and protect the finest natural and finished leathers so they will look their best for generations to come.

Leather Soft Cleaner contains a delicate detergent that penetrates into the surface to clean while not altering the original properties of your leather or its finish.

Oleosa contains the necessary fat liquors used to create the unique feeling and effect of these leathers. Oleosa is a waterproof fatliquoring product that can be applied using a sponge or a spray gun. As well as giving the leather a soft, oily touch it also provides the leather with an excellent waterproofing effect. Designed to be used on oiled or pull-up leathers to uniform color, improve the softness, renew an oily touch and also remove scratches and fading due to everyday use.

OLEOSA KIT contains Leather Soft Cleaner, Oleosa Conditioner, Sponges and Soft Cloths.



WAXED FINISH LEATHERS

Premium Full Grain Natural Leather – Grade 8 (PL2)

Mont Blanc, Embossed Brompton Jeff’s Weave and Venetian Triumph

LIFEFORM® chairs, crafted with our exquisite Premium Full Grain Natural leathers, are designed to enhance with age, offering enduring beauty and comfort.  Our waxed finish leathers boast a protective layer of wax, enriching the leather with a distinct, rugged appearance reminiscent of time-honored leather goods.  The natural marks and variations, including healed scars, wrinkles, and grain diversity, stand as a testament to the leather’s authenticity and are embraced rather than hidden, much like the individual character of a well-loved pair of boots.  These features, unique to each piece, contribute to the leather’s personality, ensuring that over time, your chair develops a rich, elegant patina that showcases its unique journey and adds unparalleled character and depth to your space.

Lifeform WAXED FINISHED LEATHERS Echo Cognac
Dust icon

Dust Periodically
Dust is a drying agent for leather.

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Limit Direct Sunlight
Exposure to extended periods of sunlight can fade, dehydrate and discolor the leather.

Contain The Stain

Contain The Stain
Excess water or spills will stain/darken and may irreversibly damage the leather.  For spills, contain as quickly as possible.

Maintain
Conditioner is recommended every 6 – 12 months.

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 mild non-detergent soap and lukewarm water.  Apply gently to all soiled portions of the leather surface.  Remove soap lather by wiping with a clean well-wrung 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 a recommended Leather Cleaner, specially formulated for a Natural Leather, followed by a 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 the sun and direct light.

RECOMMENDED LEATHER CARE PRODUCTS

Our recommended collection of products includes cleaners and protectors specifically formulated to help clean, condition and protect the finest natural and finished leathers so they will look their best for generations to come.

Leather Soft Cleaner contains a delicate detergent that penetrates into the surface to clean while not altering the original properties of your leather or its finish. 

Wax On is a specially designed product with a feel agent that restores the wax feel and effect to Wax and/or Wax/Oil Pull Up leathers. It restores the normal softness, transparency and look on these types of leather. Wax On is excellent for removing mild scratch marks and light fading due to wear and tear. 

WAX ON KIT contains Leather Soft Cleaner, Wax On Restorer, Sponges and Soft Cloths.

PROTECTED FINISH LEATHERS

Premium Full Grain Enhanced Aniline + Leather – Grade 7 (PL1)

Hudson, Tribeca

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.

LIFEFORM® Tribeca Leather
Dust icon

Dust Periodically
Dust is a drying agent for leather.

Sun Icon

Limit Direct Sunlight
Exposure to extended periods of sunlight can fade, dehydrate and discolor the leather.

Contain The Stain

Contain The Stain
For spills, contain as quickly as possible.

Maintain
Conditioner is recommended every 6 – 12 months.

NORMAL CARE

Under normal usage conditions regular dusting is all that is necessary to clean your chair.  The use of a 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 it 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, and 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 the sun and direct light.

RECOMMENDED LEATHER CARE PRODUCTS

Our recommended collection of products includes cleaners and protectors specifically formulated to help clean, condition and protect the finest natural and finished leathers so they will look their best for generations to come.

Leather Soft Cleaner contains a delicate detergent that penetrates into the surface to clean while not altering the original properties of your leather or its finish. 

Leather Protection Cream helps to prevent soiling and guards your furniture from water, oil and alcohol-based stains. This water-based protection product works by placing an invisible, breathable barrier between you and your furniture.  No product can provide 100% protection, but Leather Protection Cream prevents the majority of soiling and stains, and makes those stains that do occur easier to remove.

ULTRASUEDE®

Ultrasuede® – Grade 7

Ultrasuede® Swatches

Ultrasuede®

The elegance and resilience of Ultrasuede® set it apart as an unparalleled choice in the realm of microfiber textiles. This exceptional material not only serves as a brilliant microfiber alternative but also offers an enriched texture that mirrors the tactile luxury of natural suede. Unlike many typical microfibers, the intricate structure of Ultrasuede® ensures a consistent, pill-resistant finish, making it a standout in both aesthetic and durability. Employing state-of-the-art manufacturing techniques, Ultrasuede® prioritizes the preservation of raw materials, non-toxic procedures, and a reduced reliance on natural resources. Its commitment to blending human and ecological harmony is further emphasized by its soft touch, absence of PVC, and low VOC characteristics. This innovative fusion not only makes Ultrasuede® a testament to advanced textile technology but also showcases the brand’s unwavering commitment to superior quality and sustainability. Whether you value aesthetics, performance, or eco-consciousness, Ultrasuede® promises to leave a lasting impression and sustainable footprint in any setting.

Dust icon

Dust Periodically
To remove dirt and grime.

Sun Icon

Limit Direct Sunlight
If possible, avoid direct sunlight. Extended exposure to sunlight can fade the fabric.

Contain The Stain

Contain The Stain
For spills, contain as quickly as possible.

NORMAL CARE

A quick once-over with a lint brush will restore the sensuous nap and soft luster of Ultrasuede®.  Periodically, it’s also recommended to vacuum the fabric and then dust it gently but thoroughly with a well-wrung damp cloth or sponge.  Take care not to get the fabric too wet.  Re-dampen your cloth or sponge in clean water, wipe again and let dry overnight.  Once completely dry, rejuvenate the fabric with a gentle brushing by hand or with a soft bristled brush or lint brush.  When using a bristle brush, take care not to damage the surface of the material, always test in an inconspicuous area to be sure of results.

FOR MINOR SPOTS AND SPILLS

For spills, gently pat the spilled liquid with a paper towel. This will take care of most spills. For dried-in soiling, coffee stains and the like, you’ll obtain the best results by gently brushing the stained area. Vacuuming up the dried material is also effective.

FOR STUBBORN STAINS

If the above method doesn’t work, try wiping the stained area from the outside in with a well-wrung cloth dampened in lukewarm water (about 105ºF/40ºC).  It’s important to make sure you keep a clean area of the cloth applied to the stain and that you do not rub the fabric too hard.  If the surface nap looks tousled, brush it gently.  After wiping up, allow the fabric to dry completely before using.

FOR BUTTER, OIL OR GREASE

Try to wipe up oily stains as much as possible—without spreading the stain—with a dry cloth or paper towel.  Next, take two rags, one soaked in ethyl alcohol, the other clean and dry. Pat the stained area from the outside in with the alcohol-soaked cloth, then pat the loosened dirt and oil off with the dry cloth.  Repeat depending on the degree of soiling.  After removing the stain, let the fabric dry completely before using.

Caution:
Never pour a cleaning product directly onto Ultrasuede®.  If you use ethyl alcohol, make sure the room is well-ventilated and avoid contact with open flames.

CHEWING GUM AND WAX

Put ice in a plastic bag and place on the stain.  Once the material hardens, gently chip it away and then treat with ethyl alcohol.  Rinse with clean water.

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 the sun and direct light.

CORRECTED FINISH LEATHER

Odyssey Standard Top Grain Leather – Grade 6

Odyssey

Corrected Top Grain Leathers are distinguished by their protective finish, which includes a pigmented coating to shield the leather against stains and enhance color uniformity across different hides. This type of leather is designed for effortless maintenance, making it perfect for households with young families, pets, or in areas that see a lot of use. The natural imperfections of the leather are skillfully concealed beneath an imprinted grain, giving it a seamless texture and appearance that prioritizes consistency and durability.



Dust icon

Dust Periodically
Dust is a drying agent for leather.

Sun Icon

Limit Direct Sunlight

Exposure to extended periods of sunlight can fade, dehydrate and discolor the leather.



Contain The Stain

Contain The Stain
For spills, contain as quickly as possible.

Maintain
Conditioner is recommended every 6 – 12 months.

NORMAL CARE

This leather easily cleans with a soft damp cloth and water or mild detergent.   Wipe dry with a clean white cloth.  Under normal usage conditions regular dusting is all that is necessary to clean your chair.  The use of a 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 it 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, and 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 the sun and direct light.

RECOMMENDED LEATHER CARE PRODUCTS

Our recommended collection of products includes cleaners and protectors specifically formulated to help clean, condition and protect the finest natural and finished leathers so they will look their best for generations to come.

Leather Soft Cleaner contains a delicate detergent that penetrates into the surface to clean while not altering the original properties of your leather or its finish. 

Leather Protection Cream helps to prevent soiling and guards your furniture from water, oil and alcohol-based stains. This water-based protection product works by placing an invisible, breathable barrier between you and your furniture.  No product can provide 100% protection, but Leather Protection Cream prevents the majority of soiling and stains, and makes those stains that do occur easier to remove.

ULTRAFABRICS®

Brisa® & UltraLeather Pro® UltraFabrics® - Grade 5

Lifeform® Brisa UltraFabric®

Brisa®, Ultraleather Pro®

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.



Dust icon

Dust Periodically
To remove dirt and grime.

Sun Icon

Limit Direct Sunlight
If possible, avoid direct sunlight. Extended exposure to sunlight can fade the fabric.

Contain The Stain

Contain The Stain
Wipe immediately with a dry cloth, then lift most stains with an alcohol-based cleaner like Fantastik.

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Disinfect
Disinfect using a 5:1 water/bleach solution
*test in a non-visible spot first, avoid stitching.

DISINFECTING ULTRAFABRICS®

Cleaners and disinfectants recommended by the CDC to combat COVID-19 have also been tested on Ultrafabrics materials with no adverse effects when cleaning guidelines are followed as directed. Learn More

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 leathers can fade to some degree if exposed to the sun or direct light. Protect your furniture from the sun and direct light.

DREAMWEAVE™

Fabric - Grade 4

Amazon, Foster, Meridian, Powerplay, Terrain

Embrace sustainability and innovation with LIFEFORM® Chairs, featuring our DreamWeave™ upholstery fabric. This fabric revolutionizes manufacturing with an "additive" method that eliminates waste by precisely crafting fabric parts to their exact needed shape and size. DreamWeave™ offers high-performance 4-way stretch knit fabrics for unmatched comfort and flexibility, significantly reducing waste with minimal to no seams and aligning with the highest sustainability standards for various settings. Several DreamWeave™ patterns use 100% Post-Consumer Recycled Polyester and are Certified Carbon Neutral, showcasing our commitment to environmental responsibility. Made in the USA, DreamWeave™ fabrics combine sustainability with comfort, embodying our dedication to design excellence. With LIFEFORM® Chairs, experience a merger of innovative design and environmental stewardship.



Lifeform® Dream Weave fabric

Vacuum Periodically
To remove dirt and help keep the upholstery looking fresh and new.

Sun Icon

Limit Direct Sunlight

If possible, avoid direct sunlight. Extended exposure to sunlight can fade the fabric.

Contain The Stain

Contain The Stain
Wipe any excess liquid up immediately with a clean absorbent cloth or sponge. Use water-based cleaning agents, foam or pure water-free solvents

NORMAL CARE

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

FOR MINOR SPOTS AND SPILLS

Wipe up any excess liquid immediately with a clean absorbent cloth or sponge. If necessary, spot clean with a clean cloth 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 the sun and direct light.

FABRICS

Fabric - Grade 4

Intuition, Staccato

LIFEFORM® Chairs presents upholstery fabric patterns as a cost-effective alternative to our specialty fabric and leather upgrades. These patterns uphold LIFEFORM®'s high-quality and comfort standards, offering an accessible option for customization without the premium price. Ideal for anyone looking to combine functionality with personal style, our focused fabric selection underscores our commitment to delivering exceptional, versatile seating solutions across a wide range of needs and budgets.

Vacuum Periodically
To remove dirt and help keep the upholstery looking fresh and new.

Sun Icon

Limit Direct Sunlight

If possible, avoid direct sunlight. Extended exposure to sunlight can fade the fabric.

Contain The Stain

Contain The Stain
Wipe any excess liquid up immediately with a clean absorbent cloth or sponge. Use water-based cleaning agents, foam or pure water-free solvents

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 leathers can fade to some degree if exposed to the sun or direct light. Protect your furniture from the sun and direct light.

SIMULATED LEATHER

Fabric - Grade 4

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 fabric is available in Black only. NaugaSoft® is a 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.

Vacuum Periodically
To remove dirt and help keep the upholstery looking fresh and new.

Sun Icon

Limit Direct Sunlight

If possible, avoid direct sunlight. Extended exposure to sunlight can fade the fabric.

Contain The Stain

Contain The Stain
Wipe any excess liquid up immediately with a clean absorbent cloth or sponge. Use water-based cleaning agents, foam or pure water-free solvents.

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.  

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 Fantastic
  4. Disinfect using a 1:10 bleach/water solution
  5. All cleaning solution residue should be thoroughly rinsed with water
  6. Air Dry

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 it 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 the 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 the sun and direct light.

Components Care

  1. Casters:
  • Cleaning: Regularly wipe away dust and debris with a damp cloth.  Ensure the wheels are free from elements that could hinder their movement.
  1. Bases, Arm Brackets, and Metal Components:
  • Cleaning: Use mild soap and warm water for plastic parts; for metal components like bases, armrest supports, casters, and adjustment levers, wipe with a slightly damp cloth, avoiding excessive water to prevent rust.
  • Drying: Dry metal parts immediately with a lint-free towel.
  • Polishing: Use specific products for plastics and nylon; for metal, apply suitable polishes for extra shine.

General Care and Cleaning

Cleaning and maintaining your LIFEFORM® chair is quick and easy.  If you take good care of it, your chair will continue to look great while keeping you comfortable for many years to come.

Adhere to the usage guidelines:

Misusing the chair could lead to damage or, even more severely, result in injuries.  Ensure safe operation at all times.

Minimize contact with sweat:

Perspiration is acidic and ongoing exposure can deteriorate the materials of your chair over time if not properly cleaned.  Maintain the integrity of Fabrics, UltraFabrics® and Ultrasuede® by consistently wiping the chair with a mildly damp cloth to remove sweat and dirt.  

For leather chairs, exercise caution and refer to the specific cleaning guidelines above for detailed instructions.

Minimize skin-to-material contact:

Direct exposure to body oils and the friction from skin can alter the pH levels of the materials, potentially damaging its protective finish over time.  It's advisable to prevent continuous bare skin contact, particularly in hot and moist conditions.  

Avoid exposure to liquids:

Materials can be adversely affected by moisture.  Quickly address any spills by cleaning and drying the area immediately.  Ensure you are also fully dry before sitting on your LIFEFORM® chair, for example even after showering.  Be aware that discoloration caused by liquids or cleaners is not covered.

Handle with care:

Even the most durable chairs are not immune to damage from rough handling.  Protect your chair from impacts, falls, and sharp objects to ensure its longevity.

Avoid exposing to intense heat:

Direct heat sources, like a hair dryer, space heater or heating vents, can harm the material's finish, impacting its strength, luster, or hue.  Store your chair in a location that is both cool and dry, and shield it from direct sunlight.

Protect from pets:

Pet claws, teeth, and beaks have the potential to harm the materials and softer components of your chair.  Exercise caution when your chair is near animals.



Understanding Upholstery Variances

LIFEFORM®’s furniture is manufactured to the highest standards.  The unique nature of upholstery and the other materials that are used in production mean that no two pieces will be exactly alike.  Materials will upholster differently based on the composition and construction of each chair.  LIFEFORM® makes every effort to ensure that each item is produced to our exacting standards, but cannot be held responsible for slight variations in upholstery, color and general appearance.

Our artisans are skilled in creating consistent finishes across all products and materials.    However, the individual nature of the materials used in the construction of our furniture means that no two pieces of furniture are exactly alike.   

Similarly, due to the printing process, the photographed images in our print publications may not accurately reflect a material’s color,  just as online images are only as accurate as your monitor is calibrated.  Customers are reminded that colors and finishes may also vary according to the unique nature of each item of furniture.   Be aware that some images may be computer generated.  Overall, images should only be considered as a general representation of the product.

A variance in upholstery means there can be slight differences in the material’s appearance and texture due to the nature of the fabric or the manufacturing process.  Here are common types of variances:

  1. Color:

The shade might slightly differ from one piece to another or compared to sample swatches or images.

  1. Texture and Grain:

Particularly in natural materials like leather, variations in texture or grain patterns are common.

  1. Material Stretch and Fit:

The way fabric or leather stretches and fits can vary, affecting the overall look and feel.

  1. Wear and Aging:

Upholstery might age or wear differently, affecting color and texture over time.

  1. Pattern Alignment:

For patterned fabrics, the alignment and repetition of patterns might not be identical on every piece.

These variances are normal and contribute to the uniqueness of each upholstered piece.  

LIFEFORM® will not be responsible for variances in the sit and performance of a chair due to the fact that certain materials such as knits will perform differently than milled fabrics or leathers.    Generally, knitted fabrics will create a softer sit and milled fabrics or leathers will provide a firmer sit.

For specific color matching requirements please contact Customer Service at 1.800.661.8568 or email info@lifeformchairs.com.





Useful Links

Maintenance Instructions

Ensure your LIFEFORM® Chair remains in peak condition with our Maintenance Instructions. Find easy-to-follow steps and tips to care for your chair effectively. Visit our page to extend the life and performance of your investment.

TroubleShooting & Tips

Here, you'll find comprehensive solutions and step-by-step guides to address several issues you may encounter with your chair.

Upholstery Choices & Why Choose Leather

Explore the world of customization with our Upholstery Options page, where you'll find a wide range of materials to tailor your LIFEFORM® Chair to your style and needs.  Then, dive into the Why Leather page to understand the benefits and allure of choosing leather for your chair, from durability to elegance.  Discover how each option enhances your seating experience, ensuring comfort and sophistication in every detail.

Warranty and Service

Explore our Warranty and Service page for detailed information on protecting your LIFEFORM® Chair. Discover the coverage options available and learn how we can assist with any service needs. Ensuring your comfort and satisfaction is our priority.

Warranty Claim Form

For any Warranty Claims you may have, you must complete the form through this page on our website.

For questions or clarification about our warranty or claims process please call our Customer Service Department at 800.661.8568 or email service@lifeformchairs.com.

Warranty Registration 

Register your new chair today for quick and efficient warranty processing and tailored support for your purchase.