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Test Method: SATRA TM223

Floor marking by solings or top pieces

April 2020


This method is intended to assess the potential for a shoe bottom material to mark floorings during wear. It is applicable to all types of soles and heels taken from whole shoes, pre-moulded units or sheet materials.


A test specimen is cut from the wearing surface of a complete sole unit, sole, heel or sheet material and stuck to a metal holder which is fixed to the underside of a pendulum. The pendulum is held in a raised position and released, allowing the test specimen to strike across the surface of a strip of standard flooring material. The height of the flooring material is set to control the compression of the test specimen as it makes contact. The flooring material is examined and any marking produced by the impact is assessed, together with the ease with the ease of removal.


ISO 4649 - Rubber, vulcanized or thermoplastic. Determination of abrasion resistance using a rotating cylindrical drum device.


First issued October 2000. Revised April 2020.


This test method is available to members and non-members.


This price is for a printed copy of the Test Method.

  • Members: £75
  • Non-members: £215



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