CRI 104/105 Carpet Installation Standards
The industry’s gold standard resource for commercial and residential carpet installation, the CRI 104 and 105 standards provide installers, retailers, specification writers and building owners with detailed principles and guidelines for carpet installation.
Representing more than 25 years of information-gathering and installation expertise, CRI’s 104 and 105 carpet installation standards are the only carpet installation standards created and supported by the industry.
In 2015, the CRI convened industry leaders to update the 104 and 105 standards to address innovations that require new approaches to carpet installation, particularly planning and subfloor preparation. These changes reflect the industry’s ongoing dedication to quality and customer satisfaction.
CRI offers both standards as a free download:
Standard for Installation of Commercial Carpet CRI 104 - Sept 2015 (PDF 704 KB)
Standard for Installation of Residential Carpet CRI 105 - Sept 2015 (PDF 700 KB)
Understanding Different Installation Methods
Stretch-in Installation: There are situations in which a specifier will wish to utilize the stretch-in method. Its selection may be for one of the following reasons:
Direct glue-down installation:
Double glue-down installation: This method combines the stability of direct glue-down carpet with the cushioning benefits of a separate cushion, stretch-in installation, as outlined below:
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