This specification covers vinyl composition floor tile with either smooth or embossed surfaces. Vinyl composition tile shall conform to the materials, color, pattern, wearing surface, size, thickness, and squareness indicated in this specification. The material shall be tested for indentation and impact. Performance requirements for vinyl composition tiles include deflection limit, dimensional stability, chemical resistance, and heat resistance. Basic chemicals for chemical resistance test include vinegar, alcohol, mineral oil, sodium hydroxide solution, household ammonia solution, household bleach, olive oil, kerosene, unleaded gasoline, and phenol.
1.1 This specification covers vinyl composition tile (VCT) with either smooth or embossed surfaces for flooring application.
1.2 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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