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Performance Properties


Physical Properties:
Evaluation of VOC Emissions ASTM D5116 meets Section 1350 requirements for use in classroom or office
Moisture Absorption
ASTM D471
Less than 0.2% by weight (72 hrs. @ 70F)
Compression Set ASTM D395 (Method A) 7.5%
Tear Strength ASTM D624 (Die C) 120 pounds per inch
Coefficient of Friction ASTM D2047 .6-.7 Dry
Dimensional Stability ASTM F2199 Machine Direction .10% across Machine Direction .15%
Hardness ASTM 2240 (ShoreA) 90 ± 5
Impact Sound Transmission ASTM E492 - 73t Impact Noise Rating - 18


Test Data: Resistance to Chemicals And Spillage
Media Stain Effects (1) Swelling Hardness (2)
  After 1 hr. After 24 hrs. After 1 hr. After 24 hrs. After 1 hr. After 24 hrs.
Urine None None None None 92 93
Animal Blood None None None None 93 93
70% Alcohol None None None None 93 93
Acetone None None None None 93 93
Chloroform None None None None 92 92
37% Formaldehyde None Residue (3) None None 92 93
0.5% Muriatic Acid None None None None 93 93
Carbon Tetrachloride None None None None 93 93
5% Acetic Acid None None None None 93 93

(1) All flooring washed with running water after exposure and using light scrubbing except as noted.
(2) Original Durometer A Hardness of Flooring: 93.
(3) White Residue removed with hard vigorous scrubbing.
  Testing Performed at: Smithers Scientific Services, Inc., Akron, Ohio.
Acceptable pH range: 2-10.

Flame Spread Ratings
The following items have been tested in accordance with and meet or surpass the listed requirements of the following tests:

  ASTM-E84
Tunnel Test
ASTM-E648
Critical Radiant Flux Test*
ASTM-E662
Smoke Suppression Test*
3/32'" Gauge Flexi-Flor Rubber Flooring 75 or less .65 Watts/square centimeter or greater less than 450
(after 4 minutes)
1/8'" Gauge Flexi-Flor Rubber Flooring 75 or less .65 Watts/square centimeter or greater less than 450
(after 4 minutes)
#50 and 55 Medium Duty Rubber Stair Treads 75 or less .65 Watts/square centimeter or greater less than 450
(after 4 minutes)
#60 and 65 Heavy Duty Rubber Stair Treads 75 or less .65 Watts/square centimeter or greater less than 450
(after 4 minutes)
#80 and 85 Long Nose Rubber Stair Treads 75 or less .65 Watts/square centimeter or greater less than 450
(after 4 minutes)
* Meets requirements of NFPA-101 Class I floor finishes

3/16" Flexi-Flor, Wide Rib Rubber matting and all molded rubber stair treads are manufactured from the same ingredients and in similar ratios to those tested and would have comparable flame spread ratings.

SMOKE TOXICITY: (No national standard) The R.C.A. Rubber Company’s Flexi-Flor Rubber Flooring presents a very low level of
toxicity relative to PVC and other resilient composition flooring materials.

None of the products manufactured by The R.C.A. Rubber Company contain ozone depleting chemicals (ODCs) nor are they produced using ODC-containing materials.

Please contact us for other technical data required for special situations.

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