When choosing fabric-covered office furniture you want to be aware of the fabric’s intended use and match that with the piece’s intended use in the office environment.
Velvet covers are available in nylon, cotton and olefin. Nylon velvet is great for high traffic heavy use areas, whereas cotton velvet is better for moderate use areas, being less resistant to soiling and abrasion. Olefin velvet can also take heavy use and is a good choice where mildew from humid climates is an issue.
Light brushing or once-a-week vacuuming can help to prevent dirt and grime from becoming embedded between fibers as well as remove soil that is there. This will help prevent damage from wear and abrasion.
Fabric protectors can also increase the life span of upholstered pieces of office furniture, but do not eliminate the need for proper care. A good fabric protector will modify the fabric’s soil removal and absorbency characteristics, but does not make it impregnable.
Brushing away and vacuuming loose dirt to avoid it becoming embedded is still a must procedure, as well as swift removal of any stains or spills. All this must follow the manufacture’s care instructions for the fabric-covered office furniture.