Hardness testing of surface layers

Hardness testing of surfacesSP can test the hardness of the surface layers of different materials and after different standards.Brinell hardness test takes place according to EN 1534 (Wood flooring - Determination of resistance to indentation - Test method) and Janka hardness test according to ASTM D143 (Standard Test Methods for Small Clear Specimens of Timber). Materials and surface layers can be for example different types of flooring laminate or parquet, but also wet room boards, benchtops or other wood-based panels.

Wood Technological Assessment

Our primary aim is to offer services relating to testing, inspection/certification, damage investigation and theme days, mainly related to wood, furniture and construction industry.Read more...

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