ICS Magazine

CRI awards first Seal of Approvals for commercial vacuums

December 21, 2007

The Carpet and Rug Institute recently announced the first commercial vacuums to earn certification under its new Seal of Approval/Green Label testing program.

The ProTeam Sierra CM and the TTI Rubbermaid prototype earned the highest gold certification. The Electrolux Sanitaire, Windsor NuWay and Windsor Versamatic VS18 earned silver certification and the following earned bronze certification: Windsor Flexamatic 12, Windsor Senor S15, Windsor Senor S12, Windsor Versamatic VS14, ProTeam 1500XP and ProTeam Super Coach W/154E.

“The Seal of Approval/Green Label program sets a new higher standard for cleaning effectiveness and indoor air quality,” CRI President Werner Braun said. “Facility managers and those who supervise carpet cleaning in office buildings and retail, commercial and hospitality spaces now have a way to identify top performing vacuum cleaners. Cleaning with the right equipment helps preserve the life and beauty of a carpet.”