The Hexapod Tumbler Test is a popular evaluation used for the appearance retention of carpets.

We test a range of quality underlay solutions using a Hexapod test machine to determine if your choice matters, and what is the best underlay for carpet! Check out the results below

No Underlay
Other premium underlay
Quality Underlay Testing Results

Hexapod Test

Quality Underlay

A quality underlay will extend a carpets lifespan by 50% longer. But how do we demonstrate this to the consumer? A hexapod wear test challenge of course. The Hexapod Drum Test is a 12″ diameter-rotating drum and a metal hexapod, with six polyurethane studs.

The metal ball rolls randomly on the pile surface of a carpet inside the unit for a specified number of revolutions to replicate wear performance. For us to demonstrate the benefits of underlay and the long-term appearance benefits many consumers are after.

1

1/5

No Underlay

With no support from beneath, the appearance of the carpet has changed significantly. This result highlights the need for quality carpet underlay.

No Underlay

2

3/5

Other Underlay

Signs of wear are evident with standard underlay after testing. With a minimum thickness loss of 9% and a max of 11%, the carpet fibres, like the underlay flatten.

Other premium underlay

3

5/5

With excellent retention properties Luxe Underlay provides far greater support underneath a carpet, extending the lifespan of the product for longer.

Quality Underlay Testing Results

Best underlay for carpet

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For maximum performance with carpet we recommend our performance range of quality underlay. 

Luxe Underlay 11mm 120kg
5/5
Luxe Underlay 11mm 130kg
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Luxe Underlay 12mm
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Luxe Silk luxury memory foam
5/5