ASTM F137 - 08(2013)

    Standard Test Method for Flexibility of Resilient Flooring Materials with Cylindrical Mandrel Apparatus

    Active Standard ASTM F137 | Developed by Subcommittee: F06.20

    Book of Standards Volume: 15.04


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    Significance and Use

    4.1 Flexibility is that property of a material which allows it to be deformed by bending or rolling without cracking, breaking, or other permanent defects, using whatever force is necessary to bend or roll it. Flexibility is an important characteristic of flooring in that it provides for ease of handling in rolling, cutting, and fitting.

    1. Scope

    1.1 This test method covers the determination of the flexibility of resilient flooring materials by means of cylindrical mandrel apparatus. It is especially applicable to sheet goods and some tiles.

    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 to 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

    E691 Practice for Conducting an Interlaboratory Study to Determine the Precision of a Test Method

    F141 Terminology Relating to Resilient Floor Coverings


    ICS Code

    ICS Number Code 59.080.60 (Textile floor coverings); 97.150 (Non-textile floor coverings)

    UNSPSC Code

    UNSPSC Code 30161700(Flooring)


    DOI: 10.1520/F0137

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