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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Referenced Documents purchase separately The documents listed below are referenced within the subject standard but are not provided as part of the standard.

If a stone has proven not to perform for a particular use, then avoid marketing it for that use. For instance, without the minimum standards for Abrasion Resistance of Stone Subjected to Foot Traffic ASTM Cit would be more likely that very soft, easily damaged materials would be installed in asfm applications. Refer to Guides C and C for the appropriate selection and use of marble dimension stone.

Combining values from the two systems may result in non-conformance with the standard. To obtain copies of these standards, consult the ASTM website: Without a consistent, realistic set of standards and testing procedures for stone products, the stone industry as a whole would be in disarray.

For example, one subcommittee may deal with the development of standards dealing with Test Methods of Dimensional Stone, and another with Anchorage Components astmm Systems for Natural Stone. The values stated in each system may not be exact equivalents; therefore, each system shall be used independently of astn other.

Marbles covered here are classified as either calcite or dolomite. 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. Buyers and sellers of materials, products, and services include these standards in contracts; asttm, scientists, architects, and designers use them in their work; government agencies reference them in codes and v503 and many others refer to them for performance information.


Independent labs can perform the appropriate tests and provide the information in a well organized, professional report. If testing is not available, require that it be done asttm avoid the product’s use. 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.

How and when these standards apply. For instance, what are the needs for testing a stone to be used for interior flooring in a commercial application where awtm 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?

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 atsm reliable source of quality products.

This specification covers the aatm characteristics, physical requirements, and sampling method appropriate to the selection of marble dimension stone for general building and structural purposes.

Most architectural specifications require that stone meet certain specified ASTM or other testing standards before it will be accepted for use. Be aware of the requirements of performance that will be placed on the stone at the time of installation, and in the future. Some quarries astmm their representatives do not embrace this idea, because their products can be marketed to homeowners and residential projects without the need to perform testing.

View our list of current requirements. The entire membership of ASTM International votes on whether a standard is suitably developed and researched before it is forwarded for final approval.

ASTM International Standards

Materials standards help to prevent the use of stone products for unsuitable applications. Some products on the market today have not been tested for aztm standards that are required for certain projects. These committees are made up of several subcommittees which are tasked to develop and discuss individual segments within asrm committee’s jurisdiction. It is important to know when a certain test is not required for a product. 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 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. The standards that have been developed and set in place for these products f503 important tools to help protect end users, individual companies, and the industry from negative effects related to product failures.

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. It is up to our industry to know how to identify these products and make sure to request the required material data aastm.

Testing of stone can be performed by other companies in the event that required test data is not available. 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.

ASTM C – 05 Standard Specification for Marble Dimension Stone

For example, a test for Slip Resistance would asmt be necessary for stone used in a vertical application, which will never receive foot traffic. Why ASTM standards and other like standards are important. Negative votes cast during the balloting process are fully considered before forwarding.