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  1. 1. BRITISH STANDARD BS 6431-1: 1983 EN 87:1991 Incorporating Amendment No. 1Ceramic floor and walltiles —Part 1: Specification for classificationand marking, including definitions andcharacteristicsThe European Standard EN 87:1991 has the status of aBritish StandardUDC 691.433 – 41 – 033.6:693.6/7:69.022.3/4:69.025.334.2
  2. 2. BS 6431-1:1983 Cooperating organizations The European Committee for Standardization, under whose supervision this European Standard was prepared, comprises the national standards organizations of the following Western European countries: Austria Oesterreichisches Normungsinstitut Belgium Institut belge de normalisation Denmark Dansk Standardiseringsraad Finland Suomen Standardisoimisliito, r.y. France Association française de normalisation Germany Deutsches Institut für Normung e.V. Greece Hellenic Organization for Standardization Iceland Technological Institute of Iceland Ireland National Standards Authority of Ireland Italy Ente Nazionale Italiano di Unificazione Luxembourg Inspection du Travail et des Mines Netherlands Nederlands Normalisatie-instituut Norway Norges Standardiseringsforbund Portugal Instituto Portuguès da Qualidade Spain Asociación Española de Normalización y Certificación Sweden Standardiseringskommissionen i Sverige Switzerland Association suisse de normalisation United Kingdom British Standards InstitutionThis British Standard waspublished under theauthority of the Boardof BSI and comesinto effect on30 December 1983 Amendments issued since publication© BSI 07-1999 Amd. No. Date of issue CommentsThe following BSI references 7088 July 1992 Indicated by a sideline in the marginrelate to the work on thisstandard:Committee reference CLB/2Draft for comment 76/12984 DCISBN 0 580 136140
  3. 3. BS 6431-1:1983 Contents Page Cooperating organizations Inside front cover National foreword ii Foreword 2 1 Scope 3 2 References 3 3 Definitions 3 4 Classification 4 5 Characteristics 4 6 Marking and specification 4 7 Ordering, sampling and acceptance conditions 5 National appendix A 8 National appendix B Inside back cover Figure 1 — Symbols used to define dimensions 4 Table 1 — General definition of dimensions 4 Table 2 — Classification of ceramic tiles according to their groups and their specific product standard 5 Table 3 — Characteristics for different application 6© BSI 07-1999 i
  4. 4. BS 6431-1:1983 National foreword This Part of this British Standard has been prepared under the direction of the Clay Products Standards Committee and is the English language version of EN 87:1991 “Ceramic floor and wall tiles. Definitions, classification, characteristics and marking” published by the European Committee for Standardization (CEN). EN 87 was produced as a result of international discussion in which the UK took an active part. Attention is drawn to the use in this standard of the comma as a decimal marker. This is to accord with European practice, but it should be noted that it is current practice in British Standards to use a full point on the baseline as a decimal marker. Additional information. It is unlikely that standards for the group C tiles, made by a cast process, will be published as there is now only a small production of this type in Europe. When marking or specifying a product (see 6.1 and 6.2) the manufacturer may mark or specify by reference to either the European Standard or the British Standard. A British Standard does not purport to include all the necessary provisions of a contract. Users of British Standards are responsible for their correct application. Compliance with a British Standard does not of itself confer immunity from legal obligations. Summary of pages This document comprises a front cover, an inside front cover, pages i and ii, the EN title page, pages 2 to 8, an inside back cover and a back cover. This standard has been updated (see copyright date) and may have had amendments incorporated. This will be indicated in the amendment table on the inside front cover.ii © BSI 07-1999
  5. 5. EUROPEAN STANDARD EN 87NORME EUROPÉENNE July 1991EUROPÄISCHE NORMUDC 691.433 – 41 – 033.6:693.6/.7:69.022.3/4:69.025.334.2Descriptors: Tiles, coating slabs, ceramic coatings, classifications, dimensions, designations English version Ceramic floor and wall tiles — Definitions, classification, characteristics and markingCarreaux et dalles céramiques pour sols Keramische Fliesen und Platten füret murs — Définitions, classification, Bodenbeläge und Wandbekleidungen —caractéristiques et marquage Begriffe, Klassifizierung. Anforderungen und Kennzeichnung This European Standard was approved by CEN on 1991-07-17. CEN members are bound to comply with the CEN/CENELEC Internal Regulations which stipulate the conditions for giving this European Standard the status of a national standard without any alteration. Up-to-date lists and bibliographical references concerning such national standards may be obtained on application to the Central Secretariat or to any CEN member. This European Standard exists in three official versions (English, French, German). A version in any other language made by translation under the responsibility of a CEN member into its own language and notified to the Central Secretariat has the same status as the official versions. CEN members are the national standards bodies of Austria, Belgium, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Iceland, Ireland, Italy, Luxembourg, Netherlands, Norway, Portugal, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland and United Kingdom. CEN European Committee for Standardization Comité Européen de Normalisation Europäisches Komitee für Normung Central Secretariat: rue de Stassart 36, B-1050 Brussels© CEN 1991 Copyright reserved to all CEN members Ref. No. EN 87:1991 E
  6. 6. EN 87:1991ForewordThis European Standard was drawn up by theTechnical Committee CEN/TC 67 “Ceramic tiles”the Secretariat of which is held by UNI.This European Standard was adopted by CEN onthe strength of its acceptance by the followingmember countries:Austria, Belgium, Finland, France, Germany,Greece, Ireland, Italy, Netherlands, Norway,Portugal, Spain, Switzerland, United Kingdom.2 © BSI 07-1999
  7. 7. EN 87:19911 Scope 3.5 twice-firedThis European Standard gives definitions,classification, characteristics and marking glazed after a first firing then fired a second timerequirements for ceramic tiles generally used for 3.6 Extruded tiles (shaping A)floor and wall surfaces. Ceramic tiles also include Tiles whose body is shaped in the plastic state in anmosaics, factory slabs, pavers and components for extruder, the column obtained being cut into tiles ofswimming pools, as well as the corresponding predetermined lengths.accessories (edge, corner and skirting tiles andbeads and other pieces). 3.6.1 split tiles (spaltplatten)This standard applies to tiles of the best commercialquality (first quality) unless otherwise specified in formed as double tiles which are separated afterthe relevant product standard. firing to obtain single tiles. They can be glazed or unglazed and have characteristic parallel ridges on2 References the backApart from this European Standard other standards 3.6.2relating to ceramic tiles are as follows: quarry tiles2.1 Product standards for each group of products tiles that are cut in succession from a single(see Table 2). extruded column, are either pressed or not pressed2.2 Standards for test methods for the and are sometimes glazeddetermination of characteristics (see Table 3). 3.72.3 ISO standards to which reference is made in the dust pressed tiles (shaping B)standard are as follows: tiles formed from a body reduced to powder or small ISO 1803, Tolerances for building — Vocabulary. grains and shaped in moulds at high pressure. They ISO 1006, Modular co-ordination — Basic may be glazed or unglazed module. 3.8 cast tiles (shaping C)3 Definitions the body is cast into a mould or on to a porous3.1 refractory batt which absorbs the water. They canceramic tiles be glazed or unglazedthin slabs made from clays, silica, fluxes, colourings 3.9and other mineral raw materials, generally used as water absorption (E)coverings for floors, walls or facades. They are the water absorption (% by mass) measured inprepared by grinding, sieving, mixing, accordance with EN 99moistening, etc., and are shaped by pressing, 3.10extruding, casting or other processes, usually at coordinating sizeroom temperature. They are then dried andsubsequently fired at a high temperature the size of a coordinating dimension (see ISO 1803)tiles can be glazed (GL), unglazed (UGL) or engobed 3.11and are incombustile and unaffected by light nominal size3.2 the size used to describe the productglaze 3.12a vitrified covering which is practically work sizeimpermeable the size of a tile specified for manufacturing to3.3 which the actual size has to conform withinengobe specified permissible deviationsa clay-based covering with a matt finish which can 3.13be permeable or impermeable actual size3.4 the size obtained by measuring a tile in accordanceonce-fired with EN 98glazed before firing© BSI 07-1999 3
  8. 8. EN 87:19913.14 c) with a reference to the European/nationaltolerance standards with which they comply;the difference between the permissible limits of size d) with the nominal size and work size,3.15 sizes modular (M) or non-modular, e.g.NOTE These are only defined for rectangular tiles. If the sizes M 100 mm × 100 mm (W = 98 mm × 98 mm)of non-rectangular tiles are required, they are defined by the or 152 mm × 152 mmsmallest rectangle into which they will fit. (W = 152.4 mm × 152.4 mm);3.15.1 e) with the nature of the tile surface, i.e. whethermodular sizes glazed or unglazed.this covers tiles and sizes based on M Table 1 — General definition of dimensions(see ISO 1006-1 where M = 100 mm), 2M, 3M, Dimensions Symbol Modular Non-modularand 5M and also their multiples or subdivisions,except for tiles with a surface area of less N2 + J Coordinatingthan 9 000 mm2 dimension C W+J orNOTE The most important examples of modular sizes are listed W+Jin the individual product standards. A general definition ofdimensions is given in Table 1. Nominal N1 W+J —3.15.2 dimension N2 — N2 + Wnon-modular sizes Work dimension W W Wthe sizes commonly sold in CEN countries,excluding those that are based on M Joint width J J J4 ClassificationCeramic tiles are divided into groups according totheir method of manufacture and their waterabsorption (see 3.9 and Table 2). The groups do notpresuppose the usage of the products.4.1 Methods of manufacture. See 3.6 (extrudedtiles), 3.7 (dust pressed tiles) and 3.8 (cast tiles).4.2 Water absorption groups4.2.1 Tiles of low water absorption (Group I) E u 3 %.4.2.2 Tiles of medium water absorption (Group II) 3 % < E u 10 %.Group II is further divided as follows: a) 3 % < E u 6 % (Group IIa) b) 6 % < E u 10 % (Group IIb).4.2.3 Tiles of high water absorption (Group III) E > 10 %.5 Characteristics Figure 1 — Symbols used to define dimensionsCharacteristics for different applications of ceramicfloor and wall tiles are given in Table 3.6 Marking and specification6.1 Marking. Ceramic tiles and/or their packagingshall be marked as follows: a) with the manufacturer’s trademark and/or a suitable work’s mark and the country of origin; b) with their quality;4 © BSI 07-1999
  9. 9. EN 87:1991 Table 2 — Classification of ceramic tiles according to their groups and their specific product standard Shaping Water absorption Group I Group IIa Group IIb Group III Eu3% 3%<Eu6% 6 % < E u 10 % E > 10 %A Group AI Group AIIa Group AIIb Group AIII EN 121 EN 186 EN 187 EN 188B Group BI Group BIIa Group BIIb Group BIII EN 176 EN 177 EN 178 EN 159C Group CI Group CIIa Group CIIb Group CIII ... ... ... ...6.2 Specification. A brief specification shall be 7 Ordering, sampling and acceptancesupplied which shall include the following: conditions a) the description of the tile, e.g. split, dust When an order is placed, items such as size, pressed etc.; thickness, nature of surface, colour, relief and any b) the number of the relevant standard, special properties shall be agreed by the parties e.g. EN 121; concerned. c) the classification as given in this standard Reference shall be made to the individual product (see Table 2); standards which deal with the appropriate d) the nominal size and the work size; tolerances, requirements and acceptance conditions e) the nature of the tile surface: whether glazed or for each product group. unglazed. Sampling and basis for acceptance are described in a separate standard (EN 163).© BSI 07-1999 5
  10. 10. EN 87:1991 Table 3 — Characteristics for different applications Floors Walls Test methods Interior Exterior Interior ExteriorDimension and surface quality a) Length and width X X X X   b) Thickness X X X X   c) Straightness of sides X X X X    d) Rectangularity X X X X  EN 98  e) Surface flatness (curvature and   warpage) X X X X   f) Surface quality X X X X  Physical properties g) Water absorption X X X X EN 99 h) Modulus of rupture X X X X EN 100 j) Scratch hardness of surface X X X X EN 101 k) Resistance to deep abrasion of unglazed tiles X X EN 102 l) Resistance to surface abrasion of glazed tiles X X EN 154 m) Linear thermal expansion a X X X X EN 103 n) Resistance to thermal shock X X X X EN 104 p) Crazing resistance of glazed tiles X X X X EN 105 q) Frost resistanceb X X X X EN . . . r) Moisture expansion of unglazed tiles with water absorption, E > 6 % X X X X EN 155Chemical resistance  s) Resistance to staining of glazed tiles X X X X   EN 106 t) Resistance to household chemicals and  Unglazed tiles swimming pool water cleansers X X X X   EN 122 u) Resistance to acids a X X X X  Glazed tiles  v) Resistance to alkalisa X X X X a Only where particular conditions require.b For tiles intended to be used in situations where frost conditions may apply.6 © BSI 07-1999
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  12. 12. BS 6431-1:1983National appendix AThe United Kingdom participation in the preparation of this European Standard was entrusted by the ClayProducts Standards Committee (CLB/-) to Technical Committee CLB/2 upon which the following bodieswere represented:British Ceramic Research AssociationBritish Ceramic Tile CouncilBritish Standards SocietyBuilders’ Merchants’ FederationIncorporated Association of Architects and SurveyorsNational Federation of Building Trades EmployersNational Federation of Clay IndustriesNational Master Tile Fixers’ AssociationNational Tile, Faience and Mosaic Fixers’ SocietyRefractories Association of Great BritainRoyal Institute of British Architects8 © BSI 07-1999
  13. 13. BS 6431-1:1983National appendix BThe British Standards corresponding to the European Standards and ISO Standards referred to in the textare as follows:European Standards British Standards (content identical) BS 6431 Ceramic floor and wall tilesEN 99 (1982) Part 11:1983 Method for determination of water absorptionEN 100 (1982) Part 12:1983 Method for determination of modulus of ruptureEN 102 (1982) Part 14:1983 Method for determination of resistance to deep abrasion. Unglazed tilesEN 103 (1982) Part 15:1983 Method for determination of linear thermal expansionEN 104 (1982) Part 16:1983 Method for determination of resistance to thermal shockEN 105 (1982) Part 17:1983 Method for determination of crazing resistance. Glazed tilesEN 106 (1982) Part 18:1983 Method for determination of chemical resistance. Unglazed tilesThe Technical Committee has reviewed the provisions of ISO 1006:1973 and ISO 1803:1973 to whichreference is made in the text, and has decided that they are acceptable for use in conjunction with thisstandard. The related British Standards for these standards are BS 4011:1966 “Recommendations for theco-ordination of dimensions in building. Co-ordinated sizes for building components and assemblies” andBS 2900:1970 “Recommendations for the co-ordination of dimensions in buildings. Glossary of terms”respectively.Further European Standards in course of preparation will be published as further Parts of this BritishStandard as follows:European Standards British Standards (content identical) BS 6431 Ceramic floor and wall tilesEN 98 Part 10 Method for determination of dimensions and surface qualityEN 101 Part 13 Method for determination of scratch hardnessEN 121 Part 2 Extruded ceramic tiles with a low water absorption (E k 3 %). Group A1EN 122 Part 19 Method for determination of chemical resistance. Glazed tilesEN 154 Part 20 Method for determination of surface abrasion. Glazed tilesEN 155 Part 21 Method for determination of moisture expansion using boiling water. Unglazed tilesEN 159 Part 9 Dust pressed ceramic tiles with a water absorption of E > 10 %. Group B IIIEN 163 Part 23 Sampling and basis for acceptanceEN 176 Part 6 Dust pressed ceramic tiles with a low water absorption (E k 3 %). Group B IEN 177 Part 7 Dust pressed ceramic tiles with a water absorption of 3 % < E k 6 %. Group B IIaEN 178 Part 8 Dust pressed ceramic tiles with a water absorption of 6 % < E k 10 %. Group B IIbEN 186-1 and Part 3 Extruded ceramic tiles with a water absorption of 3 % < E k 6 %. Group A IIaEN 186-2EN 187-1 and Part 4 Extruded ceramic tiles with a water absorption of 6 % < E k 10 %.EN 187-2 Group A IIbEN 188 Part 5 Extruded ceramic tiles with a water absorption of E > 10 %. Group A IIIEN 2023) Part 22 Method for determination of frost resistance3) In Table 3, this corresponds to item q).© BSI 07-1999
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