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This specification covers resilient wall base. These products are manufactured from rubber or thermoplastic materials, or a combination thereof. Wall base is used to provide a functional, as well as decorative border, between walls and floors. This specification does not include rigid products. Wall base shall be of the following types, as specified: type TS - rubber, vulcanized thermoset, type TP - rubber, thermoplastic, and type TV - vinyl, thermoplastic. Wall base shall be one of the following groups, as specified: group 1 - solid, and group 2 - layered. Wall base shall be of the following styles as specified: style A - straight, style B - cove, style C - butt-to, style D - sculptured. The wear layer thickness, flexibility, adjacent surface straining induced by wall base, light resistance, chemical resistance, dimensional stability, height, thickness, and length shall be tested to meet the requirements prescribed.
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1.1 This specification covers resilient wall base. These products are manufactured from rubber or thermoplastic materials, or a combination thereof. Wall base is used to provide a functional, as well as decorative border, between walls and floors. This specification does not include rigid products.
1.3 The following safety caveat pertains to the test methods portion, Section 12, 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.
D883 Terminology Relating to Plastics
D1566 Terminology Relating to Rubber
D1755 Specification for Poly(Vinyl Chloride) Resins
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
F925 Test Method for Resistance to Chemicals of Resilient Flooring
F1515 Test Method for Measuring Light Stability of Resilient Flooring by Color Change
Other StandardsANSI/ASQC Z1.4–2003 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 91.060.10 (Walls. Partitions. Facades)
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ASTM F1861-08(2012)e1, Standard Specification for Resilient Wall Base, ASTM International, West Conshohocken, PA, 2012, www.astm.orgBack to Top