Please see cleaners by manufacturer. Clicking on the individual cleaner will bring up a list of patterns and their approval status. You can also download a pdf list of products by cleaner.Download Approvals by Cleaner
|Approved | No Effect||No change in color or surface finish.|
|Approved | Slight Effect||A change in color or surface finish only visible at certain angles.|
|Approved | Moderate Effect||A change in color or surface finish visible from all angles and directions, but does not appreciably alter the original condition of the material.|
|Not Approved | Severe Effect||A change in color or surface finish, which obviously and markedly alters the original condition of the specimen.|
These evaluations are indictors after laboratory testing and may not be indicative of field performance. Customers should first determine if products are appropriate for use on their surfaces. Many of today’s disinfectant chemistries are mainly designed for use on hard environmental surfaces such as ceramic, porcelain, laminate, steel etc. After each application these types of disinfectants on seating surfaces the surface must be wiped with clean water and dried with a clean towel to remove any chemical residue that could eventually discolor or degrade the material surface. Failure to follow the above dilution recommendations, directions when using these types of cleaners/ disinfectants or the application of a clean water rinse after each application can expedite a product failure and will void any warranty claim.
The CDC defines the difference between cleaning, sanitizing and disinfection as the following:
Cleaning removes germs, dirt, and impurities from all surfaces or objects. Cleaning works by using soap (or detergent) and water to physically remove germs from surfaces. This process does not necessarily kill germs, but by removing them, it lowers their numbers and the risk of spreading infection.
Sanitizing lowers the number of germs on porous surfaces or objects to a safe level, as judged by public health standards or requirements. This process works by either cleaning or disinfecting surfaces or objects to lower the risk of spreading infection.
Disinfecting kills germs on non-porous surfaces or objects. Disinfecting works by using chemicals to kill germs on surfaces or objects. This process does not necessarily clean dirty surfaces or remove germs, but by killing germs on a surface after cleaning, it can further lower the risk of spreading infection.
Cleaning is required prior to sanitizing or disinfecting any surface, including textiles.
Step 1: Clean
Step 2: Sanitize (porous surfaces - woven textiles)
Step 2: Disinfect (non-porous surfaces - non-woven textiles)
In general, woven upholstery textiles are porous and therefore can only be sanitized. You cannot obtain the same level of disinfection as non-woven material due to the nature of soft surfaces — even when using disinfectants for upholstery. Use sanitizing cleaners approved for porous, soft surfaces only to prevent damage and/or disintegration of the textile. Textiles that are non-porous, such as non-wovens (ex: polyurethane, silicone, vinyl), are disinfectable. Note: Only approved cleaners/disinfectants should be used on coated products with a fresh water rinse to extend the life of the material.