Global Flooring

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Flooring

This study examines global supply and demand for flooring. Historical data (2009, 2014, and 2019) and forecasts for 2024 and 2029 are provided for flooring demand by product and market, net exports, and shipments by product (nonresilient and resilient flooring, and carpets and rugs) on a country-by-country basis.

Flooring is segmented into:

  • nonresilient flooring
    • ceramic (e.g., glazed tiles, unglazed tiles, mosaic tile)
    • wood (solid wood and engineered wood)
    • laminate (e.g., high pressure, direct pressure)
    • other nonresilient flooring, including bamboo, stone, glass, metal, seamless, and plastic grating
  • carpets and rugs
    • tufted (e.g., broadloom, vehicular carpet, carpet tiles, scatter rugs, artificial grass,)
    • woven (e.g., Axminster, Wilton, prayer rugs)
    • other carpets and rugs, including needlepunched, knotted, knitted, and braided
  • resilient flooring
    • vinyl (e.g., vinyl sheet; vinyl composition tile; luxury vinyl tile; hybrid product such as wood-plastic composite, solid polymer core)
    • other resilient flooring (e.g., linoleum, cork, rubber, asphalt, leather)

Flooring demand by market is presented for:

  • new residential construction
  • residential improvement and repair
  • new nonresidential construction
  • nonresidential improvement and repair
  • transportation equipment and other markets (freight vehicles such as trucks ships and rail cars; fleet vehicles such as taxis and police cars; recreational vehicles; recreational boats; aircraft; nonbuilding structures)

Demand by product and market is presented in square meter terms, while demand totals are also presented in dollars at the regional and global levels. Demand in value terms is shown at the manufacturers’ level and excludes distributor and retailer markups.

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