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ASTM D 6119 Contract Walker

Actual foot traffics are placed on a set of samples. 20,000 passes are made across samples cut in two directions (machine and across machine). Intermittent vacuuming is conducted in order to simulate “real-world” conditions. Some studies indicate that 20,000 passes are equivalent to 1 year of usage in a household of 4 people for one year.

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ASTM D2394 Section 18 Falling Ball Indentation

This test is designed for evaluating the indentation resistance of finished wood flooring.  A 2”-diameter, 1.18 lb steel ball is...
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ASTM D2394 Section 18 Falling Ball Indentation

ASTM F1515 Light Stability by Color Change Test

This test is designed for resilient flooring products, but may be used by other flooring products if desired.  The test...
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ASTM F1515 Light Stability by Color Change Test

ANSI/HPVA EF 2020 Section 4.2 – Bond Line / Three Cycle Soak Test

This method comes from the ANSI/HPVA EF 2020 American National Standard for Engineered Wood Flooring.  It’s the most common and...
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ANSI/HPVA EF 2020 Section 4.2 – Bond Line / Three Cycle Soak Test

EN 16094 Microscratch Test

This method uses a Martindale tester to evaluate microscratch resistance of laminate, resilient, and engineered wood flooring.   The method employs...
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EN 16094 Microscratch Test

ASTM D2047 Static Coefficient of Friction Test

This method uses a James Machine to evaluate the static coefficient of friction (SCOF) of polish-coated flooring surfaces. The test...
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ASTM D2047 Static Coefficient of Friction Test

Vetterman Drum

Vetterman Drum ASTM D 5417 Mechanical trafficking apparatus sometimes used as an alternative to the Hexapod tumbler. A weighted 10...
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Vetterman Drum

Velcro Roller

Velcro Roller A device used to show an indication of fuzzing propensity of a loop pile carpet. The apparatus is...
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Velcro Roller

Tuft Height

ASTM D5823 - Tuft Height 10 randomly selected tufts are from a cut pile carpet sample are cut at the...
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Tuft Height

Tuft Bind

ASTM D1335 - Tuft Bind The test method used to measure the force required to remove a tuft from the...
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Tuft Bind

Tropical Fade Test

Tropical Fade Test The method used to look at the response of carpet to high temperature/humidity conditions. Test times-48 hours....
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Tropical Fade Test