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CE Certification

CE CERTIFICATION

The CE certification (which is mandatory by law dated 1st March 2009 for this type of products) confirms that the prefinished bamboo parquets complies with European CE standards; and from 1st July 2013 under EU regulation no. 305/2011 for the construction of products, which supersedes the former European Directive 89/106; in particular, reference standards (EN 14342:2005 + A1:2008) require a statement of the following features: specific weight and thickness of the material; fire reaction category (a minimum class Dfl-s1, which allows for installation in private surroundings; class Cfl-s1 is required for public surroundings); category E1 formaldehyde emissions (the standard requires that the product emits no more than 0.124 mg HCHO / m3 of air; the formaldehyde emitted by our parquet is considerably below this threshold, 0.015 mg HCHO / m3 of air); thermal conductivity (fixed by the weight and material dimensions); biological durability, this is the material’s perishability, ranging from class 5 (the most perishable) to class 1 (the least perishable). A summary chart can be found below.

 

Test type Required levels Value detected Standards
Volume mass and thickness 500 kg/m3, 10-15 mm 700 kg/m3, 10-15 mm EN 14342:2005 + A1:2008
Reaction to fire Dfl-s1 Cfl-s1
(required for public areas)
EN 13501-1
Formaldehyde emissions E1 E1 EN 717-1 and 2
Thermal conductivity 0,17 W/m°K 0,17 W/m°K EN 335-1 and 2
Biological durability Class 1 – Class 5 Class 1 EN 335-1 and 2
Pentachlorophenol content < 5 ppm < 5 ppm EN 14342:2005 + A1:2008

 

 

Parquet for normal use Parquet for use with under floor heating