Flooring

Flanders is still one of the largest producers of textile floor coverings.

No wonder that the Centre for Textile Science and Engineering offers an extensive set of tests for textile floor coverings.

Questions? Contact Didier Van Daele

 

List of most common tests:

Aspect

Vetterman drum 5000 and 22000 cycles (max 5 qualities) ISO 10361 (2000)*
Vetterman drum 22000 cycles ISO 10361 (2000)*
Fraying behaviour (max 4 qualities) ISO 10833 (2001)
Fraying behaviour (max 4 qualities) EN 1814 (2005)*
Assessment of change of appearance ISO 9405 (2001)*
Assessment of change of appearance EN 1471 (1996)* + add. 1 (2003)*
Pilling - Lisson 200 cycles EN 1963 D (2007)*
Pilling - Lisson 400 cycles EN 1963 C (2007)*
Abrasion Wronz (per 5000 additional revolutions) Ugent-VT
Abrasion Wronz 20 000 cycles Ugent-VT
Hexapod  (max 3 qualities) ISO 10361 (2000)*
TABER (per 2000 cycles) ISO 5470-1 (1999)
Castor chair suitability 5000 and 25000 cycles (max 4 qualities) ISO 4918 (2009)*
Castor chair suitability 5000 and 25000 cycles (max 4 qualities) EN 985 A (2001)*
Castor chair suitability 10000 and 25000 cycles (max 4 qualities) EN 985 B (2001)*
Castor chair suitability 750 cycles (max 4 qualities) EN 985 C (2001)*
Stair suitability EN 1963 B (2007)*

Soiling

Hexapod soiling test ISO 11378-2 (2001)
Accelerated soiling test VNTF
Accelerated soiling test needlefelt EN 1269B (1997) + A1 (2007)
Accelerated soiling test practice EN 1307 (2008)

Construction Parameters

Construction characteristics tufted woven -
Construction characteristics needlefelt -
Total mass per m2 ISO 8543 (1998)*
Surface pile weight per m2 ISO 8543 (1998)*
Surface pile weight per m2 needlefelt EN 984 (2001)*
Total thickness ISO 1765 (1986)*
Surface pile thickness ISO 1766 (1999)*
Surface pile density tufted/woven ISO 8543 (1998)*
Surface pile density needle felt ISO 8543 (1998)*
Number of tufts per  m2 ISO 1763 (1986)*
Thickness of the backing EN 1318 (2005)
Density of the backing ISO 845 (2006)

Weight loss

Lisson Tretrad  (exclusive stairs) EN 1963 A (2007)*
Lisson Tretrad and stair suitability EN 1963 A (2007)*

Classification

textile floor covering EN 1307 (2008)
Flat needle felt EN 1470 (2008)
Structured needle felt EN 13297 (2007) + ac (2008)
Rugs EN 14215 (2003)
Classificationflat weave EN 15114

Dissection

Fraying per hour ISO 8543 (1998)*
Total mass of pile yarn: finished carpet ISO 8543 (1998)*
Total mass of pile yarn: unfinished carpet ISO 8543 (1998)*
Pile height IWS TM 20
Pile height ISO 2549 (1972)

Resilience

Static loading (light) ISO 3415 (1986)
Static loading (heavy) ISO 3416 (1986)
Dynamic loading (heavy) ISO 2094 (1999)

Tiles

Linear straightness and squareness of tiles EN 994 (1995)
Dimensional changes (tiles) EN 986 (2005)*

Miscellania

Delamination force of the backing ASTM D 3936 (2005)
Delamination force of the backing NBN EN ISO 11857 (2002)
Dimensional changes flock EN 434 (1994)
Dimensional changes ISO 2551 (1981)*
tuft withdrawal force 20 ISO 4919 (1978)*
tuft withdrawal force ISO 4919 (1978)*, BS 5229 (1975)
Thermal resistance ISO 8302 (1991)
Thermal ageing (per day) DIN 53 896 (1985)
Acoustical insulation from impact noise ISO 140-8 (1997)
Acoustical absorption ISO 354 (2003)
Impermeability UGent-VT
Slip test EN 13893
Slip test - pendulum CEN TS 15676 (2007)