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ASTM F710-2019 pdf free download.Standard Practice for Preparing Concrete Floors to Receive Resilient Flooring
1. Scope
1.1 This practice covers the determination ofthe acceptabil- ity of a concrete floor for the installation of resilient flooring. 1.2 This practice includes suggestions for the construction of a concrete floor to ensure its acceptability for installation of resilient flooring. 1.3 This practice does not cover the adequacy of the concrete floor to perform its structural requirements. 1.4 This practice covers the necessary preparation of con- crete floors prior to the installation of resilient flooring. 1.5 This practice does not supersede in any manner the resilient flooring or adhesive manufacturer’s written instruc- tions. Consult the individual manufacturer for specific recom- mendations. 1.6 Although carpet tiles, carpet, wood flooring, coatings, films, and paints ae not specifically intended to be included in the category of resilient floor coverings, the procedures in- cluded in this practice may be useful for preparing concrete floors to receive such finishes. 1.7 This standard does not purport to address all of the safety concerns, if any, associated with its use. It is the responsibility of the user of this standard to establish appro- priate safety, health, and environmental practices and deter- mine the applicability of regulatory limitations prior to use. See 4.1.1, 7.1.1, and 7.1.2 for specific warning statements. 1.8 The values stated in inch-pound units are to be regarded as standard. The values given in parentheses are mathematical conversions to SI units that are provided for information only and are not considered standard. 1.9 This international standard was developed in accor- dance with internationally recognized principles on standard- ization established in the Decision on Principles for the Development of International Standards, Guides and Recom- mendations issued by the World Trade Organization Technical Barriers to Trade (TBT) Committee.
4. General Guidelines
4.1 The surface of concrete floors to receive resilient floor- ing shall be dry, clean, smooth, and structurally sound. They shall be free of dust, solvent, paint, wax, oil, grease, residual adhesive, adhesive removers, film-forming curing compounds, silicate penetrating curing compounds, sealing, hardening, or parting compounds, alkaline salts, excessive carbonation or laitence, mold, mildew, and other foreign materials that might affect the rate of moisture dissipation from the concrete, the adhesion of resilient flooring to the concrete or cause a discoloration of the flooring from below. Non-chemical meth- ods for removal, such as abrasive cleaning or bead-blasting, including methods described in Practice D4259 may be used on existing slabs with deleterious residues. 4.1.1 Warning—Hydraulic cement used in concrete con- struction may contain trace amounts of free crystalline silica. Prolonged exposure to airborne free crystalline silica may be a health hazard. Avoid actions that cause dust to become air- borne. Use local or general ventilation to control exposures below applicable exposure limits. 4.1.2 Warning—See 7.1.1 and 7.1.2 for warnings regarding asbestos and lead paint. 4.2 Surface cracks, grooves, depressions, control joints or other non-moving joints, and other irregularities shall be filled or smoothed with latex patching or underlayment compound recommended by the resilient flooring manufacturer for filling or smoothing, or both. Patching or underlayment compound shall be moisture-, mildew-, and alkali-resistant, and, for commercial installations, shall provide a minimum of 3000 psi compressive strength after 28 days, when tested in accordance with Test Method C109/C109M or Test Method C472, which- ever is appropriate.4.3 The surface of the floor shall be cleaned of all loose material by scraping, brushing, vacuuming, or other methods, or a combination thereof, as recommended by the resilient flooring manufacturer, immediately before commencing instal- lation of resilient flooring. 4.4 Many resilient floorings may not be installed over concrete when residual asphalt adhesive residue is present. Consult the resilient flooring manufacturer’s written recom- mendations concerning use of resilient flooring products in these situations. 4.5 Concrete floors shall be smooth to prevent irregularities, roughness, or other defects from telegraphing through the new resilient flooring. The surface of concrete floors shall be flat to within the equivalent of 3 ⁄ 16 in. (3.9 mm) in 10 ft, (as described in ACI 117R, or as measured by the method described in Test Method E1155 or any industry-recognized method specified) and within the equivalent of 1/32 in. (0.8 mm) in 12 in. (305 mm). See X1.7 for more information regarding flatness mea- surement methods.

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