All tiles can be classified in accordance with UPEC standards. This classification makes it possible to easily find out the most appropriate use for each product and to compare items from the point of view of their technical performance. UPEC certification is given after tiles have undergone a series of tests organized by the CSTB according to ISO test methods. The aim is to try out the technical characteristics of each product and to check their performance with respect to the following aspects:
- Letter U: resistance to wear, due - for example - to trampling
- Letter P: resistance to perforation, due, for example, to the weight of furnishings on a limited surface area
- Letter E: resistance to water
- Letter C: resistance to chemical attack, such as acids, bases and other chemical agents
A number is associated to each letter in order to indicate the performance of the material. The higher the number, the better are the technical characteristics of the examined material.
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