ASTM D6962 - 12

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

    Active Standard ASTM D6962 | Developed by Subcommittee: D13.21

    Book of Standards Volume: 07.02


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    ASTM D6962

    Significance and Use

    This practice is applicable for use in testing the durability of pile yarn floor covering of all types.

    This practice is designed to simulate the stress on a pile yarn floor covering from the action of weighted roller chair casters over an extended period of time.

    The specimen is tested under conditions that may simulate an actual flooring installation. This may include the pile yarn floor covering plus a specified underlayment cushion.

    This practice is used to prepare specimens for additional testing, including but not limited to: visual assessment of delamination of the secondary backing, visual assessment of the pile surface, resistance to delamination measurement, tuft bind, and pile yarn raveling.

    1. Scope

    1.1 This practice covers a procedure for the operation of a weighted roller chair testing device that rotates and moves across a test specimen of pile yarn floor coverings.

    1.2 This practice is applicable for testing unused pile yarn floor covering of all types.

    1.3 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.

    1.4 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

    D1776 Practice for Conditioning and Testing Textiles

    D2240 Test Method for Rubber Property--Durometer Hardness

    D5684 Terminology Relating to Pile Floor Coverings


    ICS Code

    ICS Number Code 59.080.60 (Textile floor coverings)

    UNSPSC Code

    UNSPSC Code 30161719(Carpet or rug underlays)


    DOI: 10.1520/D6962-12

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