Why Choose AEON: The Science Behind the Laminate

Wilsonart Design laminates set the industry standard for interior surface solutions with AEON Enhanced Performance laminate, it delivers to our customers a product with unique wear characteristics, without compromising design flexibility.

The result is a surface that is measurably clearer and stronger, a surface that looks better when new, and looks new longer.

Why AEON Enhanced Performance Laminate?

Aeon™ is not just your standard laminate, the science behind this technology sets it apart from your average laminate in the market.

This high intense technology outperforms traditional laminate on wear resistance, as well as scratch, scuff and mar resistance.

It is a new way of making high-pressure laminate that results in finer and more accurately layered aluminium oxide particles sitting in the top layer of the material, protecting it when objects slide across the surface.

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How Wilsonart tests AEON™ Enhanced Performance Technology


Scratch/Scuff and Mar

Abrasion tests on scratch/scuff and mar resistance of a decorative surface has defined the overall impact Aeon™ technology has on standard laminate. Laminate samples were subjected to 200 passes with a weighted, industrial strength Scotch-Brite Pad.

(Scotch-Brite pads were selected to ensure consistency of testing material from test to test). In this test traditional laminate was placed side-by-side with laminate manufactured using the new Aeon™ technology.

Depending on the finish type and pattern of the laminate (some finishes/patterns disguise wear better than others), Aeon™ Enhanced Performance laminate outperformed traditional laminate by a factor of 3x to 5x!

Wear Resistance

Tests developed by NEMA (National Electrical Manufacturers Association) standards measures the number of cycles it takes for an abrasive sandpaper pad to wear through the laminate surface at two points. The initial Point (IP) when the laminate surface first shows wear to when the pad wears all the way through the decorative surface.

The NEMA standard for traditional laminate is 400 cycles, with Wilsonart Aeon technology the cycles reach at 1,200, outperforming the standard 3x!

What about the decor and textures AEON offer?

From Satin to High-gloss, Aeon™ Enhance Performance laminates offer an array of textures and finishes to suit your design and project be that commercial or residential. 

With 85 unique options carried in stock across Australia, AEON™ Enhanced Performance laminate has something for everyone. Design at Wilsonart is paramount which is why Wilsonart continues to design and create laminates to suit most applications, also available are 5 series of High-Definition finishes taking high-pressure laminate to a whole new level.

How functional is AEON™ Enhanced Performance laminate?

The unique strength and wear resistance of AEON Enhanced Performance Laminate sees it being used in high-wear areas for both horizontal and vertical applications. Designers and architects for some time have seen the benefit in using AEON and the product has not disappointed.

Backed with a 15 year limited warranty Australia wide, AEON Enhanced Performance is made only by Wilsonart and is only available in Wilsonart Laminates.