The cleaning guidelines for Steelcase products* align with the guidance from the local official authorities. Below is a summary and for more detailed instructions, see the material cleaning and care instructions guide.

A few points specific to the Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19):

  • According to the authorities, transmission of COVID-19 to persons from surfaces contaminated with the virus has not been documented. Transmission of COVID-19 apparently occurs through respiratory droplets.
  • The authorities have advised that the most effective method for preventing the spread of viruses and germs is to follow hand-washing protocols.

Hard surfaces

A few reminders:

  • Before using cleaning products and processes, check first to ensure they comply with your company’s EHS (environmental health and safety) requirements.
  • To avoid risks of fire or shock, always disconnect electrical power when cleaning products that use or provide electricity.
  • Be careful not to allow liquids to enter any openings in electrical products.

Acrylic
Clean with mild soap or detergent and water.

Glass
Use standard disinfecting cleaning products. See suggested list from the EPA.

Markerboard Writing Surfaces
Clean with 91% Isopropyl Alcohol (IPA) using a microfiber cloth.

Laminate Tops, Painted and Plated Metals, and Plastics
Use one of the following commercial cleaning products, which Steelcase tests have shown to be compatible with our products when used in accordance with manufacturer instructions:

  • Clorox Healthcare Bleach Germicidal Cleaner
  • Professional Lysol® Disinfectant Spray
  • OXIVIR® TB
  • Virex II 256
  • All-purpose hard-surface cleaner (examples in North America include Formula 409, Fantastik or Mr. Clean)

Metal
Clean with a non-abrasive cleaner.

Wood
Use a cleaner or flax soap formulated especially for use on wood surfaces.

Wood Veneer
When used in accordance with manufacturer instructions:

  • Virex II 256
  • Clorox Healthcare Bleach Germicidal Cleaner

Important note: Wipe the surface in the direction of the wood grain and wipe dry after cleaning.

soft surfaces – steelcase standard materials

A few reminders:

  • Before using cleaning products and processes, check first to ensure they comply with your company’s EHS (environmental health and safety) requirements.
  • To avoid risks of fire or shock, always disconnect electrical power when cleaning products that use or provide electricity.
  • Be careful not to allow liquids to enter any openings in electrical products.

Leather Upholstery
Use lukewarm water and mild, non-detergent soap. Work into a thin lather with a soft cloth, rinse with clean water and buff to restore luster (note that there is a risk of a reaction with the solvent-free chemicals used in the leather-tanning process).

Polyurethane Upholstery
Disinfect using a 10:1 water/bleach solution. Thoroughly rinse all cleaning solution residue with water and let air dry.

Seating Upholstery
Cleaning guidelines vary depending on fabric. If you’re not sure which materials are on your products, ask your Steelcase dealer.

Vertical Surface Fabrics
Cleaning guidelines vary depending on fabric. If you’re not sure which materials are on your products, ask your Steelcase dealer.

Vinyl Upholstery
Wipe affected area with a soft cloth or soft bristle brush using a non-abrasive cleaner such as Formula 409 or Fantastik. Rinse with fresh water and wipe dry with a clean cloth.

soft surfaces – customers own materials (com)

For custom materials, contact the material manufacturer for cleaning guidelines.

* These guidelines apply only to products manufactured by Steelcase. For guidance on cleaning other products, refer to those products’ manufacturers.