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    rug safety testing

    Our wool rugs have been put through quality and safety checks performed by the British Carpet Technical Centre to appropriate British Standards.


    Briefly: Fire tests have been performed in accordance with BS 4790:1987 (2009) and BS EN ISO 11925-2:2002
    What does all this mean:


    Fire test 1: ‘The Hot Metal Nut Test' to test the effect of a small source of ignition – the results for our rugs confirmed a classification of ‘Low'. BS 4790 classifications are: High being the worst result and Low being the best result.


    Fire Test 2: To test ‘Ignitability when subjected to direct impingement of flame' and the results classified in accordance with BS EN 13501-1:2002. The results for our rugs confirmed a flame retardant classification of ‘Class Cfl-s1'. Essentially this means the material would make a ‘limited contribution to fire' and the ‘quantity and speed of smoke emission during combustion would be absent or weak'


    We hope you have found this informative. We are passionate about our product quality and your safety.