This document specifies three methods for the determination of the tensile properties of materials used as surfaces, elastic layers and shockpads for sports areas.
Method 1 measures the tensile strength of homogenous test specimens that are less than 25 mm in thickness.
Method 2 measures the transversal tensile strength of homogenous test specimens that are more than 25 mm in thickness.
Method 3 measures the tensile strength of sports surfaces or shockpads that are non-homogenous and contain slots or grooves cut into their structure.
This document is applicable both to prefabricated sheet materials and to materials formed by casting of liquid systems cured in-situ.
If the nature of the sports surface is such that a properly representative test piece cannot be prepared in the manner described in this document, then determination of tensile properties should not be attempted for quality control purposes, or as a predictor of performance in use. With such materials, it can be more appropriate to determine their compressive properties or other dynamic characteristics for these purposes.

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This document has two parts.
Part 1 specifies four methods for the determination of the vertical water infiltration rate of different types of sports surfacing.
Method A is suitable for measuring the vertical water infiltration rate of synthetic, textile and synthetic turf sports surfaces in the laboratory.
Method B is suitable for on-site measurements of the Vertical Water Infiltration Rate of synthetic, textile, synthetic turf and bound mineral sports surfaces.
Method C is suitable for on-site measurements of the vertical water infiltration rate of natural turf sports surfaces.
Method D is suitable for measuring the for on-site measurements of the vertical water infiltration rate of unbound mineral sports surfaces.
NOTE For filled synthetic turf and unbound mineral surfaces, laboratory tests are considered to give a more precise indication of how a surface will perform.
Part 2 specifies a method for determining the horizontal water flow rate of synthetic, textile and synthetic turf surfaces in the laboratory.

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This document specifies minimum performance and durability requirements for shockpads used within synthetic turf and textile sports surfacing systems.
The document also specifies appropriate performance tolerance for production and on-site quality control procedures.
This document does not cover structural properties of shockpads. Where appropriate, compliance with other European or national standards and guidelines for these aspects should be followed.
NOTE 1 The sports performance characteristics of a sports surfacing system are provided by the combined characteristics of the playing surface, any infill within the playing surface and the shockpad. The selection of the correct combination of each is complex and the responsibility of the sports surface system designer. It is important to take this into account when considering the performance of a shockpad. A shockpad alone is not be expected to satisfy the performance requirements of the complete sports surfacing system as specified in EN 15330-1, E, etc.
NOTE 2 Some forms of innovative shockpad are designed to provide additional functions beyond aiding the provision of the required sports performance properties. Some of these additional functions can, by design, mean that full compliance with all requirements of this document is not appropriate.
NOTE 3 This document only refers to the shockpad. It makes no recommendations on sub-base constructions or the different synthetic turf for needle-punch textile sports surface designs.
NOTE 4 Annex E (informative) can be used in those countries where national guidance or regulations are not available. If such guidance or regulations are available, they supersede Annex E.

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This document describes ways of containing infill materials used in many types of synthetic turf sports fields within the confines of the sports field, so they are not dispersed into the surrounding environment.
The options described are based on examples of best practice identified by members of CEN/TC 217.
This document is intended to be of practical use, to create awareness amongst field designers, venue owners, installation companies and those maintaining synthetic turf sports fields. It is applicable for all forms of synthetic turf sports field, from those used for community activities to those used by professional and elite level athletes.

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Corrigendum issued due to mistake in the key to the formulae in Clause 9 (ECB on 2017-10-23)

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This Technical Specification specifies a method of test for measuring the shock absorption, vertical deformation, and energy restitution characteristics of sports surfaces. It is not considered appropriate for rigid sports surfaces that have shock absorbing properties of 10 % FR or less.

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This Technical Specification specifies testing methods concerning the release from synthetic sport systems for outdoor of substances in ground water, surface water and drainage water by performing a dedicated leaching test on a sample of a "synthetic sport" system for outdoor.
In addition, this Technical Specification provides tools for a relative leaching assessment of system's components (e.g. granules) of different origin or nature.
This Technical Specification does not purport to address all of the safety concerns, if any, associated with its use. It is the responsibility of the user of this standard to establish appropriate safety and health practices and determine the applicability of regulatory limitations prior to use.

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TC - 7.1.3, deletion of the 2nd and 3rd sentences

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This Technical Specification describes a method for the determination of the resistance of a synthetic sports surface to repeated impacts.

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This EN describes a procedure suitable for subjecting test pieces taken from all types of polymeric surfaces for sports areas to accelerated ageing by exposure to hot air in the laboratory. Test pieces are aged to permit a comparison of their physical characteristics before and after ageing, in accordance with EN test methods for surfaces for sports areas, to be made.

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This European Standard describes a procedure for subjecting test pieces taken from surfaces for sports areas to accelerated ageing by immersion in hot water. Test pieces are aged to permit a comparison of their physical characteristics before and after ageing, in accordance with European Standard test methods for surfaces for sport areas, to be made.

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This document describes a method for the determination of the wear resistance of a non-filled synthetic turf surface using an abrasive wheel under laboratory conditions. It is applicable to non-filled synthetic turf with a pile height greater than 15 mm.

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This European Standard describes two methods for the determination of the tensile properties of pile yarns in the construction of synthetic turf. Method A is used for determining the tensile properties of synthetic yarns taken from packages prior to the manufacture of synthetic turf. Method B is used for determining the tensile properties of pile yarns from the manufactured synthetic turf. The results from the two methods are not comparable and method B is less accurate.

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This European Standard specifies a method for the determination of the dimensional stability of synthetic turf, textile surfaces, shock pads and loose-laid synthetic surfaces when subjected to varied water, frost and heat conditions.

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This European Standard specifies a method  for the determination of the specular reflectance of certain surfaces for indoor sports areas.

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This European Standard specifies three methods of test for the determination of ground cover of natural turf sports surfaces.

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This European Standard specifies a method for determination of thatch depth of natural turf sports surfaces.

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This European Standard specifies a method for determination of sward height of natural turf sports surfaces.

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This European Standard specifies two methods for the determination of the thickness of synthetic surfaces for sports areas, suitable for use in the laboratory and 'in situ'. Method A, a destructive test method, is intended for use - where the thickness needs to be measured to an accuracy of +/-0,1mm;- when the thickness of different layers is to be determined. Method B, a non-destructive test method,is intended for use as a routine check on thickness, e.g.for control purposes or when surveying a large area of synthetic surfacing. It gives measurements to an accuracy between +/-0,5 and +/-1,5mm, depending upon the textur

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This European Standard specifies a method of test for the determination of resistance to indentation of artificial sports surfaces, other than synthetic turf.

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This document:
a)   specifies minimum performance and durability and requirements for infill materials used in synthetic turf, and textile sports surfaces;
b)   describes how the performance of an infill is to be measured, and the results classified;
c)   specifies the physical and chemical properties of an infill that are to be declared in a manufacturer’s product declaration;
d)   specifies minimum production control tolerance to ensure consistency of infill materials between production batches;
e)   describes how reclaimed infill is to be tested to assess its suitability for reuse.
NOTE 1   The sports performance characteristics of a synthetic turf or textile sports surface are provided by the combined characteristics of the synthetic turf or textile surface, any infill within the playing surface pile and any shockpad. The selection of the correct permutations of each is complex and the responsibility of the sports surface designer.
NOTE 2   If infill materials migrate from a synthetic turf or textile sports surface into the surrounding natural environment, they become a source of contamination. To minimize the risk this occurring, guidance on how to prevent infill migration from the sports facility is given in CEN Technical Report PD CEN/TR 17519.

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This European Standard specifies requirements for multi-sports surfaces designed for use in indoor sport halls and gymnasia and used for example one or more of the following sports: volleyball, basketball, badminton, small sided football, handball, physical education...
It provides for the evaluation of conformity of products, which include their upper (playing) surface and supporting layers, whether prefabricated or constructed in situ or a combination of the two.
This European Standard does not apply to synthetic turf or textile surfaces used indoors.

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This European Standard specifies a method for the determination of the friction between any type of indoor sports surface and a rotating foot with a vertical load.
NOTE   This method simulates the load exerted by an athlete in a rotating movement on the floor.

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This European standard specifies methods for determining the shear strength of natural turf, synthetic turf and unbound mineral sports surfaces.
Method 1 is intended to be carried out on site. Method 2 is intended to be carried out in the laboratory but is applicable only to unbound mineral sports surfaces.

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Tolerance of 9 months before enquiry (CEN/TC 217 Res 11C/2004) (Note by AE 2005-03-22)

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This European Standard specifies three methods for the determination of water infiltration rate. Method A is suitable for synthetic, textile, synthetic turf and bound mineral sports surfaces, Method B is suitable for natural turf and Method C is suitable for unbound mineral sports surfaces.
NOTE   For filled synthetic turf and unbound mineral surfaces, laboratory tests are considered to give a more precise indication of how a surface will perform.

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This European Standard specifies a method for the determination of the tensile properties of materials used as surfaces for sports areas. It is applicable to elastomeric materials which are used as the upper wearing layer of such areas, and to elastomeric materials used as underlayers in composite sports surfacing systems. It is applicable both to prefabricated sheet materials and to materials formed by casting of liquid systems cured in-situ.

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This document specifies a test method for the determination of the residual deformation and visual inspection of synthetic or organic granules used in synthetic turf for sports surfaces after static load.

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This document specifies test methods for measuring the impact attenuation of sports surfaces. Three different methods are specified. In Procedure A, a series of tests are undertaken from differing drop heights and the HIC values are plotted, and the Critical Fall Height determined. In Procedure B, a single test is undertaken from differing drop heights and the HIC values are plotted, and the Critical Fall Height determined. In Procedure C a series of tests are made at a fixed drop height and the maximum value of HIC is calculated.
This test method is primarily intended for use on both natural and synthetic turf sport surfaces. It may be carried out in a laboratory on test specimens or in situ on installed sports surfaces. This test method may not be suitable for sports surfaces covered by EN 14904.

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This document specifies a method for determining the dimensional stability (bowing and curling) of shockpads used within sports surface systems.

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This document specifies the minimum procedures for the sampling of performance infills used within synthetic turf surfaces to verify compliance with toxicology, environmental and performance regulations and standards.
Four sampling procedures are specified:
Method 1 specifies how to take samples during production of the infill material.
Method 2 specifies how to take samples from big bags delivered to site.
Method 3 specifies how to take samples from small bags delivered to site.
Method 4 specifies a procedure for taking samples from a synthetic turf (e.g. sports, recreational or landscaping surface).
The procedures specified are suitable for all forms of infill.

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This document specifies a method for the determination of resistance to impact of sports floor systems. It is primarily designed to be used on surfaces intended for use in indoor sports halls. The test can be undertaken in the laboratory or on site.
When undertaking tests on site, it is important to note that permanent damage to the sports floor can be caused.

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This document specifies a method of test for the determination of behaviour under a rolling load of certain surfaces for sports areas. It is suitable for tests undertaken in the laboratory and on site.

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This document specifies a method of test for the determination of resistance to dynamic fatigue of shockpads (including elastic layers) used in synthetic turf surfacing systems. It can also be used on other types and complete forms of sports surfacing systems.
The test is undertaken on test specimens in the laboratory.

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This document specifies additional characteristics not covered by part 1 of this standard for multi-sports floor systems designed for use in indoor sport halls and gymnasia.
This document also applies to single sport facilities designed for the following sports: volleyball, basketball, badminton, small sided football, and handball.
NOTE   Physical education is considered as a multisport use.
This document does not apply to synthetic turf or textile surfaces used indoors...

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This document specifies in situ requirements for verification of performance of a multi-sports floor system designed for use in indoor sport halls and gymnasia.
The purpose of this document is to help testing laboratories to interpret in situ measurements.
This document also applies to single sport facilities designed for the following sports: volleyball, basketball, badminton, small sided football, and handball.
NOTE 1   Physical education is considered as a multisport use.
NOTE 2   Part 1 covers essential requirements (as defined in regulation EU N° 305/2011) for multi-sports floor systems designed for use in indoor sport halls and gymnasia.
NOTE 3   Additional characteristics for multi-sports floor systems designed for use in indoor sport halls and gymnasia are specified in part 2 of this standard.
This document does not apply to synthetic turf or textile surfaces used indoors.

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This document specifies essential characteristics for multi-sports floor systems designed for use in indoor sport halls and gymnasia or applies to single sport facilities designed for the following sports: volleyball, basketball, badminton, small sided football, and handball.
NOTE   Physical education is considered as a multisport use.
This document specifies multi-sports floor systems, being placed onto the market either whether prefabricated as a single product or constructed in situ as a kit (e.g. a combination of two or more components).
This document specifies multi-sports floor systems, which may be affixed to the substrate either as glued, with adhesive, or as loose laid.
This document specifies:
-   the methods for determination of performances of the essential characteristics,
-   the methods for evaluation of the results against the threshold levels or classes of performances, where relevant,
-   the way of expressing their performance,
-   provisions for the systems for Assessment and Verification of Constancy of Performance,
-   marking of sports floor systems.
This document does not apply to synthetic turf or textile surfaces used indoors and socket caps.

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This European standard specifies a method for the determination of resistance toimpact of certain surfaces for sports areas.

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This European Standard specifies a method for the determination of behaviour under a rolling load of indoor sports surfaces.

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This European Standard specifies a test method for the determination of resistance to ultra violet (UV) degradation of synthetic surfaces for outdoor sports areas by the use of artificial weathering in order that the resulting changes in properties can be determined as detailed in the relevant product specification.

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This European Standard specifies a method for the determination of the friction between multi-sports floor systems excluding synthetic turf for indoor use and a rotating foot with a vertical load. The method is applicable to tests carried out in the laboratory and on site.

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This European Standard specifies a method for the exposure of synthetic surfaces for outdoor sports areas to artificial weathering in order that the resulting changes in properties can be determined as detailed in the relevant product specification.

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This European Standard specifies a test method for the determination of shoe/surface friction of synthetic sports surfaces. The method can be used for the assessment of both indoor and outdoor sports surfaces.
NOTE   This method is not considered suitable for long pile synthetic turf surfaces.

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This European Standard specifies a method for the determination of the slip resistance of a sports surface in relation to a studded or smooth soled sports shoe.

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This European Standard specifies performance and durability characteristics of needle-punched sports surfaces primarily used outdoors. Two categories of surfaces are covered, based on the principal sporting use of the surface, as follows:
-   surfaces designed for multi sports use, and
-   surfaces designed primarily for tennis.
The requirements are intended to apply to surfaces used for community, educational and recreational sport. For professional and elite levels of competition, many sports governing bodies have published their own specifications; the requirements of the sports' governing bodies might differ from those detailed in this European Standard and facility developers are advised to ensure that they select surfaces offering the correct levels of performance for the levels of competition to be played on the pitch or court.
This European Standard is based on type approval testing of products in the laboratory. Selected requirements may also be used on site to assess the suitability of installed surfaces.

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This European Standard specifies a method for the determination of the behaviour of a tennis ball striking a sports surface at an angle.

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This European Standard specifies performance and durability characteristics of needle-punched sports surfaces primarily used outdoors. Two categories of surfaces are covered, based on the principal sporting use of the surface, as follows:
   surfaces designed for multi-sports use; and
   surfaces designed primarily for tennis.
The requirements are intended to apply to surfaces used for community, educational and recreational sport. For professional and elite levels of competition, many sports governing bodies have published their own specifications; the requirements of the sports governing bodies might differ from those detailed in this European Standard and facility developers are advised to ensure that they select surfaces offering the correct levels of performance for the levels of competition to be played on the pitch or court.
This European Standard is based on type approval testing of products in the laboratory. Selected requirements may also be used on-site to assess the suitability of installed surfaces. Guidance on the testing of installations is given in Annex A.

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This European Standard specifies a method of test for the determination of the behaviour of a tennis ball striking a sports surface at an angle.

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This European Standard specifies a procedure for the preparation of test pieces of synthetic turf and needle-punch sports surfaces.

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