Standard Active Last Updated: Aug 17, 2018
ASTM D3676-18

Standard Specification for Rubber Cellular Cushion Used for Carpet or Rug Underlay

Significance and Use

5.1 The purpose of this specification is to provide meaningful tests for rubber cellular cushion used for carpet or rug underlay.


This specification covers material and dimensional requirements for high-density rubber cellular cushion adhered to carpet, rugs, or various substrates intended for use as a separate underlay. However, this specification does not include requirements for burning characteristics. Material covered in this specification comprises Class A and Class B flexible, cellular, high-density rubber. Tests for compression set, compression resistance or compression force deflection, delaminations strength, tensile strength, and accelerated aging shall be performed and shall conform to the requirements specified.


1.1 This specification covers high-density cellular rubber adhered to carpet and rugs. This specification can also be applied to various substrates, such as blown sponge rubber, used independently as carpet underlay.

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

Note 1: There is no known ISO equivalent to this standard.

1.3 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: 08.02
Developed by Subcommittee: D20.22
Pages: 5
DOI: 10.1520/D3676-18
ICS Code: 83.100; 97.150