Floor coatings

Floor coatings are applied to load-bearing substrates. Such coatings – for example, based on synthetic resin – can be used immediately after curing. They can be made up of multiple layers and different products and can be single-, two- or multi-component coatings. Binders used include, e.g., epoxy (EP), polyurethane (PUR) or polymethylmethacrylate (PMMA).

Regulatory framework

Floor coatings are relevant from a regulatory point of view if they are used in accommodation areas (indoor spaces regularly occupied by people) or adjoining rooms that are not partitioned from them because emissions from these products have an influence on indoor air quality.

For these products, national technical approvals were granted until October 2016 for verification of health protection. As a result of the implementation of the judgement of the European Court of Justice of 16 October 2014 in case C-100/13, national technical approvals are no longer granted for these products if they bear the CE marking on the basis of the Construction Products Regulation (Regulation (EU) No 305/2011). The products may not be marked with the national conformity mark. Approvals for which the period of validity has not yet expired are listed below. They can be used on a voluntary basis to prove fulfilment of the regulatory requirements.

In accordance with the Administrative Provisions – Technical Building Rules (VV TB) of the federal states, requirements pertaining to the release of volatile organic compounds apply, cf. the common model MVV TB, Part A 3.2.1 and Annex 8.

No performance regarding release of volatile organic compounds (VOCs) can be declared for floor coatings in accordance with EN 13813:2002 based on said standard.To declare such performance related to the release of VOCs, European Technical Assessment (ETA) can be requested.

Also, evaluations verifying the fitness for use of floor coatings in terms of health protection can be issued in accordance with MVV TB, Section D 3 'Technical documentation pursuant to Section 85a(2) point (6) MBO'.

In this work area, DIBt prepares European Technical Assessments (ETAs) and evaluations for verifying the fitness for use of the products in terms of health protection.

Principles, guidance, recommendations

Application forms

European Technical Assessment (ETA)

To start the ETA procedure, please submit the form below. We will then check if the prerequisites for issuing an ETA are met, i.e., in particular, if the product is not fully covered by an existing harmonised standard. If the prerequisites are met, we will check whether a European Assessment Document (EAD) covering the requested assessment scope already exists or still needs to be developed. If an EAD needs to be developed or amended, a complete technical file needs to be established before the procedure can begin.

Form for requesting a European Technical Assessment (ETA) (2 pages)

Last updated: 16 June 2022

Voluntary evaluations of fitness for use

Where the relevant harmonised standard is incomplete, economic actors can provide product performance information on a voluntary basis. DIBt offers independent validation and confirmation of such additional performance information in the form of a voluntary evaluation of fitness for use.

Order for an evaluation (4 pages)

of fitness for use of construction products

  • ETA
  • DIBt evaluation
  • Subject concerned Applicant Decision no. Issued on
    Ambienta Magic

    Atramex AG

    Spinnlerstrasse 2

    4410 Liestal

    SCHWEIZ

    ETA-22/0325 29.06.2022
  • The evaluations listed below are published with the kind consent of the evaluation holder. Evaluations which have not been released for publication are not made available by DIBt.
    Subject Prepared for Number Issued on
    Sikafloor-268

    Sika Deutschland GmbH

    Kornwestheimer Straße 103-107

    70439 Stuttgart

    G-156-17-0009 19.08.2020
    Sika Decofloor / Sikafloor DecoDur ES-22 Granite

    Sika Deutschland GmbH

    Kornwestheimer Straße 103-107

    70439 Stuttgart

    G-156-18-0001 19.08.2020
    Sikafloor-3240

    Sika Deutschland GmbH

    Kornwestheimer Straße 103-107

    70439 Stuttgart

    G-156-18-0002 19.08.2020
    Sikafloor-390 ECF

    Sika Deutschland GmbH

    Kornwestheimer Straße 103-107

    70439 Stuttgart

    G-156-18-0003 19.08.2020
    Sikafloor-3240 / Sikafloor-305 W ESD

    Sika Deutschland GmbH

    Kornwestheimer Straße 103-107

    70439 Stuttgart

    G-156-18-0004 19.08.2020
    "ZERO Fubotec PUR"

    ZERO-LACK GmbH & Co. KG

    Bleichstraße 57-58

    32545 Bad Oeynhausen

    G-156-18-0008 06.03.2019
    "Arturo PU"

    Uzin Utz Nederland bv

    Bouwstraat 18

    7483 PA HAAKSBERGEN

    NIEDERLANDE

    G-156-19-0005 17.08.2022
    Arturo Rollbeschichtung

    Uzin Utz Nederland bv

    Bouwstraat 18

    7483 PA HAAKSBERGEN

    NIEDERLANDE

    G-156-19-0007 08.04.2021

Dr Astrid Gräff
Head of Section – Health Protection, Indoor Hygiene, Protection Against Radiation from Construction Products

Phone +49 30 78730-434
Email alu(at)dibt(.)de

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