Standard Test Method for
Soil Resistance of Floor Polishes1
This standard is issued under the fixed designation D 3206; the number immediately following the designation indicates the year of
original adoption or, in the case of revision, the year of last revision. A number in parentheses indicates the year of last reapproval. A
superscript epsilon (e) indicates an editorial change since the last revision or reapproval.
1.1 This test method covers the determination of soil resistance of floor polishes on test tile only. A carpet covered roller
is used to simulate the action of foot traffic. A synthetic soil is
employed in conjunction with the roller.
1.2 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.
2. Referenced Documents
2.1 ASTM Standards:
D 1436 Test Methods for Application of Emulsion Floor
Polishes to Substrates for Testing Purposes2
D 3153 Test Method for Recoatability of Water-Emulsion
E 97 Test Method for Directional Reflectance Factor, 45-
deg 0-deg, of Opaque Specimens by Broad-Band Filter
3. Significance and Use
3.1 This test method measures the ability of a floor polish to
resist soiling by a standard soil that approximates dirt carried in
from the outside.
4.1 Offıcial Vinyl Composition Tile (OVCT)
by 304.8 mm (12 by 12 in.).
4.2 Washability Apparatus—The Gardner straight line
4.3 Roller. 4
4.4 Carpeting. 5
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