Tuesday, January 22, 2013

What is the Carpet and Rug Institute? Find Out at Surfaces 2013

CRI. Setting carpet standards, and then raising them. Find Out What the Carpet and Rug Institute is all about at the upcoming Surfaces 2013 flooring trade show ~ But only if you look really hard...

Next week, I go to Las Vegas for the annual Surfaces flooring industry trade show. I will be located in booth S6403, which, although I have not looked it up on the massive Surfaces map, is likely to be in the nose-bleed section of the Surfaces trade show floor.

But, although I may be posted to the “outback”, or “north forty”, or whatever you may call it, I almost always wind up located next to nice people in booths next to me, and I talk to old and new friends who come by.

3 Reasons to Visit CRI's Booth at Surfaces 2013!

If you are going to Surfaces, here are three reasons why you should go out of your way to find booth S6403.

1. There will be double-thick padding under the carpet. Come rest you tired feet.

2. Booth S6403 will be the only place at Surfaces you can get a Carpet Cleaning Tips for Dummies book for free

3. For anyone else who drops by and is unfamiliar with the CRI and what we do, I will have a new hand-out available that will put all questions to rest. It’s just an 81/2” x 11” sheet of card stock front and back that tells about CRI signature programs such as Green Label Plus and Seal of Approval, NSF 140 carpet sustainability standard, the CRI Blog, Carpet America Recovery Effort, Downloadable Fact Sheets and more…

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CRI. Setting standards, and then raising them.

The Carpet and Rug Institute has worked with the industry to establish standards intended to improve carpet. Based on science and testing, CRI arms consumers and manufacturers alike with knowledge.

CRI's Seal of Approval

The Seal of Approval program is the only one in the industry that scientifically measures cleaning efficacy of vacuums, extractors, cleaning systems and cleaning products.

CRI's Green Label Plus

Green Label Plus is a voluntary industry testing program for carpet and adhesive products that establishes the highest standard for indoor air quality (IAQ) ever set by the carpet industry.

CRI's NSF/ANSI Standard 140

This is the first standard to measure and certify carpet sustainability. It addresses sustainability throughout the manufacturing process from production to recycling to reclamation.

CRI. So much information about carpet. One resource.

CRI. So much information. One resource.

The Carpet and Rug Institute is the go-to place on the Web for everything carpet. From choosing the right carpet, to installation, cleaning and more, the information is there for you - anytime you need it.

The CRI Blog

Want the latest and greatest on happenings in the carpet industry?

You’ll find timely commentary, as well as links to articles, interviews and information that you can use.

Asthma and Allergy

Get a host of information - research, fact sheets and journal articles - that dispels myths about carpet and proves it is the best flooring option to reduce asthma and allergy symptoms.


Carpet America Recovery Effort (CARE) spearheads the industry’s efforts to increase the amount of post-consumer recycled and reused carpet, and reduce the amount going into landfills.

Downloadable Fact Sheets

We have 18 different fact sheets customized for audiences like schools, consumers, healthcare and builders. Topics range from affordability to indoor air quality to sustainability and more.

Don’t miss your chance to have all this! It’s all waiting at Booth S6403.

See you in Vegas,

~ Bethany

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