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All floorcovering materials have guidelines for installation mandated by the manufacturer of that specific material.

There are also floor covering industry standards that are general in nature but specific as to the standard and common practices for installation of that flooring whether hard or soft surface products.

The new Carpet and Rug Institute Standard for Installation of Commercial Carpet — CRI 104 — has just been published and released (September 2015).

CRI 104 (and 105 for residential carpet) is an update for the installation of textile floor covering material that takes into consideration the latest technology in textile flooring materials and what is required to install them properly.

CRI-104 can be thought of as an umbrella document for the installation of carpet and repeatedly refers to the manufacturer's guidelines for more specific information on installation of a particular product.