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Summary:

The scope of this investigation was to compare water based floor finishes with an oil based floor finish. Products were evaluated for seven performance criteria. The testing followed ASTM D2394-83 (Revised 1993) Standard Methods for Simulated Service Testing on Wood and Wood-Base Finish Flooring. Testing was modified to incorporate available laboratory equipment and existing procedures. Overall Comparison When comparing all of the performance tests to determine how the products compared overall, the modified current practice matrix and the previously tested water based matrix were the top performers. The Bona water based matrix was next followed by the current practice. The Bona oil matrix had the lowest overall ranking of the coated coupons. The relative ranking was based on the average of the eight performance criteria (coefficient of friction was broken into two categories, static and kinetic). Product Average Rank Current Practice 3.5 Modified Current Practice 2.5 Bona – Oil 4.3 Bona – Water 3.0 Pro Finisher Water Based 2.5 Sanding Sealer & Polyurethane 4.6

Test Objective:

To evaluate alternative floor coatings
Trial Number Date Run Purpose Success Rating
0 06/28/2006 To evaluate drying times for various floor finishes. A cleanliness study, addressing only various analytical techniques.
1 06/29/2006 To evaluate gloss of various floor finishes. A cleanliness study, addressing only various analytical techniques.
2 06/30/2006 To evaluate small load impact for various floor finishes A cleanliness study, addressing only various analytical techniques.
3 06/30/2006 To evaluate impact resistance for various floor finishes A cleanliness study, addressing only various analytical techniques.
4 06/30/2006 To evaluate rolling load resistance for various floor finishes A cleanliness study, addressing only various analytical techniques.
5 06/30/2006 To evaluate abrasion resistance for various floor finishes A cleanliness study, addressing only various analytical techniques.
6 06/29/2006 To determine the coefficient of friction for various floor finishes. A cleanliness study, addressing only various analytical techniques.
7 07/17/2006 Summary Report Final Report only.