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IICRC Standards Available for Public Review

The IICRC has announced that the BSR-IICRC S600 Standard and Reference Guide for Professional Carpet Installation and the BSR-IICRC S800 Standard and Reference Guide for Inspecting Textile Floor Coverings are now available for public review and comment, according to a press release.

BSR-IICRC S600 Standard and Reference Guide for Professional Carpet Installation covers both residential and commercial carpet installations. This industry consensus document gives specific guidance for the proper, recommended procedures for installing various carpet products in different types of installations.

BSR-IICRC S800 Standard and Reference Guide for Inspecting Textile Floor Coverings focuses on the inspection of textile floor coverings, including carpet and rugs. This document establishes a procedural standard and reference guide for a professional inspection of textile floor coverings.

“The development of these new standards with our industry partners represents the IICRC’s commitment to provide the most relevant and consistent information to our registrants, Certified Firms and continually changing industry,” said Mili Washington, IICRC standards director.

IICRC is developing the BSR-IICRC S600 and BSR-IICRC S800 as ANSI Standards. BSR is the ANSI Board of Standards Review that reviews and approves Standards as American National Standards.

BSR-IICRC S600 and BSR-IICRC S800 draft standards are available from Jan. 25 to March 11, 2013 for review and comment as part of the 45-day public review period.To review or comment, contact Mili Washington, IICRC standards director at for a copy of the Standard(s) and comment form. All comments must be submitted no later than March 11, 2013.

For more information on other certification programs and standards offered by IICRC, visit

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