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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|Scope||This 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 Use||Commercial, light commercial and residential buildings|
|Classification||Currently 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.|
|Materials||The 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|
|Squareness||Shall 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 Resistance||No crack greater than 3″ after 12 drops|
1 in. diameter steel balls (65 grams); 20″ drop height
|Deflection||1 in. (25.4 mm), minimum|
|Dimensional Stability||< 0.028 in. (0.710 mm) per linear foot after 6 hours at 180°F|
|Resistance to Chemicals||No 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 Heat||Color change DE < 8 after 7 days at 158°F|
|Resistance to Light||Color change DE < 8 after 300 hours|
|Armstrong Flooring Products||Conformance|
|Migrations BBT*||Meets or exceeds|
|Striations BBT*||Meets or exceeds|