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ASTM D3052-87(2003)

Standard Practice for Rating Water-Emulsion Floor Polishes

Standard Practice for Rating Water-Emulsion Floor Polishes D3052-87R03 ASTM|D3052-87R03|en-US Standard Practice for Rating Water-Emulsion Floor Polishes Standard new BOS Vol. 15.04 Committee D21
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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.


1.1 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 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.

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Book of Standards Volume: 15.04
Developed by Subcommittee: D21.04
Pages: 5
DOI: 10.1520/D3052-87R03
ICS Code: 71.100.99