All Keope products are tested and classified according to the UPEC standards, in order to certify their appropriateness with regard to the intended uses. The tests which the tiles undergo at the "Centre Scientifique du Bâtiment (CSTB)" - in accordance with current ISO regulations - are extremely selective and are aimed at establishing the resistance and performance of the products with respect to four fundamental "dimensions": resistance to wear (U), perforation (P), water (E) and chemical attack (C).
All tiles can be classified in accordance with UPEC standards. This classification makes it possible to find out easily the most appropriate uses for each product and to compare products from the point of view of their technical performance. UPEC certification is carried out by subjecting the tiles to various tests organised by the CSTB using ISO test methods in order to test their technical characteristics and check their behaviour. A number is associated with each letter to indicate the performance of the material. The higher the number, the better are the technical characteristics of the material examined.
To view UPEC certificates of Keope products visit each collection.
QB UPEC F+ Certification (France)
CERTIFICATION FOR 20MM PRODUCTS
Since January 2019, Keope has obtained QB UPEC F+ certification for its products in K2 20mm thickness, 60x60 cm in size.
This standard certifies outstanding quality parameters for 20mm tiles laid outside and used in corridors, balconies, porches, pool surrounds and terraces for example.
The certification has been obtained thanks to the high impact resistance of products in the Keope K2 20mm thickness range, a quality that makes them an ideal choice for both residential outdoor projects and for highly trafficked public or commercial outdoor walkways.
Ceramiche Keope is one of the first ceramics firms to have obtained the certification, which can be consulted at the following link.