EN 233:1999 Wallcoverings in roll form – Specifications for finished wallpapers, wall vinyls and plastics wallcoverings
EN 234:1997 Wallcoverings in roll form – Specification for wallcoverings for subsequent decoration
EN 235:2002 Wallcoverings in roll form – Vocabulary and symbols
EN 259-1:2001 Wallcoverings in roll form – Heavy duty wallcoverings-
Part 1: Specifications
EN 259-2:2001 Wallcoverings in roll form – Heavy duty wallcoverings-
Part 2: Determination of impact resistance
EN 266 :1992 Specification for textile wallcoverings
EN 12149:1998 Wallcoverings in roll form – Determination of migration of heavy metals and certain other elements, of vinyl chloride monomer and of formaldehyde release
EN 12956:1999 Wallcoverings in roll form – Determination of dimensions, straightness, spongeability and washability
EN12781:2001 Wallcoverings – Specification for cork panels
EN13085:2001 Wallcoverings – Specification for cork rolls
Latest Standard Published :
EN15102:2007 Decorative wallcoverings – Roll and panel form products
This standard was prepared by CEN/TC 99 Wallcoverings Technical Committee under a mandate given to CEN by the European Commission and supports the essential requirements of the Construction Products Directive. It was published in the OJEU (Official Journal of the European Union) on 18 December 2009.
Manufacturers, importers, and distributors are now able to CE mark their decorative wallcoverings from this point forward.
It is now mandatory for all manufacturers, importers, and distributors placing product on the market from 1 January 2011.
The Date of Withdrawal of conflicting national standards was 1 January 2011
A European standard (EN) is valid for five years, and is reviewed after this period of time. CEN owns the copyright of standards
Copies can be bought via CEN’s website : www.cenorm.be
Declaration of Performance (DoP) and CE mark:
Manufacturers have reported concern that some wallcovering products are being placed on the market in the EU without Declaration of Performance or CE mark. It is not known whether this is through ignorance of the requirements of the Construction Products Regulation or exploitation of a derogation (Article 5)in the CPR.
Previous advice from IGI indicated that individual product offered on the internet as custom made and supplied direct to the user may use this derogation. A recent proposal from BSI by two experts on the CPR and its predecessor the CPD suggests that the derogation is much more limited in its scope.
Publication of the proposal indicates that CE non- compliance is possibly a general problem for construction product manufacturers.