ASTM C1731 - 13

    Standard Specification for Concrete Floor Tile

    Active Standard ASTM C1731 | Developed by Subcommittee: C15.03

    Book of Standards Volume: 04.05


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    Abstract

    This specification establishes the product criteria and minimum performance requirements for concrete floor tile (CFT) used as interior and exterior flooring. The units described by this specification are manufactured from cementitious materials, mineral aggregates (normal weight, lightweight, or both), water, and additives that are cast into various textures and shapes, often simulating natural stone, brick, terracotta, saltillo, and others. The standard addresses materials and their manufacture, physical properties, sampling, packaging and package marking, and certification.

    This abstract is a brief summary of the referenced standard. It is informational only and not an official part of the standard; the full text of the standard itself must be referred to for its use and application. ASTM does not give any warranty express or implied or make any representation that the contents of this abstract are accurate, complete or up to date.

    1. Scope

    1.1 This specification covers concrete floor tile (CFT) for application as interior and exterior flooring. The units described by this specification are manufactured from cementitious materials, mineral aggregates (normal weight, lightweight, or both), water, and additives that are cast into various textures and shapes, often simulating natural stone, brick, terracotta, saltillo, and others.

    1.2 This specification is limited to requirements for the physical attributes for the CFT units.

    1.3 The use of results from testing installed CFT units that have been removed from use for determining conformance or nonconformance to the requirements of this specification is beyond the scope of this specification.

    1.4 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.

    1.5 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.

    ASTM Standards

    C31/C31M Practice for Making and Curing Concrete Test Specimens in the Field

    C33 Specification for Concrete Aggregates

    C39/C39M Test Method for Compressive Strength of Cylindrical Concrete Specimens

    C140 Test Methods for Sampling and Testing Concrete Masonry Units and Related Units

    C150 Specification for Portland Cement

    C157/C157M Test Method for Length Change of Hardened Hydraulic-Cement Mortar and Concrete

    C172/C172M Practice for Sampling Freshly Mixed Concrete

    C260 Specification for Air-Entraining Admixtures for Concrete

    C331 Specification for Lightweight Aggregates for Concrete Masonry Units

    C482 Test Method for Bond Strength of Ceramic Tile to Portland Cement Paste

    C494/C494M Specification for Chemical Admixtures for Concrete

    C595 Specification for Blended Hydraulic Cements

    C618 Specification for Coal Fly Ash and Raw or Calcined Natural Pozzolan for Use in Concrete

    C979 Specification for Pigments for Integrally Colored Concrete

    C989 Specification for Slag Cement for Use in Concrete and Mortars

    C1028 Test Method for Determining the Static Coefficient of Friction of Ceramic Tile and Other Like Surfaces by the Horizontal Dynamometer Pull-Meter Method

    C1093 Practice for Accreditation of Testing Agencies for Masonry

    C1116/C1116M Specification for Fiber-Reinforced Concrete

    C1157/C1157M Performance Specification for Hydraulic Cement

    C1232 Terminology of Masonry

    C1353 Test Method for Abrasion Resistance of Dimension Stone Subjected to Foot Traffic Using a Rotary Platform, Double-Head Abraser

    C1600/C1600M Specification for Rapid Hardening Hydraulic Cement

    C1602/C1602M Specification for Mixing Water Used in the Production of Hydraulic Cement Concrete

    C1645 Test Method for Freeze-thaw and De-icing Salt Durability of Solid Concrete Interlocking Paving Units


    ICS Code

    ICS Number Code 91.060.30 (Ceilings. Floors. Stairs); 91.100.30 (Concrete and concrete products)

    UNSPSC Code

    UNSPSC Code 30111500(Concrete and mortars)


    DOI: 10.1520/C1731-13

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