Eurofins | BLC US floor coverings flammability testing service

At Eurofins | BLC?, we test floor coverings including small carpets and rugs, for flammability to:

  • 16 CFR Part 1631 – Standard for the Surface Flammability of Small Carpets and Rugs (FF 2-70)


16 CFR Part 1631 is the United States of America’s flammability legislation for floor coverings, and applies to all types of small carpets and rugs, including those made from:

  • Natural fibres
  • Synthetic fibres
  • Films
  • Combinations or substitutes of the above


How long does US floor coverings flammability testing take?

US floor coverings flammability testing is carried out in 5 days. Due to the nature of the testing, we cannot offer our fast-track service on any flammability testing.


Eurofins | BLC Flammability Testing Services

Eurofins | BLC is accredited to test mattresses, furniture, fillers and foams, covers and small carpets for flammability to various fire safety legislation, such as UK, EU, and US standards.

Flammability testing services at Eurofins | BLC? include:

What is US floor coverings flammability testing?

In the United States of America, floor coverings must adhere to the provisions set out in 16 CFR Part 1631 before being entered into the market place for sale.


Why test floor coverings for flammability?

Without testing your floor coverings to ensure they comply with 16 CFR Part 1631, there is a potential risk to the customer’s safety should the floor covering be flammable and come into contact with an ignition source and cause a fire.

To guarantee customer safety, it is vital that have your products tested and hold a valid test report confirming the safety of the floor covering.


About 16 CFR Part 1631

16 CRF Part 1631 determines the surface flammability of small carpets and rugs when exposed to a standard small ignition source under carefully prescribed draught-protected conditions.

It applies to all types of small carpets and rugs which are not fixed to the floor, floor tiles are excluded from this standard.

All domestic and commercial small carpets and rugs must be tested to this standard before being sold or used within the United States.

For US floor coverings flammability testing, Eurofins | BLC provides:

  • A flammability testing service accredited by UKAS
  • A fully comprehensive and easy to understand test report, complete with before and after burning pictures
  • A dedicated flammability technician to ensure maximum possible consistency across all flammability testing
  • Competitive pricing
  • Fast turnaround time
  • Technical back up and support from flammability experts


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  • Discounted prices
  • Priority testing allocation
  • Advanced technical support


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Eurofins | BLC holds accreditations from UKAS and CPSC and has auditors approved to carry out LWG audits. Trust Eurofins | BLC to deliver some of the most accurate test results in the industry.

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