ASTM F Number System

The test method in ASTM E1155 covers a quantitative method of measuring floor surface profiles to obtain estimates of the floor’s characteristic FF Flatness and FL Levelness Face Floor Profile numbers (F Numbers).

Table 4.8.5.1-ASTM E1155 method

Floor surface classification Specified overall flatness SOF F Specified overall levelness SOFL
Conventional 20 15
Moderately flat 25 20
Flat 35 25
Very flat 45 35
Super flat 60 40

Table 4.8.5.1-ASTM E1155 method

The F Speed Reader is simply walked along the floor between the start and stop points and the data collected digitally. At the end of a survey run the data is downloaded to a handheld device and then the next run can start. When the whole of the chosen floor area is surveyed the handheld device is then connected to a laptop or PC and the survey data is downloaded to the F Speed Reader program. At the touch of a button the data is analysed, the overall and local F numbers are calculated and a results table produced.

The table illustrated is from ACI 117-10 showing different Ff and Fl classifications

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The F Speed Reader being used to collect data between the start and stop points for calculation of the overall and local F numbers.

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