Global Hard Surface Flooring

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Flooring

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

Hard surface flooring is segmented into:

  • nonresilient flooring, which remains inflexible even when heavy objects are placed upon and removed from the surface:
    • 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 porcelain tile and slab, bamboo, stone, sintered stone, glass, metal, seamless, and plastic grating
  • resilient flooring, which regains its original shape and appearance after heavy objects are removed from the surface:
    • 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)

Hard surface flooring demand by market is presented for:

  • new residential construction (single family, multifamily, and manufactured homes)
  • residential improvement and repair (same as above)
  • new nonresidential construction (office buildings; retail buildings; lodging buildings; institutional buildings; education buildings; healthcare buildings; religious buildings; industrial buildings; transportation buildings; and other nonresidential buildings, including amusement buildings, arcades, fitness centers, civic and convention centers, concert halls, community centers, country clubs, buildings at parks and campgrounds, movie theaters, etc.)
  • nonresidential improvement and repair (same as above)
  • vehicle and nonbuilding (freight vehicles such as trucks, ships, and rail cars; fleet vehicles such as taxis and police cars; recreational vehicles; recreational boats; aircraft; and nonbuilding structures such as airport runways, power plants, electrical substations, switch houses, tennis courts, golf courses, motor speedways, and water treatment and solid waste disposal facilities)

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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