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Standard Practice for Application of Floor Polishes to Maintain Vinyl Composition Tile or Flooring

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Standard Practice for Application of Floor Polishes to Maintain Vinyl Composition Tile or Flooring


1.1 This practice covers the application of floor polishes to maintain vinyl composition tile or flooring. Floor polishes are applied to vinyl composition tile floors for protection and beautification of the floor surface. Cleaning, polish application, removal, and maintenance procedures are important functions in this process.

1.2 The values stated in inch-pound units are to be regarded as the standard. The values given in parentheses are for information only.

1.3 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.

Significance and Use

Vinyl composition tile or flooring consists of vinyl resins (suitably plasticized and stabilized) fortified with composition fibers, mineral fillers, and prime pigments. In some cases, all or part of the wearing surfaces may consist of unfilled vinyl resin that is clear or translucent. Metallic accents (chips, pigment, etc.) are frequently used to form the overall design. In general, the overall binder content is lower than that of homogeneous vinyl tile. For the purpose of this practice, vinyl composition also includes vinyl asbestos tile.


floor polish; maintenance; polish application; polish stripping; vinyl composition; Flooring/floor covering systems (tile); Floor polish; Installation--flooring applications; Vinyl flooring/floor coverings; ICS Number Code 71.100.99 (Other products of the chemical industry)

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15.04 (Soaps and Other Detergents; Polishes; Leather; Resilient Floor Coverings)

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71.100.99 (Other products of the chemical industry)

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1995 R08 EDITION



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March 1, 2008

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3 pages

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