Work Item
ASTM WK76514

New Test Method for Water Resistance of Resilient Flooring

1. Scope

The promotion of knowledge, the stimulation of research, the development of specifications, test methods, definitions and nomenclature, and practices for resilient floor coverings, including linoleum, vinyl, vinyl composition, asphalt, rubber, cork, and the like, in which the wearing surface is non-textile. The work of this Committee will be coordinated with other ASTM Committees and other organizations having mutual interest.


12.1.Resilient flooring, moisture resistance, water resistance, thickness swell


Rationale: Currently, there is no stand-alone established method for determining the water resistance of resilient floor coverings. Efforts have been made to incorporate some water resistance test methods into the ASTM F3261 standard specification, but this only addresses thickness swell and not the other characteristics that can also be altered in water-sensitive flooring materials, such as the length, width, curl, water absorption and changes in appearance. This test method seeks to expand upon the water resistance test method within ASTM F3261.

The title and scope are in draft form and are under development within this ASTM Committee.


Developed by Subcommittee: F06.20

Committee: F06

Staff Manager: David Lee

Work Item Status

Date Initiated: 04-12-2021

Technical Contact: Graham Capobianco

Item: 001

Ballot: F06.20 (21-01)

Status: Will Reballot Item

Item: 001

Ballot: F06.20 (22-01)

Status: Negative Votes Need Resolution