BS ISO 20326:2016 pdf download – Resilient floor coverings — Specification for floor panels/ assembly for loose laying
This document specifies requirements and test methods for floor panels/assembly for domestic and commercial levels of use, which have surface layers consisting of resilient floor covering.
This document is not applicable to heterogeneous polyvinyl chloride floor panels/assembly for floating installation covered by ISO 10582 or to floor panels/assembly that are subject to frequent wetting, such as bathrooms, laundry rooms and saunas.
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.
ISO 4918, Resilient, textile and laminate floor coverings — Castor chair test
ISO 10581, Resilient floor coverings — Homogeneous poly(vinyl chloride) floor covering — Specifications
ISO 10582, Resilient floor coverings — Heterogeneous polyvinyl chloride floor coverings — Specification
ISO 10874, Resilient, textile and laminate floor coverings — Classification
ISO 10577, Resilient floor coverings — Specification for rubber sheet floor coverings without backing.
ISO 16581, Resilient and laminate floor coverings — Determination of the effect of simulated movement of a furniture leg
ISO 16905, Resilient floor coverings — Specification for rubber floor covering — Tile/Plank
ISO 19322, Resilient floor coverings — Specification for floor coverings based on thermoplastic polymers
ISO 24011, Resilient floor coverings — Specification for plain and decorative linoleum
ISO 24334, Laminate floor coverings — Determination of locking strength for mechanically assembled panels
ISO 24336, Laminate floor coverings — Determination of thickness swelling after partial immersion in water
ISO 24342, Resilient and textile floor-coverings — Determination of side length, edge straightness and squareness of tiles
ISO 24346, Resilient floor coverings — Determination of overall thickness
ISO 26986, Resilient floor coverings — Expanded (cushioned) poly(vinyl chloride) floor covering — Specification
EN 651, Resilient floor coverings — Polyvinyl chloride floor coverings with foam layer — Specification
EN 652, Resilient floor coverings — Polyvinyl chloride floor coverings with cork-based backing — Specification
EN 655, Resilient floor coverings — Tiles of agglomerated composition cork with polyvinyl chloride wear layer — Specification
EN 12104, Resilient floor coverings — Cork floor tiles — Specification
EN 13845, Resilient floor coverings — Polyvinyl chloride floor coverings with particle based enhanced slip resistance — Specification
EN 14565, Resilient floor coverings — Floor coverings based upon synthetic thermoplastic polymers — Specification
EN 16776, Resilient floor coverings — Heterogeneous polyurethane floor coverings — Specification
CEN/TS 16354, Laminate floor coverings — Underlays — Specification, requirements and test methods
3 Terms and definitions
For the purposes of this document, the following terms and definitions apply.
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product generally of rectangular form consisting of a compact layer of a substrate and a surface layer of a resilient floor covering
Note 1 to entry: A backing might be included.
core material of the floor panel with profiled edges to facilitate assembly at installation
Note 1 to entry: Examples are Medium Density Fibreboard (MDF), High Density Fibreboard (HDF) and Wood Plastic Composite (WPC) either with or without wood fiber.
upper decorative layer(s) of one of the following resilient floor coverings, bonded to the substrate directly or as total product and intended to be on the visible side when the floor is installed:
— linoleum floor covering (ISO 24011);
— rubber floor covering (ISO 10577 and ISO 16905);
— polyvinyl chloride floor covering (ISO 10581, ISO 10582, EN 651, EN 652 and ISO 26986);
— cork floor covering (EN 12104 and EN 655);
— synthetic thermoplastic polymer floor covering (EN 14565 and ISO 19322);
— polyvinyl chloride floor coverings with particle based enhanced slip resistance (EN 13845);
— heterogeneous polyurethane floor covering (EN 16776)
layer beneath the surface layer on the back of the substrate, e.g. cork, impregnated paper, foam
4.1 Requirements for the floor panels
All classes of floor panels including the surface layer shall conform to the requirements specified in Table 1 when tested in accordance with the specified test methods.BS ISO 20326 pdf download.