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21320 Signal Hill Plaza
Sterling, VA, 20164
(571) 434-7687
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Performance Fabric Patterns and Care

Specific Pattern Properties and Cleaning Codes

Performance Fabrics, by definition, have superior stain and fade resistance, long lasting durability, and are easily cleanable. Fabrics bearing these properties are categorized into a High Performance Stain Protection Group. Current La-Z-Boy patterns in the line that fall into this High Performance Stain Group are listed below, with explanations of specific characteristics following the list.

B1162 Astoria, C1343 Classical, C1353 Illusion, D1135 Cobblestone, D1267 Denver, D1432 i-Aviator, E1094 Sultry, CE1271 Chaps-HS:
100% polyester, backed in 100% polyester. W cleaning code. Each of these patterns has gone through the sueding process making them “Sueded Micro Deniers”.

D1112 Vagabond, D1180 Vaughn:
These patterns have gone through a sueding and padding process making them “Padded Sueded Micro Deniers”. Fabrics are very strong but also very soft with great durability.

B9185 Pleasure, CD167 Wellspring:
Made of 100% micro-denier polyester, woven in dense constructions and treated with a suede finish to achieve a luxuriously soft hand. Due to the inherit properties of the materials the fabrics offer wonderful clean-ability as well as excelling in rigorous physical testing used to ensure strength and durability after prolonged use. Water base stains will not immediately penetrate the surface of the fabric.

B9802 Imperial, C1256 Bacall, C9323 Shona, C9484 Hush Puppy ,D1426:
These products are all made using 100% Micro-Denier Polyester yarns which are inherently stain resistant and very easy to clean. Micro-Denier Polyester yarns are made for today’s active lifestyle offering soft luxurious feel with incredible durability!

D1013 Foreal, D1075 Caprice, D1351 Indulgence:
100% polyester for extreme durability, meets heavy duty wear ratings. Fabric is very strong but also very soft. It is easily cleaned and wrinkle, mildew, and abrasion resistant.

B9839 Caesar, D1012 Cosmo, D1259 Piccolo:
Knitted micro denier fabric. It possesses excellent stain resistant properties and meets the Industry Standards requirements for a heaving duty wear rating. Easily cleaned with mild soap and water.

C9906 Esprit:
Knitted micro denier cord fabric. It possesses excellent stain resistant properties and meets the Industry Standards requirements for a heavy duty wear rating. Easily cleaned with mild soap and water.

RD1037 Gran Torino, RE9915 Cantina, RE9947 Palance, RF1316 Soft Touch, RF1397 Siena:
The construction of polyurethane fabrics like these patterns is one of multiple layers of urethane film which comprise the surface of these fabrics. These layers of polyurethane form a mostly water repellant barrier and are therefore fairly easy to clean. Due to the inherent cleaning properties of recycled leather, after-treatment is NOT recommended for these covers.

SERIES COVER NAME CLEANING CODE CATEGORY LZB SELECT
B1162 ASTORIA W SUEDED MICRO DENIER X
B9185 PLEASURE W-S SUEDED MICRO DENIER X
B9802 IMPERIAL W MICRO DENIER X
B9839 CAESAR W-S KNITTED MICRO VELVET X
C1228 CHEX W MICRO DENIER X
C1256 BACALL W-S MICRODENIER X
C1343 CLASSICAL W MICRO DENIER X
C1353 ILLUSION W-S MICRO DENIER X
C9323 SHONA W MICRO DENIER X
C9484 HUSH PUPPY W PADDED SUEDED MICRO DENIER X
C9906 ESPRIT W-S MICRO DENIER X
CD1367 WELLSPRING W MICRO DENIER X
CE1271 CHAPS-HS W-S SUEDED MICRO DENIER X
CP1342 EL COMO W RECYCLED LEATHER X
D1012 COSMO W KNITTED MICRO VELVET X
D1013 FOREAL W KNITTED MICRO PRINT X
D1075 CAPRICE W SUEDED MICRO DENIER X
D1112 VAGABOND W MICRO DENIER X
D1135 COBBLESTONE W PADDED SUEDED MICRO DENIER X
D1180 VAUGHN W PADDED SUEDED MICRO DENIER X
D1259 PICCOLO W-S KNITTED MICRO VELVET
D1267 DENVER W-S SUEDED MICRO DENIER X
D1351 INDULGENCE W MICRO DENIER X
E1094 SULTRY W SUEDED MICRO DENIER X
E1336 NUBUCK W SUEDED MICRO DENIER X
RD1037 GRAN TORINO W URETHANE X
RE9915 CANTINA W-S RECYCLED LEATHER X
RE9947 PALANCE W-S RECYCLED LEATHER X
RF1316 SOFT TOUCH W-S RECYCLED LEATHER X
RF1397 SIENA W RECYCLED LEATHER

Distinguishing between the "Micros"

"Micro Denier" is a term for the yarn itself. The term "denier" is what is used to indicate the measurement of the size of the yarn. Therefore, a micro denier yarn is a smaller yarn than normal and is usually a nylon/polyester blend. Patterns manufactured/designed using these yarns that HAVE NOT been put through the suede process are referred to as "Micro Denier" fabrics.

"Microfibers" is simply the name of a company who manufactures fabric….That’s it! The name has been tossed around so much in the industry itself, that now the consumers are using it to describe the type of fabric that is actually a micro denier!

"Sueded Micro Denier" is a fabric that is produced using a micro denier yarn. It is then brushed twice to achieve a suede hand. The first brushing is applied before dyeing and the second brushing is considered a "suede" process which is achieved by brushing with many small pins. The fabric is dyed and sheared…which gives you the final suede look and touch. Finally, a finish is applied to the fabric to enable it to be extremely cleanable. Another reason these fabrics are easily cleaned is the micro denier yarns are smaller, and are woven so tightly together, the dirt/dust/food particles cannot penetrate the fabric itself allowing the finish to work at its best!

"Padded Sueded Micro Denier" is a micro denier fabric that also has a layer of padding between the face and the backing that adds dimension and softness.

"Recycled Leather" is a composite material constructed of recycled leather scraps with a cellular polyurethane face. After-treatment is NOT recommended for these covers.

GENERAL W CLEANING CODE INSTRUCTIONS:
Spot clean only with water based shampoo or foam upholstery cleaner. Pretest a small, inconspicuous area before proceeding. Do not over wet. Do not use solvents to spot clean. Pile fabrics may require brushing with a non-metallic, stiff bristle brush to restore appearance. Hot water extraction or steam cleaning is not a recommended cleaning method. Cushion covers should not be removed and laundered. To prevent overall soiling, frequent vacuuming or light brushing with a non-metallic, stiff bristle brush to remove dust and grime is recommended. When cleaning a spill, blot immediately to remove spilled material. Clean spots or stains from the outside to the middle of the affected area to prevent circling. Use a professional furniture cleaning service when an overall soiled condition has been reached.

GENERAL S CLEANING CODE INSTRUCTIONS:
Spot clean only with a water-free dry cleaning solvent. Pretest a small, inconspicuous area before proceeding. Do not saturate. DO NOT USE WATER. Pile fabrics may require brushing with a non-metallic, stiff bristle brush to restore appearance. Cushion covers should not be removed and dry-cleaned. To prevent overall soiling, frequent vacuuming or light brushing with a non-metallic, stiff bristle brush to remove dust and grime is recommended. When cleaning a spill, blot immediately to remove spilled material. Clean spots or stains from the outside to the middle of the affected area to prevent circling. Overall cleaning by a professional furniture cleaning service only is recommended.

GENERAL W-S CLEANING CODE INSTRUCTIONS:
Water base stains include items such as ketchup, mustard, wine, soft drinks and most food stains. Oil base stains would consist of compounds such as ink stains, cake type shoe polish, and cosmetics.

Water Based Stains

  1. The first step is to lightly blot the area to remove excess liquid compounds. This may be done with a paper towel or a light cotton terry.
  2. Using neutral soap and water, gently rub the soiled area from side to center to avoid any halo effect.
  3. Rinse thoroughly with plain water to remove excess soap.
  4. The area may be blotted with a clean towel rubbing in a gentle circular motion to maintain the suede surface or dried by using a hair dryer to quickly complete the drying process.
  5. Finally, buff or vacuum afterwards to maintain the suede look and feel.

Oil Based Stains

  1. In most cases, these stains may be cleaned with a mild soap and water solution as with water base stains if the area is only lightly soiled. Case in point, a light pen mark or light shoe polish on the bottom of a recliner.
    1. For heavier stains, a solvent compound may need to be employed. In this case, any over the counter compound such as K2R upholstery cleaner, or other non-bleaching household cleaners, may be used. It would always be a good idea to spot clean an inconspicuous area first with the cleaner to make sure the fabric will not be damaged. Always follow instructions on the label of the cleaner.
    2. Upon final cleaning, lightly repeat the steps mentioned in section I. with water and neutral soap to remove excess cleaner. Do not forget to buff and dry.