ASTM F 2982 Polyester Composition Floor Tile



ASTM F 2982 Standard Specification for Polyester Composition Floor Tile​

This specification is issued under the jurisdiction of ASTM International Committee F06 on Resilient Floor Coverings.
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ScopeThis specification covers polyester composition floor tile for use in commercial, light commercial or residential flooring applications. The tile may be either smooth or embossed.
Intended UseCommercial, light commercial and residential buildings
ClassificationCurrently there is no classification system in place for this specification. As written the standard only covers through pattern tile.Through Pattern Tile – In through pattern tile, either the pattern and colors on the surface of the tile extend entirely through the thickness of the tile without significant change, or the colors appearing on the surface shall extend throughout the entire thickness of the tile, although the appearance of the pattern created by these colors will change throughout the thickness.
MaterialsThe tile shall be composed of binders, fillers and pigments.
The binder shall consist of one or more resins of polyester. The polyester resin may be thermoplastic or thermoset.
Floor tiles may have a clear specialty performance top layer which does not delaminate under normal use and is not removable by normal maintenance procedures.
Thicknesses+ 0.005 in.(0.127 mm) as specified
Size+ 0.016 in. (0.406) per linear ft
SquarenessShall not exceed 0.010 in. (0.254 mm).
73.4°F – 1 minute
73.4°F – 10 minutes
30 lb load on a 1/4″ diameter ball tip< 0.012 in. (0.305 mm)
< 0.015 in. (0.356 mm)
Static Load Limit< 0.005 in. (0.13 mm) residual indentation @ 250 PSI
Impact ResistanceNo crack greater than 3″ after 12 drops
1 in. diameter steel balls (65 grams); 20″ drop height
Deflection1 in. (25.4 mm), minimum
Dimensional Stability< 0.028 in. (0.710 mm) per linear foot after 6 hours at 180°F
Resistance to ChemicalsNo more than a slight change in surface dulling, attack or stain

5% acetic acid, 70% isopropyl alcohol, white mineral oil, 5% sodium hydroxide, 5% ammonia, 5.25% bleach, Phenol (5% active phenol), kerosene, olive oil
Resistance to HeatColor change DE < 8 after 7 days at 158°F
Resistance to LightColor change DE < 8 after 300 hours


Armstrong Flooring ProductsConformance
Migrations BBT*Meets or exceeds
Striations BBT*  Meets or exceeds
Updated on September 26, 2022