Agglomerated stone - Slabs and cut-to-size products for vanity and kitchen tops

This document specifies requirements and appropriate test methods for slabs and cut-to-size products of agglomerated stone which are made for use as vanity and kitchen tops, or other similar use in furnishing (e.g. splash zone).
NOTE   "Agglomerated stones" are commercially termed "engineered-stones".
This document does not cover secondary operations including site installation.

Künstlich hergestellter Stein - Platten und auf Maß geschnittene Produkte für Sanitärbereichs- und Küchenarbeitsflächen

Dieses Dokument legt Anforderungen an und entsprechende Prüfverfahren für Platten und auf Maß ge-schnittene Produkte aus künstlich hergestelltem Stein fest, die als Sanitärbereichs  und Küchenarbeits-flächen oder für ähnliche Einrichtungsgegenstände (z. B. Spritzwasserzone) verwendet werden.
ANMERKUNG   Die Handelsbezeichnung für „künstlich hergestellte Steine“ ist „Kunststeine“.
Dieses Dokument behandelt keine sekundären Arbeitsgänge einschließlich des Einbaus auf der Baustelle.

Pierre agglomérée - Dalles et produits coupés sur mesure pour tables de toilette et plans de travail de cuisine

Le présent document spécifie les exigences et méthodes d'essai appropriées relatives aux dalles et produits coupés sur mesure en pierre agglomérée destinés à être utilisés pour des tables de toilette et plans de travail de cuisine ou d'autres utilisations analogues dans l'ameublement (par exemple, zone d'éclaboussure).
NOTE   Les « pierres agglomérées » sont commercialisées sous le nom de « pierres reconstituées ».
Le présent document ne couvre pas les opérations secondaires, dont la pose.

Aglomeriran kamen - Plošče, kopalniški elementi in kuhinjski pulti, izdelani po meri

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SLOVENSKI STANDARD
SIST EN 15388:2020
01-maj-2020
Nadomešča:
SIST EN 15388:2008
Aglomeriran kamen - Plošče, kopalniški elementi in kuhinjski pulti, izdelani po
meri
Agglomerated stone - Slabs and cut-to-size products for vanity and kitchen tops
Künstlich hergestellter Stein - Platten und auf Maß geschnittene Produkte für
Sanitärbereichs- und Küchenarbeitsflächen

Pierre reconstituée - Plaques et produits coupés sur mesure pour tables de toilette et

plans de travail de cuisine
Ta slovenski standard je istoveten z: EN 15388:2020
ICS:
91.100.15 Mineralni materiali in izdelki Mineral materials and
products
SIST EN 15388:2020 en,fr,de

2003-01.Slovenski inštitut za standardizacijo. Razmnoževanje celote ali delov tega standarda ni dovoljeno.

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SIST EN 15388:2020
EN 15388
EUROPEAN STANDARD
NORME EUROPÉENNE
February 2020
EUROPÄISCHE NORM
ICS 91.100.15 Supersedes EN 15388:2008
English Version
Agglomerated stone - Slabs and cut-to-size products for
vanity and kitchen tops

Pierre agglomérée - Dalles et produits coupés sur Künstlich hergestellter Stein - Platten und auf Maß

mesure pour tables de toilette et plans de travail de geschnittene Produkte für Sanitärbereichs- und

cuisine Küchenarbeitsflächen
This European Standard was approved by CEN on 6 January 2020.

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 CEN-CENELEC Management Centre 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 CEN-CENELEC Management

Centre has the same status as the official versions.

CEN members are the national standards bodies of Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia,

Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland, Italy, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Netherlands, Norway,

Poland, Portugal, Republic of North Macedonia, Romania, Serbia, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Turkey and

United Kingdom.
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CEN-CENELEC Management Centre: Rue de la Science 23, B-1040 Brussels

© 2020 CEN All rights of exploitation in any form and by any means reserved Ref. No. EN 15388:2020 E

worldwide for CEN national Members.
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Contents Page

European foreword ....................................................................................................................................................... 3

1 Scope .................................................................................................................................................................... 4

2 Normative references .................................................................................................................................... 4

3 Terms and definitions ................................................................................................................................... 5

4 Requirements ................................................................................................................................................... 6

4.1 Geometric characteristics ............................................................................................................................ 6

4.1.1 Dimensions ........................................................................................................................................................ 6

4.1.2 Tolerances for dimensions for slabs and cut-to-size products ....................................................... 6

4.2 Requirements for surface finish ................................................................................................................ 7

4.2.1 General ................................................................................................................................................................ 7

4.2.2 Requirements for surfaces after surface finishing ............................................................................. 7

4.2.3 Requirements for the backside .................................................................................................................. 8

4.2.4 Requirements for the edges ........................................................................................................................ 8

5 Characteristics of agglomerated stones for vanity and kitchen tops ........................................... 8

5.1 General ................................................................................................................................................................ 8

5.2 Visual appearance ........................................................................................................................................... 8

5.3 Reaction to fire ................................................................................................................................................. 8

5.4 Apparent density and water absorption................................................................................................. 8

5.5 Flexural tensile strength .............................................................................................................................. 8

5.6 Thermal shock resistance ............................................................................................................................ 8

5.7 Impact resistance ............................................................................................................................................ 9

5.8 Chemical resistance ........................................................................................................................................ 9

5.9 Linear thermal expansion coefficient ...................................................................................................... 9

6 Contact with food ............................................................................................................................................ 9

7 Marking, labelling and packaging ............................................................................................................. 9

8 Verification of constancy of performance during the production .............................................. 10

8.1 General rules .................................................................................................................................................. 10

8.2 Type testing of the agglomerated stone material properties ...................................................... 10

8.3 FPC – Tests to be carried out .................................................................................................................... 10

Annex A (normative) Reference sample, visual inspection and acceptance criteria ....................... 12

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European foreword

This document (EN 15388:2020) has been prepared by Technical Committee CEN/TC 246 “Natural

stones”, the secretariat of which is held by UNI.

This European Standard shall be given the status of a national standard, either by publication of an

identical text or by endorsement, at the latest by September 2020, and conflicting national standards shall

be withdrawn at the latest by September 2020.

Attention is drawn to the possibility that some of the elements of this document may be the subject of

patent rights. CEN shall not be held responsible for identifying any or all such patent rights.

This document supersedes EN 15388:2008.

This document is one of a series of standards for specifications of agglomerated stone products which

includes the following:

— EN 15285, Agglomerated stone — Modular tiles for flooring and stairs (internal and external),

— EN 15286, Agglomerated stone — Slabs and tiles for wall finishes (internal and external).

The significant changes between this document and the previous edition are listed below:

— addition of the note to Clause 1;
— updating of Clauses 2, 5.3, 6;
— deletion of old Clause 7;
— updating of Tables 1 and 2;
— updating of Annex A.

According to the CEN-CENELEC Internal Regulations, the national standards organisations of the

following countries are bound to implement this European Standard: Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Croatia,

Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland,

Italy, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Republic of North

Macedonia, Romania, Serbia, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Turkey and the United

Kingdom.
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1 Scope

This document specifies requirements and appropriate test methods for slabs and cut-to-size products

of agglomerated stone which are made for use as vanity and kitchen tops, or other similar use in

furnishing (e.g. splash zone).
NOTE “Agglomerated stones” are commercially termed “engineered-stones”.
This document does not cover secondary operations including site installation.
2 Normative references

The following documents are referred to in the text in such a way that some or all of their content

constitutes requirements of this document. For dated references, only the edition cited applies. For

undated references, the latest edition of the referenced document (including any amendments) applies.

EN 13373, Natural stone test methods - Determination of geometric characteristics on units

EN 13501-1, Fire classification of construction products and building elements - Part 1: Classification using

data from reaction to fire tests

EN 14617-1, Agglomerated stone - Test methods - Part 1: Determination of apparent density and water

absorption

EN 14617-2, Agglomerated stone - Test methods - Part 2: Determination of flexural strength (bending)

EN 14617-6, Agglomerated stone - Test methods - Part 6: Determination of thermal shock resistance

EN 14617-9, Agglomerated stone - Test methods - Part 9: Determination of impact resistance

EN 14617-10, Agglomerated stone - Test methods - Part 10: Determination of chemical resistance

EN 14617-11, Agglomerated stone - Test methods - Part 11: Determination of linear thermal expansion

coefficient

EN 14617-16, Agglomerated stone - Test methods - Part 16: Determination of dimensions, geometric

characteristics and surface quality of modular tiles
EN 14618, Agglomerated stone - Terminology and classification
EN ISO 11664-2, Colorimetry - Part 2: CIE standard illuminants (ISO 11664-2)
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3 Terms and definitions

For the purposes of this document, the terms and definitions given in EN 14618 and the following apply.

ISO and IEC maintain terminological databases for use in standardization at the following addresses:

• ISO Online browsing platform: available at https://www.iso.org/obp
• IEC Electropedia: available at http://www.electropedia.org/
3.1
rough slab

semi-finished agglomerated stone product with edges obtained either by sawing from a block or by

moulding, the size of which is given by nominal dimensions (length - width - thickness, in this order),

expressed in millimetres and the surface of which may or may not be the finished surface

Note 1 to entry: Examples are given in Figure 1.
Key
R1 surface roughness
Figure 1 — Examples of rough slabs
3.2
slab

finished agglomerated product obtained from rough slabs, the dimensions of which are given by length -

width - thickness (in this order), expressed in millimetres according to defined tolerances and the surface

of which is a finished surface ready to use
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3.3
cut-to-size product

finished agglomerated product obtained from a rough slab or a slab, the dimensions of which need to be

referred to in a template or a drawing
Note 1 to entry: Examples are given in Figure 2.
Figure 2 — Examples of cut-to-size products
4 Requirements
4.1 Geometric characteristics
4.1.1 Dimensions
The dimensions (len
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