ASTM F3261 - 20

    Standard Specification for Resilient Flooring in Modular Format with Rigid Polymeric Core

    Active Standard ASTM F3261 | Developed by Subcommittee: F06.80

    Book of Standards Volume: 15.04


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    1. Scope

    1.1 This specification covers resilient flooring, typically in tiles or planks format, or both, that are surface decorated or printed and protected by a clear wear layer.

    1.2 This type of floor covering utilizes a polymeric rigid core as part of the product structure.

    1.3 This type of floor covering may utilize an attached underlay backer for reduced noise and for reducing issues concerning minor subfloor irregularities.

    1.4 This type of floor covering is intended for use in commercial and residential buildings. General information and performance characteristics that determine serviceability and recommended use are included in this specification.

    1.5 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.

    1.6 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, health, and environmental practices and determine the applicability of regulatory limitations prior to use.

    1.7 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

    F141 Terminology Relating to Resilient Floor Coverings

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

    F410 Test Method for Wear Layer Thickness of Resilient Floor Coverings by Optical Measurement

    F925 Test Method for Resistance to Chemicals of Resilient Flooring

    F970 Test Method for Measuring Recovery Properties of Floor Coverings after Static Loading

    F1514 Test Method for Measuring Heat Stability of Resilient Flooring by Color Change

    F1515 Test Method for Measuring Light Stability of Resilient Flooring by Color Change

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

    F2055 Test Method for Size and Squareness of Resilient Floor Tile by Dial Gage Method

    F2199 Test Method for Determining Dimensional Stability and Curling Properties of Resilient Flooring after Exposure to Heat

    F2421 Test Method for Measurement of Resilient Floor Plank by Dial Gauge


    ICS Code

    ICS Number Code 97.150 (Floor coverings)

    UNSPSC Code

    UNSPSC Code 30161700(Flooring)


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    DOI: 10.1520/F3261-20

    Citation Format

    ASTM F3261-20, Standard Specification for Resilient Flooring in Modular Format with Rigid Polymeric Core, ASTM International, West Conshohocken, PA, 2020, www.astm.org

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