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Contract Floorcoverings Market Report - UK 2016-2020 Analysis

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Introduction and Overview

The 6th edition of the 'Contract Floorcoverings Market Report - UK 2016-2020 Analysis' represents a unique, up to date review of the market and its development. The report incorporates original research and is a comprehensive and up-to-date review of this changing market.

Key sections covered:

  • Detailed assessment of the market - market sizes, key market influences, product trends, sustainability, forecasts to 2020 etc.
  • Review of the supply and distribution structure.
  • Product Mix - trends and key influencing factors within key sectors:
  • Carpet - broadloom, carpet tiles etc.
  • Vinyl - sheeting and tiles.
  • Wood - solid, engineered and laminates.
  • Floor tiles - ceramic, porcelain, natural stone and others.
  • Others - linoleum, rubber, cork etc.

Key areas of insight include:

  • Recent market trends and impact of growth in the private commercial sector contrasting with reduced demand for new build in sectors such as health.
  • Sustainability issues becoming more prevalent in terms of recycling, use of recycled raw materials and extension of the "cradle to cradle" concept.
  • Continued growth of modular floorcoverings, use of decorative designs & textures and random lay patterns to provide increased design opportunities.
  • Short term prospects in 2016-17 and medium-term forecasts to 2020, prospects and market drivers.
  • Review of key suppliers and end-use sectors.

Some of the companies included:

AIREA plc, Altro, Amtico International, Armatile, Atkinson & Kirby, Axminster Carpets, Balta Group, Balterio, Bauwerk Boen AG, Beauflor, Beaulieu International Group, Birch Carpets, Brintons Carpets, British Ceramic Tile (BCT), Burlington Slate, Cavalier Carpets, Cerrig Granite and Slate, Classical Flagstones, CP Group of Companies, Desso UK, Edel Telenzo, Ege Carpets, Egger UK, Finsa UK, Forbo Floors, Gerflor, Greenwood & Coope, Grespania Ceramica, H&R Johnson, Interface Europe, IVC Group, Junckers, Kährs, Karndean International, Kronospan, Lapicida, Mandarin Stone, Marlborough Tiles, Marling, Milliken Industrials, Original Style, Pilkington's Manufacturing, Polyflor, Porcelanosa Group, RAK Ceramics, Regency Carpet Manufacturing, Stonell, Tarkett, The Wilton Carpet Factory, Ulster Carpet Mills, Unilin Distribution, Victoria Carpets, Villeroy and Boch, Welsh Slate, Westco Group, Whitestone Weavers.

Contract Floorcoverings Market

  • Overall market size and mix between domestic and contract sectors by value, growth of contract market in recent years, market trends 2010-2015.
  • Review of key factors influencing contract market - construction activity, product issues, key application sectors, etc.
  • Future prospects - forecast of contract market 2016-2020, key factors influencing future prospects, key areas of growth/decline.
  • Overall product mix - share by product in contract sector 2015 - carpets, vinyls, wood/laminates, floor tiles, resins, others (linoleum, rubber, cork).
  • Detailed review of key application areas - floorcovering sales mix by sector - commercial, industrial, retail, leisure, health & education etc. - share by sector.
  • Forecasts 2016-2020 - assessment of key market factors.

Carpet

  • Contract market - market size by value and trends 2010-15.
  • Review of key factors influencing market.
  • Market forecasts up to 2020, review of key factors influencing trends.
  • Review of supply structure - leading suppliers in 2014/15, positioning etc.

Vinyl

  • Contract market - market size by value and trends 2010-15, review of key factors influencing market.
  • Product mix - sheeting, tiles - contract market size, trends.
  • Review of key application areas, specification criteria, key products, benefits within sectors.
  • Market forecasts up to 2020, review of key factors influencing trends.
  • Review of supply structure - leading suppliers, positioning etc.

Wood and Laminate

  • Contract market - market size by value and trends 2010-15 and review of key influencing factors and market characteristics.
  • Changing product mix in recent years - demand for laminates, engineered and solid wood.
  • Review of key application areas, specification criteria, key products, benefits within sectors.
  • Market forecasts up to 2020, review of key factors influencing trends.
  • Review of supply structure - leading suppliers, positioning etc.

Floor Tiles

  • Contract market - market size by value and trends 2010-15 and forecasts of future market performance 2015-2020 and key factors influencing trends.
  • Review of key factors influencing market, key application areas, specification criteria, etc.
  • Review of supply structure - key players.

Others

  • Size of market and key influencing factors - linoleum, rubber & cork.
  • Review of key application areas, specification criteria, product benefits within sectors.
  • Review of major suppliers in each sector.

Key End-Use Sectors

  • Key End-Use Sectors for Contract Floorcoverings - changes to mix in recent years.
  • Review of Key Sectors - health, education, offices, retail, entertainment, etc, levels of construction output and key drivers. Use of floorcoverings materials within sectors.

Report Summary

In 2014 and 2015, the contract floorcoverings market began to recover from a relatively static situation experienced in 2012-13. Growth in 2015 was estimated to have been approximately 4% higher than in 2014, underpinned by 7% growth in the floor tiles sector and by returning confidence in the private commercial sector. Traditionally, the contract floorcoverings market tends to be less volatile than the domestic market with more even rates of growth or decline, and overall demand within the contract floorcoverings market is dependent upon the level of business confidence, investment and growth of commercial new build & refurbishment activities.

Sales in the contract sector reached a low point in 2011, but has subsequently grown by 7%. The contract floorcovering market has changed significantly over the last decade in terms of both products used and specification levels. Key to this change has been the move away from carpet to "smooth" floorcoverings with more integrated use of different types of flooring materials within a single installation. Design and aesthetics have also become increasingly important features in recent years, with contrasting colours and textures also used to provide differentiation between locations. Modular floorcoverings have become more prominent in recent years. Initially associated with carpet tiles and (due to their manufacturing processes) floor tiles and laminates, this trend has expanded to include vinyl tiles (particularly luxury vinyl tiles) and, more recently, linoleum tiles.

There has been little change to the contract floorcoverings product mix over the last 2-3 years with carpet retaining largest single share followed by vinyl, wood and floor tiles. Contract carpets have faced significant competition from smooth floorcoverings but enjoyed estimated growth of around 3% in 2015, underpinned by increased refurbishment and new build activities in the private retail and offices sectors. The contract vinyl market has performed better than both the overall vinyl market as well as other contract floorcoverings materials in recent years, having been at the forefront of product innovation with the development of a wide range of sector specific products. Contract wood floorcoverings reached a low point in 2011 but the recent trend has been upwards with growth of 12% to 2015. The contract floor tiles sector was affected by the recession but experienced less severe decline than the domestic floor tiles sector. Good growth in 2014 to 2015 has been due to increased demand from sectors such as hotels, retail, leisure and offices. The trend for larger format floor tiles and increasing adoption of higher value porcelain tiles, particularly stone effect designs, have all helped to underpin value growth.

Prospects for the contract floorcoverings market remain positive, if modest, into the medium-term, with annual value increases of around 3% currently forecast to 2020. The forecast is based on the strengthening of the recovery for new build and refurbishment works in key private commercial sectors, but tempered by forecasts of flat or lower demand from some public sector end-users. Into the medium-term, the product mix for contract floorcoverings is unlikely to change significantly due to the number of end-use sectors, the range of sector specific products and the propensity for the replacement of "like with like". One of the main issues currently facing the UK market for contract floorcoverings (and wider floorcoverings market) remains the ability of some UK based manufacturers to continue to compete in future years especially given the development of larger floorcoverings groups.


List of Report Contents

  1. Contents Listing
  2. 1. INTRODUCTION 7
  3. 1.2 SOURCES OF INFORMATION 7
  4. 2. SUMMARY AND FUTURE PROSPECTS 9
  5. 2.1 SUMMARY 9
  6. 2.2 FUTURE PROSPECTS 10
  7. 3. ECONOMIC ENVIRONMENT 12
  8. 3.1 GDP 12
  9. 3.2 INFLATION & INTEREST RATES 13
  10. 3.3 UNEMPLOYMENT 14
  11. 3.4 HOUSEHOLD CONSUMPTION 15
  12. 3.5 HOUSING & CONSTRUCTION 15
  13. 3.6 STERLING 16
  14. 3.7 POPULATION PROFILE 17
  15. 3.8 CONCLUSIONS 17
  16. 4. CONTRACT FLOORCOVERINGS MARKET 19
  17. 4.1 DEFINITION 19
  18. 4.1.1 Key End Use Sectors 19
  19. 4.2 MARKET OVERVIEW 20
  20. 4.2.1 Total Floorcoverings Market 20
  21. 4.2.2 Contract Floorcoverings Market 21
  22. 4.2.3 Current Situation 22
  23. 4.2.4 Future Prospects 23
  24. 4.3 MARKET CHARACTERISTICS AND KEY MARKET INFLUENCES 24
  25. 4.3.1 Application and Specification Issues 24
  26. 4.3.2 The UK Non-Residential Construction Market 26
  27. 4.3.3 Environmental and Legislative Issues 27
  28. 4.4 PRODUCT MIX 27
  29. 5. CONTRACT FLOORCOVERINGS PRODUCT MIX 30
  30. 5.1 CONTRACT FLOORCOVERINGS MARKET PRODUCT MIX 30
  31. 5.2 CARPETS 31
  32. 5.2.1 Definition 31
  33. 5.2.2 Market Development 31
  34. 5.2.3 Future Prospects 34
  35. 5.2.4 Leading Suppliers 34
  36. 5.3 VINYL 37
  37. 5.3.1 Definition 37
  38. 5.3.2 Market Development 37
  39. 5.3.3 Future Prospects 39
  40. 5.3.4 Contract Vinyl Product Mix 40
  41. 5.3.5 Leading Suppliers 41
  42. 5.4 WOOD AND LAMINATE FLOORING 42
  43. 5.4.1 Definition 42
  44. 5.4.2 Market Development 43
  45. 5.4.3 Future Prospects 45
  46. 5.4.4 Leading Suppliers 46
  47. 5.5 CONTRACT FLOOR TILES 50
  48. 5.5.1 Market Development 50
  49. 5.5.2 Product Mix 52
  50. 5.5.3 Market Characteristics and Applications 53
  51. 5.5.4 Leading Suppliers 54
  52. 5.6 OTHER FLOORCOVERINGS 57
  53. 5.6.1 Linoleum 57
  54. 5.6.2 Rubber 58
  55. 5.6.3 Cork 59
  56. 6. END-USE MARKETS 60
  57. 6.1 INTRODUCTION 60
  58. 6.2 END USE APPLICATION MIX 60
  59. 6.3 COMMERCIAL BUILDINGS/OFFICES 61
  60. 6.3.1 Contractors Output 61
  61. 6.4 ENTERTAINMENT & LEISURE 62
  62. 6.4.1 Contractors Output 62
  63. 6.5 EDUCATION 63
  64. 6.5.1 Education Construction Output 63
  65. 6.6 HEALTHCARE 64
  66. 6.6.1 Construction Output in the Healthcare Sector 64
  67. 6.6.2 Floorcoverings in the Healthcare Sector 65
  68. 6.7 RETAIL 66
  69. 6.7.1 Floorcoverings in the Retail Sector 67
  70. 6.8 INDUSTRIAL 68
  71. 6.9 OTHERS 69
  72. 6.9.1 Vehicles 70
  73. 6.9.2 Transport 70
  74. 6.9.3 Public Sector Administration/MOD/Home Office, etc 70
  1. Tables & Charts
  2. CHART 1 UK CONTRACT FLOORCOVERINGS MARKET AND FORECASTS 2010 - 2020 - BY VALUE (£M MSP) 9
  3. TABLE 2 GDP DATA - 2012-2015 - KEY CONSTITUENT ELEMENTS 12
  4. CHART 3 INTEREST RATES AND INFLATION (CPI) FROM 2000-2019 14
  5. CHART 4 PDI & SAVINGS RATIO AT CURRENT PRICES 2000-2019 15
  6. TABLE 5 EXCHANGE RATE FLUCTUATIONS 2010-2016 - STERLING TO THE DOLLAR, AND THE EURO, SPOT RATES 17
  7. TABLE 6 UK FLOORCOVERINGS MARKET - END USE MIX (DOMESTIC AND CONTRACT) 2007, 2011 AND 2015 - BY VALUE (£M MSP) AND % SHARE 20
  8. CHART 7 UK CONTRACT FLOORCOVERINGS MARKET AND FORECASTS 2010 TO 2020 - BY VALUE (£M MSP) 21
  9. CHART 8 NON-RESIDENTIAL CONSTRUCTION OUTPUT (GB) NEW WORK AND RMI ANALYSIS 2009 TO 2019 - BY VALUE (£BN AT CURRENT PRICES) 26
  10. CHART 9 UK CONTRACT FLOORCOVERINGS MARKET PRODUCT MIX - CARPET, VINYL, WOOD, TILES, OTHERS - 2015 % BY VALUE 27
  11. TABLE 10 UK MARKET FOR CONTRACT FLOORCOVERINGS PRODUCT MIX 2015 - BY VALUE (£M) AND SHARE (%) 30
  12. CHART 11 UK CONTRACT CARPET MARKET AND FORECASTS 2009 TO 2019 - BY VALUE (£M AT MSP) 32
  13. CHART 12 CONTRACT SECTOR SHARE OF TOTAL CARPET MARKET 2005 - 2015 - % BY VALUE 33
  14. TABLE 13 UK MARKET FOR CONTRACT VINYL FLOORCOVERINGS 2009 TO 2019 - BY VALUE (£M AT MSP) 38
  15. CHART 14 UK MARKET FOR CONTRACT VINYL PRODUCT MIX - SHEETING AND TILES - 2010, 2012 AND 2014 - % BY VALUE 40
  16. CHART 15 UK MARKET AND FORECASTS FOR CONTRACT WOOD FLOORCOVERINGS 2009-2019 - BY VALUE (£M AT MSP) 44
  17. CHART 16 WOOD FLOORCOVERINGS DISTRIBUTION - COMMERCIAL/CONTRACT MARKET 47
  18. TABLE 17 UK CONTRACT FLOOR TILES 2009 TO 2019 - BY VALUE (£M AT MSP) 51
  19. CHART 18 UK CONTRACT FLOOR TILES MARKET PRODUCT MIX - CERAMIC/PORCELAIN, NATURAL STONE - 2015 % BY VALUE 52
  20. TABLE 19 USE OF FLOOR TILES IN THE CONTRACT MARKET 53
  21. CHART 20 END-USE APPLICATION MIX FOR CONTRACT FLOORCOVERINGS - OFFICES, RETAIL, LEISURE, EDUCATION, HEALTH, INDUSTRIAL - 2015 - % BY VALUE 60
  22. TABLE 21 CONTRACTORS NEW WORK OUTPUT (GB) FOR OFFICES (PUBLIC AND PRIVATE SECTOR) 2009-2015 - BY VALUE (£M AT CURRENT PRICES) 61
  23. TABLE 22 CONTRACTORS NEW WORK OUTPUT (GB) FOR ENTERTAINMENT & LEISURE(PUBLIC AND PRIVATE SECTOR) 2009-2015 - BY VALUE (£M AT CURRENT PRICES) 62
  24. TABLE 23 CONTRACTORS NEW WORK OUTPUT (GB) FOR EDUCATION (PUBLIC AND PRIVATE SECTOR) 2009-2015 - BY VALUE (£M AT CURRENT PRICES) 63
  25. TABLE 24 CONTRACTORS NEW WORK OUTPUT (GB) FOR THE HEALTHCARE (PUBLIC AND PRIVATE SECTOR) 2009-2015 - BY VALUE (£M AT CURRENT PRICES) 65
  26. TABLE 25 CONTRACTORS NEW WORK OUTPUT (GB) FOR RETAIL (PUBLIC AND PRIVATE SECTOR) 2009-2015 - BY VALUE (£M AT CURRENT PRICES) 67
  27. TABLE 26 SPECIFIC REQUIREMENT OF DIFFERENT INDUSTRIAL APPLICATIONS 69

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