A Martindale rub test a unit measuring the abrasion resistance of textiles, it is used a lot within upholstery and is something that should be considered when choosing a fabric for an upholstery project.
The Martindale rub test simulates the natural wear of fabric. The textile is rubbed against a standard abrasive surface at a specified force. The test works in intervals of 5000 and carries on until the material is worn to a specified degree.
The higher the value the more resistant the fabric is to wear.
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