EN 14342:2013

Wood flooring and parquet - Characteristics, evaluation of conformity and marking

Publication date:   Sep 16, 2013

General information

60.60 Standard published   Jul 10, 2013


CEN/TC 175 Round and sawn timber

European Norm

79.080   Semi-manufactures of timber | 97.150   Floor coverings



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This European Standard defines and specifies the relevant characteristics and requirements of flat surface wood flooring products and parquets as well as the appropriate test methods for determination of their suitability for use as internal flooring, including fully enclosed public transport premises.
The European Standards for specific wood flooring products and parquets to which this European Standard relates, and which provide product definitions and requirements for dimensional tolerances, include the following:
- solid parquet elements with tongues and grooves (EN 13226);
- solid lamparquet products (EN 13227);
- solid wood overlay elements including blocks with an interlocking system (EN 13228);
- mosaic parquet elements (EN 13488);
- multi-layer parquet elements (EN 13489);
- solid pre-assembled hardwood board (EN 13629);
- solid softwood floor boards (EN 13990);
- wood veneer floor coverings (EN 14354);
- solid wood parquet — vertical finger, wide finger and module brick (EN 14761).
This European Standard may also apply to other wood flooring products and parquets than those standards above. However, it does not specify any requirements for dimensional limits of tolerances of such products.
This European Standard provides also for the evaluation of conformity and the requirements for marking the wood flooring products and parquets.
This European Standard covers wood flooring products and parquets which may or may not be treated to improve their reaction to fire performance or their durability against biological agents.
This European Standard does not apply to:
- wood flooring products and parquets specifically manufactured for enhanced tactile and recognition;
- bamboo flooring products;
- laminate flooring products;
- product made with plants such as aloe or cork or coconut.
This European Standard covers wood flooring products and parquets with or without paint, varnish, lacquer, wax or oil.

Related legislation

Legislation related to this standard


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 14342:2005+A1:2008


EN 14342:2013
60.60 Standard published
Jul 10, 2013