ASTM D 6859

D6859-05 Standard Test Method for Pile Thickness of Finished Level Pile Yarn Floor Coverings

ASTM
D
6859
2005
Name: Standard Test Method for Pile Thickness of Finished Level Pile Yarn 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 pile thickness of finished level pile yarn floor covering using a thickness measuring instrument having a stationary surface (platen), a circular pressure foot under specified force, and capable of being moved vertically above the platen.

1.2 This test method is applicable only to finished level loop and cut pile constructions with tuft heights less than 6 mm (0.25 in.).

Note 1
Determination of pile thickness of finished level pile yarn floor coverings was previously contained within Test Methods D 418. For user convenience, Subcommittee D13.21 subdivided Test Methods D 418 into separate standards of which this test method is one.

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 Textiles
D1776 Practice for Conditioning and Testing Textiles
D418 Test Methods of Testing Pile Yarn Floor Covering Construction
D5684 Terminology Relating to Pile Floor Coverings
D5823 Test Method for Tuft Height of Pile Floor Coverings
E122 Practice for Choice of Sample Size to Estimate the Average Quality of a Lot Process

Index Terms:

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

Testing Instruments: Testing Products