Thermally Fused Laminate (TFL) Surface Properties

Thermally Fused Laminate (TFL) Surface Properties

Test for Resistance to: Test Description Solid Colors Wood Grains   Minimum Performance Standard
WEAR Measures the ability of the surface of the laminate to resist abrasive wear-through of the decorative layer. 400 cycles 125-175 cycles (Industry Standard) 400 cycles
STAIN Measures the stain resistance of the laminate by common household substances, 1-15 No Effect, 1-10
Moderate 11-15
No Effect, 1-10
Moderate 11-15
No Effect, 1-10
Moderate 11-15
CLEANABILITY Measures the clean ability of the laminate of stains made by common household substances. No Effect, cleaned in
10 or fewer strokes
No Effect, cleaned in
10 or fewer strokes
No Effect, cleaned in
20 or fewer strokes
LIGHT Measures ability of the laminate to retain its color when exposed approximating sunlight through window. Slight Slight Slight
HIGH TEMPERATURE Measures the ability of laminate to maintain its color and finish when subjected to high temperature. No Effect No Effect No Effect
RADIANT HEAT Measures the ability of the surface of the laminate to resist damage when subjected to a radiant heat source. No Effect after 60 seconds No Effect after 60 seconds No Effect after 80 seconds
BOILING IMPACT Measures the ability of the laminate to maintain its color and finish when subjected to boiling water. No Effect No Effect No Effect
IMPACT Measures the ability of the laminate to resist fractures due to impact by a large diameter ball. 15″ without fracture 15″ without fracture 15″ without fracture
  1. Distilled water
  2. 50% ethyl alcohol, 50% water
  3. Acetone
  1. Household ammonia
  2. 10% citric acid
  3. Vegetable Oil
  1. Fresh coffee
  2. Fresh tea
  3. Catsup
  1. Yellow mustard
  2. 10% Povidone iodine
  3. Black permanent marker
  1. #2 pencil
  2. Wax crayon
  3. Black shoe polish
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