This specification covers sheet floor covering having a vinyl wear layer without backing. Products also may contain a clear specialty performance top layers. This type of floor covering is intended for use in commercial and light commercial buildings. The wear layer shall have a vinyl plastic binder and may include pigments, fillers, extenders, and other ingredients. This layer shall be stabilized against heat and light deterioration. The binder content of the PVC-pattern portion of the wear layer such as vinyl resins, plasticizers, and stabilizers shall be a minimum of 50 %.
1.1 This specification covers sheet floor covering having a vinyl wear layer without backing. Products also may contain a clear specialty performance top layer(s).
1.2 This type of floor covering is intended for use in commercial and light commercial buildings. General information and performance characteristics, which determine serviceability and recommended use, are included in this specification.
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 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.
1.5 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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