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Upholstery tests focus on fabric, foam, flammability and structural.

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Textiles and foam tests range from light domestic use through to severe contract use. Both are also subject to flammability regulations, which are a legal requirement. Structural tests assess the safety, durability and stability of products.

We’re UKAS accredited to test domestic and commercial:

  • Textile strength tests, including flammability, tensile, tear, burst and seam slippage
  • Fabric tests, including flammability, colour fastness to light, wet and dry rubbing, abrasion and pilling.
  • Leather tests, including flexing, visible soiling, abrasion and light fastness
  • Foam tests, including flammability and pounding
  • Structural tests, including sofas, dining chairs

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