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Ecotile Technical & Environmental Fact Sheet


Ecotile Fact Sheet and Technical Specifications

Standards and Accreditation – Meets & exceeds requirements of BS EN 685:1996 (Resilient and Homogeneous and heterogeneous PVC floor coverings), BBA 96/3229/3 laminate floor coverings) and BS EN 649:1997 (Resilient Floor coverings).

Life Cycle Cost – Ecotile is a loose laid system so in the event of damage or excessive wear individual tiles can be lifted and replaced significantly extending the life of the floor and reducing the life cycle cost.

Sustainability – Ecotile is 100% recyclable, at the end of its service life the tiles can be granulated and re-used to manufacture a new floor. Most floor coverings only have a limited life span due to wear or the building occupier’s wishes to refurbish or alter the building’s appearance. Most waste floor coverings will end up in land fill due to the fact that once it has been adhered to the floor it cannot be re-used. Not only can Ecotile be recycled but there is a strong market for pre-owned tiles

Anticipated Service Life – 25 years +

VOC Content – Trace elements of volatile’s from modifiers and non PVC based additives. Significantly lower VOC levels when compared to resin based flooring systems or the levels encountered when using adhesives to stick down conventional floor coverings.

Sound Absorption – Noise reduction of up to 46db can be achieved

Hardness – Standard ISO 868 – Ecotile 6mm, 7mm and 10mm – 89-92 Shore A / Ecotile comfort 76 Shore A

Resistance to natural light – EN 20105-B02 – 5 (no damage)

Anti-Slip Qualities – EN 13893 – 0.75

Mean Slip Resistance Value / Potential for slip  and Mean Surface Roughness

Surface Wet Dry Value
Raised Disk 47/ Low 69 / Extremely Low 31.7
Smooth 36 / Low 69 / Extremely Low 37.9
Durbar 44 / Low 69 / Extremely Low 33.4

 

Fire Performance – Ecotile does not support combustion and achieves Class 1 spread of flame when tested to BS 476: Part 7 / European Classification: BFL

Abrasion Wear – Group T

Mechanical Resistance – 17 N/mm2 to DIN 53516

Dimensional Stability – BS EN 434:1994 – Maximum change in dimension <0.1%

Compressive Strength – ISO 6721-1:1994, ISO 6721-2:1994, ISO 6721-6:1996:  520kg/cm²

Chemical Resistance – Good resistance to most commonly used chemicals. ecotile offers good short to medium term resistance but as with most materials long term exposure could result in damage to the elastomer, colour and stability of the tile. In the event of accident we recommend the tiles are cleaned as soon as possible and if necessary lifted to remove any chemical that may have seeped underneath. EN 13529 – Common acids oils & gas oil – No deterioration / Solvents – Not resistant to prolonged contact

Colour Fastness – >6 (EN 20105 BO2: Method 3)

Cleaning – Day-to-day cleaning – Use a rotary scrubber dryer or damp mopping

Electrical Properties – Ecotile :  surface resistivity: 1011Ω and 1014Ω / Ecotile

ESD: ESD is guaranteed to meet ISO 61340/5, EN 1081, EN 1815 & EN6356. The surface resistance of the tiles falls between 3.0 x 104Ω and 3 x 106Ω. The contact resistance falls between 3.6 x 105Ω and 9.5 x105Ω. / Ecotile

Anti-static: surface resistivity: 3 x 109Ω and 2.2 x 1011Ω

Tests were carried out in accordance with the requirements of Annex A.1 of BS IEC 61340-5-1:2001. Ecotile ESD fulfils the recommendations detailed in BS EN 61340 5-1:2001 for floors to be used for primary grounding.

Resistance to Hot Objects/Solder – Good

Dimensions – Tile: 500mm x 500mm / Ramp: 500mm x 70mm

Usage Classification – Code of Practice BS 8203:2001 / EN 685 – Class 43