About Us

The Carpet Institute of Australia Limited (CIAL) is a non-profit industry association dedicated to the development of Australia’s carpet industry. Formed in 1967, CIAL represents carpet manufacturers, as well as retailers and suppliers of goods and services to industry.


Activities include: 

  • Promoting the features and benefits of carpet
  • Promoting environmental sustainability
  • Australian Carpet Classification Scheme (ACCS)
  • Carpet Industry Arbitration Service (CIAS)
  • Index of Carpet Names
  • Australian and international standards development
  • Technical publications
  • Consumer information
  • Lobbying and representing the industry’s interests to Government

 Services to Members: 

  • Environmental sustainability – development of policy, programs, Code of Practice and the ACCS Environmental Certification Scheme
  • Carpet grading
  • Industry statistics
  • Consumer information on the features and benefits of carpet.
  • Australian and international standards committee representation
  • Technical analysis and review functions
  • Training programs on carpet manufacturing, test methods and standards and environmental management
  • Government relations providing input on policies and programs that affect our industry
  • Networking opportunities…

Carpet Institute Publications

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