European Fire Standards


Flammability testing

Flammability testing is undoubtedly one of the most important testing procedures in the textile industry. MercuryFlooring contributes to a safer interior environment by increasing fire protection for its floor coverings to prevent the spread of fire. This is an obligation to be met by products used in construction projects and it is covered by a single standard throughout the European Union.   

The regulation identifies construction products used for residential buildings or in the non- residential sector. Under the NEN-EN 13501 standard, fire tests vary according to the end use application. 

Fire retardant floor coverings are mandatory in non-residential projects. This is why certified fire-retardant floor coverings are included in our entrance mat professional range for the contract or professional market.  

A product's potential fire hazard can only be assessed by an independent fire lab. The test examines burning behaviour under a radiant heat source. In addition to smoke production during combustion, the class is decided on parameters such as heat flux. 

Classes of reaction to fire for textile floor coverings

Want to know if your choice of product is fire retardant? This is stated in the product description. Products with fire-retardant capabilities are grouped under Professional Entrance mats. 

Fire retardant certification

Fire-retardant floor coverings

Do you want to know if your favourite product is fire retardant? You can check this out in the description of each product. All products with fire retardant capabilities are grouped under Professional Entrance mats.