The report contains:-
DETAILED ASSESSMENT OF THE MARKET -
major developments and current and future trends.
OF KEY MATERIAL AND SECTOR TRENDS –
wood/laminates, vinyl, ceramic tiles & natural stone, others.
OF SUPPLY AND DISTRIBUTION STRUCTURE
– changes in supply structure and
changes to key retail channels etc.
FORECASTS OF MARKET DEVELOPMENTS UP TO 2015.
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
Areas of particular interest
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.
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
areas covered in the report include :
Total Floorcoverings Market
– analysis of size by value 2006 -2016, historical trends and
Analysis by major product sectors
– carpets, wood & laminate, vinyls, ceramic tile & natural stone,
linoleum, – current shares and mix changes (2008 / 2012), driving
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.
– forecasts of overall market performance in 2013-16.
market size by value
2006-12, product mix (tufted, woven,
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
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.
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
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.