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The Carpet and Rug Institute, Inc.

logoWhether you are a homeowner, architect, or facility manager, making the right flooring decisions starts with having the facts. That’s where The Carpet and Rug Institute, Inc. (CRI) comes in. Our purpose is to provide science-based information about carpet and rugs – from health benefits to improved air quality to care and cleaning. If you’ve got questions, CRI is the place to find answers.

At CRI, our purpose is to educate consumers, commercial stakeholders and the industry about carpet and rugs. From health benefits and environmental efforts to trends and advice, we are here to inform our members and their customers. CRI initiatives help protect air quality, carpet’s lifespan and lead to smarter buying decisions on cleaners and equipment. We’re proud to be the foremost source for carpet information – based on fact and science, guided by principle.

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The beauty, performance, value and sustainability of carpet make it the right choice for your home. Carpeted floors cushion the impact of slips and falls, dampen noise and make it easier to learn and concentrate. Today’s carpets are environmentally friendly, engineered to resist staining and fading, and withstand even heavy foot traffic.

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