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December 5, 2013 - ASTM F3008, Specification for Cork Floor Tile, specifies requirements for cork floor coverings that are made from agglomerated composition cork supplied in tile form and designed to for use with factory finish, in-situ finish, or both. Developed by Subcommittee F06.80 on Specifications, standard establishes minimum requirements and characteristics that said material has to meet. This new standard will be used by manufacturers as well as architects, end users, and testing laboratories.

New ASTM Resilient Floor Covering Standard Specifies Cork Floor Tile Requirements


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Press release date: December 2, 2013

W. CONSHOHOCKEN, Pa.—For more than 100 years, cork tile has been commonly used as a floor and wall covering for residential and commercial use. A new ASTM International standard, ASTM F3008, Specification for Cork Floor Tile, specifies requirements for cork floor coverings made from agglomerated composition cork supplied in tile form, which is designed to be used with a factory finish or an in situ finish, or both.

ASTM F3008 was developed by Subcommittee F06.80 on Specifications, part of ASTM International Committee F06 on Resilient Floor Coverings.

“Although it’s an old material, many people still do not understand cork flooring, and more important, do not know how to tell the difference between one product and another outside of sales and marketing literature,” says Christopher Capobianco, sales and technical specialist, Spartan Surfaces, and an F06 member. “ASTM F3008 establishes minimum requirements and characteristics that this material needs to meet.”

Capobianco also notes that cork floor covering is considered to be a very sustainable type of flooring material. While the primary bark of the cork oak tree is used for bottle stoppers for the wine industry, material that is not used for this purpose is granulated, compressed and finished for a variety of other materials, including floor tile.

ASTM F3008 will be used by manufacturers to ensure that their products are meeting minimum requirements. Architects, end users and other specifiers can use the standard to understand the difference between products so that the correct product is used for particular projects. Finally, testing laboratories can use ASTM F3008 to assist manufacturers in product testing, and to assist in the analysis of cork tile involved in product complaints.

To purchase ASTM standards, visit www.astm.org and search by the standard designation, or contact ASTM Customer Relations (phone: 877-909-ASTM; sales@astm.org). ASTM International welcomes participation in the development of its standards. For more information on becoming an ASTM member, visit www.astm.org/JOIN.

ASTM International is one of the largest international standards development and delivery systems in the world. ASTM International meets the World Trade Organization (WTO) principles for the development of international standards: coherence, consensus, development dimension, effectiveness, impartiality, openness, relevance and transparency. ASTM standards are accepted and used in research and development, product testing, quality systems and commercial transactions.

For more news in this sector, visit www.astm.org/sn-construction or follow us on Twitter @ASTMBuildings.

ASTM Committee F06 Next Meeting: May 7-8, 2014, Clearwater, Fla.

Technical Contact: Christopher Capobianco, Spartan Surfaces, Patchogue, N.Y., Phone: 631-275-6494; christopher@spartansurfaces.com

ASTM Staff Contact: Stephen Mawn, Phone: 610-832-9726; smawn@astm.org
ASTM PR Contact: Barbara Schindler, Phone: 610-832-9603; bschindl@astm.org
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