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Academy of Textiles & Flooring
- USA. Courses and seminars on carpet certification, inspection, cleaning, restoration, maintenance and installing. Also, technical consulting, expert witnessing and testing services.
Antron Carpet Fiber
- Information resource on the manufacture, performance properties, styles, selection and maintenance of carpets made from solution dyed polyamide 6.6 fibers. Extensive technical information and specifications, glossaries of terms, and library of articles. From Invista Corp.
- Information resource about the various types of artificial grass, the installation and maintenance, and the applications of the different systems. From Desso Sports Systems. English, Dutch and German.
CARE. Carpet America Recovery Effort
- USA. Joint industry and government effort to increase the amount of recycling and reuse of post-consumer carpet, and reduce the amount of waste carpet going to landfills, using market-based solutions. A resource of information about CARE's programs, fiber and carpet recycling and environmental issues.
The Carpet Buyers Handbook
- Online consumer source for carpet information on selection, installation and care. Extensive glossary of technical terms and definitions.
- Portal and company directory of the Canadian carpet industry. Toolbox for interior design. List of books and publications. Guides to carpet selection and care.
- A consumer resource for information on carpets. Construction, fibers and color. Padding and installation. Tips on shopping. From Jim Goddard's Carpet Classics company.
Carpet Cushion Council
- Information resource for manufacturers, distributors and retailers of carpets and carpet cushions. Company directory. Links to related sites.
Carpet Information Centre
- Consumer resource on carpets and rugs. Companies, retailers and service providers. Carpet history, production processes, installing and care.
- Information resource about carpets and upholstery for consumer and commercial markets. Directories of flooring inspectors. Carpet selection, buying and installation guides. Claim procedures and cleaning methods. Pre-purchase carpet research issues. Extensive links page to related sites.
- USA. Information resource on carpet and rug selection, installation and care. History of carpet manufacture in the US. Consumer FAQ on carpet purchase.
- Internet information resource on carpet buying and care. Types of fibers and carpets. Installation and maintenance. Glossary of industry terms.
Carpets & Rugs Pedia
- Information resource about hand and machine made woven, knotted and tufted carpets and area rugs, providing a history on the origin of carpeting, manufacturing processes and care guides, publications and educational information, a calendar of events and a buyers' guide. From the Jaipur Rugs Company.
FCIF. Floor Covering Industry Foundation
- USA. Philantropic organization, dedicated to financially assisting those who are or have been affiliated with the floor covering industry, who experience catastrophic illnesses, severe disabilities, or other life-altering hardships.
FITA. Flooring Industry Training Association
- UK. Education and training institution for the British carpet and hard surface flooring installation industry. List of course dates.
Floor Covering Standard Symbols
- Catalog of European standard symbols for the resilient, textile and laminate floor covering industries, supported by European flooring industry federations.
- USA. International nonprofit organization devoted to building schools, and creating programs and opportunities designed to end child labor in the handmade carpet industry in South Asia
- USA. From Shaw Industries, Inc. Consumer information and education on carpet history, advantages and applications. Advice on installing and care, selection and prices. List of Shaw Industries dealers.
GUT. Gemeinschaft umweltfreundlicher Teppichboden e.V
- Joint initiative of the European carpet industry, involved in the development and certification of new standards for carpet testing and environmentally responsible manufacturing and recycling procedures. Extensive technical information. Directory of member companies and organizations. Multi-lingual site.
The Institute of Inspection, Cleaning and Restoration Certification
- Non-profit certification institute, founded to establish and monitor educational programs and standards for the textile, flooring and upholstery inspection, cleaning and restoration service industries.
PRODIS. PRODuct Information System of the European Carpet Industry
- Consumer information system integrating information on environmental issues, consumer health and safety topics and information on areas of use and characteristics of textile floorcoverings.
- Maintenance, cleaning, repair and restoration of antique Oriental carpets and rugs. English, Iranian and German.
Stainmaster Carpet and Flooring
- Extensive carpet resource for consumers, including carpet selector, carpet buying guide and carpet retail dealer locator. Includes interior design and home décor tips and trends and information on the manufacture and construction of carpets. Stain removal and carpet care guides. From Invista, Inc
STC. Synthetic Turf Council
- Non-profit trade organization for the artificial grass industry, promoting quality and good business practices. List of member companies.
Textile Cleaning & Protection Pty., Ltd
- Australia. International textile servicing company, specialised in carpet and upholstery cleaning for residential, hospitality and corporate interiors. Also, applications of fabric protection, flame retardant and anti-static treatments, and cleaning and conditioning of leather upholstery. Technical information and FAQ.
The Woolsafe Organisation
- World wide accredition program for manufacturers of cleaning products which are proven safe for wool carpets and rugs. Consumer information on carpet maintenance and spot removal.
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