ANSI/IICRC S800 Carpet Inspection
ANSI/IICRC S800 Standard and Reference Guide for Inspecting Textile Floor Coverings
IICRC published the ANSI-approved ANSI/IICRC S800 Standard and Reference Guide for Professional Inspection of Textile Floorcoverings (1st edition, 2014) in February 2014. To purchase the ANSI/IICRC S800: 2014 visit the IICRC Webstore.
Current Status: IICRC is currently initiating the revision of the ANSI/IICRC S800. Those interested in participating on the S800/R800 Consensus Body or Chapter Committees should open and fill out the S800 Application Form, and email it back to IICRC Standards Director, Mili Washington at email@example.com.
ANSI/IICRC S800: 2014 includes inspection of textile floor covering including carpet and rugs. The S800 establishes a procedural standard and reference guide for professionally inspecting textile floor coverings. The 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. 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.
S800 Consensus Body Chair is Mark Violand, and Vice Chair is Lew Migliore.