Martindale Rub TestWhat is the Martindale Rub Test?
The Martindale rub test is an internationally recognised test that measures the durability of a fabric before the appearance starts to change. The higher the score, the higher the durability of the fabric, making this a crucial test for upholstery.
Here is a breakdown of what these numbers actually mean…
10,000 rubs or less:
Decorative use only – curtains, blinds, cushions and accents
(not suitable for domestic furniture upholstery)
10,000 to 15,000 rubs:
Light domestic use – Occasional Furniture
15,000 to 20,000 rubs:
Medium domestic use – Everyday Furniture
25,000 to 30,000 rubs:
High domestic use – Heavy Duty Furniture
30,000 + rubs:
Commercial use – Heavy Duty for Furniture in commercial environments