International Building Code Section 804


International Building Code 804.1

General. Interior floor finish and floor covering materials
shall comply with Section 804.2 through 804.4.1.
Exception: Floor finishes and coverings of a traditional
type, such aswood, vinyl, linoleum or terrazzo, and resilient
floor covering materials that are not comprised of fibers.

International Building Code 804.2

Classification. Interior floor finish and floor covering
materials required by Section 804.4.1 to be of Class I or II
materials shall be classified in accordance with NFPA253. The
classification referred to herein corresponds to the classifica-
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INTERIOR FINISHES

International Building Code 804.3

Testing and identification. Interior floor finish and
floor covering materials shall be tested by an approved agency
in accordance with NFPA 253 and identified by a hang tag or
other suitable method so as to identify the manufacturer or supplier
and style, and shall indicate the interior floor finish or
floor covering classification according to Section 804.2. Carpet-
type floor coverings shall be tested as proposed for use,
including underlayment. Test reports confirming the information
provided in the manufacturer’s product identification shall
be furnished to the building official upon request.

International Building Code 804.4

Interior floor finish requirements. In all occupancies,
interior floor finish and floor covering materials in exit enclosures,
exit passageways, corridors and rooms or spaces not separated
from corridors by full-height partitions extending from
the floor to the underside of the ceiling shall withstand a minimum
critical radiant flux as specified in Section 804.4.1.

Minimum critical radiant flux. Interior floor finish
and floor covering materials in exit enclosures, exit passageways
and corridors shall not be less than Class I in
Groups I-2 and I-3 and not less than Class II in Groups A, B,
E, H, I-4, M, R-1, R-2 and S. In all areas, floor covering
materials shall comply with theDOCFF-1 “pill test” (CPSC
16 CFR, Part 1630).
Exception: Where a building is equipped throughout
with an automatic sprinkler system in accordance with
Section 903.3.1.1 or 903.3.1.2, Class II materials are
permitted in any area where Class I materials are
required, and materials complying with the DOC FF-1
“pill test” (CPSC 16 CFR, Part 1630) are permitted in
any area where Class II materials are required.

International Building Code 804.4.1

Minimum critical radiant flux. Interior floor finish
and floor covering materials in exit enclosures, exit passageways
and corridors shall not be less than Class I in
Groups I-2 and I-3 and not less than Class II in Groups A, B,
E, H, I-4, M, R-1, R-2 and S. In all areas, floor covering
materials shall comply with theDOCFF-1 “pill test” (CPSC
16 CFR, Part 1630).
Exception: Where a building is equipped throughout
with an automatic sprinkler system in accordance with
Section 903.3.1.1 or 903.3.1.2, Class II materials are
permitted in any area where Class I materials are
required, and materials complying with the DOC FF-1
“pill test” (CPSC 16 CFR, Part 1630) are permitted in
any area where Class II materials are required.