BS 12104:2018 pdf download – Resilient floor coverings – Cork floor tiles – Specification
1 Scope
This document specifies the requirements for cork floor coverings made from agglomerated composition cork supplied in tile form which are designed to be used with a factory finish and/or an in situ finish.
Cork floor coverings can be covered with other complementary layers of decorative materials, e.g.
decorative cork or wood veneers, with or without applied colours.
This document includes a classification system based on intensity of use which shows where cork floor tiles should give satisfactory service (see EN ISO 10874). It also specifies requirements for marking,
labelling and packing.
2 Normative references
The following documents are referred to in the text in such a way that some or all of their content constitutes requirements of this document. For dated references, only the edition cited applies. For undated references, the latest edition of the referenced document (including any amendments) applies.
EN 424, Resilient floor coverings – Determination of the effect of simulated movement of a furniture leg
EN 425, Resilient and laminate floor coverings – Castor chair test
EN 12466, Resilient floor coverings – Vocabulary
EN 13329:2016+A1:2017, Laminate floor coverings – Elements with a surface layer based on aminoplastic thermosetting resins – Specifications, requirements and test methods
EN 14354:2017, Wood-based panels – Wood veneer floor coverings
EN ISO 10874, Resilient, textile and laminate floor coverings – Classification (ISO 10874)
EN ISO 23997, Resilient floor coverings – Determination of mass per unit area (ISO 23997)
EN ISO 23999, Resilient floor coverings – Determination of dimensional stability and curling after exposure to heat (ISO 23999)
EN ISO 24342, Resilient and textile floor-coverings – Determination of side length, edge, straightness and squareness of tiles (ISO 24342)
EN ISO 24343-1, Resilient and laminate floor coverings – Determination of indentation and residual indentation – Part 1: Residual indentation (ISO 24343-1)
EN ISO 24346, Resilient floor coverings – Determination of overall thickness (ISO 24346)
3 Terms and definitions
For the purposes of this document, the terms and definitions given in EN 12466 and the following apply.
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agglomerated composition cork
product obtained from the agglutination of cork granules with the addition of a binder
cork floor covering
floor covering, the main component of which is agglomerated composition cork, intended to be used with a finish
[SOURCE: EN 12466:1998, 2.1.27]
4 Requirements
4.1 General requirements
Cork floor coverings described in this standard shall conform to the appropriate general requirements specified in Table 1, when tested in accordance with methods given therein.
5 Marking, labelling and packing
Cork floor coverings that conform to the requirements of this standard shall be clearly and indelibly marked by the manufacturer either in their package or on an adhesive label with the following information:
a) number and the year of this document, i.e. EN 12104:2018;
b) manufacturer’s and/or or supplier’s identification;
c) product name including the finishing and batch number (possibly in code form);
d) year of manufacture (last two digits);
e) class/symbol of level of use;
f) nominal dimensions and the area in square metres contained in a package;
g) the warning that packages shall be stored shielded from direct sunlight and humidity.BS 12104 pdf download.