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Significance and Use
This guide is useful to select test methods and or practices that are commonly used in industry for evaluating pile yarn floor covering. Refer to the particular test method or practice cited for the property of interest for significance and use statements.
1.1 This guide provides users with an index of procedures in the form of test methods, practices, and related documents that are currently used in industry for determination of properties of pile yarn floor covering. This guide is not considered as all-inclusive for testing procedures related to pile yarn floor covering.
1.1.1 It is the responsibility of the user to choose from this guide those procedures that provide test information on properties of interest for pile yarn floor covering that relate to its physical and esthetic properties and performance.
1.1.2 Procedures for particular properties appear in the following sections:
|Surface Appearance Change||8.1-8.31, 8.35|
|Colorfastness to Light, Crocking,|
Ozone, Water, and Oxides
|Carpets, Cleaning||8.13 and 8.14|
|Mass per Unit Area||8.22|
|Tuft Element Length||8.30|
|Colorfastness to Sodium||8.37|
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.
1.2.1 Some of the listed procedures may cite other units as standard. In this event, language of the procedure is controlling.
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.
D123 Terminology Relating to Textiles
D629 Test Methods for Quantitative Analysis of Textiles
D1335 Test Method for Tuft Bind of Pile Yarn Floor Coverings
D1776 Practice for Conditioning and Testing Textiles
D2646 Test Methods for Backing Fabric Characteristics of Pile Yarn Floor Coverings
D2859 Test Method for Ignition Characteristics of Finished Textile Floor Covering Materials
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
D5684 Terminology Relating to Pile Floor Coverings
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
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
E122 Practice for Calculating Sample Size to Estimate, With Specified Precision, the Average for a Characteristic of a Lot or Process
E648 Test Method for Critical Radiant Flux of Floor-Covering Systems Using a Radiant Heat Energy Source
E662 Test Method for Specific Optical Density of Smoke Generated by Solid Materials
ICS Number Code 59.080.60 (Textile floor coverings)
UNSPSC Code 30161719(Carpet or rug underlays)