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Dimension Stone Testing

IPA Laboratories offers testing for compliance with multiple ASTM specifications for stone tile. Additional installation-related tests are also available.

Available Tests

ANSI A326.3Dynamic Coefficient of Friction (DCOF)
ASTM C97Water Absorption & Bulk Specific Gravity
ASTM C99Modulus of Rupture
ASTM C120Flexural Strength for Slate
ASTM C121Water Absorption for Slate
ASTM C170Compressive Strength
ASTM C217Standard Test Method for Weather Resistance of Slate
ASTM C482Bond Strength-Modified
ASTM C485, ASTM C499, ASTM C502Warpage, Facial & Thickness Dimensions, and Wedging
ASTM C627Robinson Floor Test
ASTM C650Chemical Resistance
ASTM C666High Cycle Freeze/Thaw Resistance
ASTM C880Flexural Strength
ASTM C1352Standard Test Method for Flexural Modulus of Elasticity of Dimension Stone
ASTM C1353Abrasion Resistance
ASTM C1354Standard Test Method for Strength of Individual Stone Anchorages in Dimension Stone
ASTM C1378Staining Resistance
ASTM C1721Petrographic Analysis of Dimension Stone
ASTM C1895Mohs Scratch Hardness
DIN 16165German Ramp Test (R Classification) [video]
EN 14617-12Dim. Stability Test for Moisture Sensitivity of Stone
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Broad array of ISO 17025-accredited tests for ASTM, ANSI and ISO standards, as well as customized testing for research and development

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Lab staff with over 125 years of combined experience in product evaluation and research

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Engineers and scientists on staff, combined with additional collaboration with Clemson University and others

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Participation and leadership in more than 20 international standards committees, providing unmatched knowledge into standards and testing methods

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We can test many other products and materials besides those listed above. Contact us to discuss your project.

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