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This specification covers resilient floor covering having a vinyl plastic wear layer with backing intended for use in commercial, light commercial, and residential building applications. Material covered by this specification consists of Types I and II floor covering, which may further be classified according to grade (Grades 1, 2, and 3) and backing classes (Class A, B, and C). the floor covering shall consist of a vinyl plastic wear layer (transparent, translucent, or opaque, with the surface smooth, embossed, or textured with or without valley printing), intermediate layers made of foam and reinforcing materials, and backing (which may be fibrous, nonfoamed plastic, or foamed plastic). Tests for wear layer binder content, wear layer thickness, overall thickness, residual indentation, flexibility, and resistance to chemicals, heat, light, and static load shall be performed and shall conform to the requirements specified.
This abstract is a brief summary of the referenced standard. It is informational only and not an official part of the standard; the full text of the standard itself must be referred to for its use and application. ASTM does not give any warranty express or implied or make any representation that the contents of this abstract are accurate, complete or up to date.
1.1 This specification covers floor covering having a vinyl plastic wear layer with backing. Products may also contain non-PVC specialty performance top layer(s) or intermediate layer(s), or both.
1.2 Two types of floor covering based on binder content are covered. The floor covering is intended for use in commercial, light commercial, and residential buildings based on serviceability characteristics. General information and performance characteristics that determine serviceability and recommended use are included in this specification.
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 The following safety hazards caveat pertains only to the test methods portion, Section 11, of this specification. 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.
F137 Test Method for Flexibility of Resilient Flooring Materials with Cylindrical Mandrel Apparatus
F141 Terminology Relating to Resilient Floor Coverings
F386 Test Method for Thickness of Resilient Flooring Materials Having Flat Surfaces
F410 Test Method for Wear Layer Thickness of Resilient Floor Coverings by Optical Measurement
F710 Practice for Preparing Concrete Floors to Receive Resilient Flooring
F925 Test Method for Resistance to Chemicals of Resilient Flooring
F970 Test Method for Static Load Limit
F1482 Practice for Installation and Preparation of Panel Type Underlayments to Receive Resilient Flooring
F1514 Test Method for Measuring Heat Stability of Resilient Flooring by Color Change
F1515 Test Method for Measuring Light Stability of Resilient Flooring by Color Change
F1914 Test Methods for Short-Term Indentation and Residual Indentation of Resilient Floor Covering
American National StandardANSI/ASQC Z1.4 Sampling Procedures and Tables for Inspection by Attributes Available from American National Standards Institute, 11 W. 42nd St., 13th Floor, New York, NY 10036.
ICS Number Code 97.150 (Non-textile floor coverings)
UNSPSC Code 52101511(Rubber or vinyl mats)
ASTM F1303-04(2014), Standard Specification for Sheet Vinyl Floor Covering with Backing, ASTM International, West Conshohocken, PA, 2014, www.astm.orgBack to Top