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CRI Seal of Approval Program

X-Ray Fluorescence (XRF) is a precise way to analyze the elements present in a scan of any physical area. The process disrupts electrons in the region being analyzed, causing them to deviate from their natural orbit and release an energy signature unique to the element. XRF technology was developed by NASA to find aluminum deposits in the ground, as aluminum is a crucial element for many space exploration products. The Carpet and Rug Institute (CRI) decided to use this technology to develop a Seal of Approval (SoA) program for products that ensure the cleanest carpets possible. CRI took soil samples from across the globe and included them in their signature scan. After developing a scientific formula to test the efficiency of carpet cleaning products, CRI put it to use, and the result is a line of SoA cleaning products that are available to carpet-cleaning professionals in the industry. Carpet-cleaning businesses who use CRI-approved products get a SoA from the institute. This program helps industry professionals provide better services with space-grade precision. Customers can sleep soundly knowing that their carpets have been cleaned to the highest standards possible with the help of Space Certified technology.
To learn more about The Carpet and Rug Institute, the SoA Program, and XRF analyzing, visit their website at