Dunlop Flooring is the only manufacturer of carpet cushion in New Zealand certified against New Zealand's recognised standard for soft underlays AS4288:2003.
This standard sets out the minimum requirements for the manufacture of underlay, and provides an industry accepted level of quality, performance, and safety that all soft underlays should meet.
What is certification, why is it important?
Carpet cushion certified as compliant with Australian Standards is manufactured in accordance with performance, quality, and safety requirements deemed acceptable for underlays and their use; and is guaranteed to perform in the manner in which it is advertised or sold. This means that in comparison to un-certified products, Dunlop has proven that its in-house procedures, on-going testing, product quality, material sourcing and traceability is demonstrated at a consistently high level to ensure the requirements under AS4288:2003 are always met. Underlay that is not manufactured in accordance with AS4288:2003, or installed as per AS/NZS 2455:1:2007 may void carpet manufacturer's warranties. Dunlop Carpet Cushion is guaranteed to meet performance standards, providing assurance that should any issues arise with carpets in relation to the underlay; the purchasers guarantee remains valid.
What does this mean for consumers?
Carpet installed over Dunlop Carpet Cushion will feel better, last longer, and retain its quality appearance for a greater period of time. Choosing certified Carpet Cushion improves underfoot comfort, and provides greater assurance that you are purchasing a high-quality product with a high level of performance to protect your carpet investment and your carpets longevity of life.
As the only manufacturer in New Zealand to receive certification against the standard, Dunlop Flooring has proven to SAI Global (an independent company that verifies compliance) that in house procedures, on-going testing, product quality, material sourcing and traceability is demonstrated at a consistently high level to ensure the requirements under the standard are always met.
A full list of all Dunlop Flooring products certified against the standard can be viewed and downloaded here.