World demand for flooring and carpets is forecast to grow five percent annually through 2014. North America will register the fastest sales gains based on a strong rebound in residential construction and motor vehicle output. Nonresilient flooring (e.g., ceramic, laminate, wood) will outpace both resilient flooring and textile floor coverings.
This study analyzes the 12 billion square meter world flooring and carpet industry. It presents historical demand data for the years 1999, 2004 and 2009, and forecasts for 2014 and 2019 by product (e.g., ceramic, laminate, wood, vinyl, tufted), market (e.g., residential buildings, nonresidential buildings, transportation equipment), world region and for 38 countries.
The study also considers market environment factors, details industry structure, evaluates company market share and profiles 41 industry players, including Mohawk, Shaw Industries and Tarkett.