ANSI/NALFA LF-01 Section 3.9: Castor Chair Resistance
Standard: ANSI/NALFA LF-01 Section 3.9 – Castor Chair Resistance
Certification Required: Required for the NALFA Certification Seal
Scope: Per ANSI/NALFA LF-01 Section 3.9: "This test specifies a method for determining the change of appearance and stability of a laminate floor, including joints, under the movement of a castor chair."
Applicable Products: Laminate flooring
Test Procedure: The specimen is mounted on the testing platform over the underlayment. The edges are secured to ensure that the specimen does not slide during testing. The castor base is placed on the surface of the specimen and weights are added. The test is run to either 25,000 or 35,000 revolutions as required. At the conclusion of testing, the castor base is removed and the floor is visually inspected for damage such as delamination, opening of seams, or crazing.
End Result: This test results in the reporting of any observable damage after the desired number of revolutions.
Special Notes: N/A
Intertek Testing Locations: York, PA