Problem Solving Forum
October 30 - November 3, 2017
I've seen claims of extreme durability for a new concrete floor coating material exposed to heavy foot traffic. Is there a quick test to determine the validity of these claims?
Zenith Czora of Durotech Industries, Inc. on
October 31, 2017:
The most common standard method is ASTM D4060 usin ...read more The most common standard method is ASTM D4060 using a Taber Abrasion Tester. Abrasion resistance to ASTM D4060 is usually measured as a weight or a coating thickness loss after a given number of cycles. Each arm, by default, is loaded to apply a 250 g. pressure on each wheel. Depending of the product/specification used, this weight can be increased to 500 or 1000 g. The abrading wheels are available in different grit for a more or less abrasive action.