Canadian Commercial Furniture

CAL 133 and CAL 177 Toronto Fire Rating Canada Flammability Requirements

Furniture fire safety regulations have become essential components of any business or common area within North America. CAL 133 is a landmark regulation for the furniture industry. It was developed to provide a more realistic, practical test for judging the fire safety performance of seating in public places.

Many common areas and public seating configurations now require CAL 133 certified furnishings. As of late, this is becoming especially common in the Greater Toronto Area.

Fire safety is a top priority, and often mandatory, for many of our customers, especially those in corporate, healthcare and commercial.

  • What is CAL 133?

    CAL 133 an acronym for California Technical Bulletin 133. It is sometimes written as Cal 133, Cal TB 133 or TB133. CAL 133 is a standard for public buildings or public assembly areas that have areas containing ten or more pieces of seating. CAL 133 is a full-scale fire test for furniture. The standards do not specify how to construct furniture, only how it should perform when tested.

  • CAL 117 Upholstery

    California Technical Bulletin 117, otherwise known as CAL 117 for short, is a regulation that sets the standard for upholstered furniture flammability in the furniture industry. While the regulation is only legally binding in the state of California, it has become a nationwide standard because the state represents such a huge market. CAL 117 requires that certain materials that are used in residential furniture pass both an open flame and smolder test.

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