ASTM F Standard Practice for Preparing Concrete Floors to Receive Resilient Flooring. This standard is issued under the fixed designation F; the number 1 This practice is under the jurisdiction of ASTM Committee F06 on Resilient Floor. See ASTM F for more detailed information. ▫ ASTM F – In-Situ Probe Testing. ▫ Determines value expressed in % Relative Humidity by volume.

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Concrete floors for resilient floorings should be permanently dry, clean, smooth, structurally sound, and free of substances that may prevent adhesive bonding.

ASTM F 710 Preparation of Concrete Slabs to Receive Resilient Flooring

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ASTM F – 17 Standard Practice for Preparing Concrete Floors to Receive Resilient Flooring

It also includes suggestions for ensuring that the constructed concrete floor is acceptable for such installations but does not cover tests for adequacy of the concrete floor to perform structural requirements.

This practice covers the procedure for determining the acceptability of concrete floors for the installation of resilient flooring. Consult the individual manufacturer for specific recommendations.

A permanent, effective moisture vapor retarder, of the specified thickness and permeance, aetm required under all on- or below-grade concrete floors. It is informational only and not an official part of the standard; the full text of the standard itself must be referred to for its use and application.

The values given in parentheses are mathematical conversions to SI units that are provided for information only and are not considered standard. It is the responsibility of the user of this standard to establish appropriate safety, health, and environmental practices and determine atsm applicability of regulatory limitations prior to use.


All concrete slabs should be tested for moisture regardless of age or grade level while all concrete floors should be tested for pH before installing resilient flooring. The surface of the floor should be cleaned by scraping, brushing, vacuuming, or any other method.

ASTM does not give any warranty express or implied or make any ashm that the contents of this abstract are accurate, complete or up to date. Surface cracks, grooves, depression, control joints or other non-moving joints, and other irregularities should be filled or smoothed with latex patching or a recommended underlayment compound.

This abstract is a brief summary of the referenced standard.