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Carpet classification

Carpet classification

Centexbel is recognized by the European Carpet and Rug Association (ECRA) for the classification of carpets.

As a consumption good, carpets are submitted to the regulations concerning product responsibility

The European Directive requires:

  • conformity with description
  • suited for normally expected use

As building materials, carpets are submitted to CE-labeling

The European Directive is the basis of the harmonized product standard EN 14041

Essential requirements :

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  • burning behaviour
  • emission of pentachlorophenol
  • emission of formaldehyde
  • electrostatic behaviour
  • heat conductivity
  • slip resistance

Normal use of carpets = voluntary classification systems

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European Standards

  • EN 1307 for woven, knitted and tufted carpets
  • EN 1470 for flat neelde felt carpets
  • EN 13297 for structured needle felt carpets
  • EN 14215 for mechanically produced carpets

Survey of the major classification test

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Description remark Standard
classification cut pile
no foam or needle felt backing
<80% wool
type 1 EN 1307
classification cut pile
no foam or needle felt backing
<80% wool
type 2 EN 1307
classification loop pile
no foam or needle felt backing
<80% wool
type 1 EN 1307
classification loop pile
no foam or needle felt backing
<80% wool
type 2 EN 1307
classification cut pile
no foam or needle felt backing
≥80% wool
type 1 EN 1307
classification cut pile
no foam or needle felt backing
≥80% wool
type 2 EN 1307
classification loop pile
no foam or needle felt backing
type 1 EN 1307
classification loop pile
no foam or needle felt backing
≥80% wool
type 2 EN 1307
classification cut pile
foam backing
<80% wool
type 1 EN 1307
classification cut pile
foam backing
<80% wool
type 2 EN 1307
classification loop pile
foam backing
<80% wool
type 1 EN 1307
classification loop pile
foam backing
<80% wool
type 2 EN 1307
classification cut pile
foam backing
≥80% wool
type 1 EN 1307
classification cut pile
foam backing
≥80% wool
type 2 EN 1307
classification loop pile
foam backing
≥80% wool
type 1 EN 1307
classification loop pile
foam backing
≥80% wool
type 2 EN 1307
classification cut pile
needle felt backing
<80% wool
type 1 EN 1307
classification cut pile
needle felt backing
<80% wool
type 2 EN 1307
classification loop pile
needle felt backing
<80% wool
type 1 EN 1307
classification loop pile
needle felt backing
<80% wool
type 2 EN 1307
classification cut pile
needle felt backing
≥80% wool
type 1 EN 1307
classification cut pile
needle felt backing
≥80% wool
type 2 EN 1307
classification loop pile
needle felt backing
≥80% wool
type 1 EN 1307
classification loop pile
needle felt backing
≥80% wool
type 2 EN 1307
classification cut pile
tiles
<80% wool
type 1 EN 1307
classification cut pile
tiles
<80% wool
type 2 EN 1307
classification rugs
cut pile
1 fibre EN 14215
classification rugs
loop pile
1 fibre EN 14215
stair suitability EN 14215
swivelling wheels suitability EN 14215
swivelling wheels suitability EN 1307
antistatic behaviour walking test EN 1307
electric properties resistance EN 1307
acoustic properties contact sound proof EN 1307
acoustic properties sound absorption EN 1307
thermal resistance EN 1307
suitability for floor heating EN 1307
stair suitability EN 1307
damage at cut edge EN 1307