A new product group "Wood-, Cork- and Bamboo-based Floor C1overings" is replacing the previous criteria for "Wooden Floor Coverings", enlarging the scope of floor covering products.
The new criteria:
1) Require that any virgin wood, cork, bamboo and rattan in the finished products originates from certified sustainably managed forests.
2) Ensure low energy consumption for manufacturing.
3) Drastically limit the VOCs (Volatile Organic Compounds) content.
4) Ban flame retardants as well as other harmful chemicals.
EU 2017/176 – C(2017) 303