ASTM F970 - 07(2011)

    Standard Test Method for Static Load Limit

    Active Standard ASTM F970 | Developed by Subcommittee: F06.30

    Book of Standards Volume: 15.04


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    Significance and Use

    This test method is a meaningful test for determining the indentation recovery properties of resilient floor covering.3

    As testing is conducted on uninstalled flooring, results are not necessarily an indicator of the floor covering’installed performance.3

    1. Scope

    1.1 This test method is intended for use in determining the recovery properties of resilient floor covering after long-term indentation test, 24 h under the load specified in the detail specification. The reported value, residual indentation, is the depth of the depression remaining 24 h after removal of the specified load.

    1.2 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.

    ASTM Standards

    E171 Practice for Conditioning and Testing Flexible Barrier Packaging

    E691 Practice for Conducting an Interlaboratory Study to Determine the Precision of a Test Method

    F386 Test Method for Thickness of Resilient Flooring Materials Having Flat Surfaces

    F387 Test Method for Measuring Thickness of Resilient Floor Covering With Foam Layer

    F1914 Test Methods for Short-Term Indentation and Residual Indentation of Resilient Floor Covering


    ICS Code

    ICS Number Code 97.150 (Non-textile floor coverings)

    UNSPSC Code

    UNSPSC Code 30161700(Flooring)


    DOI: 10.1520/F0970-07R11

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