Active Standard ASTM F1913 | Developed by Subcommittee: F06.80
Book of Standards Volume: 15.04
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This specification covers sheet floor covering having a vinyl wear layer without backing. Products also may contain a clear specialty performance top layers. This type of floor covering is intended for use in commercial and light commercial buildings. The wear layer shall have a vinyl plastic binder and may include pigments, fillers, extenders, and other ingredients. This layer shall be stabilized against heat and light deterioration. The binder content of the PVC-pattern portion of the wear layer such as vinyl resins, plasticizers, and stabilizers shall be a minimum of 50 %.
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1.1 This specification covers sheet floor covering having a vinyl wear layer without backing. Products also may contain a clear specialty performance top layer(s).
1.2 This type of floor covering is intended for use in commercial and light commercial buildings. General information and performance characteristics, which 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 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
F925 Test Method for Resistance to Chemicals of Resilient Flooring
F970 Test Method for Static Load Limit
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
ANSI/ASQC StandardANS/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)