In a recent Q&A on the FacilityCare website, consultant Brad Keyes answered a question about interior finish.
Q: I would like to know the 2012 Life Safety Code (LSC) requirements for an audio testing room in a high-rise hospital. The floor, wall and ceilings are covered with cloth materials similar to carpet. The room has been protected by a smoke detector and sprinkler.
A: The wall coverings would not be considered decorations, but rather interior finish. Section 18.104.22.168 of the 2012 LSC requires interior finish to meet section 10.2 and limits them to Class A or Class B materials.