The Luxe Gold Test Standard is a list of stringent testing procedures that set a strict and precise requirement for Luxe products. Test Standards are conducted by independent laboratories

The Luxe Gold Test Standard Stringent testing procedures

AS4288:2003

AS4288:2003: AS/NZ Standard Soft underlays for textile floor coverings, certifies a carpet underlay as compliant and manufactured in accordance with performance, quality, and safety requirements deemed acceptable for their intended use.

Thermal Transmission

ASTM C518-2010: Is the Standard Test Method for Steady-State Thermal Transmission Properties by Means of the Heat Flow Meter Apparatus. This test method provides a rapid means of determining the steady-state thermal transmission properties of thermal insulation

Sound Insulation

ISO 10140-3:2010: Sound Insulation specifies laboratory methods for measuring the impact sound insulation of floor assemblies classifying elements according to their sound insulation capabilities. 

Hexapod Tumbler Test

The Hexapod Tumbler test standard subjects a sample of carpet and underlay to simulated wear conditions at 1500 cycles 9-12 months on-floor and 8000 cycles 3-4 years on-floor. Although not ’exactly reproducing’ the changes on the floor, it is used to simulate a carpet’s likely performance

BS EN ISO 20743:2013

BS EN ISO 20743:2013 Determination of the antibacterial activity of textile products. By controlling unwanted microbes, Ultra-Fresh antibacterial and antifungal protection helps to keep products fresh, clean, and odor-free

ISO 9239-1:2010

ISO 9239-1:2010 specifies a method for assessing the wind-opposed burning behavior and spread of flame of horizontally mounted flooring’s exposed to a heat flux radiant gradient in a test chamber when ignited with pilot flames

ISO: 9073-3 1989

Application of a force longitudinally to a test piece of a specified length and width at a constant rate of extension. Determination of values for breaking strength and elongation from the recorded force-elongation curve. 

VOC

ASTM D5116 helps determine the volatile organic compound (VOC) emissions from indoor materials and products. Volatile Organic Compounds (VOCs) are present in all natural and synthetic materials, and can exist not only as structurally-diverse liquids and solids but also as vapours. 

AS/NZS 2111.14

Textile floor coverings - Tests and measurements, Method 14: Determination of thickness loss after prolonged, heavy static loading