Flame retardancy statement
The fire retardant in Interface carpets is contained within the latex precoat which sits beneath the top cloth layer. This will not be affected by regular use or cleaning of the carpet tile provided that our standard installation and maintenance guidelines are followed.
Interface are not aware of any liquid or cleaning process that could harm the fire performance of our carpet tiles. To our knowledge, the fire retardant can only be compromised in the event it experiences temperatures in excess of 220C, the likelihood of which is only possible in the case of a fire, where an endothermic reaction results in the formation of an inert residue, and also water that supresses the fire and dilutes the smoke.
All Interface carpets manufactured since 1st January 2007 have carried the CE mark. Declared fire performance is an essential characteristic of the CE mark, and this must be maintained for the lifetime of the product.
All Interface Carpet Tile products manufactured for the UK and European markets achieve the standard required by EN13501 and therefore ensure fire performance suitability for commercial and housing environments.
Interface carpet tiles are installed and subsequently used for periods of 5 to 7 years on average but are warranted for at least 10 years (subject to terms of the relevant warranty issued by Miliken). Therefore, Interface anticipates that any carpet tiles manufactured prior to January 2007 would be out of circulation, and the likelihood of carpet tiles prior to this date still being installed to be extremely low.