Who We Are

CRI Mission Statement

At CRI, our purpose is to educate consumers, commercial stakeholders, and the industry about carpet and rugs. From health benefits and environmental efforts to trends and advice, we are here to inform our members and their customers. CRI initiatives help protect air quality, carpet’s lifespan and lead to smarter buying decisions on cleaners and equipment. We’re proud to be the foremost source for carpet information – based on fact and science, guided by principle.

Learn more about The Carpet and Rug Institute's information, tools, programs, and research.

Carpet for Home

Carpet adds so many benefits to your home for your family.

Carpet for Business

Carpet offers exceptional benefits for offices and facilities.

Certified Cleaning Professionals

Find a certified carpet cleaning professional near you.

Green Label Plus

The Green Label Plus program is recognized as one of the best indoor air quality testing programs and certifies products as low VOC.

Seal of Approval Products

The SOA program certifies the best cleaning products to keep your carpet looking great.

Beauty of Carpet

Design, color, style, and comfort all contribute to the Beauty of Carpet


CRI 204/205 cleaning standards provide the best information for cleaning carpet in homes, offices, and facilities.


CRI 104/105 Installation Standards provide the best information for installing carpet in homes and facilities.

Research and Resources

CRI’s resources and research give you all you need to know about carpet and rugs.

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