What is EN13501?
EN 13501 is the European fire protection standard. It differs from the German fire protection standard DIN 4102 in the test criteria. Both classifications are still used, but only EN 13501 is used for building materials approved after 2001. Floor coverings are subdivided into an extra class in EN 13501 and given the suffix ‘fl’ (for flooring).
What are fire protection classes?
Fire protection classes help to classify materials according to their fire behavior. In principle, there are 4 levels that must be observed; non-combustible, flame retardant, normal flammability and easily flammable. This applies to both the classification according to EN 13501 and the conventional DIN 4102.
What are the different fire protection classes?
These are the 4 different fire protection classes:
- flame retardant
- normal flammability
- easily flammable