Test Method 137-2012
Back Staining on Vinyl Tile
in 1972 by AATCC Committee RA57
Purpose and Scope
This test method determines the degree of color transferred from the back or face
surface of colored rugs to vinyl tile.
1.2 The wet testing in this method
is a means of acceleration and has been found to correlate with both dry and wet
A rug specimen is wet out and placed between two pieces of tile and subjected
to a weighted load for 24 h at room temperature.
2.2 Color transferred
to the tile is assessed by a comparison with the AATCC Chromatic Transference
Scale or Gray Scale for Staining.
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