The purpose of classification is to identify the performance levels of the characteristics corresponding to stress conditions identified for given uses.

The CSTB offers four types of classification and assessment:

  1. The UPEC classification for floor coverings intended for housing, offices, train stations and airports, shops, hotels, schools and retirement homes
  2. The P/MC classification for industrial flooring
  3. The ECAU classification for thermostatic mixing valves
  4. The EJC classification for underlays