Standard Historical Last Updated: Jul 22, 2019
ASTM D3440-13

Standard Guide for Preparing Specifications for Water-Emulsion Floor Polishes


This guide covers preparing specifications for water-emulsion floor polishes on all non-wood floors and for sealed wood floors. The two types of floor polish covered are the Buff?ng-Type Floor Polish and the Self-Polishing-Type Floor Polish. The floor polishes shall be tested using infrared spectroscopy and gas chromatography; and the individual grades shall conform to specified values of color, total solids, sediment, alkalinity, stability, odor, and total ash and silica. The performance test includes performance, removability, resistance to soiling, water spotting, recoatability, powdering, static coefficient of friction, detergent resistance, and gloss.


1.1 This guide covers preparing specifications for water-emulsion floor polishes on all nonwood floors and for sealed wood floors.

1.2 The values stated in inch-pound units are to be regarded as standard. The values given in parentheses are mathematical conversions to SI units that are provided for information only and are not considered 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.

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Book of Standards Volume: 15.04
Developed by Subcommittee: D21.05
Pages: 3
DOI: 10.1520/D3440-13
ICS Code: 71.100.99