Wallcoverings - Vocabulary and symbols

This document defines terms of interest to the users of wallcoverings that are supplied in roll form for hanging on to walls and ceilings by means of an adhesive.
This document also provides the necessary definitions and symbols for the purposes of other European Standards for wallcoverings (see references in 3.1).
Table 1 gives the symbols to be used.

Wandbekleidungen - Begriffe und Symbole

Dieses Dokument legt Begriffe fest, die für die Verwender von Wandbekleidungen, welche in Rollenform geliefert und an Wänden und Decken mit einem Klebstoff angebracht werden, von Bedeutung sind.
Dieses Dokument enthält auch die notwendigen Definitionen und Piktogramme für die Anwendung in anderen Europäischen Normen über Wandbekleidungen (siehe Verweisungen in 3.1).
Tabelle 1 enthält die zu verwendenden Piktogramme.

Revêtements muraux - Vocabulaire et symboles

Le présent document définit les termes présentant un intérêt pour les utilisateurs de revêtements muraux vendus en rouleaux, destinés à être posés sur les murs et les plafonds à l’aide d’un adhésif.
Le présent document donne également les définitions et symboles nécessaires pour les autres Normes européennes relatives aux revêtements muraux (voir les références en 3.1).
Le Tableau 1 indique les symboles à utiliser.

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SLOVENSKI STANDARD
SIST EN 235:2020
01-julij-2020
Nadomešča:
SIST EN 235:2004
Stenske obloge - Slovar in simboli
Wallcoverings - Vocabulary and symbols
Wandbekleidungen - Begriffe und Symbole
Revêtements muraux - Vocabulaire et symboles
Ta slovenski standard je istoveten z: EN 235:2020
ICS:
01.040.91 Gradbeni materiali in gradnja Construction materials and
(Slovarji) building (Vocabularies)
01.080.20 Grafični simboli za posebno Graphical symbols for use on
opremo specific equipment
91.180 Notranja zaključna dela Interior finishing
SIST EN 235:2020 en,fr,de

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

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SIST EN 235:2020
EN 235
EUROPEAN STANDARD
NORME EUROPÉENNE
May 2020
EUROPÄISCHE NORM
ICS 01.040.91; 01.080.20; 91.180 Supersedes EN 235:2001
English Version
Wallcoverings - Vocabulary and symbols

Rev?ements muraux - Vocabulaire et symboles Wandbekleidungen - Begriffe und Symbole

This European Standard was approved by CEN on 6 April 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 235:2020 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 ................................................................................................................................... 4

3.1 General terms ................................................................................................................................................... 4

3.2 Generic types of wallcovering .................................................................................................................... 6

3.3 Sub-types of wallcovering ............................................................................................................................ 7

3.4 Cleanability terms ........................................................................................................................................... 9

3.5 Match and pattern terms ........................................................................................................................... 10

3.6 Removal terms .............................................................................................................................................. 12

3.7 Colour fastness to light terms .................................................................................................................. 12

4 Symbols and abbreviations ...................................................................................................................... 13

Annex A (informative) Pattern and match diagram ...................................................................................... 16

Bibliography ................................................................................................................................................................. 17

Index ............................................................................................................................................................................. 18

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European foreword

This document (EN 235:2020) has been prepared by Technical Committee CEN/TC 99 “Wallcoverings”,

the secretariat of which is held by AFNOR.

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 November 2020, and conflicting national standards shall

be withdrawn at the latest by November 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 235:2001.

The significant technical changes between this document and the previous edition EN 235:2001 are:

— panels exclusion to be in coherence with the scope of the technical committee;
— revision of the range of types of wallcovering defined.

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 defines terms of interest to the users of wallcoverings that are supplied in roll form for

hanging on to walls and ceilings by means of an adhesive.

This document also provides the necessary definitions and symbols for the purposes of other European

Standards for wallcoverings (see references in 3.1).
Table 1 gives the symbols to be used.
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 ISO 105-B02, Textiles - Tests for colour fastness - Part B02: Colour fastness to artificial light: Xenon arc

fading lamp test (ISO 105-B02)
3 Terms and definitions
For the purposes of this document, the following terms and definitions 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 General terms
3.1.1
wallcovering

all forms of flexible webs supplied in strips in roll form for hanging onto walls or ceilings by means of an

adhesive
Note 1 to entry: Tapestries and other similar wallhangings are excluded.
3.1.2
finished wallcovering
wallcovering that is not intended to be decorated after hanging
3.1.3
wallcovering for subsequent decoration

wallcovering intended for decoration after hanging, for example, by the application of paint

3.1.4
wall lining

wallcovering intended to serve as a preparatory layer on the support prior to the application of a finished

wallcovering or a wallcovering for subsequent decoration
3.1.5
base web
part of a multi-layer wallcovering intended to contact the support
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3.1.6
cork

protective layer of the cork oak tree (Quercus suber L.) which can be periodically removed from its trunk

and branches to provide the raw material for cork products
3.1.7
cork products
3.1.7.1
granulated cork

fragments of cork obtained by grinding and/or milling prepared or manufactured cork

3.1.7.2
agglomerated composition cork

product obtained from the agglutination of granulated cork with the addition of a binder not derived from

cork cells
3.1.7.3
expanded cork

cork board product made from granulated cork expanded and bonded exclusively with its own natural

binder exuded from cork cells by heating under pressure
3.1.8
support
surface to which the wallcovering is applied, e.g. wall or ceiling

Note 1 to entry: This is indicated by a thick solid line in the appropriate symbols in Table 1.

3.1.9
method of application

method by which the wallcovering is to be attached to the support during hanging, i.e. the surface(s) to

which a suitable adhesive has to be applied, or has already been applied and requires activation, i.e.

activation by water or pressure.

Note 1 to entry: The appropriate symbols to indicate methods of application are serial numbers 5.1 to 5.3 of

Table 1. Where the methods of application require to be combined, the necessary symbols from Table 1 should be

used together, separated by a + sign of equivalent size to the symbols.
3.1.10
overlap and double cut

method by which the edges of adjoining lengths of wallcovering can be made to butt together

Note to entry 1: The adjoining edges of adjacent lengths of wallcovering are overlapped on the support during

application and both thicknesses are cut through in a continuous movement with a sharp knife. The joint is opened

and surplus wallcovering material removed before the adjoining edges are realigned.

Note 2 to entry: The appropriate symbol to indicate advice to overlap and double cut is serial number 7.1 of

Table 1.
3.1.11
impact resistance

ability of a heavy-duty wallcovering to maintain its surface intact under the effect of impact

Note 1 to entry: A wallcovering can be claimed to be impact resistant if it satisfies the impact resistance

requirements of EN 259-2, the appropriate symbol to accompany such a claim being serial number 7.3 of Table 1.

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3.1.12
production batch

definite quantity of some commodity manufactured or produced under conditions which are presumed

uniform
3.1.13
reference sample

sample used for reference purposes to evaluate the changes that have occurred after the various tests

carried out on the specimens
3.1.14
roll
result of winding a sheet product longitudinally into a coil
3.2 Generic types of wallcovering
3.2.1
wallpaper
finished wallcovering made of paper, the front face of which is decorated
3.2.2
wall vinyl
3.2.2.1
vinyl wallcovering on paper

finished wallcovering comprising a paper base web with a layer of material based on polyvinyl chloride

or another polymer on its front surface, the front face of which is decorated, and where the coating is of

such thickness and strength that it can be removed from its base web as a continuous self-supporting film

3.2.2.2
vinyl wallcovering on textile or non-woven

finished wallcovering comprising a textile or non-woven type base web with a layer of material based on

polyvinyl chloride or another polymer on its front surface, the front face of which is decorated, and where

the coating is of such thickness and strength that it can be removed from its base web as a continuous

self-supporting film
3.2.3
plastics wallcovering

finished wallcovering made entirely of plastics, the front face of which is decorated

3.2.4
heavy duty wallcovering

finished wallcovering claimed to have high mechanical resistance and cleanability

3.2.5
textile wallcovering
finished wallcovering with a textile front face
3.2.6
cork wallcovering

product mainly made from cork or agglomerated composition of cork, whose main intended use is for

indoor application
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3.2.7
border / frieze

decorative strip of finished wallcovering in roll form, of width not less than 32 mm designed and used as

a supplementary decorative element

Note 1 to entry: Borders/friezes are available in most types of wallcovering, unpasted or ready-pasted.

3.2.8
non-woven wallcovering

finished wallcovering comprising a non-woven coated, impregnated and/or printed web

3.3 Sub-types of wallcovering
3.3.1
coated wallpaper

wallpaper with a thin transparent coating based on polyvinyl acetate or other material applied over the

top of the decoration, the coating having insufficient thickness to be removable as a continuous self-

supporting film
3.3.2
relief wallcovering

wallcovering with a pronounced three-dimensional design or structure (raised and/or depressed) on the

surface formed mechanically by the application of pressure, with or without heat, or chemically in

conjunction with a foaming process
3.3.2.1
relief wallcovering—mechanically embossed

finished relief wallcovering on which the three-dimensional design or structure is mechanically formed

by the application of pressure, with or without heat
3.3.2.1.1
ink embossed wallcovering

finished relief wallcovering which has been simultaneously printed and mechanically embossed

3.3.2.1.2
in-register embossed wallcovering

finished relief wallcovering which is mechanically embossed in register to a print

3.3.2.1.3
duplex embossed wallcovering

mechanically embossed relief wallcovering made from two webs which have been laminated with an

adhesive at the mechanical embossing stage

Note 1 to entry: The appropriate symbol to indicate a duplex embossed wallcovering is serial number 7.2 of

Table 1.

Note 2 to entry: The term ‘duplex’ should not be confused with the same word sometimes used in the paper

industry in connection with two-layer papers.
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3.3.2.2
relief wallcovering—chemically expanded
3.3.2.2.1
textured vinyl

finished relief wallcovering where the three-dimensional design or structure is made by foaming a layer

and/or deposit of polyvinyl chloride or other polymeric material
Note 1 to entry: Textured vinyl is also known as blown vinyl.
3.3.2.2.2
chemically embossed/ sculptured wallcovering

finished relief wallcovering where the three-dimensional design or structure is made by a chemical

process of embossing a layer and/or deposit of polyvinyl chloride or other polymeric material

3.3.3
prepasted wallcovering

wallcovering that carries its own factory-applied adhesive that normally has to be activated by water at

the time of hanging

Note 1 to entry: The appropriate symbol to indicate that a wallcovering is prepasted is serial number 5.3 of

Table 1.

Note 2 to entry: Prepasted wallcoverings is also known as ready pasted wallcovering.

3.3.4
flocked wallcovering

finished wallcovering the surface of which has been decorated by cut textile fibres, bonded at one end to

the surface by adhesive and standing more or l
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