The Carpet and Rug Institute (CRI), located in Dalton, Georgia, is a non–profit trade association. It represents
manufacturers, suppliers and service providers in the United States. Its manufacturer members account for nearly 95% of the
total carpeting made in the country. The CRI is committed to increased customer satisfaction by coordinating with all the
other players in the industry like retailers, installers and distributors. CRI further strives to educate the customer in how
carpets contribute to a better environment.
CRI is a great source of information on all aspects of carpet. It is of interest, and accessed by consumers, architects,
interior designers, builders, installation contractors, retailers and just about any profession to do with carpeting. CRI is
on a constant search to upgrade its data and relies strongly on feedback for the latest information carpet related.
Among other available information, CRI data provides guidance in carpet and rug selection and installation, aesthetics and
the functional aspects of carpet and rugs, which is of special interest to the consumer. To manufacturers and the more
technically minded, the CRI database can help in characteristics of carpet fibers, construction of carpets and installation.
And in general, there is ample data on maintenance and long–term care of carpeting.
Development in the industry is in an on–going process in which CRI keeps abreast. Environmental considerations and
safety are of prime concern as the CRI publishes the Sustainability Report. CRI stresses to its members ethical
practices that will benefit the community, the environment and the economy.