US carpet and rug demand will reach 22 billion square feet in 2009. Gains will be supported by accelerating nonresidential construction, expanding distribution channels, product innovations and improved materials. Rugs will benefit from consumer preference for hard surface flooring, over which scatter and area rugs are often placed.
This study analyzes the $14 billion US carpet and rug industry. It presents historical demand data for 1994, 1999 and 2004 and forecasts to 2009 and 2014 by carpet and rug material (e.g., face fibers, backing, adhesives); by product (e.g., tufted broadloom, scatter rugs and bath mats, carpet tile, vehicular carpet, artificial grass, woven, needle-punched); and by market (e.g., residential building, nonresidential building, transportation equipment).
The study also considers market environment indicators, details industry structure, evaluates company market share and profiles 39 major players including Mohawk, Shaw, Beaulieu, Interface, C&A Floorcoverings, Dixie Group, and Collins & Aikman.