What is Ultrasuede®
Ultrasuede® brand fabric is the world's most advanced ultra–microfiber. It is available in over 140 high–fashion colors and comes with its own 10 year limited warranty. Ultrasuede®, combines the rich aesthetics of a suede surface with benefits no animal product could ever offer. Ultrasuede® is soft, supple and sensuous to the touch. Yet it's also resistant to stains and discoloration. It's even machine–washable or dry–cleanable.
Caring for Ultrasuede
“Carefree Instructions” might be a better way to put it. One of the things consumers and designers alike appreciate most about Ultrasuede® is how easy it is to keep looking beautiful–and feeling soft and plush–for years to come.
• A quick once–over with a medium–bristle brush will restore the sensuous nap and soft luster of Ultrasuede®.
• Ultrasuede® is designed to be machine–washable. However, it is often combined with materials (for lining and the like) that don't stand up to a washing machine. So be sure to check the manufacturer's care instructions first.
• All Ultrasuede® fabrics can be dry–cleaned except for one shade of clear white used for some garments. Again, check manufacturer's care instructions for details.
• From red wine to black coffee, most stains can be spot–cleaned with just a touch of mild soap and water.
Tougher stains may require a mild cleaning fluid, which you can purchase at most hardware and drug stores. Mild detergent will work on most cosmetics, food and beverage stains while a mild cleaning fluid may be better for oils, creams and machine oils.
Accept No Imitations
The Ultrasuede® trademark is your guarantee of authenticity. Proprietary Toray ultra–microfiber technologies, the most advanced in the world, make Ultrasuede® unique: No other fabric comes close to offering our unparalleled combination of luxury, performance and ease of care. Combining the rich aesthetics of a suede surface with benefits no other upholstery product could ever offer, Ultrasuede® is soft, supple and sensuous to the touch. Yet it’s also resistant to stains and discoloration. It’s even machine–washable/dryable and dry–cleanable.
Our Unprecedented 10–Year Warranty
Ultrasuede® used for residential upholstery comes with an unprecedented 10–year limited warranty. Ask for details when you purchase furniture featuring authentic Ultrasuede®. Insist on authentic Ultrasuede®, available in over 90 of the most sought–after colors
Most stains wipe off with just a touch of mild soap and water. Tougher stains may require a mild cleaning solvent.
Ultrasuede® surpasses industry standards for abrasion testing. The suede surface will stay soft, plush and beautiful for years to come.
All–Weather, All–Climate Comfort
Ultrasuede® “breathes” so it’s always soothing to the touch, no matter what the temperature or humidity level.
Ultimate Shape Retention
Ultrasuede® resists shrinking or sagging.
Removable fabric cushion covers may be machine–washable/dryable or dry cleanable, depending on other materials used. Check your manufacturer’s care instructions.
Advanced dyeing techniques provide resistance to fading.
Ultrasuede® will never retain odors, absorb stray hairs or show signs of stains from pet “accidents.” And its advanced non–woven construction resists scratching and prevents fraying. The magic of Ultrasuede® begins with polymer ultra–microfibers spun so light and fine, they cannot be seen by the human eye. A strand measuring more than 50 miles long would weigh less than a gram – and could be stretched from the earth to the moon, and back. These ultra–microfibers are extruded through protective spinnerets, creating what we call the “Islands in the Sea” configuration, with ultra–microfiber filaments “afloat” in each strand. These strands are then transformed via a complex, multi–patented process that includes ironing, curling, cutting and needle–punching, into a soft felt–like material which is then impregnated with a special adhesive binder. Once the material is formed, the protective polymer coating is dissolved with a solvent and the material is further processed to create a fabric that is, almost paradoxically, as soft and supple as it is strong and durable. Magnified thousands of times, this cross–section reveals the densely complex yet mono–layer structure of Ultrasuede®. The end result: Ultrasuede®, a richly complex non–woven fabric offering an unparalleled combination of luxury, performance and ease of care for an extraordinary array of applications.
Author: Sklar Furnishings