This document specifies a method for the assessment of the surface resistance to microscratching and relates to rigid surfaces of all finished products, considering the following exceptions:.
Method A is suitable for all types of surface coatings and coverings except for lacquers with pearly or metallic effects.
Method B is suitable for all types of surface.
No method applies to finishes on leather and fabrics.
The test is intended to be carried out on a part of finished furniture, but can be carried out on test panels of the same material, finished in an identical manner to the finished product, and of a size sufficient to meet the requirements of the test.
It is essential that the test is carried out on unused surfaces.