ASTM D6719 - 12

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

    Active Standard ASTM D6719 | Developed by Subcommittee: D13.21

    Book of Standards Volume: 07.02


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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. Scope

    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:

    PropertySection
    Surface Appearance Change8.1-8.31, 8.35
    Antimicrobial8.5
    Binding Sites8.6
    Backing Characteristics8.7
    Colorfastness to Light, Crocking,
    Ozone, Water, and Oxides
    of Nitrogen
    8.8-8.12
    Carpets, Cleaning8.13 and 8.14
    Conditioning7
    Delamination Resistance8.15
    Fiber Analysis8.16
    Flammability8.17-8.20
    Pile Thickness8.21
    Mass per Unit Area8.22
    Soiling8.23-8.25
    Stain Resistance8.26
    Static8.27
    Tuft Bind8.28
    Tuft Height8.29
    Tuft Element Length8.30
    Durability8.32
    Edge Ravel8.33
    Dimensional Stability8.34
    Fluorine Content8.36
    Colorfastness to Sodium8.37

    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.

    ASTM Standards

    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 Code

    ICS Number Code 59.080.60 (Textile floor coverings)

    UNSPSC Code

    UNSPSC Code 30161719(Carpet or rug underlays)


    DOI: 10.1520/D6719-12

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