This European Standard specifies a method for the determination of the tensile properties of materials used as surfaces for sports areas. It is applicable to elastomeric materials which are used as the upper wearing layer of such areas, and to elastomeric materials used as underlayers in composite sports surfacing systems. It is applicable both to prefabricated sheet materials and to materials formed by casting of liquid systems cured in-situ.
NOTE If the nature of the sports surface is such that a properly representative test piece cannot be prepared in the manner described in this standard, then determination of tensile properties should not be attempted for quality control purposes, or as a predictor of performance in use. With such materials, it might be more appropriate to determine their compressive properties or other dynamic characteristics for these purposes.