Svensson textiles are designed and manufactured to have the highest quality. If the textile is attended to carefully, its quality and appearance will be maintained and the fabric will last longer. Regular cleaning prevents dirt and dust from damaging the textile's fibres, which extends the lifespan and reduces maintenance expenses.
A textile is a living material, and differences in shade, weight, shrinkage and hand may occur between lots that are within the tolerances for the quality we stand behind. Textiles are affected by the room's temperature and humidity, which is important for how long it takes for a curtain fabric to relax, to "hang". If our textiles do not conform to what you expected, please contact any of our sales representatives.
Light hoovering should be done each week, as it extends the durability of the fabric. Major cleaning should also be done annually, in order for the fabric to be protected in the best way.
Cleaning the fabric regularly is important not only from an aesthetic standpoint, but also in order to preserve the fabric's flame-retardant properties, as dirt affects the flame retardant negatively.
It is best to use professional help for cleaning, and always follow the manufacturer's instructions carefully. When using shampoo and stain remover, they should always be tested on an invisible part of the furniture before they are used. Remember that the fabric should only be dampened when cleaning, not soaked.
Wool fabrics (and its blends with polyamide (PA), polyester (PES) and ramie)
Wool is a natural protein fibre which thanks to its fibre structure has good elastic properties and resilience. Because of the fibre's ability to absorb moisture, wool fabrics are by their nature anti-static while they simultaneously have a water- and dirt-repellent effect.
Washing instructions for wool:
Always follow the care instructions for the fabric. You will find specific washing instructions for each product under "Products".
Polyester fabrics (Trevira CS/FR)
Polyester is an artificial synthetic fibre known for its high strength, low shrinkage and stretch, and that the fabric becomes wrinkle-resistant.
Polyester fabrics are quick-drying thanks to the fibre's low ability to absorb water. The low absorption of water in polyester can result in problems with static electricity in some environments. The static electricity builds up in the material at low humidity, for example, when the heat is turned on during the winter. If the humidity cannot be attended to, it is recommended that a water solution is sprayed on the fabric.
Trevira is a trademark for polyester fibre in which the flame-retardant properties are built into the fibre. Cleaning with water does not affect the flame-retardant properties of Trevira material. The flame retardant is built into the fibre structure and not added by finishing. Removable covers of Trevira CS can be dry-cleaned or washed in water at 60°C. Do not use a dryer. Use the correct detergent for the intended purpose and be careful to follow the dosage instructions. Wash the articles separately and with the wrong side out.
Chenille comes from the French word for caterpillar and refers to the yarn's appearance. Our chenille fabrics are made of polyester yarns and consist of fibre pile anchored in core threads, which gives the surface an appearance resembling velvet. The pile may be compressed with use and result in flatter sections on the furniture. In order for the fabric to regain its original appearance, hoovering or steam cleaning is recommended. The fabric's shade may vary depending on the direction of the pile and how the light falls on the fabric. This is only an optical effect and not an actual colour change. Regular hoovering is especially important when pile products are involved, because dirt and dust easily force their way down into the pile and affect the fabric's properties and lifespan.
Always follow the care instructions for the fabric and wash according to washing instructions.
Our curtains can be dry-cleaned or washed in water at 60°C, then briefly spun and immediately hung up for drying.
Be careful not to overload the washer. Each article should be washed separately. Ironing or steam pressing is done before the curtains can be hung up again.
Note that the curtains may shrink up to 2% when washed. It is important to keep that in mind when calculating hems when making up.
Solar control are wiped with a damp cloth.
Washing instructions for sunshade with aluminium:
Washing instructions for sunshade without aluminium: