ASTM D5253 - 04(2010)e1

    Standard Terminology Relating to Floor Coverings and Textile Upholstered Furniture

    Active Standard ASTM D5253 | Developed by Subcommittee: D13.62

    Book of Standards Volume: 07.02


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    Significance and Use

    1. Scope

    1.1 This standard is a compilation of all terminology developed by Subcommittee D13.62 on Labeling and related to refurbishing or care of floor coverings and textile upholstered furniture, excluding leather. These items cannot be refurbished by the laundering and dry cleaning methods used for apparel and other domestic textile products.

    1.2 This document defines terms for the care of textile floor coverings and textile upholstered furniture. The exact care instructions and sequence of procedures are to be determined by the manufacturer.

    1.3 The recommended terminology covers common meanings used by both textile technologists and consumers.

    1.4 This terminology is not applicable to unattached fabrics, such as slipcovers, used for covering furniture.

    1.5 When care labels are provided, a standardized terminology in a logical sequence facilitates the maximum disclosure of essential information in small label space and assists understanding of recommended care practices by the consumer.

    1.6 The use of either a permanent or a nonattached care instruction should not preclude the use of the alternative as an additional source of information to the consumer.

    1.7 The term only in any label term limits the procedure to the stated instruction.

    1.8 This terminology is unique to the care of textile floor coverings and upholstered furniture. Meanings of the same terms outside the industry can be found in other compilations or dictionaries of general usage.

    1.9 In addition to being a specialized dictionary, Terminology D5253 is also useful for managing the subcommittee's terminology.

    1.10 Terms listed are under the jurisdiction of SC D13.62.

    1.11 For definitions of refurbishing or care terms for apparel, textile, home furnishing, and leather products cleaned by laundering or dry cleaning methods, see Terminology D3136.

    1.12 For definitions of other textile terms, see Terminology D123.


    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

    D123 Terminology Relating to Textiles

    D3136 Terminology Relating to Care Labeling for Apparel, Textile, Home Furnishing, and Leather Products

    D3938 Guide for Determining or Confirming Care Instructions for Apparel and Other Textile Products

    D5489 Guide for Care Symbols for Care Instructions on Textile Products

    D6322 Guide to International Test Methods Associated with Textile Care Procedures

    D6719 Guide for Test Methods and Practices for Evaluating Pile Yarn Floor Covering

    D6859 Test Method for Pile Thickness of Finished Level Pile Yarn Floor Coverings

    D6962 Practice for Operation of a Roller Chair Tester for Pile Yarn Floor Coverings

    D7241 Test Method for Pile Thickness of Finished Multilevel Pile Yarn Floor Covering

    D7267 Test Method for Edge Ravel Resistance of Finished Loop Pile, Pile Yarn Floor Covering

    D7330 Test Method for Assessment of Surface Appearance Change in Pile Floor Coverings Using Standard Reference Scales

    D7570 Test Method for Evaluation of Dimensional Stability of Pile Yarn Floor Covering

    Other Document

    16CFR,Part423,AsAmen Federal Trade Commission Amendment to Trade Regulation Rule Concerning Care Labeling of Textile Wearing Apparel, and Certain Piece Goods Available from U.S. Government Printing Office Superintendent of Documents, 732 N. Capitol St., NW, Mail Stop: SDE, Washington, DC 20401.


    ICS Code

    ICS Number Code 59.080.01 (Textiles in general)

    UNSPSC Code

    UNSPSC Code 52100000(Floor coverings)


    DOI: 10.1520/D5253-04R10E01

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