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IICRC Publishes ANSI/IICRC S800 Feb 2014 Newsletter

IICRC Publishes ANSI/IICRC S800


In early February, the IICRC announced the publication of the new ANSI/IICRC S800 Standard and Reference Guide for Professional Inspection of Textile Floorcoverings (1st edition, 2014). This standard defines basic operational procedures and techniques for inspecting/evaluating carpet types, characteristics and conditions, specification, installation procedures, and post-installation maintenance and cleaning. This enables professional inspectors to determine appropriate procedures for inspecting textile floor coverings.

The ANSI/IICRC S800 is not written to teach detailed inspection procedures. Numerous manuals, videotapes, workshops and seminars are available to teach comprehensive textile floor covering inspection procedures. This standard was created for use primarily by professional inspectors, and secondarily for carpet manufacturers, product suppliers, building contractors, architects, specifiers, designers, distributors, flooring retailers, end users, facility managers, institutions and others involved in the textile flooring inspection industry.

Every textile floor covering has unique characteristics, and each inspection project should be carefully evaluated to determine proper application of this standard. In some circumstances, deviation from portions of this standard may be appropriate; however, carelessness is never acceptable, and common sense and professional judgment are to be exercised in all cases.

According to ANSI/IICRC S800 chair Bill Doan and vice chair Lew Migliore, “It was a privilege to work with such a committed and dedicated volunteer team representing virtually every facet of the carpet industry. S800 was a much-needed update encompassing a three-year journey with hundreds of hours of work. We believe it will be a significant benefit to the entire carpet industry for many years to come.”  

To purchase a copy of the ANSI/IICRC S800 Standard and Reference Guide and other IICRC standards, please visit www.iicrc.org/store or call the IICRC headquarters at (360) 693-5675.




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