Only The Best Materials Are Good Enough

All of our materials and fabrics have been carefully selected for their durability, ease of maintenance and safety. We do not use chemical curing agents on our fabrics, which means they are safe for children. On this page you will find information on our fabrics and other materials.

Lauritzon’s Florist

LAZY / DAY

Highly durable and easy care upholstery fabric. Due to antibacterial qualities it fits very well for the use of families and people with allergies. The fabric is dirt repellent and contains no chemicals.

47% PES / 24% PAN / 24% PO
25 000 martindale

Lauritzon’s Stark

COSY / NAP

Highly durable and easy care upholstery fabric. Due to antibacterial qualities it fits very well for the use of families and people with allergies. The fabric is dirt repellent and contains no chemicals.

54% PES, 46% PO.
67 000 martindale

Textum Kabal

LAZY / COSY  / DAY

Extremely durable and easy care upholstery fabric with many shades to choose from. Kabal is Green-labeled, which means that no allergenic dyeing agents are used in the manufacturing process.

100% PES.
65 000 martindale

Ranch

FILIPPA

Highly durable and easy care upholstery fabric. This fabric has undergone a special washing process to give it a nice authentic, crafted and washed look and feel.

100 % CO
30 000 martindale

Safe, water-washable fabrics

The majority of our fabrics are sourced from local company Lauritzon’s, and woven in Belgium. The fabrics are produced from synthetic fibers that utilize state of the art nanotechnology, making them stain resistant and nonallergenic, which is why it’s not necessary for them to be treated with chemical agents or allergenic dyes. The use of synthetic fibers allows the removable covers to be washed with your own washing machine at 40 degrees without shrinking the fabric. While the fabrics are made from synthetic fiber, they have a soft feel and do not have static cling.

You can remove the body covers of our sofas using touch fasteners, while the back and seat cushion covers are easily removed using zippers. 

The durability of our fabrics – what in the world is Martindale?

The abrasion resistance of textile fabrics is measured using a variety of abrasive rubbing devices. The European standard for measuring abrasion resistance is the Martindale method. A fabric sample is tested by attaching it to a platform that is rubbed against a standardized wool fabric surface in a circular motion. The wear number, or Martindale, is the amount of abrasion cycles the fabric can resist until two threads of the fabric snap.

The abrasion resistance of home furniture can be divided into three categories

Basic standard: at least 15 000 cycles
High standard: at least 25 000 cycles
Very high standard (public spaces): at least 50 000 cycles.

Most of our fabrics have an abrasion resistance corresponding to the most demanding standard.

The makeup of our fabrics

The composition of the fibers used in our fabrics is indicated with the following abbreviations:

PES: Polyester

The advantages of polyester products are good abrasion resistance, wrinkle resistance, UV resistance, light weight and good cleaning characteristics: the material retains its shape well, smooths easily and dries quickly.

PAN: Acrylic

Acrylic fibers feature excellent UV resistance, a light weight, quick drying and good colour fastness properties. A downside of acrylic fibers is the potential for static cling, that can however be improved by combining it with other fibers.

DG: Polyolefin

Polyolefin fibers are highly durable and feature a high moisture vapor transmission rate. Due to these properties, they are used extensively for example in automobile upholstery materials.

CO: Cotton

Cotton is a fiber that grows around the seed of cotton plants. The benefits of cotton are its good cleaning characteristics, comfortable feel and static cling resistance. Its disadvantages are its poor shrinkage resistance, lack of wrinkle resistance and susceptibility to stains. These properties can be improved by combining cotton with synthetic fibers.      

Source: Raija Markula: Tekstiilitieto

Washing our fabrics

All of our sofas – as well as the Day armchair – feature completely removable upholstery covers. The sofa body covers are easily removed for washing with touch fasteners, and the cushions using zippers. You can wash the covers with your own home appliance. We recommend setting the temperature to 30 degrees, and using the delicate fabrics program. Use a mild detergent. Our fabrics dry quickly, and we recommend fixing them back while still slightly damp, which makes it easier and allows them to take shape.

We also recommend attaching the touch fastener to the opposing strip during washing, which reduces the risk of the touch fastener clinging to fabric.

Laundry symbols:
Dry Clean Allowed
Do Not Tumble Dry
Do Not Iron
Maximum Wash Temperature 40°C

 

The sofa frame and padding

We use domestic solid wood and plywood frames in our sofas and armchairs. We do not use chipboard in our products. We source our frames from local carpenters in the Southern Ostrobothnia region of Finland.

Our sofa cushions are primarily manufactured by the domestic company Lennol, whose cushions are stuffed with a feather and down mix combined with spiral cotton wool. The cotton wool and down mix is spaced lengthwise, so that it remains firmly in place. Maintained properly, the feather-down mix can last virtually forever, and can always be fluffed back into its original shape.

For our seat cushions, we use the robust and sustainable HR35-foam manufactured for us by the domestic company Recticel. The foam is topped with a cotton wool surface which creates a comfortable feel.