US demand for hard surface flooring will grow 3.9 percent annually through 2011. Gains will be driven by growing consumer preference for high-end flooring like wood laminates and ceramic tile, as well as growing interest in natural products such as natural stone| engineered wood| linoleum| cork and bamboo.
This study analyzes the 9.9 billion square foot US hard surface flooring market. It presents historical demand data for 1996| 2001 and 2006 and forecasts for the years 2011 and 2016 by flooring product (e.g.| vinyl| rubber| linoleum| cork| asphalt| wood| laminate| ceramic| seamless); and by new and replacement market (e.g.| residential building| nonresidential building| transportation equipment).
The study also considers market environment factors| details industry structure| evaluates company market share and profiles 34 major players including Mohawk| Armstrong| Tarkett| Mannington Mills| Shaw| Pfleiderer| and Congoleum.