Cleaning

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GENERAL FABRIC CLEANING

A Gonzo® Wonder Sponge may remove dirt and grime from fabric surfaces; however, it will not remove stains and marks such as ink. Using the sponge, gently scrub the dirt away. As the sponge becomes dirty, clean per sponge manufacturer’s recommendation.

GENERAL FABRIC CLEANING GUIDELINES

  • Regularly clean your fabric by vacuuming or light brushing.
  • Always check the cleanability code before deciding which cleaning products to use.
  • Test cleaning product in an inconspicuous area first to guard against color bleeding or fabric shrinkage.

FABRIC CLEANING

  • 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.

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GENERAL LEATHER CLEANING

For everyday cleaning, wipe leather with a clean, dry, lint-free microfiber cloth.

SPOT CLEANING ON LEATHER

  1. Apply a clean, dry cloth or sponge to any spilled liquid immediately.
  2. Using a clean, lint-free microfiber cloth, gently dab a (non-detergent) soap-and-warm-water solution to the impacted area.
  3. Do not scrub or rub the area.
  4. Allow the area to dry naturally.

SPOT CLEANING BUTTER, OIL, OR GREASE ON LEATHER

  • Never use water to clean or treat.
  • Dab the surface of the leather with a soft, clean cloth until you’ve absorbed as much as possible.
  • Wait a day or so to let the stain “cure.”
  • Usually the oils will absorb into the leather and the stain will disappear.

CAUTION

  • Do not use saddle soap, cleaning solvent, furniture polish, oils, varnish, abrasive cleaners, window cleaners, or ammonia water to clean leather.
  • Do not scrub leather with abrasives or hard-bristle brushes as they might damage the leather

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GENERAL PLASTIC CLEANING

  • Apply warm water and mild soap or ammonia-based foam glass cleaner solution to a clean, lint- free microfiber cloth.
  • Gently wipe the surface to remove any surface dust.
  • Wipe dry with a new, clean, lint-free microfiber cloth.

SPOT CLEANING MARKS ON PLASTIC:

  1. Apply a mild soap-and-water solution to a clean, lint-free microfiber cloth.
  2. To remove markings from plastic, rub the marked area from several different directions until it disappears.
  3. Then clean normally as instructed in the “General Plastic Cleaning” section above.
  4. If the mark still remains, mix baking soda and water at a 3:1 ratio.
  5. Spread the baking soda paste over the mark.
  6. Let set for 5 minutes.
  7. After 5 minutes, wipe off the baking soda mixture with a clean paper towel.
  8. Next, clean normally as instructed in the “General Plastic Cleaning” section above.
Note: Some marks may require repeating this process.

CAUTION

  • Do not scrub the baking soda mixture on plastic surfaces as it may damage the finish.
  • Do not use alcohol-based cleaners on plastic surfaces.
  • Alcohol-based cleaners may dry out plastic and leave white marks on the surface.

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GENERAL LAMINATE CLEANING

  • For everyday cleaning, apply a vinegar-and-water solution to a clean, lint-free microfiber cloth.
  • Gently wipe the surface to remove any surface dust.

CAUTION:

  • Completely dry the surface as pooled liquid may leave a stain and cause warping at the seams.
  • Do not use furniture polish that contains waxes and oils on laminate surfaces.
  • Do not use bleach-based cleaners on laminate as it may cause discoloration.

SPOT CLEANING MARKS ON LAMINATE

  1. Apply a mild soap-and-water solution or Windex to a clean, lint-free microfiber cloth.
  2. To remove markings from laminate, rub the marked area in the direction of the grain. If no grain is present, rub in a circular motion.
  3. Rub gently to avoid damaging the surface texture or gloss.
  4. Then clean normally as instructed in the “General Laminate Cleaning” section above.
  5. If mark remains, use white ink eraser on mark.
  6. Then clean normally as instructed in the “General Laminate Cleaning” section above.

HANDLING AND CARE FOR LAMINATE

  • While laminate is durable and easily cleaned, avoid using hard-bristle brushes which may scratch the laminate surface.
  • Avoid sliding objects over the surface to prevent scratching.
  • The use of coasters is recommended to prevent stains from liquids.

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CLEANING PAINTED AND POLISHED METAL

  • Apply a small amount of nonabrasive cleaner such as Windex®, Formula 409®, or Fantastik® to a clean, dry, lint-free microfiber cloth or paper towel.
  • Rub on the areas that may need spot cleaning.
  • Wipe clean using a new, clean, dry, lint-free microfiber cloth or paper towel.

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GENERAL MARKER BOARD CLEANING

  • Thoroughly erase your marker board after every use.
  • Marker boards should be cleaned weekly with marker board cleaner. Reminder: Completely erase the board before applying any cleaners.

HANDLING AND CARE FOR MARKER BOARDS

  • Leaving ink on the board for an extended period of time may lead to images remaining on the board, commonly known as “ghosting,” after erasing.
  • To avoid ghosting, clean your board weekly with marker board cleaner.
  • Avoid using red and orange markers for easier cleaning and to reduce the likelihood of ghosting.
  • Do not use permanent or non-dry erase markers.
  • To maintain eraser performance, follow manufacturer’s instructions

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SEATING

CASTERS

The easiest way to keep casters clean and functioning properly is to ensure the floor is routinely cleaned. Dust, dirt, and lint from the floor collect on the casters and degrade their performance over time. Casters should be cleaned with a mixture of mild soap and water applied to a clean, soft cloth.

ADJUSTABLE-HEIGHT CYLINDER

If the adjustable-height cylinder is not actuated for long periods of time, the lubricant on the cylinder column may dry out from lack of movement, preventing the cylinder from freely moving up and down. To remedy this situation, add weight to the seat and cycle from top to bottom several times to spread lubricant on the entire column. If the problem persists, apply any grease to the cylinder column and cycle from top to bottom. Do not use spray lubricants as they might drip and damage the flooring.

CHAIR GLIDES

Glides should be cleaned of dirt and waxed regularly to avoid buildup. Apply household cleaner and wipe dry with a clean, soft cloth.

CHAIR BASE

Bases may be cleaned by applying a mixture of mild soap and water or a small amount of nonabrasive cleaner such as Formula 409® or Fantastik® to a clean, dry, lint-free microfiber cloth or paper towel.

SYSTEMS & STORAGE

DRAWER SLIDES

The drawer slides are lubricated during assembly and should not need additional lubrication during the life of the product.

LOCKS

To ensure proper function, occasionally cycle the key through the lock. Doing so will keep the assembly properly lubricated. If debris becomes trapped in the slot, compressed air or WD-40® will help free the debris.

TABLES

FLIP-TOP MECHANISM

If the flip top of the folding mechanism becomes difficult to operate, spray WD-40® on the mechanism and cycle. Doing so will both clean and lubricate the mechanism.

CASTERS

Please see “Casters” section under the SEATING heading.