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  • Surface Finish Ukas Accredited
  • Surface Finish Resistance To Heat
  • Surface Finish Resistance To Substances
  • Surface Finish Fira Specific Standard
  • Surface finish testing

    Surfaces of furniture such as cabinets, kitchens, desks and worktops need to be able to withstand the rigours of day-to day-use. Spills, hot saucepans, hot cup marks and scratches can all take their toll and reduce the lifespan of your products.

    Our UKAS-accredited finishes lab can conduct tests to measure:

    • Abrasion, impact, scrape and scratch resistance
    • Resistance to wet and dry heat, typically over the range of 55°c - 160°c depending on service use
    • Chemical resistance, including oils, acids, bleaches, tea and coffee

    The experts at FIRA International test to all the main standards, and have even developed their own standard, FIRA 6250:2007 Specification for Furniture Materials.

    Contact our experts who will be able to explain the test(s) applicable to your specific product and what standards you should be looking to meet.

    Contact our testing experts