ASTM C1028 - 07e1

    Standard Test Method for Determining the Static Coefficient of Friction of Ceramic Tile and Other Like Surfaces by the Horizontal Dynamometer Pull-Meter Method

    Active Standard ASTM C1028 | Developed by Subcommittee: C21.06

    Book of Standards Volume: 15.02


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    Significance and Use

    The horizontal dynamometer pull meter and heel assemblies are designed to determine the static coefficient of friction of tile and like materials.

    The measurement made by this apparatus is believed to be one important factor relative to slip resistance. Other factors can affect slip resistance, such as the degree of wear on the shoe and flooring material; presence of foreign material, such as water, oil, and dirt; the length of the human stride at the time of slip; type of floor finish; and the physical and mental condition of humans. Therefore, this test method should be used for the purpose of developing a property of the flooring surface under laboratory conditions, and should not be used to determine slip resistance under field conditions unless those conditions are fully described.

    Because many variables may enter into the evaluation of slip resistance of a particular surface, this test method is designed to evaluate these surfaces under both laboratory and actual site installation conditions.

    The static coefficient of friction is determined under both wet and dry conditions with Neolite heel assemblies over both unprepared and prepared (cleaned) test surfaces.

    1. Scope

    1.1 This test method covers the measurement of static coefficient of friction of ceramic tile or other surfaces under both wet and dry conditions while utilizing Neolite heel assemblies. This test method can be used in the laboratory or in the field.

    1.2 The values stated in inch-pound units are to be regarded as standard. The values given in parentheses are mathematical conversions to SI units that are provided for information only and are not considered standard.

    1.3 This standard does not purport to address all of the safety concerns, if any, associated with its use. It is the responsibility of the user of this standard to establish appropriate safety and health practices and determine the applicability of regulatory limitations prior to use.


    2. Referenced Documents (purchase separately) The documents listed below are referenced within the subject standard but are not provided as part of the standard.

    Rubber Manufacturing Association (RMA) Standard

    HS-3 Method of Test for Evaluating Adhesive Bondability of Shoe Soling Materials (1975) Available from Rubber Manufacturers Association, 1901 Pennsylvania Ave., NW, Washington, DC 20006. RMA Specification #HS-3.


    ICS Code

    ICS Number Code 91.100.25 (Terracotta building products)

    UNSPSC Code

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    DOI: 10.1520/C1028-07E01

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