The Solution to Disinfecting Fabrics

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August 31, 2021

Is there anything more exciting for your home than purchasing new furniture? These important pieces for your home are essential in bringing your home design vision to life. But long after the furniture is delivered, assembled and staged perfectly, comes life and unintentional mistakes and messes. Especially if you have a home with more than two occupants or children, the chance for spills and regular wear and tear should almost be expected on a weekly basis. As your premiere furniture store in Lafayette, LA, Albarado Fine Furnishings is just as passionate about cleaning and disinfecting furniture as we are about finding the perfect pieces. Flu season will be here before we know it, and keeping our home clean in every way will be important for our families. We share best practices on how to keep your various furniture types healthy, spotless, and germ-free.

Solid Wood and Veneer

Dampen a cloth with water, and wipe the surface. Immediately following, wipe it dry. Stay away from abrasive cleaning solutions. If it needs to be disinfected, mix water, vinegar and five drops of dish soap to clean the infected item.


Clean regularly, especially if outside, with mild detergent and warm water. You can let it dry naturally.


Besides just looking beautiful, one of the best features of granite is how easy it is to clean. Simply use a mild detergent and damp cloth to clean frequently.  


This is another material to use a damp cloth and mild detergent. Stronger detergents can damage this sort of material. The good news is vinyl is made to withstand daily cleaning, so you can feel confident cleaning this material regularly.


Similar to granite, you will want to use a mild cleaning agent and warm water and cloth to clean. If you have any stubborn spots, you can use a stronger cleaner, just make sure it is kind to wood. 

Teak Wood

This material is used for many patio furniture items. You will want to clean with mild detergent and a soft bristle brush. If after cleaning you find that the wood is fading or looks dirty, try applying a coat of teak sealer following your cleaning session.

Outdoor Seating Cushions

Regularly clean your cushions by vacuuming. If there are any spills or dirty areas, use a water-based cleaner to spot clean and let air dry.

Wrought Iron

This is another material seen in patio or outside furniture. It also can be cleaned with a warm rag and soapy water.


This type of furniture can be cleaned with a stronger agent, but non-scouring. Try using citrus-based products or similar supplies like Windex.

Metal and Aluminum

You will see this used on a variety of furniture from dining room chairs to office furniture. If mild detergent doesn’t work, consider using a cleaner that is non-corrosive, such as glass.

Paying close attention to which fabrics or metals your furniture is made of. This will help decipher how to clean without ruining your investment. Over time you will be happy that you took the time to realize which way is the best way to clean each item.

Trusted Furniture Experts at Albarado’s Fine Furnishing

From how best to disinfect furniture to interior design and all the in between, our team at Albarado’s are your trusted experts for all things furniture. We pride ourselves on being one of Lafayette’s most experienced furniture stores, and use our expertise to find the perfect furniture and decor for your most loved spaces. We know how important it is to keep your furniture investment in top shape, solving wear and tear issues, and making sure it remains clean. Stop by our showroom or contact our team to start your furniture hunt.