4-year wear test
We demonstrate why our carpet cushion is the best underlay for carpet
The Question: Does your choice in underlay matter? The Answer: Yes, your choice in underlay does matter as the long-term appearance of your carpet depends on it. But how do you demonstrate this….. The Carpet Pile Wear Test Challenge.
Independent wear test challenge
To demonstrate what the best underlay for carpet is we conducted a Hexapod Tumbler Test which is used by the ACCS to assess anticipated short-term and long-term appearance change in the texture and colour of carpets. Their assessments of texture and colour change are made at 1500 cycles (simulated 9-12 months in service) and 8000 cycles (3-4 years in service equivalent).
Wear test challenge test results
The Luxe Underlay 11mm 120kg retained 98.8% of its original thickness, compared to other underlay samples manufactured in NZ that achieved only 91%. This plays a significant role in maintaining and extending your carpets appearance for longer
No Carpet Underlay
Reference Test No Underlay: With no support from beneath, the appearance of the carpet has changed significantly. This result highlights the need for quality carpet underlay.
Nothing more to say really
Standard Premium Underlay
Although far better than having no underlay under your carpet, 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.
Appearance average from other samples tested
No signs of wear: With excellent retention properties the Luxe Underlay Performance Collection provides far greater support underneath a carpet, extending the lifespan of the product for longer.