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How to specify Contract Fabrics

How to specify Contract Fabrics
There’s a lot more to specifying contract fabrics than just choosing a particular colour or design to fit an interior scheme. Fibre choice and composition can have a real bearing on long-term appearance and wear, while flammability performance can have crucial safety implications in the event of a building fire. Then there’s abrasion specifications and colour fastness to think about.

This seminar gives a comprehensive insight into the critical factors to consider when specifying contract fabrics in commercial interiors:

  • The fundamental difference between upholstery and vertical surface fabrics
  • The inherent properties of wool and synthetic fibres and fabrics
  • An understanding of the main UK flammability performance standards
  • Severe contract abrasion requirements using the Martindale test

This is a highly visual seminar incorporating video clips to illustrate technical specifications.  It’s worth 1 hour’s CPD in the Core Curriculum under the subject heading Specification Writing and Choosing Materials.  

Knowledge level: General Awareness
Type: Seminar
Duration: 1 Hour
Cost: £0.00
Regions Covered: Nationwide

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