This International Standard establishes a classification system for resilient, textile and laminate floor coverings.
The classification is based on practical requirements for areas of use and intensity of use and is linked to the
requirements specified in the relevant International Standard for each type of floor covering.
This International Standard is also intended to provide guidance for manufacturers, specifiers and consumers,
to enable them to choose the appropriate class of floor covering for any given area of use or specific room.
NOTE The wear and appearance of floor coverings are influenced by standards of installation and
maintenance, the condition of the subfloor and the kind of use (type of footwear, high concentrations of localized
traffic, etc). These factors are intended to be taken into account when using this classification system.