AATCC Test Method 122-2013
Carpet Soiling:  Service Soiling Method


Developed in 1967 by AATCC Committee RA57 (Reaffirmed 2013)

1.  Purpose and Scope

1.1  This test method evaluates the service soiling of carpets and rugs.

2.  Principle

2.1  Specimen of carpets and selected control samples are exposed to normal foot traffic in a controlled test area.  The test specimens and controls are removed and visually rated at predetermined intervals corresponding to different degrees of soiling or exposure to soiling.

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