Not all laminate is the same
Everyone has their own views on laminate – and that’s just fine. But not all products available on the European market comply with European quality and safety standards. So it’s essential to look critically before buying.
Load classes – mark of quality
Laminate floors manufactured in Europe can be labelled with protected symbols, known as load classes, in accordance with the European standard EN 13329. These provide information about the load capacity and therefore the recommended use of a floor. In order to classify the product in accordance with the relevant standards it is continually subjected to standardised tests that ensure stringent quality assurance.
CE labelling – mark of safety
The CE mark is a product label under EU law created for the protection of all end consumers in Europe. The corresponding regulations ensure that a product can only be brought on to the market if it meets the requirements of all applicable EU Directives. Laminate floors are subject to stringent requirements for emissions, fire characteristics and anti-slip properties.
Therefore: When buying laminate always look for the CE mark and the load classes. If the product features both, you can be sure you are buying a tested European product you can trust.
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