Significance and Use
4.1 Resilient flooring products are designed and formulated to have good resistance to most common chemicals encountered in typical use. High performance wear layers can also be used to enhance cleanability and chemical resistance. Resilient flooring used in residential and commercial environments may be subjected to a variety of chemicals through accidental spillage or as ingredients used for hygienic purposes. Performance is dependent upon the flooring formulation and that of the maintenance products used on the flooring. This test method provides a means of estimating the relative susceptibility of resilient floor covering to change when exposed to chemical reagents.
1.1 This test method provides a procedure for determining the resistance of resilient floor covering to surface deterioration when exposed to various chemical reagents. This test method is not intended as a staining test nor as a method to judge surface and appearance restoration of the sample after exposure to the chemical reagent.
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. Specific hazard information is provided in Section 6 of this test method.
2. Referenced Documents (purchase separately) The documents listed below are referenced within the subject standard but are not provided as part of the standard.
D2244 Practice for Calculation of Color Tolerances and Color Differences from Instrumentally Measured Color Coordinates
F142 Test Method for Indentation of Resilient Floor Tiles (McBurney Test)
F386 Test Method for Thickness of Resilient Flooring Materials Having Flat Surfaces
F1914 Test Methods for Short-Term Indentation and Residual Indentation of Resilient Floor Covering
chemicals; flooring; resilient; resistance;
ICS Number Code 97.150 (Non-textile floor coverings)
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Citing ASTM Standards
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