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Outdoor Surfaces & Materials

outdoor materials & maintenance

Resin

It is a lightweight, long-lasting, non-toxic and antistatic, weatherproof material. It is also treated with anti-UV agents and is uniformly coloured with non-toxic pigments.

There are several types of resin:

  • Polypropylene
  • Polypropylene with the addition of fibreglass (also called polypropylene fibreglass)
  • Recycled polypropylene with the addition of fibreglass (also called regenerated polypropylene fibreglass)
Nardi doga bistro chair details - side
Pictured: Doga Bistro Chair in Mint

HOW TO CLEAN IT

  • Wash the product with water to remove any surface dirt and dust.
  • Spray the surface with Magic Cleaner Nardi* or a non-aggressive universal detergent.
  • Leave the detergent to work for a few minutes, then wipe with a damp cloth or sponge.
  • To remove stubborn dirt and surface marks, we recommend using the Magic Sponge Nardi** melamine resin sponge.
  • Use a toothbrush to remove dirt from small spaces.
  • Rinse with plenty of water and dry with a dry cloth.

Those are the NARDI company’s cleaning instructions, for more information including a video of someone water blasting sun loungers clean we wrote an article:


WARNINGS

When cleaning, do not use aggressive detergents and/or abrasive materials that may scratch the surface. For dark-coloured products (Charcoal, etc.), we recommend placing them in shaded areas to best preserve their colour over time.

Aluminium

Aluminium is a very hard-wearing material, used for large table frames and contract table bases. It is versatile, easily sanitized and can be 100% recycled countless times while maintaining its structural properties.

Rio alu extendable tables top texture & leg details - charcoal colour
Pictured: Rio Alu 210-280 Ext. Table in Charcoal

HOW TO CLEAN IT
  • Remove any dust from the surface with a cloth.
  • Spray with Magic Cleaner Nardi* (or alternatively with neutral soap dissolved in water) and spread it over the surface.
  • Leave it to work for a few minutes.
  • Rinse and dry the product with a sponge or dry cloth. To remove stubborn dirt and surface marks, we recommend using the Magic Sponge Nardi**.

WARNINGS

Do not use aggressive granular detergents or solvents, as they will ruin the surface paint of the aluminium. We recommend choosing a specially treated paint if the product is to be placed in a highly saline environment (e.g. in seaside areas), and storing products in a place protected against harsh weather conditions during winter or when they are not used for long periods.

Laminate

Laminate is a compact, uniform, non-porous and easily sanitised multilayer material that is usually used for commercial or contract tabletops.

We have different types of laminate tops:

  • HPL laminate: made of cellulose fibre impregnated with thermosetting resins, subjected to a high-pressure process.
  • Solid Core: made of cellulose fibre impregnated with thermosetting resins, subjected to a high-pressure process. Solid Core has the characteristic of having the core the same colour as the surface of the top.
  • Fenix NTM: high-pressure decorative laminate created by using nanoparticles and acrylic resins that produce an anti-fingerprint, soft touch and scratch-resistant surface with a low level of light reflection.
Nardi break hpl small round table in white (underneath)
Pictured: NARDI HPL Laminate Table Top

HOW TO CLEAN IT
  • Remove any dust with a damp cloth and warm water or with a mild detergent (non-abrasive and not highly alkaline) to avoid scratching the surface.
  • To remove more stubborn stains, use nonabrasive household detergents.
  • To remove dry or crusty stains, we recommend using the Magic Sponge Nardi** or a soft cloth.
  • Rinse thoroughly with clean lukewarm water to remove the detergent.

Type of dirt and cleaning tips for laminate tops

Syrup – fruit juice – jam – spirits – milk – tea – coffee – wine – soap – ink
Water with a sponge

Animal and vegetable fats – sauces – dry blood – dry wine and spirits – eggs
Cold water with soap or household detergent with a sponge

Smoke black – gelatine – vegetable and vinyl based glues, organic waste – gum arabic
Hot water with soap or household detergent with a sponge

Hair spray – vegetable oil – biro and felt tip pens – wax foundations and greasy make-up – residual solvent marks
MEK, denatured alcohol, acetone with a cotton cloth

Nail polish – spray lacquer – linseed oil
Acetone with a cotton cloth

Synthetic oil paints
Trilene nitre based solvent with a cotton cloth

Neoprene glues
Trichloroethane with a cotton cloth

Traces of silicone
Wooden or plastic scraper, taking care not to scratch the surface

Lime deposits
Detergents containing low percentages of citric or acetic acid (max. 10%)

Glass

A few of our tables have glass tops.

Nardi outdoor coffee table - komodo glass in garden
Pictured: Komodo Glass Coffee Table in White

HOW TO CLEAN IT

We recommend cleaning the glass top every 7-10 days as follows:

  • Remove any dust from the surface with a cloth.
  • Spray a specific glass-cleaning product on a cloth suitable for glass.
  • Clean the top by making circular movements, concentrating on any stains.
  • For dry stains, try softening the stain with a little water.

WARNINGS

Do not use abrasive sponges, and avoid contact with sharp, pointed objects such as pens, bracelets and rings.

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Outdoor Cushion Fabrics

cushion material & maintenance

FABRICLIGHT FASTNESSTREATMENTSHOW TO CLEAN IT
Acylic fabric (yarn-dyed)5/8dirt repellent and anti-mouldAcrylic fabric yarn dyed cleaning instructions icons
Acrylic fabric with digital print6Acrylic fabric with digital print cleaning instructions icons
Mass dyed acrylic fabric7/8water repellent treatment, dirt repellent and anti-mould treatmentMass dyded acrylic fabric cleaning instructions icons
Mass dyed acrylic fabric for Komodo Ombra7-8/8water repellent treatment, dirt repellent and anti-mould treatmentMass dyded acrylic fabric for komodo ombra cleaning instructions icons
Sunbrella® acrylic fabric8/8water repellent treatment, dirt repellent and anti-mould treatmentSunbrella acrylic fabric cleaning instructions icons
TECH6the treatment makes the coating: water repellent and resistant to staining, resistant to mold, fire retardant and antibactericalTech fabric cleaning instructions icons
100% olefin fabric7/8dirt repellent and anti-mould treatment100 olefin fabric cleaning instructions icons
100% olefin fabric water-repellent7/8treatment with polyurethane/acrylic resin, water repellent100 olefin fabric water repellent cleaning instructions icons
Net Lounge4/5IDH treatmentNet lounge fabric cleaning instructions icons
Icon reference: Washing Icon Key/Legend
OUTDOOR CUSHION FABRIC WARNINGS
  • ACRYLIC FABRIC (yarn dyed) : colour variations are to be considered standard in (yarn-dyed) acrylic fabrics. Position in shaded areas.
  • SUNBRELLA® ACRYLIC FABRIC with Laminate treatment: the fabric is bonded with polyurethane film that makes it waterproof. The polyurethane laminated surface should not be exposed to direct sunlight. Applicable on Sunbrella® acrylic fabrics on request with a minimum quantity.
  • MASS DYED ACRYLIC FABRIC FOR KOMODO OMBRA: Velo fabric should only be used for sunshades. Its wide mesh allows ventilation while creating a shaded area below, but it does not retain water.
  • TECH: at the bottom of the komodo seat cushions, made with TECH panama, the fabric is a polyester wide mesh to allow breathability.
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Outdoor Fabrics

utility fabric materials & maintenance

Synthetic Fabrics

Fabric is made of polyester fibe, with a pvc coating. Used for sunloungers.

Breathable synthetic fabric sun loungers
Pictured: Atlantico Sun Lounger in White

HOW TO CLEAN IT

  • Wash the product with water to remove any surface dirt and dust.
  • Spray the surface with a non-aggressive universal detergent.
  • Leave the detergent to work for a few minutes, then wipe with a damp cloth or sponge.
  • Use a toothbrush to remove dirt from small spaces.
  • Rinse with plenty of water and dry with a dry cloth.

Those are the NARDI company’s cleaning instructions, for more information including a video of someone water blasting sun loungers clean, we wrote an article:


WARNINGS

When cleaning, do not use aggressive detergents and/or abrasive materials that may scratch the surface. For dark-coloured products (Charcoal, etc.), we recommend placing them in shaded areas to best preserve their colour over time.

For detailed fabric specific instructions please see the Cushion Fabrics table ↓

WARNINGS

ACRYLIC FABRIC (yarn dyed) : colour variations are to be considered standard in (yarn-dyed) acrylic fabrics. Position in shaded areas.

SUNBRELLA® ACRYLIC FABRIC with Laminate treatment: the fabric is bonded with polyurethane film that makes it waterproof. The polyurethane laminated surface should not be exposed to direct sunlight. Applicable on Sunbrella® acrylic fabrics on request with a minimum quantity.

MASS DYED ACRYLIC FABRIC FOR KOMODO OMBRA: Velo fabric should only be used for sunshades. Its wide mesh allows ventilation while creating a shaded area below, but it does not retain water.

TECH: at the bottom of the komodo seat cushions, made with TECH panama, the fabric is a polyester wide mesh to allow breathability.

Cover Fabrics

Cover for outdoor furniture with hook and loop closure.

Material: 56% polyester and 44% polyurethane, 7/8 light fastness, the treatment makes the coating:

  • Water repellent
  • Resistant to staining
  • Resistant to mold
  • Antibacterial
Nardi outdoor furniture cover small (s, 4-6 chairs)
Pictured: NARDI Small Sized Outdoor Cover

HOW TO CLEAN IT

Washable at 95° with neutral detergent

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Icon reference: Washing Icon Key/Legend

Thermoformed Trill Cushions

Thermoforming is a process whereby several synthetic layers are joined together using a mould and thermoplastic glues.

Solution Dyed Acrylic Fabric: 100% acrylic fiber mass dyed, 7-8/8 light fastness, washable at 30°, water repellent treatment, dirt repellent and anti-mould treatment.

PADDING

Polyurethane foam with a TPU waterproof membrane coating. Density 40 kg/m3

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Pictured: Thermoformed Trill Cushion & Trill Bistro Chair in White

HOW TO CLEAN IT

Washable at 30° with neutral detergent

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Icon reference: Washing Icon Key/Legend

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Fabric Cleaning Symbol Legend/Key

those icons you see around all the time, explained

SymbolInstructions
Hand wash in cold waterHand wash in cold water
Machine wash 30 degrees celciusThe fabric can be machine washed at a maximum temperature of 30 °C
Machine wash 40 degrees celciusThe fabric can be machine washed at a maximum temperature of 40 °C
Machine wash 95 degrees celciusThe fabric can be machine washed at a maximum temperature of 95 °C
No dry cleanThe fabric cannot be dry cleaned
Dry clean with perchloroethyleneThe fabric can be dry cleaned with Perchloroethylene, a commonly used solvent
No dry clean with perchloroethyleneThe fabric cannot be dry cleaned and Perchloroethylene solvent cannot be used
BleachThe fabric can be bleached with any type of bleach
No bleachNot to be bleached
Tumble dryerThe fabric can be dried in a tumble dryer. The dot indicates the maximum temperature at which the garment can be dried: one dot means low
No tumble dryerThe fabric cannot be dried in a tumble dryer
Dry vertically outdoorsDry vertically outdoors without wringing or spinning
IronThe fabric can be ironed. The dots indicate the temperature: one dot means that you must not exceed 110 °C, and do not use steam; two dots means that it can be ironed with a maximum temperature of 150° and with steam.
No ironThe fabric cannot be ironed
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Universal General Care & Maintenance

Generic tips that should hold true

  • Do not use abrasive cleaners or products (Jif surface cleaner, sandpaper, hard bristle brushes, etc.)
  • Never allow a wet cleaning substance to dry on furniture as it can damage the finish. Always wipe residue off with a clean, dry cloth.
  • Test on inconspicuous areas first (especially when dealing with wood and upholstery)
  • Tighten any screws semi-regularly
  • If in doubt, use a mild soap and warm water solution. In general, if it’s safe enough for your hands it should be safe enough to clean your furniture with
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