About CRI

The Carpet and Rug Institute (CRI), USA is dedicated to educating consumers in the care and maintenance of carpets.

CRI recognizes that a new carpet purchase is an important investment in your home’s value. Proper maintenance can enhance a carpet’s useful life, and ensure consumers their carpet functions beautifully throughout its intended life cycle.

Independent testing shows that not all carpet cleaning products clean equally well—some actually harm carpet bers or result in faster resoiling of cleaned areas. Matching the right cleaning method with the right product helps extend carpet life and protect its beauty.

A Seal of Approval (SOA) Service Provider agrees to use CRI Seal of Approved Certified Equipment and Cleaning Chemicals as part of their routine cleaning procedures.

SOA Service Providers sign a participation agreement with the Carpet and Rug Institute outlining required guidelines for cleaning procedures, professional conduct, and customer service.

The Carpet and Rug Institute recommends the use of certified Seal of Approval products and proudly recognizes SOA Service Providers who use SOA products and equipment to bene t their customers.

Carpet Cleaning Hub is a CRI Seal of Approval (SOA) Service Provider.

The Seal of Approval Service Provider (SOA Service Provider) designation assures customers that their carpets have been cleaned by a professional, using only the best cleaning products and equipment.

 

 

CRI GUIDELINES FOR CARPET CLEANING

Vacuuming :

Proper and consistent vacuuming is the single most effective means of keeping carpet clean. By following a routine vacuuming schedule, 90 to 95 percent of all dry soil can be removed effectively.

Vacuuming is the easiest method of carpet cleaning. Regular vacuuming removes soil and dirt that can damage the carpet fiber and therefore reduce the useful life of carpet.

 

Deep Cleaning (Water Extraction) :

In addition to frequent vacuuming, your facility should also conduct periodic deep cleans on a semi-annual basis to help restore your carpet to its original condition and maintain peak performance. Pay greater attention to entryway areas, deep cleaning these areas on a quarterly basis at a minimum.

Deep cleaning removes soil that vacuuming misses, which makes it imperative to regularly deep clean your facility’s carpet.

 

CRI RECOMMENDATIONS FOR TOP CARPET BRANDS

Interface, Inc.

Phone: (800) 336-0225
Website: interface.com
Deep Cleaning Method: Dry Compound Extraction/Hot Water Extraction
Recommended Service Providers: Contact Manufacturer

Milliken & Company

Phone: (800) 241-4826
Website: millikencarpet.com
Deep Cleaning Method: Residential Carpet – Dry Polymer Compound – Capture
Recommended Service Providers: Contract Carpet – Dry Polymer Extraction performed by MilliCare Comm. Carpet Care.

Mohawk Industries, Inc.

Phone: (800) 241-4494
Website: mohawkind.com
Deep Cleaning Method: Hot Water Extraction
Recommended Service Providers: CRI Seal of Approval Products & Service Providers that use Seal of Approval Products.

Shaw Industries, Inc.

Phone: (800) 441-7429
Website: shawfloors.com
Deep Cleaning Method: Hot Water Extraction
Recommended Service Providers: IICRC Certified Firms and Technicians

Tai Ping Carpets Americas, Inc.

Phone: (800) 433-2440
Website: taipingcarpets.com
Deep Cleaning Method: Hot Water Extraction
Recommended Service Providers: IICRC Certified Firms and Technicians

Tandus Centiva Inc.

Phone: (800) 248-2878
Website: tandus.com
Deep Cleaning Method: Hot Water Extraction
Recommended Service Providers: ServiceMaster Clean