August 24, 2009    WOODlife obtains a European Bfl-s1 fire classification certificate.

The European fire regulations on wooden flooring are described in norm EN-13501-1 (the Euroclasses).
The norm provides a table with fire-resistance classes for wooden flooring which one can apply without having to do specific lab-tests.
According to the norm, solid oak flooring and engineered oak floorboards with a top layer of 5 mm or thicker, can be classified as class Cfl-s1.
All other oak flooring with a top layer thinner than 5 mm is classified Dfl-s1.

Our 21 mm engineered oak floorboards finished with the Rubio Monocoat Flamaway System, were recently granted a European Bfl-s1 class certificate according to the EN-13501-1 norm.
A Bfl-classified product has a very minor contribute to fire growth, and does not result in a flashover.

Rubio Monocoat Flamaway System is a fire-retarding system that combines a pre-treatment with the fire-retardant Rubio Monocoat Flamaway Primer, and a finish with Rubio Monocoat Oil Plus FR - which is the fire retardant modified version of the Rubio Monocoat Oil Plus.