ASTM D5684 - 12

    Standard Terminology Relating to Pile Floor Coverings

    Active Standard ASTM D5684 | Developed by Subcommittee: D13.21

    Book of Standards Volume: 07.02


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    1. Scope

    1.1 This terminology is a compilation of all terminology developed by Subcommittee D13.21 on Pile Floor Covering.

    1.2 This terminology is unique to the pile floor covering industry. Meanings if the same terms used outside the industry can be found in other compilations or in other dictionaries of general usage.

    1.3 In addition to being a specialized dictionary, D5684 is also useful for managing the Terminology of the Subcommittee.

    1.4 Terms listed under the jurisdiction of Subcommittee D13.21.

    1.5 For definitions of other textile terms see Terminology D123.

    1.6 This terminology is a compilation of all terminology developed by Subcommittee D13.21 on Pile Floor Covering.


    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

    D1335 Test Method for Tuft Bind of Pile Yarn Floor Coverings

    D2646 Test Methods for Backing Fabric Characteristics of Pile Yarn Floor Coverings

    D3936 Test Method for Resistance to Delamination of the Secondary Backing of Pile Yarn Floor Covering

    D5251 Practice for the Operation of the Tetrapod Walker Drum Tester

    D5252 Practice for the Operation of the Hexapod Tumble Drum Tester

    D5417 Practice for Operation of the Vettermann Drum Tester

    D5793 Test Method for Binding Sites per Unit Length or Width of Pile Yarn Floor Coverings

    D5823 Test Method for Tuft Height of Pile Floor Coverings

    D5848 Test Method for Mass Per Unit Area of Pile Yarn Floor Coverings

    D6119 Practice for Creating Surface Appearance Changes in Pile Yarn Floor Covering from Foot Traffic

    D6283 Test Method for Tuft Element Length of Uncoated Pile Yarn Floor Coverings

    D6540 Test Method for Accelerated Soiling of Pile Yarn Floor Covering

    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


    ICS Code

    ICS Number Code 01.040.59 (Textile and leather technology (Vocabularies)); 59.080.60 (Textile floor coverings)

    UNSPSC Code

    UNSPSC Code 30161719(Carpet or rug underlays)


    DOI: 10.1520/D5684-12

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