Is ELESGO Supergloss Flooring Scratch Proof?

High Gloss Laminate Flooring is a contemporary and chic option when re-designing your property. It is the perfect choice for anybody with a taste for something unique or for those looking to create a sense of modern aesthetic. Available in a variety of colours and styles, these products have been built with the latest flooring technology in mind, ensuring they can be relied upon in almost any situation.

In other words, this flooring range is pure innovation.

Manufactured in Germany by HDM, the ELESGO High Gloss range has been extensively tested to ensure that it meets the high standard expected in Germany.

One thing we often get asked here at Leader Stores is “Is Your ELESGO Flooring Scratch Proof?” and that is what we will aim to explain in this post.

 

Elesgo VS Other Brands

HDM have tested ELESGO High Gloss Laminate Flooring against a number of top UK competitors products, which are often sold as a retailers own brand “Gloss Flooring” products. Their results of these tests were very interesting to say the least.

Below is a table outlining these findings, which we will explain in more detail below;

Dimensions (mm)

Items/

Resistance

Resistance

Product

Design

Fitting*

Width

Length

Thickness

Pack

Pack m2

Wear (turns)

Scratch

(EN14978: 2006)

(EN438: 1991)

Competitor

Light Walnut

Click

125

1213

12

8

1.21

3000

4N

Competitor

Walnut

Click

140

1210

12

7

1.19

2500

4N

Competitor

Wenge

Click

116

1380

10

14

2.24

4500

2N

Competitor

White

Angle

310

644

8

10

2.00

3800

2N

ELESGO Extra Sensitive

 Effect

Uniclic

185

1294

8

8

1.92

6000 – 7000

3N – 4N

ELESGO Extra Sensitive

White

Uniclic

185

1294

8

8

1.92

6000 – 7000

3N – 4N

 

The table shows both the product details of each range tested and also the level of resistance offered by each. This is measured in two ways, both of which combine to provide the scratch resistant surface;

1) Wear Resistance – A measurement which observes the amount of wear a surface will take before being affected.

2) Scratch Resistance – A measurement which observes the hardness of a surface and it’s protection from scratching.

From the results in the table we can observe that:-

A) ELESGO gives by far the best Wear Resistance figures according to the EN14978: 2006 test – better than any of the competitor’s High Gloss samples tested.

B) ELESGO gives a range of Scratch Resistance results which are better than the competitor’s Wenge and White High Gloss samples; but no better than the competitor’s two Walnut Designs.  However, it is worth noting that the competitor’s Walnut designs are not really High Gloss (see below), so they won’t be expected show scratches as easily.

C) ELESGO gives exceedingly high Gloss Levels which are similar to those obtained with the competitors Wenge and White products. However, these designs are much worse than ELESGO for scratching and abrasion. The two Walnut Designs both have considerably lower Gloss Levels, and thus, are not really suitable to call High Gloss which explains why they appear to have a higher Scratch Resistance.

 

In Summary

These results help us to understand that, if an ELESGO Supergloss Flooring product has a higher Wear Resistance (eg. 7000 cycles), this does not necessarily mean that it will have a higher Scratch Resistance (eg. 4N).  The Wear Resistance and Scratch Resistance tests measure different things.

Finally, this shows that ELESGO Supergloss gives better performance than the High Gloss Flooring that is being sold by other UK competitors.  Also, when compared to “mid Gloss” designs (which can’t really be called High Gloss), ELESGO also compares very favourably.

 

 

 

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