This specification covers vinyl composition floor tile with either smooth or embossed surfaces. Vinyl composition tile shall conform to the materials, color, pattern, wearing surface, size, thickness, and squareness indicated in this specification. The material shall be tested for indentation and impact. Performance requirements for vinyl composition tiles include deflection limit, dimensional stability, chemical resistance, and heat resistance. Basic chemicals for chemical resistance test include vinegar, alcohol, mineral oil, sodium hydroxide solution, household ammonia solution, household bleach, olive oil, kerosene, unleaded gasoline, and phenol.
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1.1 This specification covers vinyl composition tile (VCT) with either smooth or embossed surfaces for flooring application.
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.
1.3 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.
F386 Test Method for Thickness of Resilient Flooring Materials Having Flat Surfaces
F925 Test Method for Resistance to Chemicals of Resilient Flooring
F1265 Test Method for Resistance to Impact for Resilient Floor Tile
F1304 Test Method for Deflection of Resilient Floor Tile
F1514 Test Method for Measuring Heat Stability of Resilient Flooring by Color Change
F1914 Test Methods for Short-Term Indentation and Residual Indentation of Resilient Floor Covering
F2055 Test Method for Size and Squareness of Resilient Floor Tile by Dial Gage Method
F2199 Test Method for Determining Dimensional Stability of Resilient Floor Tile after Exposure to Heat
ANSI/ASQCZ1.4 Sampling Procedures and Tables for Inspection by Attributes Available from American National Standards Institute, 11 West 42nd St., New York, NY 10036.
resilient flooring; tile; vinyl composition floor tile; vinyl composition tile (VCT); Building materials/applications--specifications; Coatings--flooring materials/applications; Flooring/floor covering systems--specifications; Poly(vinyl chloride)(PVC); VCT (vinyl composition tile); Vinyl flooring/floor coverings; Wear testing--flooring; Patterns;
ICS Number Code 97.150 (Non-textile floor coverings)
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