This document concerns floor covering products falling under the scope of EN 14041 as well as mandate M/119 and M/119 rev.1. Such products are considered construction products for indoor use.
Excluded are products which are loose laid (barrier)mats, runners and rugs, as well as products which might be covered by other harmonized standards, such as indoor sports flooring, or other legislation such as flooring in public transport.
The purpose of this document is to provide guidance on how to deal with the situation that:
a) the version EN 14041:2004/AC:2006 has to be used for placing CEN TC134 products onto the European market, even though it:
1) was developed under the no longer applicable “Council Directive 89/106/EEC on the approximation of laws, regulations and administrative provisions of the Member States relating to construction products (CPD)”;
2) has been withdrawn and replaced by EN 14041:2018 in the current CEN catalogue;
b) the more recent version EN 14041:2018 cannot be used for placing CEN TC134 products onto the European market, even though it:
1) was developed under the currently applicable legislation, “Regulation (EU) No 305/2011 laying down harmonised conditions for the marketing of construction products (CPR)”;
2) is the active version of the standard in the current CEN catalogue.
The focus will be on an overview of the resources available from the European commission for CE marking and placing products onto the European market as well as how to implement EN 14041:2004/AC:2006 under the current European legislation pointing out sections which are no longer valid.