Useful carpet thickness

Test method to determine the thickness of the pile above the substrate of a textile floor covering.

Resistance to damage at cut edges

Test method to determine the susceptibility of textile floor coverings to mechanical damage at cut edges. It is applicable to all textile floor coverings both as sheet materials and as tiles.

Number of tufts and/or loops

Test method to determine the number of tufts and/or loops per unit Iength and per unit area of a carpet.

Lisson Tretrad test

The Lisson Tretrad testing machine is used to determine 4 aspects of textile floor coverings.

Dimensional stability of resilient floorcoverings

Test method to determine the dimensional stability and curling of resilient floor coverings, in the form of sheets, tile or planks after exposure to heat.

Dimensional stability of carpet tiles

The resistance to dimensional variation due to the effects of water and heat conditions is an essential requirement of carpet tiles.

Useful mass (volume)

Test method to determine the total mass per unit area, total pile mass per unit area, and mass of pile per unit area above the substrate, and for the calculation of measured surface pile density and measured pile fibre volume ratio, of textile floor coverings.

Carpet wear - changes in appearance

Testing and evaluation of changes in appearance by means of Vetterman drum and hexapod tumbler tester

Essai de la chaise à roulettes

Détermination du changement d'aspect et de la stabilité d'un revêtement de sol résilient ou stratifié, y compris de ses joints, sous l'effet du déplacement d'une chaise à roulettes.
ISO 4918: Resilient, textile and laminate floor coverings - Castor chair test
EN 425: Resilient and Laminate Floor Coverings - Castor Chair Test

Classement d'usage de tapis

La norme européenne EN 1307 spécifie les exigences de classement d'usage domestique et commercial de tous les tapis et dalles de tapis en excluant les moquettes et les tapis de passage. L'EN 1307 est associé à l'EN ISO 10874:2012, le système de classement des revêtements de sol résilients, textiles et stratifiés. Le classement est basé sur des exigences pratiques concnernant le lieu et l'intensité d'usage.