ASTM F 1344 Rubber Floor Tile


This specification is issued under the jurisdiction of ASTM International Committee F06 on Resilient Floor Coverings
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This specification covers requirements for the compound and physical characteristics of rubber floor tile.


Class I – Homogeneous Rubber Floor Tile
A. Solid Color
B. Through Mottled

Class II – Laminated Rubber Floor Tile
A. Solid Color Wear Layer
B. Through Mottled Wearlayer

Tile may have smooth, embossed, or molded pattern wearing surfaces.

Materials and Manufacture

Polymeric binder shall satisfy the definition of rubber in Terminology ASTM D 1566 and have been vulcanized such that it becomes as defined in Terminology ASTM D 883.

Performance Requirements

Hardness: Not less than 85 Shore A

Static Load Limit: Residual indentation not greater than 0.005 inches per ASTM F 970 at 250 psi

Resistance to Chemicals: No more than a slight change in surface dulling, surface attach, or staining against: 5% acetic acid, 70% isopropyl alcohol, 5% sodium hydroxide, 5% hydrochloric acid, 5% sulfuric acid, 5% ammonia, 5.25% bleach, 5% active phenol disinfectant

Resistance to Heat: 7 days at 158oF, maximum color change not greater than 8 delta E

Abrasion Resistance: Weight loss not to exceed 1 gram

Dimensional Stability: Shall not exceed 0.15% MD and AMD

Dimensions and Permissible Variations

Wear Layer Thickness: 0.040 inches minimum

Overall Thickness: 0.080 inches minimum

Thickness Tolerances: (as specified)
Smooth Surface Tile: + 0.005 inches
Molded Pattern Tile + 0.015 / – 0.005 inches
Embossed Pattern Tile + 0.015 / – 0.005 inches

+ 0.016 inches for tiles < 12 by 12 inches
+ 0.018 inches for tiles > 12 by 12 inches but < 24 by 24 inches
+ 0.020 inches for tiles > 24 by 24 inchesSquareness – Not out more than 0.010 inches

Quality of Cut (Joint Tightness): Not more than 0.005 inches

Updated on February 7, 2023