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 C / CM – 10 Standard Specification for Marble Dimension Stone

Historical Version s – view previous versions of standard. Without a consistent, realistic set of standards and testing procedures for stone products, the stone industry as a whole would be in disarray.

These committees meet on a regular basis to discuss and present information for each new or existing standard. Companies, agencies, and individuals use ASTM standards.

The American Society for Testing and Materials International ASTMfounded atmis 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. View our list of current requirements. 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. Committees are established which atm on and have jurisdiction over standards for different designations, such as Dimensional Stone C5033 C18 or Cement Committee C Refer to Guides C and C for the appropriate selection and use of marble c03 stone.

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ASTM C – 05 Standard Specification for Marble Dimension Stone

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


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

Negative votes cast during the balloting process are fully considered before forwarding. 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. Some products on the market today have not been tested for quality standards that are required for certain projects. 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.

For instance, what are the needs for testing a stone to be used for interior flooring in a 5c03 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? To obtain astk of these standards, consult the ASTM website: 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.

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 commercial applications. It is up to our industry to know how to identify these products and make sure to request the required material data needed. Independent labs can perform the appropriate tests and provide the information in a well organized, qstm report.


The values stated in each system may not be exact equivalents; therefore, each system shall be used ast, of the other. 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.

ASTM International Standards

Most architectural specifications require that stone meet certain specified ASTM or other testing standards before it will be accepted for use.

This abstract is a brief summary of the referenced standard.

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. If a stone has proven not to perform for a particular use, then avoid marketing it for that use. Testing of stone can be performed by other companies in the event that required test data is not available.

Aatm standards help to prevent the use of stone products for unsuitable applications. 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 important to know when a certain test is not required for a product. These committees are made up of several subcommittees which are tasked to develop and discuss individual segments within the committee’s jurisdiction.