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What Are Double Rubs and How Many Do I Need For An Upholstery Fabric?

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What are Double Rubs? If you are shopping for upholstery fabric the words ‘double rub’ will keep popping up. Simply put, this is a method for testing the ability of a fabric to withstand wear from abrasion. The test which uses double rubs is called the Wyzenbeek Test or method. This is a mechanized method that involves rubbing a piece of cotton duck on the test fabric. Each back and forth motion of the mechanical arm is called a double rub. This mimics the action of sitting down and getting up, the two actions where fabrics are likely to rub...

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3 Great Reasons To Buy Discount Drapery Fabric

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Here are Toto Fabrics we take care of a lot of people who are searching for just the right discount drapery fabric. Why are so many people changing their drapes? Because they can! Here are three great reasons why we have people coming back against and again buying our discount drapery fabric. It’s Fun and Easy! - Many people might balk at the idea of reupholstering a chair, simply because there are so many cuts and everything has to come together so perfectly. Plus, everything has to be taut so that there’s no sagging or ripples. When it comes to...

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Discount Upholstery Fabric or Cheap Upholstery Fabric...Call It Like It Is!

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Here at Toto Fabrics, we sometimes get asked if we mind certain terms...terms like “discount” or “cheap upholstery fabric.” After all, people like saying things like “I got an amazing discount on this bag” or “I got that suit for so cheap.” Unfortunately, sometimes words like cheap can lead some to think we’re talking about the quality, when we’re really just referring to the price. So, let’s make a few things perfectly clear! You’re getting the same high-quality fabric: Trust us, there’s nothing cheaply-made about our fabric. You’ll be getting the same high-quality drapery and upholstery fabric as you would...

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The Advantages of Crypton Fabric

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In the textile industry, Crypton fabric is one of most amazing fabrics of the past century. While it started out to be much less comfortable, processes have improved since it was introduced in 1993 so that many soft fabrics can go through the Crypton process and come out with all the advantages mentioned below. So what makes these modern upholstery fabrics so amazing, and why does it work so well in many applications? It’s Resistant: You know, when we start going down this list we start to wonder why everything in our lives isn’t made from Crypton fabric! First of...

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Three Ways To Use Outdoor Upholstery Fabric In New Ways

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Whenever people hear the words “outdoor upholstery furniture” most of them think of your standard wicker base and the cushions that go on them. They’re usually ones you bring inside so that they aren’t subject to the snow and ice all winter when you can’t use them (at least that’s what we do here in the midwest!) But upholstery fabric isn’t just for those few cushions. Here are a few ideas for outdoor upholstery furniture that you might not have thought of: Patio Umbrellas: Patio umbrellas will give out over time, mostly because they’re exposed to so many UV rays...

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