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New semicircular flame retardant carpet and its aspects to be known


You can now find on the market the fireproof carpet with a semicircular shape, a design with which Texfire intends to satisfy the demand of those customers who are looking for a model with a semicircular shape, which is very popular in front of cookers. The new Texfire fireproof carpet is:

  • Protective.
  • Safe.
  • Functional complement for fireplaces and cookers.

This new model joins the line of Texfire fireproof floor protection mats. It is available in two standard sizes and is made with the same fabric as the fireproof fireplace mat, so it has the same technical properties:

  • Resistant to flame propagation.
  • Fire resistant.
  • Waterproof on one side.
  • Stain and moisture resistant.

Clarifying some concepts and details related to fire retardant carpets will help us to know what the real function of this product is, below we detail the most controversial ones:

1. The first thing is to know the definition of the word flame retardant (flame retardant). Flame retardants refer to a variety of substances that are added to combustible materials to prevent fires or slow the spread of fire and provide additional escape time (*).

2. Flame retardant floor protector, this type of carpet comes to fulfil the function of a protective mat for the floor, it is not the typical decorative carpet that we are used to having in the living room. They are made with permanent flame retardant fabrics resistant to:

  • Sparks.
  • Flames.
  • Stains and acids.
  • Water.

3. That is why they are ideal to place in the kitchen, in ovens in front of the fireplace or under a barbecue. As they are made with permanent fireproof fabric, they can even be used to extinguish fires in the event of an incipient fire, as their fire retardant properties prevent the flame from spreading.

4. Indoor or outdoor use, depending on the composition of the fabric from which they are made. Whatever their orientation in terms of use, they have a good resistance to exposure to sun or rain and unlike a common carpet.

5. Fabrics tested and certified according to European standards, Texfire fireproof carpets are made with fabrics tested in laboratories according to:

  • UNE EN ISO 15025 (Limited flame propagation).
  • ISO 9185 (Molten metal splashes).
  • UNE EN 20811 (Resistance to water penetration).