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Standard Classification of Wall Covering by Use Characteristics

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Standard Classification of Wall Coverings by Use Characteristics


1.1 This classification covers the classification of wall covering by use characteristics, that is, according to its serviceability in use, recognizing that certain wall covering is designed primarily for decorative effect, while other wall covering is also designed to achieve a high degree of serviceability.

1.2 The values stated in inch-pound units are to be regarded as the standard. The values given in parentheses are mathematical conversions to SI units that are provided for information only and are not considered standard.

1.3 This standard is used to measure and describe the properties of materials, products, or assemblies to heat and flame under controlled conditions, but does not by itself incorporate all factors required for fire hazard or fire risk assessment of the materials, products, or assemblies under actual fire conditions

This standard does not purport to address all of the safety problems, if any, associated with its use. It is the responsibility of the user of this standard to establish appropriate safety and health practices and determine the applicability of regulatory limitations prior to use.

Significance and Use

This classification provides criteria by which wall covering of appropriate use characteristics can be chosen for particular residential and commercial decorating applications.


abrasion resistance; blocking resistance; breaking strength; coating adhesion; cold cracking resistance; colorfastness; crocking resistance; flame spread index; flammability characteristics; heat aging resistance; shrinkage; scrubbability; smoke developed index; stain resistance; tear resistance; washability; wall covering; ICS Number Code 91.180 (Interior finishing)

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Jan. 1, 2007

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