Professional Testing Laboratory, Inc. was established in 1988 in Dalton, Georgia the heart of the carpet industry. Our 25,000 square foot facility houses two storage warehouses and seven environmentally controlled laboratory departments designed for specific tests. These tests cover a wide range of products primarily related to the carpet industry as well as underlayments, fibers, fabrics, laminate flooring, wood and resilient flooring. We also are capable of analyzing the performance of vacuum cleaners and cleaning systems commonly used in the industry.
Our goal is to provide precise, reliable and impartial test results to individuals, government agencies or private organizations and institutions. We are committed to providing equally to all our clients the highest standard of service obtainable and will establish and maintain a business environment of trust and mutual respect. We provide many years of experience and expertise of our management and staff which deliver solutions to issues and problems related to the performance of products tested within the scope of our activity.
PTL is accredited for testing carpet and carpet cushion through an ongoing program of the U.S. Government called the National Voluntary Laboratory Accreditation Program (NVLAP). NVLAP is a U.S. Government entity administered by the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST), an agency of the Department of Commerce. NVLAP requires compliance to ISO/IEC 17025 as the basis for the accreditation of testing laboratories. Laboratories that comply fully and are found competent to carry out specific test, are formally accredited for those tests.