Over a fortnight recently, laminate flooring firm Pergo submitted itself and its lmaintae flooring to the high traffic volume commuters – around 500,000 – at the Copenhagen Central Station in Denmark. Designed specially for heavy commercial applications, Pergo’s public Extreme laminate easily stood up to the challenge.
Every day, over 100,000 people pass through the Copenhagen Central Station. It is the key hub for commuters in the Danish capital. Overnight on 9th November 2014, Pergo installers shut the doors to the east entrance of the station for what was to be an ambitious real-life test. The goal? To demonstrate how Pergo’s durability class 34 laminate is an ideal solution for commercial, high-wear applications.
Over a period of two weeks, the Pergo team closely monitored the floor’s condition as it withstood the burden of thousands of boots, skates, trolleys and bikes. The dense traffic and the effect it had on the laminate floor were documented on tape. Once the test was complete, both the video and the floor itself were testimony to its exceptional durability.
Laminate flooring in public environments needs to be extremely durable. Pergo floors come in three durability classes of which the public Extreme range is best suited for dense traffic. Thanks to the patented TitanX™ Advanced Surface Protection, the laminate offers exceptional resistance to wear, impact and scratching. The Copenhagen Central Station offered the perfect opportunity to put these features to the test in a real-life environment
Anders Karlsson,international portfolio manager at Pergo tells the story behind Pergo laminate: “To us, it all boils down to creating beautiful, but practical flooring with a long life span. Building on decades of expertise, we put together a flooring solution that can boast outstanding protection against heavy use. The Copenhagen Central Station offered the perfect opportunity to put these features to the test in a real-life environment.”
Every step of the Copenhagen test, from installation to deconstruction, was filmed. The result is a remarkable document, which not only shows the everyday traffic, but also puts the durability of the Pergo laminate in a new perspective. From 17 to 20 January, the film, along with a piece of the floor itself, was displayed in the Pergo stand at the Domotex show in Germany.