World floor covering demand will rise 4.1 percent annually through 2010. China will surpass the US to become the top market, and sales will also be strong in India, Indonesia, Turkey, Iran, the Ukraine and Saudi Arabia. Developed areas will grow slower. Nonresilient flooring will outpace resilient flooring and carpets and rugs.
This study analyzes the $126 billion world flooring and carpet industry. It presents historical demand data for 1995, 2000 and 2005 and forecasts to 2010 and 2015 by flooring and carpet product (e.g., ceramic, wood, laminate, vinyl, tufted); by market (e.g., residential buildings, nonresidential buildings, transportation equipment); by world region (e.g., North America, Asia/Pacific, Western Europe); and for 31 major countries.
The study also considers market environment factors, details industry structure, evaluates company market share data, and profiles 42 major players including Mohawk Industries, Berkshire Hathaway, Armstrong World Industries, Tarkett, Beaulieu Group, Lear, and Collins & Aikman.