Flatness Specifications

Table 1: Measurement Standards

Geographical Regions Free Movement Floors Defined Traffic Floors
UK and areas of UK influence Concrete Society’s Technical Report 34 (TR34 4th Ed) Free Movement Specification Table 3.1 Concrete Society’s Technical Report 34 (TR34 4th Ed) Defined Movement Specification Table 3.2
USA and areas of American Influence ASTM F-number system The ACI F-min number system
European countries DIN 18202TR34 4th Ed Free Movement Specification Table 3.1 DIN 15185, EN 15620TR34 4th Ed Defined Movement Specification Table 3.2
Germany DIN 18202 VDMA GuidelineDIN 15185EN 15620

Measurement standards have only been developed to any degree of sophistication in the US, UK and Germany.

There is considerable commonality between the US and UK standards which are to be found in use throughout the world. This is unsurprising as FACE is the common link and it is no coincidence that the designation F is found in the US standard.

The German standard is unlikely to be encountered outside of Germany and some other parts of Europe.

The decision on which flatness specification to choose is usually dependent on the country of origin and there are four main floor flatness specifications used internationally.

Full Technical data can be viewed by clicking on the relevant specifications within Table 1.
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