Performance factors of selected wood floor finishes

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Nancy Donave Greene (Creator)
The University of North Carolina at Greensboro (UNCG )
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Jane H. Crow

Abstract: This study contributed to research of the Agricultural Experiment Station Southern Regional Housing Project S-54 through a second period of field testing. Field testing was continued on specimens used in an earlier study to determine the subsequent degree of wear of the finishes under three surface conditions: unwaxed, waxed with a solvent-base liquid wax, and waxed with a solvent-base paste wax; degree of gloss; and subjective appearance rating of the finishes under the different surface conditions. Specimens were blocks of quarter sawn, strip red oak flooring, finished with eight wood floor finishes—amino resin, epoxy, polyurethane, vinyl, lacquer, shellac, varnish, penetrating seal, and a factory-finished block. Blocks within each test area were rotated once a week (every five days of testing) and the test areas were rotated every nine weeks according to a three-factor Latin square design so that in time each group received the same exposure to traffic. A Zeiss Light-Section Microscope was utilized in measuring film thickness and a Gardner Sixty-Degree Angle Glossmeter registered the gloss readings. Appearance of the test blocks was evaluated by an eight member panel.

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Language: English
Date: 1971

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