ASTM F 1914

Standard Test Method for Short-Term Indentation and Residual Indentation of Resilient Floor Covering

Name: F1914-05 Standard Test Method for Short-Term Indentation and Residual Indentation of Resilient Floor Covering
Developed by Subcommittee: F06.30
Book of Standards Volume: 15.04
Applicable Apparatus: McBurney Indentation Tester
1. Scope

1.1 This test method covers procedures to determine short-term indentation and residual indentation of resilient flooring, when subjected to concentrated loads.

1.2 The test methods appear in the following order:

Indentation by McBurney Test to
Indentation and Residual Indentation to

1.3 There are two procedures with their respective apparatus. The first (McBurney Test) is described in Sections to and is restricted to a spherical foot. It is only used for initial indentation measurements of VCT. The second is described in Sections to and has interchangeable feet with variable geometry. It is used to measure initial and residual indentation.

1.4 The values stated in inch-pound units are to be regarded as the standard. The values given in parentheses are provided for information only.

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

E691 Practice for Conducting an Interlaboratory Study to Determine the Precision of a Test Method
F1913 Specification for Vinyl Sheet Floor Covering Without Backing
F1700 Specification for Solid Vinyl Floor Tile
F1303 Specification for Sheet Vinyl Floor Covering with Backing
F141 Terminology Relating to Resilient Floor Coverings
F142 Test Method for Indentation of Resilient Floor Tiles (McBurney Test)
E1 Specification for ASTM Liquid-in-Glass Thermometers
F1066 Specification for Vinyl Composition Floor Tile

Index Terms

indentation; resilient flooring; residual indentation; 97.150

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