Care and maintenance of velours

As with other articles, dust settles on upholstered furniture as well. Dirt can also be caused by contact with dirty materials. Do not allow the dirt to become too excessive, otherwise it will be more dif cult to remove. The upholstery cover fabrics should be cleaned regularly to ensure prolonged life and appearance.

Regular maintenance
Mohair velours should be brushed with a soft brush and/or vacuumed with the nozzle, always in the direction of the nap. Pressure marks caused during transportation and usage Creases and pressure marks may be caused due to wrong handling and transportation, even though the textile is carefully packaged.

If the roll stands up, even only for a short period of time, the nap will be pushed in different directions causing creases, typically along the width of the textile. Pressure marks may appear during use, forcing the nap in different directions, which is noticeable through a change of colour. This effect is due to a combination of rising air humidity, body moisture and weight.

Treatment of pressure marks
It is typically possible to remove creases and pressure marks by placing a damp cloth on the textile or spraying with clean water until the textile’s surface is moist but not wet.

The same result can be achieved by carefully steaming the textile with an iron at a distance of 1 – 2 cm from the surface.
Avoid to exert pressure on the textile.

Brush the textile with a soft brush for the nap to rise to its original state.

Let the textile dry over night.

In order to avoid shading, we recommend to treat the complete surface accordingly. If it is not possible to let the textile dry naturally over night, it is possible to use a hair dryer from different directions to rise the nap to its original state.

Characteristics of velours textiles
Please be aware that cotton velours are more sensitive than wool or mohair velours and our recommendations can not always guranatee the same results. Therefore, cotton velours textiles should be treated with special care during use.

Pressure marks are difficult to avoid even if the textile is used carefully. This is a typical property of velours and it is neither a defect nor a sign of low quality. Velours textiles are generally more sensitive to wrong handling than flat-woven textiles. However, the recommendations above, a damp cloth or sprayed water and steam, are likely to remove most creases and pressure marks.

At Kvadrat, all our velours textiles are handled with special care and are transported in boxes to avoid creases and pressure marks.

All Kvadrat upholstery comes with a 10-year warranty. Regular maintenance is important in order to keep the upholstery looking its best and to prolong its life.

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