This European Standard specifies characteristics, states requirements and gives test methods for laminate floor coverings (as defined in 3.1).
It includes a classification system, based on EN ISO 10874, providing 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. It also specifies requirements for marking and packaging.
Laminate floor coverings are considered for domestic and commercial levels of use, e.g. in domestic kitchens. This standard does not specify requirements relating to areas that are subject to frequent wetting, such as bathrooms, laundry rooms or saunas.