Color Trends Can Refresh Your Design

Posted by Karyl Walker on Tue, Jan 29, 2019 @ 08:01 AM

There’s no doubt that color trends have influence on our environment. Remember the vibrant teal of the 1980s and the steely gray of the 2000s? What’s interesting is how color trends in interior design reflect the attitudes of the era as well as the users of the space.

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Topics: Health Care Furniture, Interior Design Advice of Group Living Facilities, Fabric/Upholstered Furniture for Contract, group living furniture, contract fabrics

How to Minimize Cleanup Tasks in Residential Settings.

Posted by Karyl Walker on Tue, Jan 08, 2019 @ 11:20 AM

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), 39% of seniors living in residential facilities experience incontinence issues. The associated cleanup tasks aren’t limited to the senior-care market, however. Camps, retreats and behavioral health treatment centers also need to create appropriate strategies for incidents involving bodily fluids.

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Topics: Health Care Furniture, Behavioral Healthcare Furniture, Fabric/Upholstered Furniture for Contract, group living furniture, heavy duty furniture, contract fabrics

How to Clean Upholstered Furniture From Incontinence or Any Stain

Posted by Janet Voigt on Fri, Oct 05, 2018 @ 12:28 PM


Worried about upholstery Clean-up? Start with Your Fabric and Furniture Choice.

  • From a harmless beverage spill to incontinence, upholstery clean-ups can be stressful.
  • Upholstered furniture groups tend to play center stage of a facility’s common area and visible stains can be a real distraction for staff, customers and clients.  While upholstery technology and design does not get a whole lot of attention, there are in fact many new advances for upholstery protection. 
  • Crypton© is a remarkable fabric technology that adds a fluid and dirt barrier.  Because Crypton© is applied in a submersion technique, the barrier is applied to the top and bottom of the material as well as within the fiber weave itself.  Unlike other stain barriers the Crypton© barrier is permanent when properly care for.  Crypton©  is also effective as a bacterial / microbial barrier making it ideal for health care or any environment where sanitation is a concern.  Typical clean-up requires only a dilute solution of laundry detergent and water.
  • Did you know that furniture design itself can also help with fluid clean-ups?  Furniture Concepts now offers pop-out and clean-out seats that encourage fluid to drain through to the floor avoiding pooling.  A mop and bucket take care of the majority of the clean-up.  The upholstery remains relatively fluid-free and only a minor fabric clean-up may be required.  The foam inside the cushion is typically not affected from most fluid spills so both the upholstery and core are protected.

  • A spectrum of other products are available.  Whatever your clients’ needs, there is a solution available to fit your needs.  A few extra dollars dedicated now to preventing fluid penetration and staining can add years of use to your furniture. 

         

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Topics: Furniture For Incontinence, Fabric/Upholstered Furniture for Contract

CAL 117 and CAL 133 flamatory laws explained easy

Posted by Janet Voigt on Tue, Apr 01, 2014 @ 02:22 PM

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Topics: Flammability Standards, Fabric/Upholstered Furniture for Contract, CAL 133, Fabric/Upholstered

How to Choose Contract Fabrics Like a Pro

Posted by Janet Voigt on Mon, Nov 18, 2013 @ 09:00 AM

In the world of contract (non-retail) furniture, fabrics take on a whole new dynamic.

Contract grade upholstery can get as technical as a Java code! Furniture and fabrics for heavy use and health care applications are made to exacting standards to ensure stability under constant use, resist staining, deter breakage, prevent fluid seepage, defend against bacteria and microbe growth, and so much more!

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Topics: Fabric/Upholstered Furniture for Contract, Contract Furniture & Fabric: Making it Last, Fabric/Upholstered

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