Sanitary Ware [Toilets and Kitchens]

This document provides the framework that enables organizations to develop studies / papers on the environmental performance of flooring products, through the Life Cycle Assessment (LCA) and also to report such performance through Type III Environmental Product Declarations (EPD).

The product category “sanitary wares” includes all equipment connected to the piping, with application in bathrooms and kitchens. The sanitary ware may have different dimensions, capacities, geometric shapes and composition, as well as in the case of cisterns, various modes of operation. Ceramic sanitary ware products are manufactured mainly in vitreous china (semi-porcelain or “vitreous china”) or earthenware or stoneware. The sanitary ware in stone, usually dishwasher and countertops in kitchens and even sinks and countertops in bathrooms, are made from natural stones such as marble, granite and limestone, and from artificial stones as silestone , limestone, Marmoglass, nanoglass, aglostone, QUARELLA, technistone, etc. The metal sanitary ware are parts made of stainless steel and enameled steel.

This product category can also be run as the sanitary ware made of glass, plastic and wood.

Some examples of sanitary ware covered by this document PCR:

  • NP EN 14516 – Baths for domestic purposes;
  • NP EN 14527 – Shower trays for domestic purposes;
  • NP EN 14688 – Sanitary appliances – toilets – Functional requirements and test methods;
  • NP EN 14296 – Sanitary appliances – collective toilets;
  • EN 997 – Sanitas and independent sets of toilets and tank with built-in siphon;
  • NP EN 13310 – Sinks – Functional requirements and test methods;
  • EN 13407 – Wall-hung urinals – functional requirements and test methods;
  • EN 14055 – toilets and urinals flushing cisterns;
  • NP EN 14528 – Bidets – Functional requirements and test methods;
  • NP EN 15388 – agglomerated stone. Sheets and products as for counter tops in bathrooms and kitchens.
name Sanitary Ware [Toilets and Kitchens]
date and registration number 10/02/2014 | RCP005:2014
version New
COORDINATOR(S) PCR Cristina Rocha | cristina.rocha@lneg.pt
author(s) Cristina Rocha
Marisa Almeida
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RMC-Revestimentos de Mármores Compactos, S.A.
Sanindusa-Indústrias de Sanitários, S.A
Sanitana
APICER-Associação Portuguesa da Indústria de Cerâmica

consultation period 11/09/2013 to 30/11/2013
valid until 31/01/2022
general instructions - version V.1.0. March Edition 2013
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An EPD performed according to this document shall communicate reliable and verifiable PCR information about the environmental performance of floor coatings. After the development of an EPD, the organization shall forward the process to a certification body recognized by the DAPHabitat System for validation of the reported information.