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FLOORCOVERINGS MARKET report- UK 2012-2016 analysis

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AMA Research are pleased to announce the publication of the 11th edition of our report ‘Floorcoverings Market Report– UK 2012-2016 Analysis’. The report includes up to date information on recent trends and issues that continue to impact on the market and provides anyone seeking floorcoverings market research with a detailed and comprehensive review of this changing market

The report contains:-  

  • DETAILED ASSESSMENT OF THE MARKET - analysis of major developments and current and future trends.

  • REVIEW OF KEY MATERIAL AND SECTOR TRENDS – carpets, wood/laminates, vinyl, ceramic tiles & natural stone, others.

  • REVIEW OF SUPPLY AND DISTRIBUTION STRUCTURE – changes in supply structure and changes to key retail channels etc.


Despite a difficult few years, the UK floorcoverings market is worth over £1.7bn in 2012. While the domestic sector has been particularly hard hit by the downturn in the housing sector in 2008/09, there has been some recovery in 2011/12, though key commercial sectors such as offices and retail have been affected by falling activity levels. While market prospects for most consumer durables remain fragile in 2013, medium term forecasts indicate a slow recovery in the sector as consumer and business confidence steadily improves. 

Carpet remains the dominant floorcovering, with share having stabilised in recent years. Despite strong growth up to the mid-2000’s, wood flooring has lost some share over the 2008-12 period, with vinyl and ceramic tiles/natural stone having gained popularity.


Areas of particular interest include:-

  • Review of market performance – market more stable in 2011/12 – review of developments in both contract and domestic sectors.

  • Changes in product mix – carpet share stabilised, consumers more flexible on choice (different products for different rooms) – prospects for all sectors in 2013-2016?

  • Relatively robust performance of vinyl sector underpinned by demand from health and education, though both sectors are facing much tougher conditions into the medium-term.

  • Distribution structure for floorcoverings remains fragmented.

  • Market prospects in 2013 and medium term recovery in 2014-2016.

Companies  include:

Abingdon Flooring, AIREA, Altro, Amtico International, Armstrong UK, Atkinson & Kirby, Axminster Carpets, Balta Group, Balterio, Beach Bros, Beaulieu International Group (BIG), BHK (UK), Brintons, British Ceramic Tile, Burmatex, Carpetright, Carpets & Flooring, Cavalier Carpets, Desso, Ege Carpets, Egger UK, Finsa UK, Floors-2-Go, Fludes, Forbo Flooring UK, Gerflor, Greenwood & Coope Ltd, Havwoods, Headlam Group, Interface Europe, International Decorative Surfaces (IDS), Johnson Tiles, Junckers, Kährs, Karndean International, Kent Flooring Supplies, Kenton Floors, Kronospan, Metsä Wood UK, Milliken Carpet Europe, Panaget, Pennine Flooring Supplies, Pergo, Pilkingtons, Plasman, Polyflor, Porcelanosa, Rovers Flooring, STS Flooring, Tarkett Group, Tedd Todd, Tileflair, Timbmet, Topps Tiles, Tradewoods, Ulster Carpet Mills, Unilin, United Carpets, United Carpets Group, Victoria Carpets, Victorian Woodworks, Westco, Whitestone Weavers.

Key areas covered in the report include :


  • Total Floorcoverings Market – analysis of size by value 2006 -2016, historical trends and market characteristics.

  • Analysis by major product sectorscarpets, wood & laminate, vinyls, ceramic tile & natural stone, linoleum, –  current shares and mix changes (2008 / 2012), driving factors,

  • Review of key market influences – housebuilding, construction market sizes by sector 2006-16, growth of underfloor heating (market size 2009-16) etc. Overview of domestic and contract sectors – key applications.

  • Future Prospects – forecasts of overall market performance in 2013-16.


  • Carpets – market size by value 2006-12, product mix (tufted, woven, fibre bonded and non-woven), factors influencing market performance, international trade in carpets, rugs market size, key suppliers/market shares in the UK carpet market, future prospects to 2016.

  • Wood & Laminates – market size by value 2006-12, mix share between solid, engineered and laminates, changes to product mix in recent years, factors affecting recent market performance, domestic and contract end-use mix, , key suppliers / market shares, distribution channels, market outlook to 2016.

  • Vinyls – market size by value 2006-12, mix between vinyl tiles and sheeting, key trends influencing recent market behaviour, end-use sector mix, recycling initiatives influencing market, profiles of key suppliers to the UK vinyl floorcovering market, future prospects to 2016.

  • Ceramic Tiles & Natural Stone – market size by value 2006-12, growth of sector, factors continuing to influence demand for tile and stone floorcoverings in both domestic and contract end-use sectors, key suppliers, outlook for market to 2016.

  • Others – definition of key products such as linoleum, cork, rubber, etc, market size, recent sector performance, key influencing factors, prospects to 2016.


  • Domestic Distribution  - definitions, market shares by major channel – Multiples, Independents, Specialists, DIY, Builders Merchants, Department Stores, Mail Order, Internet, etc – areas of growth and decline, major companies within each channel.

  • Contract Distribution – mix by major channel – healthcare, education, commercial, retail, industrial, leisure, areas of growth and decline – future prospects.


  • Key growth areas – prospects for 2013 and up to 2016.

  • Review of key factors impacting the market.

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