Carpet padding can now be held to the same standard as carpet for indoor-air quality
At last, a moment many of us have been waiting for has arrived. A testing program is now available for carpet padding that will actually ensure it does not emit unhealthful levels of chemicals.
A lot of people think we already have this through the CRI Green Label program for testing pad. But the CRI Green Label Plus program that is used for carpet is far more stringent, and soon, we will be able to look for this label on carpet padding, too.
The Carpet & Rug Institute (CRI) and the Carpet Cushion Council announced earlier this week that the Green Label Plus program is being opened up to pad manufacturers.
"This offers cushion manufacturers the opportunity to qualify their products according to these more stringent standards and provide additional assurance for consumers concerned about indoor-air quality or potential VOC emissions," a CRI spokesman told TalkFloor.