Test Method for Carpets: Cleaning of; Hot Water Extraction
|Publication Date:||1 January 2019|
Purpose and Scope
This test method provides a laboratory procedure to clean textile floor coverings by a technique simulating cleaning of installed floor coverings by hot water extraction, sometimes erroneously called "steam cleaning."
This test method may be used to clean a carpet in a manner that duplicates the most popular (70%) means of actual on-floor cleaning of carpets.
This test method prepares specimens that can be tested for many properties; e.g., colorfastness, dimensional stability, permanency of finishes, ease of cleaning, etc.