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Architect Magazine: Innovations In Carpet Tiles
Architect Magazine describes how innovations in eco-friendly carpet tiles expand to the recycling of individual components.

Carpet And Rug Institute: Selecting Carpet & Rugs For Your Home
Carpet And Rug Institute site offers info on carpet selection considerations such as location/use, colour, cost, types, measurement, and quality factors.
Industry Sectors

CRI: Carpet & Rug Institute
Carpet and Rug Institute is a trade association representing the manufacturers of carpet made in the United States, as well as their suppliers and service providers.
Information Sources

CRI: Resource Site On Carpets & Rugs
Carpet and Rug Institute is an industry site that provides information and resources on carpet and rugs.
Issues & Performance

Building America: Do Not Install Wall-to-Wall Carpet In Wet Areas
Building America Solution Center describes why and how to avoid installing carpet in areas that are likely to become wet.

Building Science: Ghosting & Black Stains On Carpets
Building Science Dr. Joe Lstiburek gives a detailed technical explanation on problems with black stains on carpet edges.

CRI: Green Label Plus: A Higher Standard For Indoor Air Quality
Carpet and Rug Institute Green Label Plus program is a voluntary, industry testing program for carpet, adhesive and cushion products that establishes the highest standard for indoor air quality (IAQ) ever set by the carpet industry. The Carpet and Rug Institute (CRI) created Green Label Plus to identify carpets, adhesives and cushions that are tested by an independent, certified laboratory and meet stringent criteria for low chemical emissions.

GBA: Green Considerations When Selecting Carpets
Green Building Advisor article describes pros and cons of sustainable carpet choices.

GBA: Issues, Solutions & Alternatives For Carpet In Basements
Green Building Advisor says basement floors don’t have to be cold and damp but they often are. Unless you can design or retrofit your basement slab to be warm and dry, avoid wall-to-wall carpet as a floor finish.

Home Energy: Ghosting & Black Stains In Houses
Home Energy has this article (with pictures) about the black stains that seem to have appeared on carpets over recent years. It covers possible causes (house pressures) and gives some tips for solution.

UD DOE: Certified Low-Emission Carpet Adhesives & Carpet
Building America Solution Center describes features, benefits and considerations for certified low-emission carpet adhesives & and carpet.

BCFCA: Floor Covering Reference Manual
BC Floor Covering Association sells the NFCA Floor Covering Reference Manual that is the industry source for floor covering specifications, installation practices and substrate issues. It covers general requirements, resilient flooring, carpet, hardwood flooring (including sanding and finishing), laminate flooring, and cork and bamboo flooring.

Carpet And Rug Institute: Care & Cleaning Of Carpets
Also from the CRI site, here are a number of solutions for cleaning all kinds of spots, stains, and water damage. As well there is info on general carpet care and maintenance.
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