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Partnerships & Affiliations

Carpet and Rug Institute

The Carpet and Rug Institute

CRI’s Seal of Approval (SOA) program is the carpet industry’s only scientific program to test the effectiveness of carpet cleaning products and equipment. To achieve SOA certification, products go through rigorous laboratory testing to meet the high standards of the SOA program. The program helps consumers make informed decisions and helps manufacturers improve their products. The results are cleaner, healthier, and longer-lasting carpet.

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ASTM International

ASTM International

ASTM International offers global access to fully transparent standards development. The global chemical industry and ASTM International have partnered for more than 100 years. Today, over 12,000 ASTM standards operate worldwide, contributing to research, production, and environmental safety and to thousands of finished products manufactured from rubber, plastics, and raw materials.

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American Association of Textile Chemists & Colorists (AATCC)

AATCC connects the global textile community to empower an innovative, informed, and sustainable future. Headquartered in Research Triangle Park, NC, USA, AATCC has provided standards development, testing materials, educational resources, and professional networking to the global textile industry for more than a century.


Institute of Inspection Cleaning & Restoration Certification (IICRC)

The IICRC is the Institute of Inspection Cleaning and Restoration Certification, a non-profit organization for the Inspection, Cleaning, and Restoration Industries. Since starting in 1972, the IICRC has evolved into a global organization with more than 49,000 active Certified Technicians and more than 6,500 Certified Firms around the world. Its mission is to establish and advance globally recognized standards, credentials, and certifications for the inspection, cleaning, and restoration industries.

 Synthetic Turf Council

Synthetic Turf Council

STC is the trusted voice of the synthetic turf industry, working to ensure the quality, safety, and sustainability of synthetic turf systems. STC represents builders, landscape architects, testing labs, maintenance providers, manufacturers, suppliers, installation contractors, infill material suppliers, and other specialty service companies.

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North American Laminate Flooring Association (NALFA)

NALFA is the only trade organization exclusively dedicated to the laminate flooring industry. Products that pass 14 rigorous performance tests and meet approved standards are awarded the NALFA Certification Seal as a testament to its quality.


National Association of Floor Covering Technicians (NAFCT)

NAFCT works with industry experts, manufacturers, and other flooring associations to provide accessible and affordable training for installers and inspectors. Members include contractors, distributors, installers, inspectors, manufacturers, retailers and all businesses related to floor covering.

Unite Floor Training Alliance

Unite Floor Training Alliance

UNITE is a non-profit organization dedicated to finding the next generation of floor covering installers and connecting them with resources for financial aid and certified training programs across the U.S.

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National Institute of Certified Floor Inspectors (NICFI)

The National Institute of Certified Floor Covering Inspectors (NICFI) is a not-for-profit association of certified, independent floor covering professionals. The membership is comprised of flooring experts in all disciplines and products, within the floor covering industry.


Resilient Floor Covering Institute (RFCI)

The Resilient Floor Covering Institute (RFCI) is an industry trade association of leading resilient flooring manufacturers and suppliers of raw materials, additives, and sundry flooring products for the North American market.

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Dalton State College

Dalton State College

Dalton State College provides a diverse student population with opportunities to acquire the knowledge and skills necessary to attain affordable baccalaureate degrees, associate degrees, and certificates and to reach their personal and professional goals. Through challenging academics and rich collegiate experiences, we promote lifelong learning, active leadership, and positive contributions in Northwest Georgia and beyond.

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Kennesaw State University

Kennesaw State University

Kennesaw State is a Carnegie-designated doctoral research institution (R2), placing it among an elite group of only 6 percent of U.S. colleges. A leader in innovative teaching and learning, KSU offers is only 15 miles from Atlanta, Georgia, with over 180 undergraduate, graduate and doctoral degrees and programs.

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