Significance and Use
The final appearance of an installed tile floor depends upon several factors. These include but are not limited to size and squareness of the tile, the quality of joint cut, the quality and preparation of the subfloor and the skill of the installer. Long term appearance of the installed floor is also dependent on but not limited to the ability of the tile to resist shrinkage due to internal stress relief. This test method is used to measure the ability of floor tile to retain its original dimensions following exposure to heat simulating a long service life at reasonable and expected temperatures.
1.1 This test method covers the determination of the change in linear dimensions of resilient floor tile after exposure to heat.
1.2 The values stated in inch-pound units shall be regarded as the 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 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.
E177 Practice for Use of the Terms Precision and Bias in ASTM Test Methods
E691 Practice for Conducting an Interlaboratory Study to Determine the Precision of a Test Method
F141 Terminology Relating to Resilient Floor Coverings
F2055 Test Method for Size and Squareness of Resilient Floor Tile by Dial Gage Method
dimensional stability; resilient flooring; tile; Convection oven; Dimensional stability; Flooring/floor covering systems (tile); Joint cut; Linear changes/linearity; Long-term behavior/performance; Resilient flooring; Shrinkage;
ICS Number Code 91.060.30 (Ceilings. Floors. Stairs); 91.100.25 (Terracotta building products)
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