ASTM D3206 - 08

    Standard Test Method for Soil Resistance of Floor Polishes

    Active Standard ASTM D3206 | Developed by Subcommittee: D21.04

    Book of Standards Volume: 15.04


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    Significance and Use

    This test method measures the ability of a floor polish to resist soiling by a standard soil that approximates dirt carried in from the outside.

    1. Scope

    1.1 This test method covers the determination of soil resistance of floor polishes on test tile only. A carpet covered roller is used to simulate the action of foot traffic. A synthetic soil is employed in conjunction with the roller.

    1.2 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.

    ASTM Standards

    D1436 Test Methods for Application of Emulsion Floor Polishes to Substrates for Testing Purposes

    D3153 Test Method for Recoatability of Water-Emulsion Floor Polishes

    E97 Method of Test for Directional Reflectance Factor, 45-Deg 0-Deg, of Opaque Specimens by Broad-Band Filter Reflectometry


    ICS Code

    ICS Number Code 71.100.99 (Other products of the chemical industry); 97.080 (Cleaning appliances)

    UNSPSC Code

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    DOI: 10.1520/D3206-08

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