FHA Carpet Cushion Standards HUD UM 72
FHA Carpet Pad Standards are listed under HUD UM 72 Carpet Cushion Standards and HUD Capet Standards UM 42 for carpet and carpet with attached cushion. FHA carpet pad standards were established by the Fair Housing Administration in response to an absence of industry-wide standards for controlling the quality of low-to-medium-grade carpeting and carpet cushion. HUD FHA carpet cushion standards and UM 72 and UM 42 carpet standards have continued as the industry-wide HUD FHA carpet pad standards and the FHA HUD carpet standards.
FHA Carpet Pad Standards HUD UM 72 Carpet Cushion and UM 44 carpet and carpet with attached cushion establish the minimum requirements and standard test methods used for determining the acceptability of carpet cushion, carpet and attached carpet cushion products for HUD housing.
FHA Carpet Pad Standards Administration
FHA carpet pad standards As a response to a request from HUD, a program was developed by the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) for testing carpet and carpet pad. Testing for FHA carpet pad standards UM 72 and carpet standards UM 42 are administered by National Voluntary Laboratory Accreditation Program (NVLAP) NVLAP established the testing program for accrediting laboratories that test carpet and attached carpet cushion products. In 1994 the expanded NVLAP program was renamed the Carpet and Carpet Cushion (CCC) Program.
The Green Label Cushion Testing Program was established by The Carpet Cushion Council the trade association for U.S and Canadian carpet cushion manufacturers in association with the Carpet and Rug Institute. These carpet industry trade organizations entered into an agreement with the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) for a voluntary testing program to monitor for low emissions on products coming out of manufacturing plants.