ASTM F 1861 Resilient Wall Base

Summary

This specification is issued under the jurisdiction of ASTM International Committee F06 on Resilient Floor Coverings
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Scope

Covers resilient wall base manufactured from rubber or thermoplastic materials (or a combination thereof) used to provide a functional as well as a decorative border between walls and floors but not including rigid products.

Classification

Types:
Type TS – Rubber, Vulcanized Thermoset
Type TP – Rubber, Thermoplastic
Type TV – Vinyl, Thermoplastic

Groups:
Group 1 – Solid (homogeneous)
Group 2 – Layered (multiple layers)

Styles:
Style A – Straight
Style B – Cove
Style C – Butt-to

Typical Profiles of Wall Base

Corners: Where specified, both inside and outside 90° factory-made corners should be specified by style. Corners must meet the same height and thickness requirements as wall base. 

Physical Property Requirements Tests

  • Wear Layer Thickness
  • Flexibility
  • Staining of Adjacent Surfaces Induced by Wall Base
  • Resistance to Light
  • Resistance to Chemicals
  • Dimensional Stability
  • Height
  • Thickness
  • Length
  • Squareness

WALL BASE

Use: ResidentialCertified to ASTM F 1861Supersedes Certification to
Fed Spec SS-W-40A
Thermoplastic Rubber  Wall BaseType TP – Rubber, Thermoplastic
Group 1 – Solid (homogeneous)
Style B – Cove
Type 1 (Rubber), Style B
Use: Commercial and Light CommercialCertified to ASTM F 1861Supersedes Certification to
Fed Spec SS-W-40A
Coved Thermoplastic Rubber Wall BaseType TP – Rubber, Thermoplastic
Group 1 – Solid (homogeneous)
Style B – Cove
Type 1 (Rubber), Style B
Sculptured Thermoplastic Rubber Wall BaseType TP – Rubber, Thermoplastic
Group 1 – Solid (homogeneous)
Style A – Straight 
Type 1 (Rubber), Style A
Updated on September 22, 2022