Aico by Michael Amini Furniture Care
These care instructions, compliments of The Hardwood Manufacturers Association, are general in nature, and may not apply to all AICO products. Remember to test cleaning procedures on a small, inconspicuous area first. If you have questions, please consult a furniture care professional.
Original Home Designs from the Michael Amini Signature Series are designed and built for the ages. With minimal care and maintenance, your investment will be enjoyed by generations to come. With just a little TLC, genuine hardwood furniture may last a lifetime - several lifetimes, in fact. Consider grandfather's roll-top desk: a valued treasure passed on from generation to generation. Taking care of your hardwood furniture ensures its longevity. It's easy and largely a matter of common sense.
Caring For Your Dining Chair Fabrics
AICO uses only the best fabrics on dining chairs. Some fabrics have a nap, or pile yarn, that might get compressed during shipping. If this happens, the fabric may appear shaded, matted, or marked, but it is not damaged or harmed in any way. To "bloom" or plump the pile yarns to their original state, please follow the directions below.
Note: When brushing your hand with the grain of a pile fabric, the fabric will feel smooth; when brushing your hand against the grain of a pile fabric, the fabric will feel rough.
Using a hand held steamer, gently steam the affected areas of the fabric, using small bursts of steam. Never touch the steamer directly to the fabric. If your steamer has a brush attachment, follow the step above by brushing against the grain of the fabric to lift the pile.
IMPORTANT: Vacuum your upholstery once a week with a brush attachment. Keep upholstery away from heat and moisture and never expose upholstery to direct sunlight as fading and discolorations may occur. Professionally clean your upholstery once a year.
Upholstery Care Instructions
Loose cushions and pillows should be turned, rotated and fluffed on a weekly basis to keep filling materials evenly distributed to allow for even wear. Vacuum all upholstery once a week with a brush attachment. Feather/ down cushions can be cleaned using a soft brush to clean the fabric. Keep upholstery away from heat and moisture, and never expose upholstery to direct sunlight as fading and discoloration may occur. Professionally clean your upholstery once a year. Look for the cleaning code under the seat cushion of your furniture. To clean your upholstered furniture, follow the instructions on the cleaning code chart that follows:
Cleaning Code DC
Professional dry-cleaning only.
Cleaning Code S
Clean this fabric with pure solvents (petroleum distillate-based products). Professional dry-cleaning is recommended.
CAUTION: Use of water-based or detergent-based solvent cleaners may cause excessive shrinking. Water stains may become permanent and unable to be removed with solvent cleaning agents. To prevent overall soil, frequent vacuuming or light brushing to remove dust and grime is recommended.
Cleaning Code SM
Same as cleaning code S except "DO NOT BRUSH".
Cleaning Code W
Clean this fabric with water-based cleaning agents or water-based foam to remove overall soil. Many household cleaning agents are harmful to the color and life of a fabric. Professional dry-cleaning is recommended. To prevent overall soil, frequent vacuuming or light brushing to remove dust and grime is recommended.
Cleaning Code X
Clean this fabric only by vacuuming or light brushing to prevent accumulation of dust or grime. Water-based foam or solvent-based cleaning agents of any kind may cause excessive shrinking or fading.
Cleaning Code M
Miscellaneous cleaning information:
For fabrics with "SU" prefix:
Blot spills with blotting paper and pad the stain with a cloth soaked in alcohol or dry-cleaning fluid. Blot with cloth to dry. Do not rub area.
For fabrics with "PL" prefix:
Use mild soap and water for most stains. Use a clean cloth or soft sponge to dab the stain. Remove soap solutions by wiping area with a clean cloth. For other stains, remove with a mild solvent such as naphtha (lighter fluid, paint thinner). Lightly wipe the stain moistened with solvent and blot to dry.