European carpet and rug association
The European Carpet and Rug Association (ECRA) is committed to a standardised industry approach to implementing a circular economy, reflecting EU policy, particularly with regard to plastics strategies. It represents leading carpet manufacturers, promotes dialogue and advocates environmental and health improvements through research, international standards and sustainability efforts.
Design your comfort
Carpet is still the most popular floor covering in Europe as it offers many benefits including unlimited design, helps to control noise, improves thermal comfort and contributes to a safe environment for improved wellbeing.
Textile floor coverings
The European Carpet Market
The European carpet industry produces multiple products for diverse market segments, primarily for indoor environments, and in particular, wall-to-wall floor coverings for the construction sector. Beyond this, carpets can also be found in trains, aircraft, ships and road transport, as well as on sports fields such as tennis courts and football pitches.
In 2018 254 Mio m² of carpets have been imported from Rest of World (RoW) countries and 169 Mio m² exported. The Intra EU trade accounts for roughly 631 Mio m². This means that about 716 Mio m² remain in the EU-market. Intra EU trade accounts for 60% of the volume and 56% of the value.
Press Releases and more about the Carpet Industry and ECRA
Here you will find our latest press releases and articles about the activities of the European Carpet and Rug Association.