The Nordic Swan Ecolabel environmental requirements for floor coverings and flooring underlays 

The product group includes floor coverings intended for indoors use based on wood, cork, bamboo, laminate, linoleum, and PVC-free plastic raw materials, as well as flooring underlays.

A Nordic Swan Ecolabel floor covering or flooring underlay has reduced environmental impact throughout its lifecycle. The requirements span from renewable and/or recycled materials to chemicals and energy consumption. There is also a focus on circular aspects such as quality, traceability, warranty, repairability and recyclability. 

The requirements include: 

  • Use of a high proportion of renewable and/or recycled materials.
  • Environmental and health properties of chemicals both used in manufacturing and added to the materials.
  • Limits for energy use during manufacturing.
  • Limits on emissions from formaldehyde and VOC in the final product.
  • Test of the quality and performance
  • A 5-year warranty.
  • Traceability to the manufacturer to ensure refurbishment, repair or recycling.

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What does it cost?

When you apply for the Nordic Swan Ecolabel, you must pay a fee. Additionally, when you have a certification, you must pay an annual licence fee based on the turnover of the certified product or service.

Please visit our Nordic website to see the specific fees. You will find them at the bottom of the page for the relevant product group under the fees» tab. You can find all product groups here.