ANSI/IICRC S800 Standard and Reference Guide for Professional Inspection of Textile Floorcovering

This standard describes the procedures, methods, and systems to be followed when inspecting synthetic and natural textile floor coverings and related products (e.g., carpets and cushions). Professional textile floor covering inspection consists of processes and procedures that are described in this Standard. This Standard does not specifically address the protocols and procedures for installing or cleaning textile floor coverings.

Additional Information about the S800

The ANSI/IICRC S800 Standard for Professional Inspection of Textile Floor Coverings includes the following which are described in the Standard:
  • The Professional Carpet Inspector
  • Commissioning Parties
  • Writing Inspection Reports
  • Inspection Tools, Equipment, and Materials
  • Inspection Photography
  • Chain of Custody, Storage, and Handling
  • Field Testing
  • Laboratory Testing
  • Types of Complaints: Manufacturing Defects
  • Types of Complaints: Product Performance Issues
  • Types of Complaints: Installation Issues
  • Types of Complaints: Shading
  • Types of Complaints: Soiling and Spots
  • Types of Complaints: Stains, Discolorations, and Yellowing
  • Types of Complaints: Fading and Photo Bleaching
  • Types of Complaints: Issues Specific to Woven Textiles
  • Types of Complaints: Issues Specific to Carpet Cushion
  • Limitations, Complexities, Complications, and Conflicts

S800 Consensus Body Chair: Mark Violand                    S800 Consensus Body Vice-Chair: John Carter

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