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Laboratory Test Methods for Carpet Inspectors


Author: Dr Eric Brown

Published by: ITFA

Date published: 2019

This manual is intended to provide carpet inspectors with the information required to carry out a number of simple tests. Such tests will strengthen the value of their report and will allow more definitive
conclusions to be drawn.

It is divided into two sections.

Section One details the test procedures that can be carried out simply,with the acquisition of a few pieces of test apparatus, a small number of chemicals and with minimal expenditure.

Section Two gives an insight into the additional tests that can be provided by a fully equipped textile testing laboratory and as such are beyond the scope of the carpet inspector.
Nevertheless, background knowledge of these tests will allow the inspector to decide whether supplementary testing outside their own scope can be used to assist in the settlement of a dispute.