NSF/ANSI 140 is a voluntary, multi-attribute standard that evaluates the economic, environmental, and social impacts of commercial carpet and rug products across the entire product life cycle. Manufacturers can demonstrate their commitment to sustainability through this third-party certification while also contributing to LEED v4 credits as well as meeting EPA ecolabel and GSA procurement requirements.
NSF/ANSI 140 is applicable to any carpet product. The standard does not apply to the packaging of sustainable carpets or to the adhesive or padding products used in the installation of carpet products.
Qualification for certification under the NSF/ANSI 140 standard for carpet requires conformance with criteria under six categories:
Points earned under each of these categories determine the level of certification earned: