The rapid growth of the
wood floorcoverings market since the mid 1990’s was focused on
the success of the laminates sector. However, indications are
that laminate sales in the UK have now passed their peak, with
solid and engineered woods continuing to gain share even
though the total market has suffered decline since 2008. The
6th edition of the report assesses the current situation with
forecasts of market developments over the short-medium term
Areas of particular interest:
Comparison of market performance between wood and other
floorcoverings in 2008-10.
Variable market performance in domestic and contract
Evidence of continued interest in higher specification
products in middle and upper market sectors.
Changing commitment of some suppliers to laminate sector.
in total wood flooring market with forecasts by each
product sector to 2015.
Allied Carpets, Atkinson & Kirby,Balterio, Beach Bros,
Beaulieu International Group (BIG), BHK Flooring, British Hardwoods,
Carpetright, Carpets & Flooring, CF Anderson Timber Products, Egger
Group, Finnfores, Finsa, Floors-2-Go, Fludes, Hamberger Flooring,
Havwoods, Hoebeek UK, Hørning, International Decorative Surfaces (IDS),
Junckers, Kährs, Kenton Floors, Kronospan UK, Panaget, Pergo, Plasman,
Responsive Designs, Rovers Flooring, Sonae Industrie, STS Flooring
Supertex, Tarkett Group, The Natural Floor Company, Timbmet Group, Topps
Tiles, Tradewoods, Tuscanflooring, Unilin, United Carpets, Volunta
Parket, Westco, Witex.
Key areas covered in the report
OVERVIEW OF TOTAL
of UK floorcoverings market – market size from 2005-10,
performance of carpets, vinyl, wood, ceramic tiles and
others, key factors influencing trends, future prospects,
changing product mix – growth/declining sectors,
shares by product in 2010.
REVIEW OF WOOD FLOORCOVERINGS MARKET
Comprehensive review of wood floorcoverings market -
performance from 2005-10, key trends within sectors,
product mix, comparison with other floorcoverings, future
prospects to 2015.
sectors – solid wood, engineered wood and
laminates – sector shares in 2010, recent changes in
mix (comparisons with 2002/06/10, trend towards higher
quality, forecasts by product from 2011-15.
characteristics of market – pricing, availability, product
awareness and target consumers, accessories, changing
design trends etc.
international trade and growth of imports from Far East –
trends from 2005-10.
Domestic and contract
end-use sectors for total wood floorcoverings market – mix
by value, DIY/new housing/professional installations, Key
end-use sectors (share by Commercial Retail, Leisure
etc.), etc. Contract wood flooring market 2005-10.
for the overall industry, prospects for wood in relation
to other floorcoverings, short term prospects in 2011-
12, and longer term forecasts up to 2015, key
factors influencing market recovery.
SUPPLY AND DISTRIBUTION
of leading suppliers in the wood floorcoverings market,
including manufacturers, importers, distributors and
Analysis of market share of leading suppliers in UK market,
company information, market positioning, changing supply
Structure of distribution channels for supply of wood
floorcovering products – domestic and contract supply.
Distribution share for major channels, including review
of major organisations within each channel, changes in
distribution in recent years.
Key influences on
the wood/laminate floorcoverings market, factors affecting volume and
value performance. Future prospects for the contract and domestic
Review of key
external factors influencing market – economic prospects, housing and
construction, stock of dwellings, interest rates & inflation, etc.