Significance and Use
4.1 Resilient flooring products are designed and formulated to have good resistance to most common chemicals encountered in typical use. High performance wear layers can also be used to enhance cleanability and chemical resistance. Resilient flooring used in residential and commercial environments may be subjected to a variety of chemicals through accidental spillage or as ingredients used for hygienic purposes. Performance is dependent upon the flooring formulation and that of the maintenance products used on the flooring. This test method provides a means of estimating the relative susceptibility of resilient floor covering to change when exposed to chemical reagents.
1.1 This test method provides a procedure for determining the resistance of resilient floor covering to surface deterioration when exposed to various chemical reagents. This test method is not intended as a staining test nor as a method to judge surface and appearance restoration of the sample after exposure to the chemical reagent.
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, health, and environmental practices and determine the applicability of regulatory limitations prior to use. Specific hazard information is provided in Section of this test method.
1.4 This international standard was developed in accordance with internationally recognized principles on standardization established in the Decision on Principles for the Development of International Standards, Guides and Recommendations issued by the World Trade Organization Technical Barriers to Trade (TBT) Committee.
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