ANSI/IICRC S100 Textile Floor Coverings Cleaning

S100 Standard and R100 Reference Guide for Professional Cleaning of Textile Floor Coverings

The ANSI/IICRC S100 Standard and IICRC R100 Reference Guide for Professional Cleaning of Textile Floor Coverings (6st edition, 2015) are now published. To purchase the ANSI/IICRC S100: 2015 and the IICRC R100: 2015 visit the IICRC Webstore.

IICRC is currently initiating the revision of the ANSI/IICRC S100. Those interested in participating on the S100/R100 Consensus Body or Chapter Committees should open and fill out the S100 Application Form, and email it back to IICRC Standards Director, Mili Washington at mili@iicrc.org. Applications will be accepted till April 30, 2016.

ANSI/IICRC S100 establishes minimum standards for professional on-location cleaning of installed textile floor coverings. In so doing, it acknowledges the critical role played by consumers in selecting and maintaining those floor coverings prior to the need for such professional cleaning. For this reason, the actual standards for cleaning are preceded by information on the importance of pre-cleaning maintenance, ways in which consumers may evaluate the qualification of professional cleaners, basic principles of cleaning, and the necessity for thorough pre-cleaning and post-cleaning inspections. Once these points are covered, standards for the application of the five common on-location cleaning methods (or variations thereof)  are outlined. No attempt has been made to evaluate the strengths or weaknesses of individual cleaning methods or to compare or contract one method with another.

The science of cleaning and maintenance of installed textile floor coverings has grown during the last 20 years. The IICRC first published the Standard and Reference Guide for Professional Carpet Cleaning (S001) in 1991 and revised it in 1994, 1997, 2002, and published the fifth edition in 2011.  In June 2012, the IICRC voluntarily withdrew the 2011 version of S100 as an ANSI approved American National Standard. Although ANSI/IICRC S100: 2011 is no longer an ANSI approved American National Standard, it will be available through IICRC as a historical Standard.

The S100 Consensus Body Chair is Doug Bradford, and Vice Chair is Richard Bodo.

Note: BSR is the ANSI Board of Standards Review that reviews and approves Standards as American National Standards. All new Standards under development are designated as BSR-IICRC till such time that they receive final approval from ANSI and can be published.

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