Technical & Environmental Fact Sheet
- Standards and Accreditation - Meets & exceeds requirements of BS EN 685:1996 (Resilient and Homogeneous and heterogeneousPVC floor coverings), BBA 96/3229/3 laminate floor coverings) and BS EN 649:1997 (Resilient Floor coverings).
- Life Cycle Cost - ecotile is a loose laid system so in the event of damage or excessive wear individual tiles can be lifted and replacedsignificantly extending the life of the floor and reducing the life cycle cost.
- Sustainability - ecotile is 100% recyclable, at the end of its service life the tiles can be granulated and re-used to manufacture a new floor. Most floor coverings only have a limited life span due to wear or the building occupier’s wishes to refurbish or alter the building’s appearance. Most waste floor coverings will end up in land fill due to the fact that once it has been adhered to the floor it cannot be re-used. Not only can ecotile be recycled but there is a strong market for pre-owned tiles.
- Anticipated Service Life - 25 years +
- VOC Content - Trace elements of volatiles from modifiers and non PVC based additives. Significantly lower VOC levels when compared to resin based flooring systems or the levels encountered when using adhesives to stick down conventional floor coverings.
ecotile contains no formaldehyde and carries a class E1 rating.
- Sound Absorption - Noise reduction of up to 46db can be achieved.
- Hardness - Standard ISO 868 – ecotile 6mm, 7mm and 10mm – 89-92 Shore A / ecotile comfort 76 Shore.
- Slip Resistance / Anti-Slip Qualities:
- EN 14041:2004 - Pass - Average Reading in excess of 0.6 dynamic coefficient of friction.
- DIN 51130:2004 - R10 Rating - Suitable for use in areas where there is an increased risk of slipping due to grease, oil water etc.
- EN 13893:2002 – Dynamic Coef ficient of Friction = 0.75 avg .
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Determination of slip resistance.
All tests undertaken by Building Technology Group, BRE Garston. Test certificates available
- Fire Performance does not support combustion and achieves Class 1 spread of flame when tested to BS 476: Part 7 / DIN 13501: 2004 - Bfl-S1
- Abrasion Wear - Group T (<0.1mm /100 revs) (EN 660-2 / EN13845).
- Mechanical Resistance - 17 N/mm2 to DIN 53516.
- Determination of Length, Squar eness & Straightness - BS EN 428:1993 - <0.13% / 0.5mm max.
- Thickness - BS EN 428 - 6.03 to 9.24mm +/- 0.15mm.
- Determination of Residual Indentation BS EN 433:1994 - <0.1mm / Dimensional Stability - BS EN 434:1994 – Maximum change in dimension <0.1% / Compressive Strength - ISO 6721-1:1994, ISO 6721-2:1994, ISO 6721-6:1996: 520kg/cm²
- Dimensional Stability - BS EN 434:1994 – Maximum change in dimension <0.1%.
- Compressive Strength - ISO 6721-1:1994, ISO 6721-2:1994, ISO 6721-6:1996: 520kg/cm².
- Chemical Resistance - Good resistance to most commonly used chemicals. ecotile offers good short to medium term resistance but as with most materials long term exposure could result in damage to the elastomer, colour and stability of the tile. In the event of accident we recommend the tiles are cleaned as soon as possible and if necessary lifted to remove any chemical that may have seeped underneath. EN 13529 – Common acids oils & gas oil – No deterioration / Solvents – Not resistant to prolonged contact.
- Colour Fastness / Resistance to natural light: EN 20105-B021 - 5 (no damage).
- Cleaning - Day-to-day cleaning - Use a rotary scrubber dryer or damp mopping.
- Electrical Properties - ecotile Standard: surface resistivity: 1011 and 1014 Ω / ecotile ESD: surface resistivity: 3 x 106Ω and 2.2 x 104Ω /Resistance to ground : 5.7 x 105Ω and 2.9 x 104Ω / ecotile Anti-static: surface resistivity: 3 x 109Ω and 2.2 x 1011Ω.
- Mechanical Resistance - Tests were carried out in accordance with the requirements of Annex A.1 of BS IEC 61340-5-1:2001.
ecotile ESD fulfils the recommendations detailed in BS EN 61340 5-1:2001 for floors to be used for primary grounding.
- Resistance to Hot Objects/Solder - Good.
- RAL Colours - Due to the manufacturing process we cannot guarantee a precise match to a RAL colour and the following list is provided as a guide only: Black - RAL9017, Light Grey - RAL7004, Dark Grey - 7015, Dark Blue - RAL5013, Green - RAL6026, Red - RAL3020, Terracotta Red - RAL3009, Yellow - RAL1023, French Blue RAL5017, Stone - RAL1015.
- Usage Classification - Code of Practice BS 8203:2001 / EN 685 – Class 43.