ASTM C1288 - 17

    Standard Specification for Fiber-Cement Interior Substrate Sheets

    Active Standard ASTM C1288 | Developed by Subcommittee: C17.02

    Book of Standards Volume: 04.05

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    This standard covers dimensionally stable discrete non-asbestos fiber-cement interior substrate sheets suitable for decoration as paint, wallpaper, natural stone, tile, or resilient flooring in internal wet and dry areas. The list of materials for this specification does not include asbestos-cement flat sheets, non-asbestos fiber-cement flat sheets used for claddings, facades, curtain walls, and soffits, gypsum backing boards and coreboards, water-resistant gypsum backing boards, glass mat gypsum backing boards, fiber mat cement boards, or cement-bonded particleboards. The sheets may be coated or uncoated and are classified into four grades according to flexural strength. Materials should essentially consist of an inorganic binder or a calcium silicate binder and optional compatible process aids, fillers, and pigments. To meet property requirements, the products may be formed with or without pressure and cured under natural or accelerated conditions. All products should conform to the required values of flexural strength, density, and modulus of elasticity, and to the qualities of workmanship, finish, and appearance.

    This abstract is a brief summary of the referenced standard. It is informational only and not an official part of the standard; the full text of the standard itself must be referred to for its use and application. ASTM does not give any warranty express or implied or make any representation that the contents of this abstract are accurate, complete or up to date.

    1. Scope

    1.1 This specification covers discrete non-asbestos fiber-cement sheets manufactured to be dimensionally stable and suitable for decoration as paint, wallpaper, natural stone, tile, or resilient flooring in internal wet and dry areas.

    1.2 This specification is not applicable to asbestos-cement flat sheets (Specification C220), non-asbestos fiber cement flat sheets for exterior applications such as claddings, facades, curtain walls, and soffits (Specification C1186), gypsum backing board and coreboard (Specification C1396/C1396M), water-resistant gypsum backing board (Specification C1396/C1396M), glass mat gypsum backing board (Specification C1178/C1178M), glass mat gypsum panels (Specification C1658/C1658M), fiber-reinforced gypsum panels (Specification C1278/C1278M), particle boards (Definitions D1554), fiber mat cement boards (Specification C1325 and ANSI A118.9), or cement-bonded particleboards (Specification BS 5669: Part 4) and (ISO 8335).

    1.3 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.

    1.4 This international standard was developed in accordance with internationally recognized principles on standardization established in the Decision on Principles for the Development of International Standards, Guides and Recommendations issued by the World Trade Organization Technical Barriers to Trade (TBT) Committee.

    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

    C220 Specification for Flat Asbestos-Cement Sheets

    C1154 Terminology for Non-Asbestos Fiber-Reinforced Cement Products

    C1178/C1178M Specification for Coated Glass Mat Water-Resistant Gypsum Backing Panel

    C1185 Test Methods for Sampling and Testing Non-Asbestos Fiber-Cement Flat Sheet, Roofing and Siding Shingles, and Clapboards

    C1186 Specification for Flat Fiber-Cement Sheets

    C1278/C1278M Specification for Fiber-Reinforced Gypsum Panel

    C1325 Specification for Non-Asbestos Fiber-Mat Reinforced Cementitious Backer Units

    C1396/C1396M Specification for Gypsum Board

    C1658/C1658M Specification for Glass Mat Gypsum Panels

    D1037 Test Methods for Evaluating Properties of Wood-Base Fiber and Particle Panel Materials

    D1554 Terminology Relating to Wood-Base Fiber and Particle Panel Materials

    E84 Test Method for Surface Burning Characteristics of Building Materials

    G21 Practice for Determining Resistance of Synthetic Polymeric Materials to Fungi

    ANSI Standards

    A118.1 Specification for Dry-Set Cement Mortar

    A118.4 Specification for Modified Dry-Set Cement Mortar

    British Standards

    International Standards

    ICS Code

    ICS Number Code 91.100.40 (Products in fibre-reinforced cement)

    UNSPSC Code

    UNSPSC Code 30161700(Flooring); 30111600(Cement and lime)

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    DOI: 10.1520/C1288-17

    Citation Format

    ASTM C1288-17, Standard Specification for Fiber-Cement Interior Substrate Sheets, ASTM International, West Conshohocken, PA, 2017,

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