This Joint International Standard is applicable for measurements of the performance of wet hard floor cleaning appliances for household use in or under conditions similar to those in households. In the case of appliances with combined functionality, this standard only addresses the wet cleaning functionality. The purpose of this standard is to specify essential performance characteristics of wet hard floor cleaning appliances which are of interest to users and to describe methods for measuring these characteristics.
A standard is needed by the Steam Appliance Industry to evaluate the efficacy of soil/stain removal from resilient surfaces. This is a growing industry with new companies entering the market. There are currently no industry standard in existence to determine relative cleaning performances between products and design iterations. The test method is expected to be used by product manufacturers, independent laboratories and consumer advocates to judge the performance of the target products. A joint TG with IEC is being established.
KeywordsMop, Hard Surfaces, dirt removal
The title and scope are in draft form and are under development within this ASTM Committee.Back to Top