Test Method 138-2014
Washing of Textile Floor Coverings
in 1972 by AATCC Committee RA57 (Reaffirmed 2014)
Purpose and Scope
This test method is a laboratory procedure designed to simulate changes that occur
in washing of a textile floor covering during cleaning.
1.2 This method
is recommended only for small specimens with dimensions not exceeding the capacity
of commercially available laboratory equipment.
1.3 This test method
may be used on soiled, as well as unsoiled, textile floor coverings.
This wet cleaning procedure can be used for the evaluation of :
- wetfastness durability and permanency of antimicrobial properties
- colorfastness behavior
of finishes and other topical treatments to the pile of textile floor coverings
before, during or after manufacturing
- dimensional stability
1.5 This procedure may also be used for the removal of soil or extraneous
matter from specimens of textile floor coverings to prepare them for testing.
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