Fundament for uniform European assessment procedures for surface quality of parquet floors
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Malgorzata Anna Adamska-Reiche
Non-film-forming treatments such as oxidatively curing oils, waxes, or combinations thereof, have a large share in both industrial as well as handcraft production of wooden floors. For those systems, no clear classification procedures are existent. Additionally, standardised testing methods and classification schemes are also missing. Some of the existing test methods such as scratch, abrasion or chemical resistance are not suitable for those systems. One aim of the research was therefore to provide a scientific basis for European normalisation of surface quality and to strengthen the position of European companies on the international market. This target was met by successful development of test methods for wet abrasion, on the chemical resistance and pollution resistance. All methods show a good correlation of the laboratory methods to the real-life behaviour, which was proven by three field tests on different locations. The reproducibility of the methods was confirmed in round robin tests.