Standard Historical Last Updated: Apr 27, 2020
ASTM C1895-19

Standard Test Method for Determination of Mohs Scratch Hardness of Ceramic Tile

Significance and Use

2.1 Mohs scratch hardness is a useful tool for determining a ceramic tile’s resistance to scratching. The resistance to scratching is determined based on a visual observation of the ceramic tile surface after an attempt to scratch the surface using a pick of known hardness.


1.1 This method covers the procedures to determine the Mohs scratch hardness of ceramic tile.

1.2 Units—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, health, and environmental practices and determine the applicability of regulatory limitations prior to use.

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.

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Book of Standards Volume: 15.02
Developed by Subcommittee: C21.06
Pages: 7
DOI: 10.1520/C1895-19
ICS Code: 91.100.23