Work Item
ASTM WK76949

New Test Method for Test Method for Evaluation of Gouge Resistance of Resilient Floor Coverings

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.


Gouge resistance, impact, indentation, resilient floor coverings, scratch


This laboratory test procedure addresses the need to generate reproducible gouges on materials such as resilient flooring by combining an impact and scratch test. By calculating the resulting indentation and groove damage, resistance to gouging can be quantified and compared.

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: 05-17-2021

Technical Contact: Alan Jaenecke

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