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Wear and change in appearance

The basis for the classification of floor coverings is their wear behaviour and change in appearance. In our testing laboratories, we test floor coverings according to the current testing and classification standards.

Suitable product types

  • Textile floor coverings
  • Resilient floor coverings
  • Laminate floor coverings
  • Modular floor coverings with mechanical locking system (MMF)
  • Textile floor coverings
  • underlays
  • Coatings
  • Surfaces for sports floor areas

Vettermann drum in test operation
Residual indentation test, the sample is under the metallic stamp
Castor chair test for resilient floor coverings

Standards, testing characteristics

  • ISO 10361: Appearance change in the Vettermann drum or Hexapod drum
  • EN 985 / EN ISO 4918: textile, resilient and laminate floor coverings - castor chair test (formerly EN 425)
  • EN ISO 12951: mass loss, fibre bind and stair nosing appearance change using the Lisson Tretrad machine
  • EN ISO 10833: - Resistance to damage at cut edges
  • EN ISO 3415: - Thickness loss after static loading - chair leg test
  • EN ISO 11857: Resistance to delamination
  • ISO 4919: Tuft withdrawal force
  • EN 24343-1: Residual identation
  • IOS-TM 007: Thermal ageing test according to IKEA
  • DIN 53923: Water absorption capacity
  • EN 660-2: Wear behaviour of resilient floor coverings (UAN)
  • EN ISO 24344: Flexibility of resilient floor coverings
  • EN 424 / EN ISO 16581: Simulation of the movement of a furniture leg (UAN)
  • EN 684: Seam strength (UAN)
  • EN ISO 24345: Peel resistance of resilient floor coverings (UAN)
  • EN 16094: Micro-scratch resistance (UAN)
  • ISO 24334: locking strength of assembled panels (UAN)
  • EN 13329: Abrasion resistance (UAN)
  • EN 13329: Impact resistance (UAN)
  • ISO 4649: Abrasion resistance (UAN)
  • EN 14565: Scratch resistance (UAN)
  • EN 16354: Punctual conformability - PC value
  • EN 16354/EN 1606: Resistance to compression creep - CC value (UAN)
  • EN 16354 /EN 826: Compressive strength - CS value (UAN)
  • Others on request

YOUR CONTACT PERSON

Dipl.-Ing. Cornelia Schiffer

Deputy Head of Certification Body

Phone: +49 241 9679-150

support@tfi-aachen.de