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GUIDE: MARTINDALE 

Have you ever wanted to upholster a furniture piece, had a thought about renovating your curtains, or anything else that involves fabrics? Then you may have come across the concept of Martindale. Here we try to figure out what role Martindale plays in selecting fabrics and how to use the knowledge when talking about interior.


Martindale is used to refer to the durabillity of a. In other words, Martindale acts as a measurement scale (metric) to (categorize) concretize a fabric's characteristics (into different levels of durability). When a fabric has a certain Martindale value it indicates that the fabric has gone through a durability test. The test is carried out by a machine that investigates how many turns (rubs) a fabric-covered plate can be spun against the fabric before the textile in question starts to rupture.

Knowing how much Martindale a fabric has is beneficial when considering the planned usage of the aforementioned. Depending on whether the fabric is meant for a piece of furniture, or perhaps to set up a curtain, there are various recommendations for the final result to last long term.


CHECK OUT THE LIST TO SEE WHICH MARTINDALE THAT FITS TO WHAT 

0 - 10 000 

The fabric is suitable for a decorative purpose, such as pillows. It is not suitable to dress larger furniture.

10 000 - 15 000

The fabric can be used to dress furniture with, but not recommended, for furniture that is used daily. The fabric can only be dry-washed as it usually consists of fragile yarn. In general, it is usually said that a sofa in a home environment should have at least 15,000 Martindale.

10 000 - 15 000

The fabric can be used for everyday use, but should preferably not be used for furniture that are subject to extra movement and friction, i.e. folding armchairs.

25 000 - 30 000 

The fabric is suitable for everyday use and can stand a lot without being worn. It is therefore also suitable for adjustable furniture pieces, as well as public interiors with modest day-to-day friction.

30 000 +

The fabric is very durable and can therefore work for both everyday use in private and public environments.


HOW TO FIND OUT WHICH MARTINDALE BRITTFURN FABRICS HAVE?

At Brittfurn, we sell a variety of similar variants of fabrics, a variety of fabrics, ranging from sensitive and delicate, to durable and sturdy. On some of our fabrics, the value of Martindale can be located at the product specification on each fabric. If this information were to be, don't hesitate to contact us and we'll make sure to provide you with it.

  

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