BS EN 15186:2012 - Furniture. Assessment of the surface resistance to scratching

BS EN 15186:2012

Furniture. Assessment of the surface resistance to scratching

Status : Current, Under review   Published : April 2012



This European Standard specifies a method for the assessment of the surface resistance to penetrating scratches. It relates to the rigid surfaces of all finished products, regardless of their material. It does not apply to finishes on leather and fabrics. Method A is suitable for all types of surface coatings and coverings except for melamine faced boards (according to EN 14322) and HPL (according to EN 438-1). It simulates measurable penetrating and/or deforming scratches. Method B is suitable for all types of surfaces. It simulates first visible scratches that may only be a change in the gloss. The test is intended to be carried out on a part of finished furniture. It can however be carried out on test panels of the same material, finished in an identical manner to the finished product, and of a size sufficient to meet the requirements of the test. It is essential that the test be carried out on unused surfaces.

Standard NumberBS EN 15186:2012
TitleFurniture. Assessment of the surface resistance to scratching
StatusCurrent, Under review
Publication Date30 April 2012
Confirm Date03 December 2017
Normative References(Required to achieve compliance to this standard)EN ISO 1518-1, ISO 1518-1
Informative References(Provided for Information)EN 14322:2017, EN 438-1
ReplacesBS 3962-6:1980, DD CEN/TS 15186:2005
International RelationshipsEN 15186:2012
Draft Superseded By09/30207456 DC
DescriptorsMechanical testing, Finishes, Scratch tests, Surfaces, Scratch hardness tests, Furniture
Title in FrenchAmeublement. Evaluation de la résistance de la surface à la rayure
Title in GermanMöbel. Bewertung der Kratzfestigkeit von Oberflächen
ISBN978 0 580 68631 3
File Size445 KB

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