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CRI Unveils Important Changes to Installation Standards

CRI Unveils Important Changes to Installation Standards

The Carpet and Rug Institute, the best source for science-based information about carpet, today announces important updates to the gold standard guidelines for commercial and residential carpet installation. Developed by a team of industry leaders, changes to CRI’s 104 and 105 carpet installation standards address industry innovations that require new approaches to carpet installation, particularly planning and subfloor preparation.

“Over the last 20 years, we’ve seen a flood of new carpet products, materials, and technology on the market. Carpet installers need updated guidance to ensure customers fully benefit from these advances and receive high-quality installation,” said Joe Yarbrough, president of The Carpet and Rug Institute.

The updates to the 104 and 105 installation standards mark a great accomplishment of industry cooperation, with manufacturers and installers working together to make the best, most user-friendly standards for carpet installation.

“These important updates reinforce the industry’s commitment to quality and customer satisfaction, and will ensure the CRI guidelines continue to serve as the industry’s gold standard resource for carpet installation,” added Yarbrough.

The standards also have the support of Jim Walker, founder of Certified Floorcovering Installers and president of the American Floor Covering Institute.

“We didn’t start from scratch. Industry leaders worked together to enhance the industry’s most widely regarded standards to ensure installers, retailers and builders have the best guidelines for commercial and residential carpet planning and installation,” said Walker. “If it doesn’t start right, it will not finish right.  This is an industry that supports all parties working together for the common goal of customer satisfaction, starting at the time of the sale through the finished installation.”

Proper carpet installation is critical to the overall quality and useful life of carpet. It is a key component to ensuring customers get the most out of their investments. The CRI’s updated carpet installation standards guide installers to ensure customers have the best experience possible.

The CRI’s 104 and 105 carpet installation standards will be updated with new information periodically. As the industry continues to innovate and evolve, so will these standards to ensure quality and satisfaction for consumers in residential and commercial markets.

Download the CRI Installation Standards here.