EN 259-1:2001

Wallcoverings in roll form - Heavy duty wallcoverings - Part 1: Specifications

Publication date:   Dec 22, 2003

General information

90.93 Standard confirmed   Oct 19, 2022


CEN/TC 99 Wallcoverings

European Norm

91.180   Interior finishing



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This European Standard :
- specifies requirements for dimensions, washability, impact resistance and grades of colour fastness to light, and for the maximum migration of heavy metals and certain other elements, the vinyl chloride monomer content and formaldehyde release,
- establishes the method of marking,
- gives a designation system.
The marking requirements of this standard are primarily for the information of the consumer to enable optimum use of the product.
This standard applies to heavy duty wallcoverings supplied in rolls for hanging on walls and ceilings by means of an adhesive covering the whole of the interface between the wallcovering and the support and that are not intended to be decorated after hanging.
Excluded from this standard are rigid materials, materials not attached or not wholly attached by adhesive, wallcoverings for subsequent decoration, textile wallcoverings and non-decorative wallcoverings such as wall linings or those with special properties, e.g. thermal or acoustic insulation.

Related legislation

Legislation related to this standard


Construction products


Regulation (eu) No 305/2011 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 9 march 2011 laying down harmonised conditions for the marketing of construction products and repealing council directive 89/106/eec

Life cycle


EN 259:1991

EN 259:1991/A1:1996

EN 259:1991/AC:1997


EN 259-1:2001
90.93 Standard confirmed
Oct 19, 2022