Laminate floor coverings - Determination of abrasion resistance
|Publication Date:||15 December 2014|
|ICS Code (Floor coverings):||97.150|
This International Standard specifies two methods (A and B) for measuring abrasion of laminate floor covering elements. The tests described measure the ability of the surface layer to resist abrasive wear-through.
Abrasion, according to method A, is achieved by rotating a test specimen in contact with a pair of loaded cylindrical wheels covered with specified abrasive paper. The resistance to wear, according to method B, is evaluated by abrading the face of test pieces with a specified abrasive applied by means of two loaded wheels. The number of revolutions of the test specimen required to cause a defined degree of abrasion is measured by both methods.
NOTE The precision of the methods is not known. When inter-laboratory data become available, a precision statement will be added.