ASTM's resilient floor covering standards are instrumental in specifying and testing the physical and mechanical properties, as well as in providing the installation procedures for resilient flooring, which includes linoleum, vinyl composition tile, and sheet vinyl among others. These standards help to determine the abrasion, puncture, and impact resistance, flexibility, electrical resistance, thickness, and heat and light stability. These resilient floor covering standards also allow product manufacturers, construction companies, and all other producers and users of resilient flooring materials to test floor coverings to ensure strength and quality towards safe utilization.

Resilient Floor Covering Standards

ASTM's resilient floor covering standards are instrumental in specifying and testing the physical and mechanical properties, as well as in providing the installation procedures for resilient flooring, which includes linoleum, vinyl composition tile, and sheet vinyl among others. These standards help to determine the abrasion, puncture, and impact resistance, flexibility, electrical resistance, thickness, and heat and light stability. These resilient floor covering standards also allow product manufacturers, construction companies, and all other producers and users of resilient flooring materials to test floor coverings to ensure strength and quality towards safe utilization.

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Practices

F1482-21 Standard Practice for Installation and Preparation of Panel Type Underlayments to Receive Resilient Flooring

F710-21 Standard Practice for Preparing Concrete Floors to Receive Resilient Flooring

F3191-16 Standard Practice for Field Determination of Substrate Water Absorption (Porosity) for Substrates to Receive Resilient Flooring

F2753-21 Standard Practice to Evaluate the Effect of Dynamic Rolling Load over Resilient Floor Covering System

F1516-13(2018) Standard Practice for Sealing Seams of Resilient Flooring Products by the Heat Weld Method (when Recommended)

F693-01(2018)e1 Standard Practice for Sealing Seams of Resilient Sheet Flooring Products by Use of Liquid Seam Sealers

F3010-18 Standard Practice for Two-Component Resin Based Membrane-Forming Moisture Mitigation Systems for Use Under Resilient Floor Coverings

F2471-19 Standard Practice for Installation of Thick Poured Lightweight Cellular Concrete Underlayments and Preparation of the Surface to Receive Resilient Flooring

F3311-19 Standard Practice for Mat Bond Evaluation of Performance and Compatibility for Resilient Flooring System Components Prior to Installation

F2170-19a Standard Test Method for Determining Relative Humidity in Concrete Floor Slabs Using in situ Probes

F2873-20 Standard Practice for the Installation of Self-Leveling Underlayment and the Preparation of Surface to Receive Resilient Flooring

F2678-16(2021) Standard Practice for Preparing Panel Underlayments, Thick Poured Gypsum Concrete Underlayments, Thick Poured Lightweight Cellular Concrete Underlayments, and Concrete Subfloors with Underlayment Patching Compounds to Receive Resilient Flooring

F2419-11(2021) Standard Practice for Installation of Thick Poured Gypsum Concrete Underlayments and Preparation of the Surface to Receive Resilient Flooring

E1907-06a Standard Guide to Methods of Evaluating Moisture Conditions of Concrete Floors to Receive Resilient Floor Coverings (Withdrawn 2008)

F2420-05(2011) Standard Test Method for Determining Relative Humidity on the Surface of Concrete Floor Slabs Using Relative Humidity Probe Measurement and Insulated Hood (Withdrawn 2014)

F1869-22 Standard Test Method for Measuring Moisture Vapor Emission Rate of Concrete Subfloor Using Anhydrous Calcium Chloride

F2659-22 Standard Guide for Preliminary Evaluation of Comparative Moisture Condition of Concrete, Gypsum Cement and Other Floor Slabs and Screeds Using a Non-Destructive Electronic Moisture Meter

F1289-95 Practice for Development of Literature Pertaining to the Selection of Residential Resilient Floor Coverings (Withdrawn 2000)

F1102-94 Guide for Preparation of Use and Care Booklets for Residential Resilient Nontextile Floor Coverings (Withdrawn 2000)

Specifications

F1303-04(2021) Standard Specification for Sheet Vinyl Floor Covering with Backing

F1861-21 Standard Specification for Resilient Wall Base

F2982-18 Standard Specification for Polyester Composition Floor Tile

F1066-04(2018) Standard Specification for Vinyl Composition Floor Tile

F2034-18 Standard Specification for Sheet Linoleum Floor Covering

F3009-14(2018) Standard Specification for Polyolefin Composition Floor Tile

F3041-14(2019) Standard Specification for Bonded Rubber Crumb Floor Coverings

F1913-19 Standard Specification for Vinyl Sheet Floor Covering Without Backing

F1700-20 Standard Specification for Solid Vinyl Floor Tile

F3261-20 Standard Specification for Resilient Flooring in Modular Format with Rigid Polymeric Core

F2169-15(2020) Standard Specification for Resilient Stair Treads

F3008-13(2020) Standard Specification for Cork Floor Tile

F2195-18 Standard Specification for Linoleum Floor Tile

F1344-21a Standard Specification for Rubber Floor Tile

F1859-21a Standard Specification for Rubber Sheet Floor Covering Without Backing

F1860-21a Standard Specification for Rubber Sheet Floor Covering With Backing

F3404-21e1 Standard Specification for Heterogeneous Polyurethane Tile or Plank Flooring

F3403-21e1 Standard Specification for Heterogeneous Polyurethane Sheet Flooring

Terminology

F141-12(2020) Standard Terminology Relating to Resilient Floor Coverings

Test Methods

F1514-19 Standard Test Method for Measuring Heat Stability of Resilient Flooring by Color Change

F1515-21 Standard Test Method for Measuring Light Stability of Resilient Flooring by Color Change

F1304-18 Standard Test Method for Deflection of Resilient Floor Tile

F137-08(2018) Standard Test Method for Flexibility of Resilient Flooring Materials with Cylindrical Mandrel Apparatus

F150-06(2018) Standard Test Method for Electrical Resistance of Conductive and Static Dissipative Resilient Flooring

F1037-18 Standard Test Method for Visual Rating of Appearance of Resilient Floors

F1914-18 Standard Test Methods for Short-Term Indentation and Residual Indentation of Resilient Floor Covering

F2421-19a Standard Test Method for Measurement of Resilient Floor Plank by Dial Gauge

F1265-03a(2020) Standard Test Method for Resistance to Impact for Resilient Floor Tile

F3414-20 Standard Test Method for Determining Ortho-Phthalate Concentration in Flooring Containing Polyvinyl Chloride

F510/F510M-20 Standard Test Method for Resistance to Abrasion of Resilient Floor Coverings Using an Abrader with a Grit Feed Method

F925-13(2020) Standard Test Method for Resistance to Chemicals of Resilient Flooring

F511-17(2021) Standard Test Method for Quality of Cut (Joint Tightness) of Resilient Floor Tile

F2055-17(2021) Standard Test Method for Size and Squareness of Resilient Floor Tile by Dial Gauge Method

F2199-20 Standard Test Method for Determining Dimensional Stability and Curling Properties of Resilient Flooring after Exposure to Heat

F540-98 Standard Test Method for Squareness of Resilient Floor Tile by Dial Gage Method (Withdrawn 2004)

F536-98 Standard Test Method for Size of Resilient Floor Tile by Dial Gage Method (Withdrawn 2004)

F387-17(2022) Standard Test Method for Measuring Thickness of Resilient Floor Covering With Foam Layer

F373-13(2022) Standard Test Method for Embossed Depth of Resilient Floor Coverings

F386-17(2022) Standard Test Method for Thickness of Resilient Flooring Materials Having Flat Surfaces

F410-08(2022) Standard Test Method for Wear Layer Thickness of Resilient Floor Coverings by Optical Measurement

F924-90(2022) Standard Test Method for Resistance to Puncture of Cushioned Resilient Floor Coverings

F970-22 Standard Test Method for Measuring Recovery Properties of Floor Coverings after Static Loading