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Significance and Use
The overall thickness or caliper of resilient flooring is a basic physical property. However, conventional means of measuring the thickness, such as a hand micrometer or regular dial micrometer, are not applicable for foam-layer products due to the error from compressing the foam. This test method minimizes this type of measuring error and still retains the convenience and speed of measurement.
Measurement of the product thickness may be required for quality control purposes or to ensure compliance with applicable specifications.
1.1 This test method covers the determination of the thickness of resilient non-textile floor coverings containing a foam layer as part of the construction.
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 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
ICS Number Code 97.150 (Non-textile floor coverings)
UNSPSC Code 52100000(Floor coverings)
ASTM F387-11, Standard Test Method for Measuring Thickness of Resilient Floor Covering With Foam Layer, ASTM International, West Conshohocken, PA, 2011, www.astm.orgBack to Top