VANCOUVER, WA — The Institute of Inspection, Cleaning and Restoration Certification (IICRC) has announced the publication of a new ANSI-approved Standard — ANSI/IICRC S800 Standard and Reference Guide for Professional Inspection of Textile Floorcoverings (1st edition, 2014), according to a press release.

ANSI/IICRC S800 defines basic operational procedures and techniques for inspecting/evaluating: Carpet types, characteristics and conditions; specification; installation procedures; and post-installation maintenance and cleaning, the release stated.

According to the release, 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, the release noted.

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