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ASTM F970 - 07(2011) standard test method for static load limit


Source: ASTM International

This test method is a meaningful test for determining the indentation recovery properties of resilient floor covering.3

As testing is conducted on uninstalled flooring, results are not necessarily an indicator of the floor covering’installed performance.3

1. Scope

1.1 This test method is intended for use in determining the recovery properties of resilient floor covering after long-term indentation test, 24 h under the load specified in the detail specification. The reported value, residual indentation, is the depth of the depression remaining 24 h after removal of the specified load.

1.2 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 (purchase separately)

ASTM Standards
E171 Specification for Atmospheres for Conditioning and Testing Flexible Barrier Materials
E691 Practice for Conducting an Interlaboratory Study to Determine the Precision of a Test Method
F386 Test Method for Thickness of Resilient Flooring Materials Having Flat Surfaces
F387 Test Method for Measuring Thickness of Resilient Floor Covering With Foam Layer
F1914 Test Methods for Short-Term Indentation and Residual Indentation of Resilient Floor Covering

Index Terms

flooring; recovery; residual indentation; resilient; static load;

ICS Code

ICS Number Code 97.150 (Non-textile floor coverings)

DOI: 10.1520/F0970-07R11

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