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Commercial / Specifying Carpet

In any particular installation, there will be a wide variety of requirements and carpet performance expectations.

The following is a useful check list when considering these requirements:

Listing of ECS Graded Carpets

Please click on this link to view an up-to-date listing of ECS graded carpets:


Building Code Compliance

  • Fire Safety

  • Fire Safety Regulations for Floorcoverings (pdf, 452 kB)
    Frequently Asked Questions on Testing to AS ISO 9239.1 (Fire Safety) (pdf, 263 kB)

  • Disability Access

  • Fact sheet pending

  • Slip Resistance

  • Slip Resistance Fact Sheet (pdf, 479 kB)
    CSIRO Report – Slip Resistance Assessment of Carpets for Compliance to National Construction Code of Australia (pdf,  759kB)
    CSIRO Certificate for Slip Resistance (pdf,  1 MB)
    ABR Bulletin article  – The Carpet Industry’s Approach to BCA Compliance for Slip Resistance (The Australian Building Regulation Bulletin, Issue 15, August 2015) (pdf, 1,595 kB)