Soiling tendency of worn, plastic flooring materials related to their surface topography

Risto Kuisma, Eija Pesonen-Leinonen, Irma Redsven, Eija Reunanen, Hanna-Riitta Kymäläinen, Anna-Maija Sjöberg, Mikko Hautala

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    The soiling and cleanability of eleven worn commercial plastic floor coverings were examined. The new and worn floor coverings appeared very similar in both visual and stereo microscopic inspection. However, wear had caused changes to both topography and cleanability parameters. Profilometer measurements provided information on the topography of new and worn floor coverings. According to the results new surfaces did not always clean better or become soiled more easily than worn coverings. Therefore, we cannot derive a general rule of relationship between wear, soiling and cleanability. The general premise that a rough surface will yield poor cleanability was not confirmed here for all materials.
    TidskriftTenside, surfactants, detergents = Zeitschrift für Physik, Chemie und Anwendung gränzflächenaktiver Stoffe.
    Sidor (från-till)154-162
    Antal sidor9
    StatusPublicerad - 2005
    MoE-publikationstypA1 Tidskriftsartikel-refererad


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