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fabric wear & tear

All our fabrics are suitable for both indoor & outdoor use on your butterfly chairs. However some fabric  are more durable that others. Please consider your environment & usage when selecting to ensure your Flutter Chairs & covers look great for years.


Planosol  Awning & Marine 10/10

Designed to withstand the toughest Kiwi weather. This 100% acrylic woven fibre fabric is both rot and fade resistant. Now you can enjoy outdoor living whatever the weather. Planosol repels water, and features a sun smart protection rating of U.V. – U.P.F. 50+ / S.P.F. 100. This performance makes Planosol the perfect solution for New Zealand awnings, covers and shade sails, and has a successful 30 year track record to prove it. 7 year guarantee against fading & rotting.

Care & Cleaning Instructions

Do not use solvents or abrasive detergents • Brush off loose dirt • If required clean with a solution of mild natural soap in lukewarm water (No hotter than 38 degrees C) • Rinse several times with clean water to remove soap • If fabric is regularly exposed to damp conditions extra cleaning is recommended • It is recommended that the awning or cover be dry before storage.

Sunbrella Marine 10/10

Sunbrella® fabrics have been the trusted choice of boaters around the world for over 50 years.  From small ski boats, sailboats to luxurious yachts, Sunbrella marine grade canvas offers shade, comfort and protection from the elements. 

Mould and Mildew Resistant
All Sunbrella fabrics are mould- and mildew-resistant. Should exposure to dirt, debris and the elements cause mould and mildew to occur, Sunbrella marine canvas can be quickly and easily cleaned with a simple bleach solution. 

UV and Fade Resistant
With a 5 year warranty against fading, Sunbrella fabrics hold their vibrant colour even with constant exposure to the sun, salt and chlorine of harsh marine environments.

Bleach Cleanable
When tough stains such as mould or mildew occur, Sunbrella fabrics can be cleaned with bleach without losing colour.

Sun Protection
All Sunbrella marine fabrics hold the Skin Cancer Foundation’s seal of approval, providing valuable protection from the sun so boaters can safely enjoy long hours on the water.

Breathable Comfort
Unlike some marine fabrics that trap heat in, Sunbrella fabrics allow air to pass through, creating a comfortable boating experience for all aboard.


Care & Cleaning Instructions

Refer to Manufactures web site here

Italian Mesh 10/10

Italian mesh was designed specifically for applications ranging from outdoor furniture to balcony enclosures.

The product offers exceptional dimensional stability and consistency ensuring the fabric will retain its shape during installation and over time. This unique technology sets it apart from other outdoor mesh fabrics, delivering improved performance over a longer life span than inferior structural meshes.

With in-built resistance to micro-organisms and fading due to prolonged ultra-violet exposure, the Italian mesh outdoor ranges are easy to maintain and backed by a 2 year warranty.

•    Tear resistant extremely strong
•     Exceptional resistance to outdoor conditions
•     Easy upkeep with soapy water
•     Tension uniformly conserved: no bagging phenomenon
•     Uniform weave, yarn squareness, finish and aesthetics guaranteed
•     Stays cool in summer, dries very quickly

Karsten Acquablock 5 /10

Acquablock® is an intelligent fabric, designed from the concepts of Biomimetics. It has several technological characteristics and differentials. It protects against the action of the sun, repels water and brings more colour and life to the environments, be they internal or external. All this with a touch of nature in every detail. Karsten Decor was the first national brand to develop a fabric with the exclusivity of being impermeable, keeping textile quality and naturalness. All the Acquablock line integrates the intelligence process Karsten Decor, which extends to the whole chain of development of each collection that hits the market.


Care & Cleaning Instructions

Acquablock Care

10/10 covers can be left outside for extended periods during summer months but recommended they are
brought inside during winter when not in use
5 /10 covers can be used out doors but it is recommended they are not left in direct sun or rain for extended periods.

**The above fabric product information & care advice was supplied directly from the local NZ distributors
or their websites.

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