ASTM F793 - 10a

    Standard Classification of Wall Covering by Use Characteristics

    Active Standard ASTM F793 | Developed by Subcommittee: F15.15

    Book of Standards Volume: 15.11


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    Significance and Use

    This classification provides criteria by which wall covering of appropriate use characteristics can be chosen for particular residential and commercial decorating applications.

    1. Scope

    1.1 This classification covers the classification of wall covering by use characteristics, that is, according to its serviceability in use, recognizing that certain wall covering is designed primarily for decorative effect, while other wall covering is also designed to achieve a high degree of serviceability.

    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 is used to measure and describe the properties of materials, products, or assemblies to heat and flame under controlled conditions, but does not by itself incorporate all factors required for fire hazard or fire risk assessment of the materials, products, or assemblies under actual fire conditions.

    1.4 This standard does not purport to address all of the safety problems, 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.

    ASTM Standards

    D685 Practice for Conditioning Paper and Paper Products for Testing

    D751 Test Methods for Coated Fabrics

    D1308 Test Method for Effect of Household Chemicals on Clear and Pigmented Organic Finishes

    D2486 Test Methods for Scrub Resistance of Wall Paints

    E84 Test Method for Surface Burning Characteristics of Building Materials

    E2404 Practice for Specimen Preparation and Mounting of Wall or Ceiling Coverings to Assess Surface Burning Characteristics

    G21 Practice for Determining Resistance of Synthetic Polymeric Materials to Fungi

    Federal Standards

    Fed.Spec.CCC-W-408D Wall Covering, Vinyl-Coated (Dated January 1994, Reinstated December 2003)

    ICC Codes

    IFCInternationalFire


    ICS Code

    ICS Number Code 91.180 (Interior finishing)

    UNSPSC Code

    UNSPSC Code 30161500(Wall finishing materials)


    DOI: 10.1520/F0793-10A

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