For us, constant control over products is paramount. Reliability, safety and quality are at the forefront of ensuring that all our products have the utmost respect for nature and the health of our customers. The continuous testing of all our products confirms the great reliability and transparency of information and ensures healthy living and protection towards health.
One of the substances that are monitored is formaldehyde, one of the most prevalent chemicals as an internal pollutant.
The wooden boards are classified according to the emission of formaldehyde and according to some parameters that follow the technical standards outlined for this sector (UNI EN 13986). Wood products, such as parquet boards, are classified as E1 or E2 class. Our parquets are classified with class E1 and the parameters that define it are:
- Emissions less than or equal to the value 0.124 mg/mc air, measured by the UNI EN 717-1 method (i.e. the chamber method);
- Raw panels of MDF or OSB with a formaldehyde content of less than or equal to 8 mg/100 g of oven-dried panel, measured by the UNI EN 120 method (the drilling method). While, other types of parquet boards, including painted, ennobled or plated, must have emissions less than or equal to 3.5 mg/sq. m h, measured by the UNI EN 717-2 method (i.e. the gas-analysis method).
The E1 class is REQUIRED in Italy! The Ministerial Decree of 10 October 2008 imposed compliance with the E1 class for the release of formaldehyde of all wood-based composite materials. This is because the wooden floors that fall into this category do not report a higher concentration at 0.1 ppm, a limit recommended by the World Health Organization for everyday living environments.
Our floors are not only lower than the legal limit but, thanks to the recent test at CATAS (July 2020), the results were amazing: the ppm was 20 times lower than the recommended limit, with the value of 0.005 PPM, on ALL our wooden floors!!
This result is also important in relation to the new test applied in Germany, (BAnz Method AT 26.11.2018 B2) much more restrictive than that required by UNI-EN 717-2 where the ppm value of our floors turns out to be 10 times lower.
Our parquet floors are therefore totally safe and this certification, performed periodically, allows us to guarantee you as always, the absolute quality of our materials.