Carpet Testing

The process of making carpet has become highly mechanized and automated in recent time. With this progression, the standards for carpet testing safety have also evolved to include a range of tests to determine the quality and durability of the carpet. ASTM has several specifications defined to identify a carpets’ ability to maintain its color, weight, strength, stability, and integrity. The Consumer Product Safety Improvement Act 2008 (CPSIA) has provisions specifically intended to protect children 12 years of age or younger and carpets are subject to additional requirements according to CPSIA, including coating requirements, phthalate, and lead content limits.With safety in mind, rugs are routinely tested in commercial and residential environments to ensure that its users stay protected. Dallas Labs is experienced in the testing specifications and protocols. for

Children’s carpets like other products designed and intended primarily intended for children twelve years of age and under must be tested by an accredited third party for compliance with applicable children’s product safety guidelines. Based on that testing, a manufacturer of carpets must provide a Children’s Product Certificate (CPC) indicating that the product complies with those rules.

Backing Determination
Colorfastness AATCC 16E
Composition ASTM D276, AATCC TM 20A, FC-85
Consulting Various
Delamination ASTM D3936
Density (calculation only) ASTM D418
Depositions Various
Dry Breaking Strength FTM 191 – Method 5100
Dry Crocking AATCC TM8
Failure Analysis Various
Pile Height ASTM D418
Pile Weight ASTM D418
Pill Test ASTM D2859, or FS DDD-C-0095
Pitch (Guage)
Shrinkage FS DDD-C-0095
Stitches (Wires)
Total Weight
Trial/Arbitration Various
Tuft Bind ASTM D1335
Wet Crocking AATCC 8