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AATCC TM171-2014, Carpets: Cleaning of; Hot Water Extraction Method
Developed in 1987 by AATCC Committee RA57 (Reaffirmed 2014)
1. Purpose and Scope
1.1 This test method provides a laboratory procedure to clean textile floor coverings by a technique simulating cleaning of installed floor coverings by hot water extraction, sometimes erroneously called "steam cleaning."
1.2 This test method may be used to clean a carpet in a manner that duplicates the most popular (70%) means of actual on-floor cleaning of carpets.
1.3 This test method prepares specimens that can be tested for many properties; e.g., colorfastness, dimensional stability, permanency of finishes, ease of cleaning, etc.
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