ASTM D3052 - 87(2010)

    Standard Practice for Rating Water-Emulsion Floor Polishes

    Active Standard ASTM D3052 | Developed by Subcommittee: D21.04

    Book of Standards Volume: 15.04


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    Significance and Use

    When comparing different floor polishes for an actual field performance, it is important that all surfaces used be prepared in the same way. When this procedure is followed, variations in the test surfaces are minimized.

    1. Scope

    1.1 This practice covers the comparison of the performance of water-emulsion floor polishes on test floors against a reference material. It is applicable to the following types of polishes:

    1.1.1 Wax emulsion polishes,

    1.1.2 Nonbuffable emulsion polishes,

    1.1.3 Detergent-resistant emulsion polishes, household type, and

    1.1.4 Detergent-resistant emulsion polishes, industrial type.

    1.2 Gloss, leveling, discoloration, traffic marking, slip resistance, and removal ease of these types of floor polishes is rated in comparison to a reference material. Where applicable, detergent resistance is also evaluated. This method is not to be considered as a recommended maintenance procedure.

    1.3 The values stated in inch-pound units are to be regarded as the standard. The values given in parentheses are for information only.

    1.4 The values stated in inch-pound units are to be regarded as standard. The values given in parentheses are mathematical conversions to SI units that are provided for information only and are not considered standard.

    1.5 This standard does not purport to address all of the safety concerns, if any, associated with its use. It is the responsibility of the user of this standard to establish appropriate safety and health practices and determine the applicability of regulatory limitations prior to use.


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

    CSMA Bulletin

    245-70 Comparative Determination of Slip Resistance of Floor Polishes Available from the Chemical Specialties Manufacturers Association, 1001 Connecticut Avenue, NW, Washington, DC 20036.

    ASTM Standards

    D523 Test Method for Specular Gloss


    ICS Code

    ICS Number Code 71.100.99 (Other products of the chemical industry)

    UNSPSC Code

    UNSPSC Code 47131802(Floor finishes or polishes)


    DOI: 10.1520/D3052-87R10

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