Tag: Abrasion

What does the Martindale test tell us about our fabric?

There are many considerations to make when you are choosing your fabric. From the material to the colour to the perfect price, you need to make sure that you’re making the right choice. When choosing your fabric, one commonly overlooked factor is durability. Whether you’re using your fabric for an ornamental piece of fabric, cushions… Read more »

What is the Martindale Fabric test?

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Have you heard about the Martindale test for fabric durability? Tests are undertaken on upholstery fabrics to determine the suitability for their usage in your home or office. It tests for abrasive resistance for fabrics and is sometimes known as the ‘rub test’. The Martindale is a unit for quantifying the abrasion resistance of textiles,… Read more »