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This comprehensive study examines the US floor coverings industry, which comprises the carpets and rugs and hard surface flooring product segments.

Carpet and rugs include tufted, woven, needlepunched, and other types, such as knotted, knitted, braided, and nonwoven products. Artificial grass is considered tufted carpeting for purposes of this report.

Hard surface flooring includes:

  • resilient
  • vinyl (including vinyl sheet, luxury vinyl tile, and vinyl composition tile
  • other resilient flooring (e.g., rubber flooring, linoleum, cork)
  • nonresilient
  • wood (engineering wood and solid wood)
  • laminate (saturated paper and high pressure)
  • decorative tile (e.g., ceramic, porcelain, natural stone)
  • other nonresilient flooring (e.g., seamless, polished concrete, metal/grating, bamboo, glass, leather, metal tiles)

Demand is also segmented by 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 flooring 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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