The Nordic Swan Ecolabel environmental requirements for textile floor coverings and carpets

You can certify textile floor coverings, carpets, rugs, and mats for indoor use – both loose and wall-to-wall products, with the Nordic Swan Ecolabel.

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The product group includes textile floor coverings, carpets, rugs, and mats for indoor use – both loose and wall-to-wall products. The side facing up must primarily consist of textile fibres.

Nordic Swan Ecolabelled textile floor coverings, carpets and floor mats have reduced environmental impact throughout the lifecycle. The requirements promote a more circular economy, reduce climate impact, save resources, and ensure products are suited for a long lifetime.

The requirements include:

  • High proportion of renewable and/or recycled materials in the product.
  • Environmental and health properties of chemicals used in manufacturing of the product. Among others, the use of substances that are classified with respect to carcinogenicity, toxicity to reproduction, or genotoxicity, nanoparticles and antibacterial substances are prohibited.
  • Energy efficient product manufacturing or use of Best Available Techniques (BAT).
  • Limitation of emissions to the air from products with backing of other materials than textiles.
  • Quality testing.
  • Ban on PVC.

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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.