BS 8201:2011 Code of practice for installation of flooring of wood and wood-based panels

BS 8201:2011

Code of practice for installation of flooring of wood and wood-based panels

Status : Current, Confirmed   Published : October 2011



What is this standard about?

BS 8201 gives recommendations and guidance on the material, environment and installation variables that combined have a fundamental effect on the performance and serviceability of finished wood flooring.

Who is this standard for?

  • Manufacturers of finished wood flooring
  • Installers of finished wood flooring
  • Product designers/architects
  • Housing developers
  • Housing associations/local authorities

Why should you use this standard?

This revised code of practice has been modified to reflect more appropriately the growing popularity of wood and wood-based panels installed as finished flooring and, of necessity, as underlayment for finished wood flooring (but not for subsequent installation of carpet or resilient flooring).

It outlines the most up-to-date specifications involved in laying flooring and illustrates typical constructions on which it might be laid. The words “timber” and “wood” in this British Standard cover softwoods, hardwoods and wood-based panels, as appropriate in the context.

What’s changed since the last update?

  • BS 8201 has been fully revised by experts to bring it up to date with technological developments and industry best practice
  • New materials and products are included in a new section 2
  • Consideration is increasingly being given to the specification of wood and wood products with regard to legality and sustainability of source

Standard NumberBS 8201:2011
TitleCode of practice for installation of flooring of wood and wood-based panels
StatusCurrent, Confirmed
Publication Date31 October 2011
Confirm Date01 November 2016
Normative References(Required to achieve compliance to this standard)BS 1187, BS 1202-1, BS 1210, BS 1297, BS 4050-2, BS 6100-8, BS 8103-3, BS 8204-1, BS 8204-4:2004, BS 8417:2011, BS EN 204, BS EN 300:2006, BS EN 301, BS EN 312:2003, BS EN 636:2003, BS EN 1313-2, BS EN 1991-1-1, NA to BS EN 1991-1-1, BS EN 1995-1-1, BS EN 13226, BS EN 13228, BS EN 13629, BS EN 13986, BS EN 14342:2005, BS EN 14904, DD CEN/TS 15676
Informative References(Provided for Information)BS 476-7, BS 476-12, BS 7976-2, BS 8204-7, BS 8425, BS EN 322, BS EN 622-2:2004, BS EN 13501, BS EN 13501-1, BS EN 13556
ReplacesBS 8201:1987
Draft Superseded By11/30209204 DC
DescriptorsWood, Floors, Hardwoods, Softwoods, Structural timber, Woodbased sheet materials, Construction materials, Floating floors, Floor beds, Industrial facilities, Panel flooring, Parquet panel flooring, Mosaic flooring, Board flooring, Plywood, Blockboards, Chipboards, Strips, Block flooring, Renovation, Moisture, Humidity, Performance, Floor coverings, Heavy-duty, Light-duty, Medium-duty, Chemical-resistant materials, Acid-resistant materials, Temperature distribution, Design, Temperature, Underfloor heating, Fixing, Preservation, Fungus proofing, Instructions for use, Inspection, Maintenance, Construction operations, Humidity measurement, Concretes
ISBN978 0 580 69012 9
File Size1.432 MB

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