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The standard for laminate underlays!

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To date, there have been no technical rules and regulations to specify or standardise laminate underlays. Although certain countries prescribe legal requirements (for example, Ü mark of conformity), these apply exclusively to fire and emission behaviour and do not therefore constitute performance parameters. Since the end of 2013, there are now no less than two sets of rules and regulations that are valid and represent the current state of technology:

 „Technical Specification“ CEN/TS 16354

This official document of the European Commission first of all addresses all relevant criteria of a laminate underlay and contains binding specifications of suitable test methods. This aims to ensure that product characteristics are tested according to the same criteria. The document is also a possible precursor to an upcoming European product standard.

Technical data sheet of the EPLF

The technical data sheet of the EPLF is based on the CEN/TS 16354 standard and supplements the European document. For all relevant requirements that a laminate underlay must fulfil, the data sheet provides explanations and specific recommendations with regard to technical data. In this way, minimum requirements that a laminate and parquet underlay must fulfil are defined. However, there are recommendations for higher requirements.

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Links & References

EPLF®  Fact sheet
  http://www.eplf.com/en/

MMFA Fact sheet
  http://www.mmfa.eu/