Hard Surface Flooring

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This comprehensive study examines the US hard surface flooring industry. Hard surface flooring includes resilient and nonresilient flooring. Carpets and rugs are excluded from the scope of this study.

Types of resilient flooring include:

  • vinyl flooring
  • vinyl sheet
  • luxury vinyl tile (LVT)
  • vinyl composition tile (VCT)
  • other resilient flooring
    • rubber flooring
    • linoleum
    • cork
    • leather

Types of nonresilient flooring include:

  • decorative tile
  • ceramic
  • porcelain
  • natural stone
  • wood flooring
  • solid wood
  • engineered wood
  • laminate flooring
  • saturated paper laminate
  • high-pressure laminate
  • other nonresilient flooring
    • seamless
    • polished concrete
    • grating
    • bamboo
    • glass
    • 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 hard surface 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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