CE marking has been mandatory for all floorcoverings for indoor use since 2007-01-01, as they fall under the so-called CPD, the ‘Construction Products Directive’ (89/106/EEC).
The CE mark:
- indicates a product’s compliance with the "essential requirements" of the EU directives
- allows products to be “placed on the EU market”
- fosters “free movement of goods”
- serves as a basis for the “withdrawal of non-conforming products”
Products carrying the CE mark are allowed to be marketed in Europe.
It is a declaration of compliance by the supplier - manufacturer or importer - with European legislation.