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How to Clean and Disinfect Commercial Restaurant Furniture

by Andrea Reynolds

Clean and safe commercial spaces have never been more important. Especially when it comes to restaurants, cafeterias, and office communal spaces. See below for the best ways to clean and disinfect Grand Rapids Chair products. 

How To Clean Wood Seating

Cleaning Product: A solution of liquid dishwashing detergent and warm water.

How To Use: Apply solution. Wipe with clean, soft cloth. Always leave furniture dry.
Tip: Avoid using any citrus-based products on wood chairs and tables. The citrus acts as a stain or finish stripper on wood products.

 

How To Clean Metal Seating

Cleaning Product: A mild soap or liquid dishwashing detergent with warm water.

Disinfecting Products: A non-abrasive household cleaner like Formula 409®,Fantastik®, Windex®, or diluted SimpleGreen®. 

How To Use: First clean stains, spills, and stuck on grease with soap and water. Spray household cleaner solution according to disinfectant's instructions. Wipe dry with clean, soft cloth.
Tip: Never let cleaning or disinfecting products dry onto the furniture surface. This can weaken and damage the epoxy finish leading to chips and scratches.

 

How To Clean Laminate Seats

Cleaning Product: A mild soap or liquid dishwashing detergent with warm water.

Disinfecting Products:

How To Use: First clean stains, spills, and stuck on grease with soap and water. Spray disinfecting solution according to disinfectant's instructions. Wipe dry with clean, soft cloth.
Tip: Laminate is a hardy product, so for stubborn stains, a soft bristle brush with light scrubbing is acceptable.

 

How To Clean Solid Wood Table Tops

Cleaning Product: A mild soap or liquid dishwashing detergent with warm water.

How To Use: Apply solution. Wipe with clean, soft cloth. Always leave furniture dry.
Tip: Again, avoid citrus-based solutions for solid wood tables and chairs. All of our solid wood table topcoats include a antimicrobial polymer called BactiBlock.

 

How To Clean Laminate Tops

Cleaning Product: A mild soap or liquid dishwashing detergent with warm water.

Disinfecting Products:

How To Use: First clean stains, spills, and stuck on grease with soap and water. Spray disinfecting solution according to disinfectant's instructions. Wipe dry with clean, soft cloth.
Tip: Laminate is a hardy product, so for stubborn stains, a soft bristle brush with light scrubbing is acceptable.

 

How To Clean Table Edges (Wood, Vinyl, and Urethane)

Cleaning Product: A solution of dishwashing detergent and warm water.

How To Use: Apply solution with clean, soft cloth. Wipe dry with clean, soft cloth.
Tip: These three edges are vastly different in material and properties. To ensure minimal damage and maximum clean, opt for the safe route: mild, soapy water with a clean cloth.

 

General Care & Maintenance Tips


  • Stay away from abrasive cleaners and products (sandpaper, hard bristle brushes, etc.)
  • Never leave a wet cleaning substance on furniture to dry; it can damage the finish. Always wipe residue off with clean, dry cloth.
  • When in doubt, use warm soapy water and a clean cloth.
  • Test inconspicuous areas first (especially on solid wood and upholstery).
  • Tighten and examine screws every month.
  • Any products showing defects should be taken out of service and reported to the factory.

For information on cleaning upholstery, check out any of our fabulous fabric partners for their expert guides and advice on cleaning specific types of fabric, leather, vinyl, etc. Remember, not all fabrics are equal and certain materials will require different cleaning techniques and products. Always follow the fabric manufacturers' cleaning instructions.

If you have questions or concerns, please contact us here or call 616.774.0561.

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