This document specifies characteristics, requirements and test methods for laminate floor coverings with a surface layer as defined in 3.2 to 3.5. It also specifies requirements for marking and packaging.
It includes a classification system, based on EN ISO 10874, giving practical requirements for areas of use and levels of use, to indicate where laminate floor coverings will give satisfactory service and to encourage the consumer to make an informed choice.
Laminate floor coverings are generally designed for floating installations and are considered for domestic and commercial levels of use, including domestic kitchens. This document does not specify requirements relating to the use in areas which are subjected to frequent wetting, such as bathrooms, laundry rooms or saunas. In general, laminate floor coverings can only be used in those areas when authorized by the manufacturer and under conditions described in the manufacturer's installation guidelines.