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  • CHAPTER8
    INTERIOR FINISHES

    User note: Code change proposals to sections preceded by the designation [F] will be considered by the International Fire Code Development Committee during the 2016 (Group B) Code Development Cycle. See explanation on page iv.

    SECTION801
    GENERAL

    801.1 Scope.

    The provisions of this chapter shall govern the use of materials used as interior finishes, trim and decorative materials.

    801.2 Interior wall and ceiling finish.

    The provisions of Section 803 shall limit the allowable fire performance and smoke development of interior wall and ceiling finish materials based on occupancy classification.

    801.3 Interior floor finish.

    The provisions of Section 804 shall limit the allowable fire performance of interior floor finish materials based on occupancy classification.

    [F]801.4 Decorative materials and trim.

    Decorative materials and trim shall be restricted by combustibility, fire performance or flame propagation performance criteria in accordance with Section 806.

    801.5 Applicability.

    For buildings in flood hazard areas as established in Section 1612.3, interior finishes, trim and decorative materials below the elevation required by Section 1612 shall be flood-damage-resistant materials.

    801.6 Application.

    Combustible materials shall be permitted to be used as finish for walls, ceilings, floors and other interior surfaces of buildings.

    801.7 Windows.

    Show windows in the exterior walls of the first story above grade plane shall be permitted to be of wood or of unprotected metal framing.

    801.8 Foam plastics.

    Foam plastics shall not be used as interior finish except as provided in Section 803.4. Foam plastics shall not be used as interior trim except as provided in Section 806.5 or 2604.2. This section shall apply both to exposed foam plastics and to foam plastics used in conjunction with a textile or vinyl facing or cover.