Which Fabrics to Choose?
The label on fabrics will sometimes have a “wear test” number. Most common wear testing is based on the Wyzenbeek test. A piece of fabric is rubbed against itself then examined for wear. 15,000 double rubs is considered contract duty with 30,000 double rubs and up are considered heavy contract duty. The majority of residential fabrics rate in the 12,000 to 15,000 range. Longer fabric durability literally means longer furniture fabric life. Choosing a high grade fabric from the start is the way to go so you won’t need to replace the worn and stretched looking material. Follow our other fabric posts to learn more about cushions, springs, designs and other furniture advise that took us years to learn.