Active Standard ASTM F2195 | Developed by Subcommittee: F06.80
Book of Standards Volume: 15.04
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This specification covers floor tiles made of a homogeneous mixture of linoleum cement binder calendered or pressed onto a fibrous or suitable backing for use in commercial, light commercial and residential buildings based on serviceability characteristics. General information and performance characteristics, which determine serviceability and recommended use, are included in this document. The floor coverings shall be of the following types: Type I—linoleum floor tile with fibrous backing; Type II—linoleum floor tile with special backing; Type III—linoleum floor tile without backing; and Type IV—static dissipative linoleum floor tile with or without backing. Materials shall be tested and the individual grades shall conform to specified values of physical properties such as wear surface, size, thickness, and squareness; performance requirements such as residual indentation, static load resistance, flexibility, dimensional stability, resistance to chemicals, resistance to heat, resistance to light, and static dissipation.
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1.1 This specification covers floor tiles made of a homogeneous mixture of linoleum cement binder calendered or pressed onto a fibrous or suitable backing. This specification also covers linoleum floor tile without backing.
1.2 Four types of linoleum floor tile 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, which determine serviceability and recommended use, are included in this document.
1.3 The following safety hazards caveat pertains only to the test methods portion, Sections 7 and 8, of this specification.
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 requirements prior to use.
1.5 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.
2. Referenced Documents (purchase separately) The documents listed below are referenced within the subject standard but are not provided as part of the standard.
Other StandardsANSI/ASQC Z1.4 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. EN 433 Determination of Residual Indentation after Static Loading Available from CEN European Committee for Standardization--Central Secretariat: rue de Stassart, 36 B-1050 Brussels. EN 669 Determination of the Dimensional Changes of Tiles Caused by Atmospheric Humidity Changes EN 670 Identification and Composition of Linoleum--Determination of Cement and Ash Residue
F137 Test Method for Flexibility of Resilient Flooring Materials with Cylindrical Mandrel Apparatus
F141 Terminology Relating to Resilient Floor Coverings
F150 Test Method for Electrical Resistance of Conductive and Static Dissipative Resilient Flooring
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
F2055 Test Method for Size and Squareness of Resilient Floor Tile by Dial Gage Method
ICS Number Code 91.060.30 (Ceilings. Floors. Stairs)