IICRC Publishes New Standard for Hard Surface Floor Coverings

January 7, 2021 IICRC Publishes New Standard for Hard Surface Floor Coverings

The Institute of Inspection, Cleaning, and Restoration Certification (IICRC) has published a new American National Standard ANSI/IICRC S220 Standard for Professional Inspection of Hard Surface Floor Coverings.

ANSI/IICRC S220 details the nondestructive procedures, methods, and systems for professional inspectors to follow when inspecting light commercial and residential hard surface floor coverings. The standard covers stone, laminate, prefinished wood, ceramic, and resilient coverings but does not include the protocols and procedures for floor covering installation.

“The importance of the S220 is to give the industry a resource for what goes into a hard surface flooring inspection. This is an invaluable resource to all in the floor covering industry,” said Jessica Violand Bruno, S220 Standard Consensus Body Chair. “The S220 is the first document of its kind by the IICRC and ANSI. We are excited to finally release this document after many years of work. We are grateful for all those in the industry who volunteered their time to make this standard a reality.”

IICRC is an ANSI-accredited standards-setting body for the flooring inspection, floor covering, and specialized fabric cleaning and disaster restoration industries. Organized in 1972, IICRC currently represents more than 5,700 certified firms and 54,000 certified technicians in 22 countries. For more information, visit