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Significance and Use
4.1 This test method provides the means to measure the potential resistance to wear of unglazed ceramic tile intended for floor coverings. This test method does not consider physical appearance but is intended to measure durability. See Test Method for the determination of visible abrasion resistance of glazed ceramic tile.
4.1.1 See Test Method for an alternative method to determine deep abrasion.
1.1 This test method covers the deep abrasive wear by measuring the loss of volume resulting from abrasion of unglazed ceramic tile under given conditions by means of a rotating disc and the use of abrasive material.
1.2 The values stated in SI units are to be regarded as standard. No other units of measurement are included in this standard.
1.3 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.
C242 Terminology of Ceramic Whitewares and Related Products
C448 Test Methods for Abrasion Resistance of Porcelain Enamels
C501 Test Method for Relative Resistance to Wear of Unglazed Ceramic Tile by the Taber Abraser
C1027 Test Method for Determining Visible Abrasion Resistance of Glazed Ceramic Tile
ICS Number Code 91.100.25 (Terracotta building products)
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ASTM C1243-93(2015)e1, Standard Test Method for Relative Resistance to Deep Abrasive Wear of Unglazed Ceramic Tile by Rotating Disc, ASTM International, West Conshohocken, PA, 2015, www.astm.orgBack to Top