Scope. This specification covers the material characteristics, physical requirements, and sampling appropriate to the selection of marble for general ( exterior). ASTM C “Standard Specification for Marble Dimension Stone”. • Includes material characteristics, physical requirements, and sampling appropriate to the. ASTM C Standard Specification for Marble Dimension Stone (Exterior). Lab ID: Use Determines the material characteristics, physical requirements and.

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ASTM International Standards

Over 30, individuals from nations are the members of ASTM International, who are producers, users, consumers, and general interest parties such as government representatives and academicians. As stone industry professionals, it is our task to apply the correct standards to materials at appropriate times in order to keep the stone industry strong and to remain a reliable source of quality products. These are all physical requirements of the stone product during everyday use.

To obtain copies of these standards, consult the ASTM website: This may cause the owner to incur additional cost for repair and maintenance, and negatively affect the reputation of the stone industry as a whole. It is informational only and not an official part of the standard; the full text of the standard itself must be referred to for its use and application. The required testing should be reviewed and, if test results are not available for the stone product, then testing should be performed by the quarry or representative company as required.

Some examples are not as easily established. This specification covers the material characteristics, physical requirements, and sampling method appropriate to the selection of marble dimension stone for general building and structural purposes. This abstract is a brief summary of the referenced standard. Negative votes cast during the balloting process are fully considered before forwarding. How and when these standards apply.

If a stone with a below-minimum flexural strength is used for a lintel, then it may be more likely to fail, thus causing damage and possible injury. Most architectural specifications require that stone meet certain specified ASTM or other testing standards before it will be accepted for use. The standards that have been developed and set in place for these products are important tools to help protect end users, individual companies, and the industry from negative effects related to product failures.


Combining values from the two systems may result in non-conformance with the standard. Why ASTM standards and other like standards are important. These committees meet on a regular basis to discuss and present information for each new or existing standard. Link to Active This link will always route to the current Active version of the standard. Independent labs can perform the appropriate tests and provide the information in a well organized, professional report.

Interior or exterior flooring or paving with an inadequate slip resistance level will more likely cause slipping accidents in public or private projects.

ASTM C – 05 Standard Specification for Marble Dimension Stone

Marbles covered here are classified as either calcite or dolomite. Testing of stone can be performed by other companies in the event that required test data is not available. For example, one subcommittee may deal with the development of standards dealing with Test Methods of Dimensional Stone, and another with Anchorage Components and Systems for Natural Stone. The American Society for Testing and Materials International ASTMfounded inis a not-for-profit organization that provides a global forum for the development and publication of voluntary consensus standards for materials, products, systems, and services.

Some products on the market today have not been tested for quality standards that are required for certain projects. Committees are established which focus on and have jurisdiction over standards for different designations, such as Dimensional Stone Committee C18 or Cement Committee C Referenced Documents purchase separately The documents listed below are referenced within the subject standard but are not provided as part of the standard.

Buyers and sellers of materials, products, and services include these standards in contracts; engineers, scientists, architects, and designers use ast in their work; government agencies reference them in codes and regulations; and many others refer to them for performance information. Materials standards help to prevent the use of stone products for unsuitable applications.

ASTM C / CM – 10 Standard Specification for Marble Dimension Stone

Historical Version s – view previous versions of standard. The physical property requirements to which marble stones shall adhere to are absorption by weight, density, compressive strength, modulus of rupture, abrasion resistance, and flexural strength. View our asm of current requirements.

It is up to our industry to know how to identify these products and make sure to request the required material data needed. Without a consistent, realistic set of standards and testing procedures for stone products, the stone industry as a whole would be in disarray.


Some quarries and their representatives do not embrace this idea, because their products can be marketed to homeowners and residential projects without the need to perform testing.

In today’s building environment, the emphasis is on safe, permanent, low maintenance products, of which stone leads the list in the minds of architects, designers, and consumers worldwide. The entire membership of ASTM International votes cc503 whether a standard is suitably x503 and researched before it is forwarded for final approval.

These committees are made up of several subcommittees which are tasked to develop and discuss individual segments within the committee’s jurisdiction.

Refer to Guides C and C for the appropriate selection and use of marble dimension stone.

Be aware of the requirements of performance that will be placed on the stone at the time of installation, and in the future. These standards also serve as benchmarks for quality limits of products. It is important to know when a certain test is not required for a product. ASTM International is recognized globally and continues to review and develop new standards needed awtm a wide range of materials. If testing is not available, require that it be done or avoid the product’s use.

For instance, what are the needs for testing a stone to be used asmt interior flooring in a commercial application where the stone is installed over a raised floor deck subject to deflection, and will be subject to traffic from pedestrians and cleaning carts weighing 1, pounds? The values stated in each system may not be exact equivalents; therefore, each system shall be used independently of the other. Companies, agencies, and individuals use ASTM standards.

For instance, without the minimum standards for Abrasion Resistance of Stone Subjected to Foot Traffic ASTM Cit would be satm likely that very soft, easily damaged materials would be installed in commercial applications. Dimension marble shall include stone that is sawed, cut, split, or otherwise finished or shaped into blocks, slabs or tiles, and shall specifically exclude molded, cast and artificially aggregated units composed of fragments, and also crushed and broken stone.

If a stone has proven not to perform for a particular use, then avoid marketing it for that use.