Carpet and Rug Institute

The Carpet and Rug Institute is the trade association for the North American carpet industry with numerous research and resources on carpet.

Dixie and Atlas, CRI, WFCA and the S600 standard

  By Kemp Harr   As spring arrives and the 2014 floorcovering selling season starts to ramp up, we can only hope that much of the pause in the economy in the last three months is weather ...
http://www.floordaily.net/floorfocus/dixie-and-atlas-cri-wfca-and-the-s600-stand...

Strategic Exchange - December 2011

By Kemp Harr   I don’t think anybody was really surprised that the super-committee couldn’t reach an agreement last month on how to reduce the nation’s debt and move this coun...
http://www.floordaily.net/floorfocus/strategic-exchange--december-2011

Milliken’s Russell Grizzle New CRI Chairman

Dalton, GA, December 1--Russell Grizzle, President of the USA Carpet Division of Milliken & Company, was elected as Chairman of the Board of the Carpet and Rug Institute (CRI) at the trade association...
http://www.floordaily.net/floorfocus/millikens-russell-grizzle-new-cri-chairman

CRI Unveils New Website

Dalton, GA March 111--The Carpet and Rug Institute (CRI) has launched its new website as part of the trade association's new, enhanced identity, in an on-going effort to make CRI an even more valu...
http://www.floordaily.net/floorfocus/cri-unveils-new-website

Tuft Talk - July 2012

By Frank Hurd   In the last Tuft Talk, we discussed the myths about carpet, how these factors cause customers to deselect carpet, and how the retailer can address them. In that article, one t...
http://www.floordaily.net/floorfocus/tuft-talk--july-2012

Housekeepers To Promote CRI Certified Products

Dalton, GA, Jan. 6, 2009--The International Executive Housekeepers Association (IEHA) and the Carpet and Rug Institute (CRI) have signed a joint Memorandum of Understanding designed to help executive ...
http://www.floordaily.net/floorfocus/housekeepers-to-promote-cri-certified-produ...

Shaw Warranties to Require CRI, IICRC Approval

Dalton, GA, August 25, 2006--Following the company’s announcement in June of 2005, Shaw has revised its residential carpet warranties to require the use of CRI Seal of Approval products for carpet cl...
http://www.floordaily.net/floorfocus/shaw-warranties-to-require-cri-iicrc-approv...

CRI Says Critical Report Ignores Developments

Dalton, GA, June 15, 2010--The president of the Carpet and Rug Institute says questions raised in a recently-published white paper critical of CRI's signature Seal of Approval (SOA) testing and certif...
http://www.floordaily.net/floorfocus/cri-says-critical-report-ignores-developmen...

CRI Accepting Deep Cleaning Systems for Testing

Dalton, GA, March 2, 2006--Continuing to build on its Seal of Approval signature program for carpet cleaning, the Carpet and Rug Institute (CRI) announced today that it is accepting products for testi...
http://www.floordaily.net/floorfocus/cri-accepting-deep-cleaning-systems-for-tes...

CRI Issues New Carpet Cleaning Standards

Dalton, GA, March 12, 2019-The Carpet and Rug Institute, Inc. has announced the publication of the CRI 204 Commercial Carpet Standard for Maintenance and Cleaning and CRI 205 Residential Carpet Standa...
http://www.floordaily.net/floorfocus/cri-issues-new-carpet-cleaning-standards

Mohawk to Require CRI Seal on Cleaning Products

Dalton, GA, December 21, 2006--Beginning in 2007, Mohawk Industries will require that carpet care products used to clean its carpets have the Carpet and Rug Institute’s Seal of Approval. The CRI’s ...
http://www.floordaily.net/floorfocus/mohawk-to-require-cri-seal-on-cleaning-prod...

CRI’s Seal Raises Vacuum Performance Standards

Dalton, GA, September 25, 2007--The Carpet and Rug Institute (CRI) said it will begin ceritifying vacuum cleaners that improve indoor air quality (IAQ) and green cleaning products.   The ...
http://www.floordaily.net/floorfocus/cris-seal-raises-vacuum-performance-standar...

CRI to Fund Voluntary Product Stewardship for Second Year

Dalton, GA, November 18, 2015—The Carpet and Rug Institute (CRI) held its annual meeting in downtown Dalton, Georgia yesterday, where it announced that it would dedicate half of its annual bud...
http://www.floordaily.net/floorfocus/cri-to-fund-voluntary-product-stewardship-f...

CRI to Extend VPS for Third Year

Dalton, GA, November 17, 2016—The Carpet and Rug Institute’s (CRI) Annual Meeting was held November 16 in Dalton, Georgia and included updates on two important 2016 group initiatives: exte...
http://www.floordaily.net/floorfocus/cri-to-extend-vps-for-third-year

Mohawk to Require CRI Cleaning Seal for Warranty

Dalton, GA, May 17, 2006--Beginning in 2007, Mohawk Industries will require that professional floor care systems used to clean its carpets have the Carpet and Rug Institute’s Seal of Approval. The ...
http://www.floordaily.net/floorfocus/mohawk-to-require-cri-cleaning-seal-for-war...

Joe Foye Presented Smrekar Memorial Award

Dalton, GA, Nov. 16, 2012 -- The Carpet and Rug Institute presented the Joseph J. Smrekar Memorial Award to Joe Foye, Mohawk Industries divisional general council and long-time CRI volunteer at its An...
http://www.floordaily.net/floorfocus/joe-foye-presented-smrekar-memorial-award

CRI Partners with Florida DEP's Green Lodging

Dalton, GA, August 22--The Carpet and Rug Institute (CRI) has joined forces with the Florida Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) to help Florida’s lodging industry create a healthier and safe...
http://www.floordaily.net/floorfocus/cri-partners-with-florida-dep39s-green-lodg...

Royal Thai’s Wardlaw Wins CRI's Joseph J. Smrekar Memorial Award

Dalton, GA, November 15, 2018-The Carpet and Rug Institute (CRI) presented the Joseph J. Smrekar Memorial Award to David Wardlaw, technical director for Royal Thai, at the annual membership meeting. ...
http://www.floordaily.net/floorfocus/royal-thais-david-wardlaw-wins-cris-joseph-...

CRI Gets ANSI Accreditation as Certification Body

Dalton, GA, June 2, 2008--The Carpet and Rug Institute (CRI) said that it is the first organization within the soft floorcovering sector to earn accreditation as a certification body for indoor air qu...
http://www.floordaily.net/floorfocus/cri-gets-ansi-accreditation-as-certificatio...

CRI Revokes Support for GreenSeal Standard

Dalton, GA, Jan. 9, 2009--The Carpet and Rug Institute said it will no longer recognize GreenSeal's GS-37 Standard as a Green Certification for its Seal of Approval Carpet Cleaning Solutions.CRI cited...
http://www.floordaily.net/floorfocus/cri-revokes-support-for-greenseal-standard

Installation Update - April 2010

By Jessica Chevalier Will installation, a perennial headache in the business of floorcovering, see significant forward traction in 2010? It’s clear that the pool of floorcoverer training progra...
http://www.floordaily.net/floorfocus/installation-update--april-2010

Installation standards, WFCA and CFI, Mullican's 30th: Strategic Exchange - Oct 2015

By Kemp Harr Right before this issue went to press, the feds decided to defer on raising short-term interest rates, citing “recent global developments” as the primary reason. The rate h...
http://www.floordaily.net/floorfocus/installation-standards-wfca-and-cfi-mullica...

CRI Awards First Seal of Approval Certifications f

Kennedy Space Center, FL, September 12, 2005--An x-ray analyzer "gun" used on Space Shuttle Discovery is now being aimed at more earthly matters - measuring how much soil is removed from household and...
http://www.floordaily.net/floorfocus/cri-awards-first-seal-of-approval-certifica...

CRI Encourages Members To Debunk Carpet Myths

Dalton, GA, Nov. 20, 2008– The Carpet and Rug Institute’s annual meeting Thursday morning focused largely on “mythbusting,” or encouraging members to correct much of the widesp...
http://www.floordaily.net/floorfocus/cri-encourages-members-to-debunk-carpet-myt...

CRI Certifies First Foreign-Made Extractor

Dalton, GA, Feb. 20, 2013 -- The Carpet and Rug Institute's Seal of Approval  program has "gone international,"  officials said, after Scandinavian-based manufacturer Ångtvättbile...
http://www.floordaily.net/floorfocus/cri-certifies-first-foreignmade-extractor

Longevity Low-Moisture Carpet Cleaner Awarded CRI

Minneapolis, MN, October 24, 2005--Inside Edge Commercial Interior Services announced today that the Longevity Low-Moisture Carpet Cleaner has earned the seal of approval by the Carpet and Rug Institu...
http://www.floordaily.net/floorfocus/longevity-lowmoisture-carpet-cleaner-awarde...

Honeywell Collects Two Safety Awards

Charlotte, NC, August 11--Honeywell was recently recognized by two leading organizations for outstanding safety performance at its nylon manufacturing facilities during 2003. The Carpet and Rug Ins...
http://www.floordaily.net/floorfocus/honeywell-collects-two-safety-awards

CRI Releases Sustainability Report

Dalton, GA, Dec. 22--The Carpet and Rug Institute (CRI) has posted the carpet industry 2002 Sustainability Report on the CRI website. CRI members continue to find new and innovative ways to be envi...
http://www.floordaily.net/floorfocus/cri-releases-sustainability-report

CRI Adds Deep Cleaning Systems to Seal of Approval

Dalton, GA, May 5, 2006--The Carpet and Rug Institute (CRI) today announced the addition of deep cleaning systems to its Seal of Approval testing and certification program. The certification means...
http://www.floordaily.net/floorfocus/cri-adds-deep-cleaning-systems-to-seal-of-a...

CRI Teams Up To Help in Search for Missing Childre

Dalton, GA, Jan. 26--The Carpet and Rug Institute (CRI) has teamed up with the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children (NCMEC) in an effort to assist the organization in its quest to find m...
http://www.floordaily.net/floorfocus/cri-teams-up-to-help-in-search-for-missing-...