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Care Guide

Outdoor Fabric 


Our outdoor fabric sets use the best performance outdoor fabrics and are high quality durable material. Solution-dyed acrylic fabrics are unique in that a liquid acrylic solution is mixed with dye, formed into a fibre,
and then spun into yarn. The process creates a rich, fade resistant colour that can withstand
the harshest climates.
The cushion covers are then filled using an advanced high-performance foam that is designed
specifically for outdoor cushions and furniture. The porous open-cell structure allows water to
drain rapidly and fresh air to circulate freely. After a heavy downpour and in good weather
conditions, the furniture is ready to use within the hour.
Cleaning La Vita outdoor performance fabric range is a breeze thanks to the special La Vita
Fabrics and maintenance free aluminium frames. Caring and maintaining your La Vita
products will take just a few minutes and will extend the lifetime even longer.

 

How to clean and care for your Outdoor Fabric
 

How do I clean my cushions?
Any spill on your outdoor fabric can be cleaned immediately with soapy water, most spills will
simply wipe off with just a cloth or tissue as the fabric is made to be highly resistant.


Our outdoor fabric range is made to be left outside all year round, you may find after the winter
months your set has become dirty and slightly mouldy from the changes in weather. You can simply
clean your whole set using a high-pressure washer and then use our cleaning kit to bring your set
back to life!


We supply cleaning kits which we have made to suit cleaning your outdoor fabric set, please look
for our “Outdoor Fabric Furniture - Cleaning & Protector Kit for Outdoor Fabric”

 

I can’t get this stubborn stain out, what do I do?
For a tough stain clean immediately with a mixture of:
150ml of bleach
40ml of mild soap
2 litres of water

 

Can my furniture be left outside all year round?
Yes, the outdoor fabric range is specifically designed to be left outside all year round, you won’t
even need to put away your cushions. 

 

Outdoor Fabric Frames

 

What type of metal is my furniture made from?

Our ranges are made from high strength aluminium, we powder coat the surface to give the furniture a durable finish and decorative appearance.

How durable is the frame when exposed to all weather?

Our frames are highly UV, water, and frost resistant. They are also light weight to easily move around your garden space.

How to clean your aluminium frames

During the winter months you will find your aluminium frames will collect dust and dirt if exposed outside or kept in storage. Our frames can easily be cleaned with warm soapy water and a sponge, the frames will dry within an hour.

Care for your Spray Stone Tempered Glass

What is Spray Stone Tempered Glass?

Spray stone glass is a safety glass and durable for being outside all year round. The glass is high in quality, and it will crumble under high pressure or excessive force but not break into dangerous shards. The spray stone finish is achieved by spraying the tempered glass with a compound of granulated natural stone and high-quality resin.

How can I clean my spray stone glass?

Leaving any type of glass outside, you will find it gets dirty and dusty and a mildew can build up from the weather elements changing. You can easily clean the glass with a warm soapy cloth, then use another separate cloth which is damp to polish the finish and allow to dry.

Caring for your Fire Pit System

To enjoy years of great performance from your fire pit, make sure you perform the following maintenance activities on a regular basis.

Keep exterior surfaces clean: (Wait until the fire pit is fully cooled before any cleaning)

 Use warm soapy water for cleaning. Never use flammable or corrosive cleaning agents.

 While cleaning your unit, be sure to keep the area around the burner dry.

Do not submerge the control valve in water. If the gas control is submerged in water, do NOT use it, as it must be replaced.

Visually inspect burners before use:

Make sure stones are dry before lighting.

Gas odour with extreme yellow tipped flames.

The Firepit not reaching the desired temperature.

The Firepit making ‘popping’ noises.

Keep the burner and air vents clear from obstructions.

Spiders and insects can nest in the burner or orifices, which can damage the firepit, clean burner holes with a pipe cleaner.

Compressed air may help clear away smaller particles.

Always place lid or protective cover on heating element when not in use.

DO NOT leave the fire pit connected to the gas bottle when not in use.

 

Please note: Wait until the fire pit is fully cooled before storing or covering your fire pit.

Handwoven Weave

What type of rattan are our products made from?

Our rattan is PE Rattan (Polyethylene) which is a synthetic resin wicker. PE Rattan is a manmade weave which is high in strength and durability meaning your garden furniture is designed to last many years. The wicker rattan is UV, frost, and water resistant, meaning it can withstand our UK climate. The benefits of PE Rattan are that it’s environmentally friendly (recyclable), more economical than natural rattan and requires little or no maintenance.

 

How to clean your rattan

The rattan furniture frames will get dirty and dusty after the winter months underneath the cover or being kept in storage. You can easily clean your rattan furniture when you take it out of storage by simply using a hose pipe and sponge to wash the dirt and dust away. We supply cleaning kits which we have made to suit cleaning your rattan set, please look for our “Cleaning & Protector Kit for Outdoor Rattan”

 

Does our rattan contract and expand?

Yes, all our rattan will contract and expand based on the weather conditions. In warm weather, our rattan will expand and then contract back to its original state once temperatures become cooler. This is a completely normal trait for rattan garden furniture and in result will stop the weave from snapping and becoming brittle in the winter months. Please avoid leaving reflective objects on your table in direct sunlight (glasses, bottles, ornaments) as this may lead to your rattan damaging in the sun.

 

Rattan colour & pattern variation

Please note many of our rattan weaves are made up of varying colour strands and the colours can vary in due to the items being handmade. These variations can look slightly different once in your garden dependent on the level of sunlight and the design of each set may mean your weave is woven in different configurations. The colour can also vary, in the morning some ranges may look a little greyer and in the afternoon the sun may pick out more beige tones. All our photos have been taken in different settings and lighting. All our items are handwoven; no weaving is identical throughout our sets. All finishing strands are pinned in place to ensure they do not unravel.

 

Cushion Care

How do I wash my outdoor cushions?

To clean our cushions, we recommend a simple hand wash with warm soapy water and a clean cloth. Our cushions are not machine washable and cannot be tumble dried.

Can I leave my cushions outside?

We recommend that your cushions are stored away when not in use. We strongly advise that cushions should not be stored underneath your protective cover, otherwise the cushions will become water stained.

Cushion Care: (Ascot Range Only)

 

How do I wash my outdoor cushions?

To clean our cushions, we recommend a simple hand wash with warm soapy water and a clean cloth. Our cushions are not machine washable and cannot be tumble dried.

Can I leave my cushions outside?

Yes you can leave these cushions out, they are weatherproof.

 

How to care for polywood

Polywood is easy to care for, a simple, clean with warm soapy water will remove any build up of dirt.

Care for your Tempered Glass

What is tempered glass?

Tempered glass is one of the most well-known forms of safety glass, we use tempered glass as it is also durable and high in quality. It will crumble under high pressure or excessive force but not break into dangerous shards.

 

How can I clean my tempered glass?

Leaving any type of glass outside, you will find it gets dirty and dusty and a mildew can build up from the weather elements changing. You can easily clean the glass with a warm soapy cloth, then use another separate cloth which is damp to polish the finish and allow to dry.

 

What type of metal is my furniture made from?

Our ranges are made from high strength aluminium, we powder coat the surface to give the furniture a durable finish and decorative appearance.

How durable is the frame when exposed to all weather?

Our frames are highly UV, water, and frost resistant. They are also light weight to easily move around your garden space.

How to clean your aluminium frames

During the winter months you will find your aluminium frames will collect dust and dirt if exposed outside or kept in storage. Our frames can easily be cleaned with warm soapy water and a sponge, the frames will dry within an hour. 

Caring for your Fire Pit System

To enjoy years of great performance from your fire pit, make sure you perform the following maintenance activities on a regular basis.

Keep exterior surfaces clean: (Wait until the fire pit is fully cooled before any cleaning)

 Use warm soapy water for cleaning. Never use flammable or corrosive cleaning agents.

 While cleaning your unit, be sure to keep the area around the burner dry.

Do not submerge the control valve in water. If the gas control is submerged in water, do NOT use it, as it must be replaced.

Visually inspect burners before use:

Make sure stones are dry before lighting.

Gas odour with extreme yellow tipped flames.

The Firepit not reaching the desired temperature.

The Firepit making ‘popping’ noises.

Keep the burner and air vents clear from obstructions.

Spiders and insects can nest in the burner or orifices, which can damage the firepit, clean burner holes with a pipe cleaner.

Compressed air may help clear away smaller particles.

Always place lid or protective cover on heating element when not in use.

DO NOT leave the fire pit connected to the gas bottle when not in use.

 

Please note: Wait until the fire pit is fully cooled before storing or covering your fire pit.

How to care for your Aluminium Furniture Set

What type of metal is my furniture made from?

Our ranges are made from high strength aluminium, we powder coat the surface to give the furniture a durable finish and decorative appearance.

How durable is the frame when exposed to all weather?

Our frames are highly UV, water, and frost resistant. They are also light weight to easily move around your garden space.

How to clean your aluminium frames

During the winter months you will find your aluminium frames will collect dust and dirt if exposed outside or kept in storage. Our frames can easily be cleaned with warm soapy water and a sponge, the frames will dry within an hour.

Cushion Care (Amalfi & Oslo)

What are the cushions made of?

Olefin or known as polypropylene is a synthetic fibre. Since the colour of olefin is dyed into the yarn, it is highly resistant to staining and fading. Resilient, colourfast, stain-resistant, and durable, it lends itself to a wide variety of applications. If you are living in rainy areas, olefin is a great choice. It is quick-drying and can withstand mildew.

How do I wash my outdoor cushions?

To clean our cushions, we recommend a simple hand wash with warm soapy water and a clean cloth. Our cushions are not machine washable and cannot be tumble dried.

Can I leave my cushions outside?

We recommend that your cushions are stored away when not in use. We strongly advise that cushions should not be stored underneath your protective cover, otherwise the cushions will become water stained.

 

Cushion Care (New York & Manhattan)

How do I wash my outdoor cushions?

To clean our cushions, we recommend a simple hand wash with warm soapy water and a clean cloth. Our cushions are not machine washable and cannot be tumble dried.

Can I leave my cushions outside?

We recommend that your cushions are stored away when not in use. We strongly advise that cushions should not be stored underneath your protective cover, otherwise the cushions will become water stained.

Care for your Ceramic Tempered Glass

What is ceramic effect tempered glass?

Tempered glass is one of the most well-known forms of safety glass, we use tempered glass as it is also durable and high in quality. It will crumble under high pressure or excessive force but not break into dangerous shards. The ceramic finish is achieved by a high temperature heating process, melting the ceramic onto the clear tempered glass.

How can I clean my tempered glass?

Leaving any type of glass outside, you will find it gets dirty and dusty and a mildew can build up from the weather elements changing. You can easily clean the glass with a warm soapy cloth, then use another separate cloth which is damp to polish the finish and allow to dry.

Care for your Spray Stone Tempered Glass

What is spray stone tempered glass?

Spray stone glass is a very tough type of glass and durable for being outside all year round. The glass is also a type of safety glass, high in quality and it will crumble under pressure but not break into shards. The spray stone finish is achieved by spraying the tempered glass with a compound of granulated natural stone and high-quality resin.

How can I clean my spray stone glass?

Leaving any type of glass outside, you will find it gets dirty and dusty and a mildew can build up from the weather elements changing. You can easily clean the glass with a warm soapy cloth, then use another separate cloth which is damp to polish the finish and allow to dry.

 

 

How to care for your Oslo Teak Wood

Protecting your teak wood

During the summer months, when the sun is at full strength, you will need to take care of your teak wood. When it is new teak wood has a warm honey-coloured appearance, once exposed to the air and heat during the warmer seasons, the colour will fade to become a silver-grey patina. To preserve the golden colour, you should use a Teak Care Protector (please note applying a Teak Oil is only a short-term solution) for the best results you should treat your furniture with a teak protector once a year.

Is the teak wood FSC certified?

Yes, our teak wood is FSC certified. The FSC certification is considered the "gold standard" designation for wood harvested from forests that are responsibly managed, socially beneficial, environmentally conscious, and economically viable.

Rope Weave

 

What is my rope weave made from?

Our thick designed rope weave is made from 100% solution dyed Polypropylene. Polypropylene will not absorb water and is designed with UV and shower resistant.

How do I clean my Rope Weave?

Simply use a sponge and soapy warm water to remove any dust and dirt.

How to care for your Aluminium Furniture Set

What type of metal is my furniture made from?

Our ranges are made from high strength aluminium, we powder coat the surface to give the furniture a durable finish and decorative appearance.

How durable is the frame when exposed to all weather?

Our frames are highly UV, water, and frost resistant. They are also light weight to easily move around your garden space.

How to clean your aluminium frames

During the winter months you will find your aluminium frames will collect dust and dirt if exposed outside or kept in storage. Our frames can easily be cleaned with warm soapy water and a sponge, the frames will dry within an hour.

Cushion Care

What are the cushions made of?

Olefin or known as polypropylene is a synthetic fibre. Since the colour of olefin is dyed into the yarn, it is highly resistant to staining and fading. Resilient, colourfast, stain-resistant, and durable, it lends itself to a wide variety of applications. If you are living in rainy areas, olefin is a great choice. It is quick-drying and can withstand mildew.

How do I wash my outdoor cushions?

To clean our cushions, we recommend a simple hand wash with warm soapy water and a clean cloth. Our cushions are not machine washable and cannot be tumble dried.

Can I leave my cushions outside?

We recommend that your cushions are stored away when not in use. We strongly advise that cushions should not be stored underneath your protective cover, otherwise the cushions will become water stained.

Care for your Spray Stone Tempered Glass

 

What is Spray Stone Tempered Glass?

Spray stone glass is a safety glass and durable for being outside all year round. The glass is high in quality, and it will crumble under high pressure or excessive force but not break into dangerous shards. The spray stone finish is achieved by spraying the tempered glass with a compound of granulated natural stone and high-quality resin.

How can I clean my spray stone glass?

Leaving any type of glass outside, you will find it gets dirty and dusty and a mildew can build up from the weather elements changing. You can easily clean the glass with a warm soapy cloth, then use another separate cloth which is damp to polish the finish and allow to dry.

Care for your Ceramic Tempered Glass

What is ceramic effect tempered glass?

Tempered glass is one of the most well-known forms of safety glass, we use tempered glass as it is also durable and high in quality. It will crumble under high pressure or excessive force but not break into dangerous shards. The ceramic finish is achieved by a high temperature heating process, melting the ceramic onto the clear tempered glass.

How can I clean my tempered glass?

Leaving any type of glass outside, you will find it gets dirty and dusty and a mildew can build up from the weather elements changing. You can easily clean the glass with a warm soapy cloth, then use another separate cloth which is damp to polish the finish and allow to dry.

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