Carpets & Rugs

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Carpets

This comprehensive study examines the US carpet and rug industry. Hard surface flooring is excluded from the scope of this study.

Demand for carpets and rugs is discussed in terms of product:

  • tufted carpets and rugs
  • broadloom
  • vehicular
  • carpet tile
  • scatter rugs, bath mats, and accent rugs
  • synthetic turf
  • woven carpets and rugs
  • Axminster
  • Wilton (or jacquard)
  • velvet
  • needlepunched
  • other carpets and rugs (e.g., braided, knitted, knotted, hooked)

Excluded from the study are handmade yet commercially produced carpets and rugs. Also excluded are handmade artisanal products.

Demand is discussed in terms of market:

  • residential – new and replacement and remodeling application for single-family, multifamily, and manufactured housing types
  • commercial – new and replacement and remodeling applications for office, trade, and lodging; institutional; industrial; and other commercial buildings (e.g., government buildings, athletic facilities)
  • transportation equipment and other nonbuilding construction:
    • motor vehicles
    • recreational vehicles and boats
    • aircraft
    • ships
    • trains
    • nonbuilding structures (e.g., decks, docks)

Historical data for 2009, 2014, and 2019 and forecasts to 2024 and 2029 are provided for carpet and rug demand in both area terms (square feet) and value terms (US dollars).

Data from the US Census Department were consulted in the preparation of this study and a list of related codes is presented here for informational purposes. However, these codes may not include all products covered in this report or may exclude some products of interest and the data have thus been adjusted accordingly.

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