This document specifies characteristics for adhesives for floor coverings, which comprise:
— resilient floor coverings (such as those manufactured from plastics, linoleum or rubber);
— textile floor coverings.
Adhesives for floor coverings are intended for use within a building according to the manufacturer's specification.
This document specifies requirements for establishing performance characteristics of adhesives for floor coverings with regard to their determination, evaluation and expression.
This document comprises all kinds of adhesives for floor coverings irrespective of the chemical composition and the mechanism of setting. Products according to this document can be put on the market as liquids, pastes and film adhesives for floor coverings. The products can be one-component or multi-component.
This document also defines a special kind of adhesives for floor coverings, which facilitate the easy removal of the floor covering after the utilization and where the need for a permanent bond is not always required. These types of floor covering adhesives are referred to as low peel strength, release bond adhesives.
This document does not:
— cover adhesives for bonding parquet to the subfloor, adhesives for bonding laminate floor coverings and adhesives for ceramic tiles;
— make provisions for testing the bond strength of low peel strength, release bond adhesives for floor coverings;
— take account of all influences which may occur in practice.