ASTM D 5823

D5823-05a Standard Test Method for Tuft Height of Pile Floor Coverings

Name: Standard Test Method for Tuft Height of Pile Floor Coverings
Developed by Subcommittee: D13.21
Book of Standards Volume: 07.02
Applicable Apparatus: The Frazier Compressometer; The Frazier Schiefer Thickness Tester
1. Scope

1.1 This test method covers the determination of tuft height using a grooved specimen holder. It applies to cut-pile and loop-pile floor covering after adhesive backing has been applied to bond the pile yarn to the backing fabric.

1.2 The values stated in SI units are to be regarded as the standard for all measurements. The inch-pound values are provided for information purposes only.

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 and health practices and determine the applicability of regulatory limitations prior to use.

2. Referenced Documents

D123 Terminology Relating to Textile Materials
D1909 Table of Commercial Moisture Regains for Textile Fibers
D5684 Terminology Relating to Pile Floor Coverings
E122 Practice for Choice of Sample Size to Estimate a Measure of Quality for a Lot or Process

Index Terms

carpet; construction; pile yarn floor covering; tuft height; 59.080.60; 59.080.60

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