|Fire Ratings of Tackable Wall Coverings|
For Many School applications the fire rating is very important to your choice of tackable surfaces.
For example: Areas that fire marshalls require A rated materials are School Hallways, Classrooms that are Hospitals, Convalescent homes, College Dorms. There may be specific requirements in your locale so check. This page is just a guideline.
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ASTM E-84 (Fuel Contribution) - Class B
NFPA253 (Critical Radiant Flux) - Class II
What is the ASTM E-84 requirement on a spec? Standard Test method for Surface Burning Characteristics of building material
Flame-spread, used to describe the surface burning characteristics of building materials. The best known test for developing this rating is the American Society for Testing and Materials (ASTM) Test Method E-84, commonly known as the tunnel test.
The tunnel test measures how far and how fast flames spread across the surface of the test sample. In this test, a sample of the material 20 inches wide and 25 feet long, is installed as ceiling of a test chamber, and exposed to a gas flame at one end. The resulting flame spread rating (FSR) is expressed as a number on a continuous scale where inorganic reinforced cement board is 0 and red oak is 100. The scale is divided into three classes.
|Based on flame spread and sprinkler systems in buildings the Class B Forbo Cork may meet spec on some specific jobs. Sprinkler systems may lower required fire rating-Check with your fire Marshall.|
Rated Fabric on fire Retardent Micor (or Claridge fire-retardent Duaracor) 49
Rated Vinyl (FabriCork) on fire Retardent Micor (or Claridge fire-retardent
|Also see our acoustic panel page for fire rating info Acoustic Panels|