In the wake of the pandemic, it's good to keep in mind that textiles aren't a great carrier of the virus. COVID-19 does not survive well on soft surfaces, such as fabrics. However, it does survive better on hard surfaces such as plastics, laminates, metal, and glass.
On textiles, viruses can get trapped and therefore have a reduced likelihood of spreading. And by far, the best way to help stop personal infection - picked up from an infected surface - is through improved hand hygiene.
To minimize any risk further, we recommend cleaning and disinfection, which, remember, are not the same:
• Cleaning is the process of removing dust, dirt, and staining from the surface of a fabric or vinyl to maintain its appearance and prolong its life.
• Disinfection intended to kill germs – micro-organisms such as bacteria, viruses, and fungi – which can cause infection and spread disease.
• Some methods, notably using soap and water, bleach or steam – are effective at cleaning and disinfecting, but certain methods can only be done on specific fiber types.
Download Camira's comprehensive Guide to cleaning and disinfecting fabrics and vinyl. Camira is one of the world's leading textile companies providing upholstery for many top furniture brands such as HAG.