ASTM International - ASTM D6540-00
Standard Test Method for Accelerated Soiling of Pile Yarn Floor Covering
|Publication Date:||10 April 2000|
|ICS Code (Floor coverings):||97.150|
1.1 This test method describes the equipment, and the test method for assessing the propensity of pile yarn floor coverings to soiling in the absence of abrasive wear and texture changes, using a standard synthetic soil composition.
1.2 This test method is applicable for use in testing unused pile yarn floor covering of all types. It is not applicable for use in testing used pile yarn floor covering.
1.3 This test method can be used to compare the soiling propensity of two or more carpets; or it can be used to soil carpets as a preliminary step to other test procedures.
1.4 The values stated in SI units are to be regarded as the standard. The inch-pound units given in parenthesis are for information only.
1.5 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.