Active Standard ASTM F1859 | Developed by Subcommittee: F06.80
Book of Standards Volume: 15.04
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This specification covers the requirements for the compound and physical characteristics of homogeneous (Type I) and layered (Type II) rubber sheet floor covering without backing. The floor coverings may either have smooth, embossed, or molded pattern surfaces, and shall not contain asbestos. They shall be tested on, and conform accordingly to the following requirements: chemical composition; hardness; modulus of 10 % elongation; static load limit; resistance to chemicals such as white vinegar, rubbing alcohol, sodium hydroxide solution, hydrochloric acid solution, sulfuric acid solution, household ammonia solution, and household bleach; resistance to heat; resistance to light; width and length; and base, wear layer, and overall thicknesses.
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1.1 This specification covers the requirements for the compound and physical characteristics of rubber sheet floor covering without backing.
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 The following precautionary statement pertains only to the test method portion, Section 10, of this specification: This standard does not purport to address all 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.
D412 Test Methods for Vulcanized Rubber and Thermoplastic Elastomers--Tension
D883 Terminology Relating to Plastics
D1566 Terminology Relating to Rubber
D2240 Test Method for Rubber Property--Durometer Hardness
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
ANSI StandardANSI/ASQCZ1.4 Sampling Procedures and Tables for Inspection by Attributes Available from American National Standards Institute (ANSI), 25 W. 43rd St., 4th Floor, New York, NY 10036, http://www.ansi.org.
ICS Number Code 97.150 (Non-textile floor coverings)
UNSPSC Code 52101511(Rubber or vinyl mats)