MATERIAL SPECIFICATIONS AND INFORMATION
The Creative Living range of furniture is manufactured, under ‘license’ for Creative Living (South Africa)
The SYNTHETIC WEAVE FIBRE selected for the CL range of furniture is manufactured from high density polyethylene (HDPE) and is extremely resilient to all types of extreme outdoor conditions, from blistering heat to freezing cold. The colour fasteners used in the CL synthetic weave fibre contains the highest level of UV inhibitors to ensure many years of original colour.
The TEXTILENE type material used in the CL range of products contains a thin nylon core and is coated with a colour coded, weather resistant plastic. It is comfortable, hardwearing, colour fast, attractive and epitomises the modern advances in manmade material that is suitable for the outdoor environment.
The ALUMINIUM alloys used in the majority of the CL furniture frames are chosen for the strength, light weight, durability and versatility. All aluminium frames are further protected and colour chartered by powder coating. A process that requires raw colour pigments to be oven baked onto the frames at a minimum temperature of 225 ⁰ .
The EDP STEEL used in in a limited number of the CL ranges, is treated for rust prevention through Electronic Deep Phoresis (EDP). A process similar to that used in the car industry for rust prevention and thus EDP provided more protection than traditional galvanising. All steel frames are further protected and colour chartered by powder coating. A process that requires raw colour
pigments to be oven baked onto the frames at a minimum temperature of 225 ⁰ .
The SYNTHETIC ECO-WOOD components of the CL furniture is a result of advanced scientific processes in the creation of a material that looks like wood, feels like wood and yet has none of the maintenance problems associated with wood. Eco-wood will not swell, crack or rot, is totally resistant to water, heat and pests. The material is environmentally friendly as it is made from sawdust (wood flour) and recycled plastic waste.
The GLASS used for the table tops is either 5mm or 8mm thick, depending on the application, and is hardened over 24 hours in special ovens. This process maximises the strength of the glass and ensures it is shatterproof.
The SPRAYSTONE granite finish on the glass table tops requires a complicated and chemically advanced process that is environmentally friendly. The effect is stunning and similar to that of solid quarried granite but without all the excavation, transport, cutting and polishing normally required for granite stone tops. Spraystone is exceptionally durable and can handle extreme weather conditions.
The OLEFIN FABRICS used for the CL range of cushions, whether smooth or textured, are manufactured from high quality solution dyed fabric. They are inordinately suitable for outdoor conditions as they are stain resistant, washable and provided with a two year anti-fade guarantee.
CARE & MAINTENANCE - ONLY USE MILD SOAPY SOLUTIONS to clean CL furniture. Normally clear water and a brush or cloth will remove normal climatic grime and dirt. If not, apply a solution of warm, mild soapy solution, scrub or rub until clean and rinse will with clean water. NEVER USE HARSH, ABRASIVE OR AMMONIA BASED CHEMICALS to clean CL furniture as this may result in damage to material surfaces and worst of all, any residue left on the furniture can act as an acid and start eating into the materials. After the initial treatment, the frequency of additional treatments depends entirely upon the level of exposure to the elements that the furniture are subjected to. Furniture standing under a covered patio will require a lot less maintenance than furniture standing completely outside. The furniture weathers gradually and upon the signs of weathering, a maintenance coat must be applied.Failure to do so will let the furniture weather to a point where sanding the wood is required to restore its original look. Most of Creative Living furniture cushions is double-sitiched for strength, removable, water resistant, hand washable.