Alphavic Furniture
32, rue de l'Artisan Victoriaville, Québec  G6P 7W7
Téléphone   : 819-758-3739
Télécopieur : 819-758-4881
www.alphavicfurniture.com
ventes@alphavicfurniture.com

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Stitches variation

SEWING

Our nylon thread comes in a wide variety of colors which allows us to match all our fabrics. The wide stitching provides strength and resistance. The zippers are made with nylon slides and teeth.

Simple stitch
Couture simple

Simple topstitching
Surpiqûre simple

Double topstitching (French)
Surpiqûre double (française)

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Construction - General information - Framework

All Alphavic inc. sofa, armchair and recliner frames are of the best hard word available. The wood is glued, screwed and stapled. The body is entirely made in our factory ensuring an excellent quality control.

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Foot and wood decoration

All foot and wood decorations are made with KD hard wood which has been kiln dried to less than 10% moisture.

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Springs

Seat : 8mm caliber No-Sag springs. Back: 11mm caliber No-Sag springs. The steel union rods are used to stabilize the back and seat springs.

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Foam

 

 

WARNING Alphavic does not use in it's manufacturing procces any identified harmful for health  products such as PBDE (polybrominated diphenyl ether), TCEP (tris-chloroethyl phosphate) or TDCPP (tris-dichloropropyl phosphate)

Go ahead live it up

 

Furniture: 2 pound foam density – approximately 30 pounds of compression.

After installing the springs, the seat and back are covered by a polyurethane foam.

In order to enhance the shapes, we use polyester fibers.

The foam for the back is covered with polyester fibers for better appearance and comfort.

The foam is cut and glued to create the desired shape designed for each model.

 

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Coats and Boots

Please remove your high-heel shoes, coat and boots when trying a chair.

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The reclining lever mechanism

 

(– 03 swivel, glider, recliner)

To recline the chair, simply pull on the lever (discreetly located to the right between the arm and seat) to recline the mechanism.

PLEASE DO NOT PULL ON THE LEVER WHEN IN THE RECLINE POSITION, in doing so you risk premature wearing of the mechanism.

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Felt Gliders under the wood bases

 

Please note that for your comfort and to protect your carpets and floors, plastic gliders have been installed under the decorative wood bases. In order to maintain this protection, do not remove them. Furthermore, we strongly suggest that you apply felt gliders.

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Warning concerning the mechanism

Never allow children to play on the chair or use the mechanism.

When not in use, leave the foot rest in the closed position to prevent accidents or injuries.

Never put your hands and/or feet in the mechanism.

Only the user should have access to the chair’s mechanism.

The 360 degree turning plate may cause vibration, this is normal as it works by ball bearings.

It is important that the base of the chair be at floor level because if this is not the case, it could damage the mechanism and in doing so render the guarantee null and void. To insure that the base is well adjusted we suggest the use of the felt gliders.

    

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Wood and its variations

Being that wood is a natural product the color can vary. With light colored stains, such as with color 06 Natural, color variations and the wood markings are much more apparent.

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General care for most of our fabrics

 

Following these tips will help your furniture last for a long time.

* Vacuuming should be done once a week

* Never brush the fabric with a hard or wire brush.

* If the cushions are reversible, turn them in the following manner:

* To return the polyester fibers and Dracon fibers to their original shape, fluff the cushions with your hands

* Avoid direct sunlight as this could cause the fabric to deteriorate.

 

Abrasion Resistance

 
Level / Quality


 

Duration of Friction
Test at the Mill

10,000 to 15,000 Residential (3 days)
15,000 to 30 ,0000 High level Residential (1 week)
  Low level Commercial  
30,000 and higher Commercial (Min. 10 days)
 

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LUBRIFICATION OF BALL BEARINGS

If needed, you could apply a teflon lubricant for bearings that does not stain. Suggestions: «Pam cooking or Superlub or Trislow». By using the mechanism, a light black powder can appear.

About leather

Leather characteristics

Le cuir est un produit préparé avec beaucoup d’attention et de minutie. Voici une fiche informative afin de bien comprendre toutes ses caractéristiques de même que des trucs indispensables pour son entretien.

* Leather

Leather is a tanned animal skin

* Tanning

Tanning allows the the skin to keep its original form and protects it from water and bacteria
During the tanning process, the leather is lubricated with fats that reinforces and softens the skin

* Aniline Dye

The dye used to colour leather deeply penetrates and dyes the skin from edge to edge.

They are soaked in a drum that contains a mixture of water and dye (with a dye known to fabric dyers).

Because aniline dying colours the skin all the way through, it prevents the original colour to show even after use or when scratched or cut.

Natural variations add panache and life to leather. In order to protect your leather from fading do not place it in direct sunlight.

A finish is applied to Aniline dyed leather in order to:

• Soften the leather

• Balance and improve the degree of the Aniline dye.

• Render it resistant to water, oil and other grime

• Camouflage imperfections

• Accentuate the brilliance and strength of the leather

Leather…naturally

Leather has its roots in ancient civilizations, constantly adapting in each era, becoming more flexible and more resistant, from prehistoric times to the present.

Being a natural product derived from animal skin, it is normal that the leather has some imperfections, this only accentuates its charm. These marks are a sign of nature and ensure that it is genuine leather.

Its look, texture, aroma, all unique in itself, make authentic leather a coveted product.

A never ending variety of leathers are offered on the market. For your information, listed below are some characterics of the type of leather we use on our lines:

* Sauvage leather (with a 0.9mm thickness)

Sauvage leather is a top grain leather with a pigment durable semi-Aniline dye with a protective coat to ensure the colour and texture.

The leather is lightly modified uniformly and results in unparalleled softness. Due to its subtle pigmentation this leather offers a harmony of natural tones which easily adapts to many colour schemes. A transparent coat is also applied to the surface for additional protection. This finish offers a more uniform colour and a moderate resistance to liquids and stains.

* Banf leather (with a 1 mm thickness)

Cowhide is banf leather with a deep embossed grain. This leather has a durable, uniform grain with aniline dye. Some oils have been applied to enhance the texture and feel of this leather. Durable finish, easy care, suitable for families with children.

About leather

Leather warranty

One year warranty on Leathers according to our suppliers norms.

About leather

Important notes

 

Chemical products should never be used to clean leather. To avoid damage to leather it is recommended to :

* Protect the leather against scratches from cats, dogs, shoes, buckles, keys and other sharp objects. Do not expose the leather to direct sunlight or direct heat.

* Care and Maintenance of Leather
Leather needs very little care during normal use.

- Dust weekly with a soft untreated cloth

- Clean with a damp cloth once a month

- Clean with a gentle cleanser specially designed for its care

- Condition and protect at the same time with a Leather protective cream

For more specific help refer to the leather care specialists “Trade Secret” at www.tradesecret.ca

  • * For Spots and Spills

Wipe excess liquid up immediately with a clean absorbent cloth or sponge. If necessary, use clean warm water only, and let air dry naturally. If water is used, clean the entire area where the spot occurred, do not just spot clean but clean the entire seat cushion or entire arm. Do not dry wet areas with hair dryers, etc.

  • * For Stubborn Spots and Stains

It is recommended to use a mild non-detergent cleaner such as a bar of Ivory soap. Apply the soap to a clean wet sponge and apply to the area. Then go over with a cloth dipped in warm water. Let air dry.

- Hand, body or capillary oils, contain PH3 which creates an acidity equal to vinegar and can oxidize the leather. For more information refer to the product “Trade Secret” at www.tradesecret.ca

- Butter, Margarine, Oil or Grease Stains

Wipe excess butter, margarine, oil or grease off the leather with a clean dry cloth, then leave it alone as the spot should dissipate into the leather in a short period of time. Warning: Do not apply water or try to wash an oil, butter, margarine or grease spot. For more specific help refer to the leather care specialists “Trade Secret” at www.tradesecret.ca

***Leather Maintenance Kit Available ***

Every leather chair manufactured by Alphavic inc. is protected with “Trade Secret” protective cream.

NEVER USE :

- Oils or Waxes - Saddle Soap - Cleaning Solvents - Furniture Polish

- Ammonia water and the like - Varnish - Abrasive Cleaners – Never Soak the Leather

IMPORTANT NOTE :

It is recommended to follow the cleaning instructions mentioned above.

The transfer of dyes from jeans and other items is not covered under warranty. This phenomenon occurs in most leathers and vinyls particularly in light colours. In the case of Brisa the tiny micro holes which allow the product to breath can absorb dye and create small blue dots. This is not covered under warranty. This transfer is due to the wide range of dyes now being used in clothing coming from different countries. This not a defect to the leather.

Using cleaners and conditioners not formulated for the specific type of leather could cause direct damage and void the terms of the warranty.

For more information on proper care visit the “Trade Secret” company at www.tradesecret.ca

About leather

Benefits of leather

Leather is a material most naturally resistant for upholstery. It is a material that breathes and can absorb up to 25% of its weight in humidity and release it afterwards. Another interesting characteristic of leather it that it can adapt easily to room temperature.

Leather is made up of tight and solid fibers which prevents odours and moth problems. Further, it is an excellent product for people who suffer from allergies. Being exceptionally solid and resistant, leather can absorb 300 pounds of pressure before tearing.

In all its beauty, grain markings and shade variations add charm to the leather. It is possible that your leather may have slight differences between the floor samples shown to you and your upholstered furniture. Colour varies from dye lot to dye lot giving your leather unique qualities.

Fabric maintenance

Fabrics cleaning

Fabrics cleaning codes determine the best and least expensive methods of home cleaning for your furniture. Due to the various ways that furniture can be stained or damaged, there is no guarantee that the results will be completely successful. Use the suggested methods at your own discretion. Always pretest on a small area before proceeding.

To prevent overall soil from dust and grime, frequent vacuuming or light brushing is recommended. Use a professional cleaning service when an overall soiled condition has been reached.

Water based cleanerW

Spot clean using the foam only a water-based cleaning agent such as a mild detergent or non-solvent upholstery shampoo product. Apply foam with a soft brush in a circular motion. Vacuum when dry.

Solvent cleanerS

Spot clean using mild water-free solvent or dry cleaning product. Clean only in a well ventilated room and avoid any product containing Carbon Tetrachloride or other toxic materials.

Water/Solvent cleanerWS

Spot clean with a mild solvent, an upholstery shampoo or the foam from a mild detergent. When using a solvent or dry cleaning product, follow the instruction as carefully and clean only in a well ventilated room. Avoid any product that contains Carbon Tetrachloride or other toxic materials. With either method, pretest a small area before proceeding.

Vacuum onlyX

Clean this fabric only by vacuuming or light brushing to prevent accumulation of dust and grime. Water-based foam cleaners or solvent-based cleaning agents of any kind may cause excessive shrinking, staining or distortion of the surface pile and therefore should not be used.