Also known as the ‘Rub-Test’ Martindale Rating is a unit to measure fabric’s abrasion resistance. Ratings are given in 1000’s of Rubs or Cycles, with a higher number indicating that the fabric is suitable for heavier usage. Martindale helps understand a fabric’s suitability for various uses – i.e. decorative chairs, heavy-traffic areas or commercial furniture based on the ratings
Can be used for decorative accessories only.
Not suitable for Heavy use.
For light domestic use. Made from delicate yarns, should be dry cleaned.
Can be used general residential use. Recommended for everyday use. Should not be used for movable furniture like sofa beds, recliners.
Heavy duty fabrics. Best for main furniture elements of the house that are subjected to high levels of everyday use.
Anything above 30000 is ideal for commercial usage.