The Carpet Institute of Australia Limited (CIAL) is a non-profit
industry association dedicated to the development of Australian's
Carpets are classified under the ACCS labelling system according
to their durability and appearance retention.
The classification is determined using technical data supplied
by manufacturers and results from test conducted by independent
(NATA or equivalent) laboratories.
In determining the ACCS end-use classification, the overriding
criterion is the appearance retention properties of the carpet.
Appearance retention assessment is reflected in both the objective
scoring system (81 out of 100 points) and assessment (the remaining
19 points). Carpets submitted to the ACCS must also meet minimum
standards for a range of construction and performance properties
before they will be graded.
- The yellow and blue labels identify carpets that have been
graded for residential use
- The gold and black labels identify carpets graded for contract
or commercial use
For more information about ACCS certifications, click
See the detailed assessment of each
certified product for certification number and