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5.1 This test method is useful in indicating the differences in abrasion resistance between various building stones. This test method also provides one element in comparing stones of the same type.
Note 1: Test Method C1353/C1353M is an alternative method to evaluate abrasion resistance for stone subjected to foot traffic, but is not applicable for hard and coarse-grained stones such as granite. Preliminary assessments by Subcommittee C18.03 indicate it results in similar Ha values as established by this method.
1.1 This test method covers the determination of abrasion resistance of all types of stones for floors, steps, and similar uses where the wear is caused by foot traffic.
1.2 The values stated in either SI units or inch-pound units are to be regarded separately as standard. The values stated in each system may not be exact equivalents; therefore, each system shall be used independently of the other. Combining values from the two systems may result in non-conformance with the standard.
1.2.1 Exception—The formula for calculation of the result of this test method relies on the use of SI units; all measurements of weight in this test method shall be recorded in SI units. See 10.1 and 11.1.
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