This document (EN 13629:2012) has been prepared by Technical Committee CEN/TC 175 "Round and sawn timber", the secretariat of which is held by AFNOR (France). This document specifies the characteristics of hardwood boards and pre-assembled hardwood boards with grooves and/or tongues for internal use as flooring. This document covers solid hardwood boards with or without surface coating. This standard does not cover solid parquet elements according to EN 13226. The committee responsible for this European Standard is NA 042-01-14 AA "Rund- und Schnittholz - Spiegelausschuss zu CEN/TC 175 und ISO/TC 218" ("Round and sawn timber - Mirror Committee of CEN/TC 175 and ISO/TC 218") at DIN.