Bar Upholstery Scotland
Double rubs and commercial upholstery explained!
Getting the right commercial upholstery for you bar or pub setting is essential, with one key factor being possibly the most important: durability - after all, you don't want to spend hard-earned profit on decking out your premises to find that the pristine, fresh make over lasts less than a few weeks...
And the answer to this problem is simple but, like all answers to all questions posed it is only simple if you know the answer! It sounds like a conundrum but it is easily solved when you know all about double-rubs - and what it means when it comes to making the right bar upholstery choices for your premises.
Choiceis huge when it comes to fabrics and like all fabric choices, you will be attracted in the first instance to colours and patterns! But before you fall in love with one or two chosen fabrics, you need to make sure that it is robust enough to withstand the rigours of life in a bar or pub.
Just think, for a moment, about your current premises and the 'punishment' that the bar upholstery goes through on a daily basis. You will a fabric that will be robust, durable, not easily damaged or torn and will stay looking bright, as well as being easy to clean.
To help you get the right bar upholstery for your business, fabrics are given a durability rating. This means that the fabric has under gone test to see how long it will last before a hole is 'rubbed' in the fabric.
There are two tests that are carried out on commercial upholstery fabrics - the Wyzenbeek test and the Martindale test. Both will impart the same durability rating and will help you make an informed decision. Either of these tests will assign a rating to the fabric; the higher the rating number the longer the fabric will last. In other words, the durabilityof the fabric should see it being robust enough for a bar upholstery application for any of Scotland's hotels, bars or pubs.
You can do some simple tests yourself on fabrics to give an idea of whether they would be suitable for bar upholstery settings. Simply, rubbing the fabric against your hand, noting whether it marks or shifts will give a basic indication; a heavy, commercial upholstery type fabric will not show anything. Those fabrics with a looser weave or lighter ones may be marked or you may notice the fabric shifting.
The key test is also a basic indicator too. By rubbing a key back and forth across the surface of the fabric you are emulating the double rubs tests talked about previously; lighter fabrics will snag or shift, whilst commercial fabrics perfect for bar upholstery applications will not show such results.
Many of Scotland's bars, pubs and other businesses need highquality,commercialupholsteryfabrics and getting the best is not just about the colour and patterns. However, you will not be spoilt for choice when it comes to fabric choice in terms of bar upholstery; there are many patterns and designs!
Upholstery Scotland is one of Scotland's leading commercial upholstery companies, offering competitive pricing on all upholstery projects. Give them a call today!