The least you want to happen during an event or party you are hosting is your linen catching fire. To avoid such a possibility, it is better to go for flame retardant linens. Market nowadays is full of fire retardant fabrics and linens. These linens are a prudent choice to make brightening up any décor. But, what exactly are these flame-retardant linens?
Don’t get confused between the flame-resistant and flame retardant as they are completely different. However, they both are resistant to fire. The flame-retardant linens are designed from textiles that are inherently nonflammable. The chemical composition of the textile is such that it is completely resistant from catching fire.
Unlike the flame-resistant fabrics, these textiles do not lose their fire-suppression qualities even after laundering. They quickly extinguish the cigarettes and candle flame, preventing any spread of fire.
Things you need to know about flame retardant linens
Let’s have a look at different table linens and the relevance of the acronym attached to them for a better understanding while shopping for them:
FR (Flame Retardant): FR table linen means that the fabric is treated with chemicals to slow down the burning process. But, this can go off after washing.
IFR (Inherent Flame Retardant): IFR table linen is made of textiles that are flame resistant. It meets the fire safety standards and stay for a lifetime.
DFR (Durably Flame Retardant): DFR table Linen is similar to the flame-resistant fabric, but is more durable with the addition of chemicals
NFR (Non-Flame Retardant): NFR table linen is most of the times not listed in the flame-retardant linens as they are not resistant to fire. Better look out for this!
You can now go shopping keeping these acronyms in mind to make the right choice. For this, you can also have a look at the FR fabrics and Non-FR fabrics online at Linens by Razatrade.