Electrical resistance of floor coverings

In rooms with electronic devices (e.g. computers), it is essential to ascertain the electrical resistance of floor coverings.

Carpet classification

European standard EN 1307 specifies the requirements for classification, domestic or commercial, of all carpets and carpet tiles, excluding rugs and runners into use classes. EN 1307 is linked to EN ISO 10874:2012, which is 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.

Methenamine pill test - Ignition of finished textile Floorcovering

The ASTM D2859 or the methenamine pill test is required for rugs to be sold on the US market.

Single flame source test (Kleinbrenner)

The test is required as part of the European construction products regulation classification of reaction to fire performance for wall and roofing products and floorcoverings.

Radient panel test

Test method to measure and describe of the response of materials, products, or assemblies to heat and flame under controlled conditions

Castor chair test

Evaluation of the change of appearance and stability of a textile floor covering or any damage caused by detachment of layers, opening of joints, or crazing of a resilient or laminate floor covering under the movement of a castor chair. ISO 4918: Resilient, textile and laminate floor coverings - Castor chair test EN 425: Resilient and Laminate Floor Coverings - Castor Chair Test

Resistance to damage at cut edges

Test method to determine the susceptibility of textile floor coverings to mechanical damage at cut edges. It is applicable to all textile floor coverings both as sheet materials and as tiles.

Useful mass (volume)

Test method to determine the total mass per unit area, total pile mass per unit area, and mass of pile per unit area above the substrate, and for the calculation of measured surface pile density and measured pile fibre volume ratio, of textile floor coverings.

Useful carpet thickness

Test method to determine the thickness of the pile above the substrate of a textile floor covering.

Dimensional stability of resilient floorcoverings

Test method to determine the dimensional stability and curling of resilient floor coverings, in the form of sheets, tile or planks after exposure to heat.