Floor Coverings Industry

Published: Jul 1, 2000 - 226 Pages

Table of Contents:

Section 1 - U.S. Floor Coverings Industry Trends

  • Executive Summary
  • Market Size And Growth
  • Carpet And Area Rugs
  • Hard Surface Flooring
  • International Trade Situation
  • Competitive Environment
  • Industry Profit Margins
  • End-Use Markets
  • Retail Distribution Channels
  • Household Floor Covering Purchaser Demographics
  • Outlook
      Scope and Methodology
    • Table 1-1 Value Of U.S. Floor Coverings Industry Market Sales, 1987-1999 (dollars)
    • Figure 1-1 Value of U.S. Floor Coverings Industry Market Sales 1987, 1991, 1995, 1999 (dollars)
    • Table 1-2 Quantity U.S. Floor Coverings Industry Market Sales, 1987-1999 (square yards and square feet)
    • Figure 1-2 Quantity U.S. Floor Coverings Industry Market Sales 1987, 1991, 1995, 1999 (Square Yards)
    • Table 1-3 U.S. Floor Coverings Industry Market Sales By Product Sector, 1987-1999 (dollars, square yards, and square feet): Carpet And Area Rugs, Hardwood Flooring, Ceramic Floor And Wall Tile, Vinyl Sheet And Floor Tile, Rubber Floor Coverings, And Laminate Flooring
    • Table 1-4 Distribution Of U.S. Floor Coverings Industry Market Sales By Product Sector, 1987-1999 (percent): Carpet And Area Rugs, Hardwood Flooring, Ceramic Floor And Wall Tile, Vinyl Sheet And Floor Tile, Rubber Floor Coverings, And Laminate Flooring
    • Figure 1-3 Percent Distribution of U.S. Floor Coverings Industry Dollar Market Sales By Product Sector, 1996 and 1999 (percent): Carpet and Area Rugs, Hardwood Flooring, Ceramic Floor and Wall Tile, Vinyl Sheet And Floor Tile, Rubber Floor Coverings, and Laminate Flooring
    • Table 1-5 U.S. Market Sales Comparative Growth Analysis By Product Sector: Compound Annual Growth Rate, 1987-1999 (percent): Carpet And Area Rugs, Hardwood Flooring, Ceramic Floor And Wall Tile, Vinyl Sheet And Floor Tile, Rubber Floor Coverings, And Total Floor Coverings
    • Table 1-6 U.S. Average Value Per Square Yard And Square Foot Of Floor Covering Supplied, 1987-1999 (dollars)
    • Table 1-7 U.S. Average Value Per Square Yard And Square Foot Of Floor Covering Supplied By Product Sector, 1987-1999 (dollars): Carpet And Area Rugs, Hardwood Flooring, Ceramic Floor And Wall Tile, Vinyl Sheet And Floor Tile, Rubber Floor Coverings, And Laminate Flooring
    • Table 1-8 U.S. Producer Price Trends For Floor Coverings Products, 1992-2000 (index): Carpet And Area Rugs, Vinyl Floor Coverings, Ceramic Tile, Hardwood Flooring, And Rubber Floor Coverings
    • Table 1-9 U.S. Floor Coverings Industry Forecasted Market Sales By Product Sector, 2000 And 2005 (square yards and dollars): Carpet And Area Rugs, Hardwood Flooring, Ceramic Floor And Wall Tile, Vinyl Sheet And Floor Tile, Rubber Floor Coverings, And Laminate Flooring

Section 2 - U.S. Floor Coverings Industry Shipments, Exports, and Imports

  • Summary Of Major Findings
  • Overall U.S. Floor Coverings Industry Activity
  • Carpet And Area Rugs
  • Hardwood Flooring
  • Ceramic Floor And Wall Tile
  • Vinyl Sheet And Floor Tile
  • Rubber Floor Coverings
    • Table 2-1 U.S. Floor Coverings Industry Factory Shipments, 1987-1999 (dollars and square yards)
    • Table 2-2 U.S. Floor Coverings Industry Factory Shipments By Product Sector, 1987-1999 (dollars and square yards): Carpet And Area Rugs, Hardwood Flooring, Ceramic Floor And Wall Tile, Vinyl Sheet And Floor Tile, And Rubber Floor Coverings
    • Table 2-3 Distribution Of U.S. Floor Coverings Industry Shipments By Product Sector, 1987-1999 (percent): Carpet And Area Rugs, Hardwood Flooring, Ceramic Floor And Wall Tile, Vinyl Sheet And Floor Tile, And Rubber Floor Coverings
    • Table 2-4 U.S. Floor Coverings Industry Exports And Share Of Factory Shipments, 1987-1999 (dollars, square yards, and percent)
    • Table 2-5 U.S. Floor Coverings Industry Exports By Product Sector, 1987-1999 (dollars and square yards): Carpet And Area Rugs, Hardwood Flooring, Ceramic Floor And Wall Tile, Vinyl Sheet And Floor Tile, And Rubber Floor Coverings
    • Table 2-6 Exports' Share Of U.S. Floor Coverings Industry Shipments By Product Sector, 1987-1999 (percent): Carpet And Area Rugs, Hardwood Flooring, Ceramic Floor And Wall Tile, Vinyl Sheet And Floor Tile, And Rubber Floor Coverings
    • Table 2-7 U.S. Floor Coverings Industry Imports And Share Of Market Sales, 1987-1999 (dollars, square yards, and percent)
    • Table 2-8 U.S. Floor Coverings Industry Imports By Product Sector, 1987-1999 (dollars and square yards): Carpet And Area Rugs, Hardwood Flooring, Ceramic Floor And Wall Tile, Vinyl Sheet And Floor Tile, And Rubber Floor Coverings
    • Table 2-9 U.S. Floor Coverings Industry Imports As A Share Of Domestic Market Sales By Product Sector, 1987-1999 (percent): Carpet And Area Rugs, Hardwood Flooring, Ceramic Floor And Wall Tile, Vinyl Sheet And Floor Tile, And Rubber Floor Coverings
    • Table 2-10 Average Value Per Square Yard For U.S. Shipments, Exports, And Imports, 1987-1999 (dollars)
    • Table 2-11 U.S. Carpet And Area Rugs Market Trends By Product Type, 1987-1999 (dollars and square yards): Market Sales, Factory Shipments, Exports, And Imports; Tufted, Woven, And Other
    • Table 2-12 U.S. Carpet And Area Rug Shipments By Product Type And Fiber Of Face Yarn, 1995-1998 (square yards and dollars): Woven, Manmade, And Other; Tufted Nylon, Polyester, Polypropylene, And Other; Needle Punched And Other Products
    • Table 2-13 U.S. Shipments Of Tufted Carpet And Rugs By Type, 1995-1998 (square yards and dollars): Roll Goods, Bathmats, Area Rugs, Automobile And Aircraft Carpeting, And Tufted Artificial Grass For Nonathletic Surfaces
    • Table 2-14 U.S. Ceramic Floor And Wall Tile Shipments By Product Type, 1992-1999 (dollars and square yards): Glazed With Facial Area Greater Than 6 And Less Than 59 Square Inches, Glazed Having A Facial Area 59 Square Inches Or Greater, And Unglazed And Mosaic Tiles
    • Table 2-15 U.S. Shipments Of Hardwood Flooring By Product Type, 1992-1999 (dollars and square yards): Oak Flooring, Oak Parquetry, Other Oak Flooring, Maple, Truck Trailer And Railroad Oak Flooring, And Other Products
    • Table 2-16 U.S. Shipments Of Resilient Sheet And Floor Tile By Material, 1987-1999 (dollars and square yards): Vinyl Sheet And Floor Tile And Rubber Sheet Goods And Tile
    • Table 2-17 Value Of U.S. Rubber Floor Covering Shipments By Product Type, 1992-1999 (dollars): Rolls, Automotive Mats, Other Mats, And Sheet Goods And Tile
    • Table 2-18 U.S. Shipments Of Carpet Underlay And Carpet And Rugs Cushions And By Type Of Material, 1987-1999 (dollars): Plastic Foam, Latex Foam, And Open Cell Sponge

Section 3 - Cost Structure Of U.S. Floor Coverings Manufacturers and the Competitive Environment

  • Summary Of Major Findings
  • Industry Profit Margins
  • Material Input Cost Trends
  • Plant Labor Situation
  • Competitive Environment
  • Consolidation Among Leading Manufacturers
    • Table 3-1 Number Of U.S. Floor Coverings Plants, Plant Shipments, Facility Operating Ratios, And Gross Profit Margins, 1982-1999 (number, dollars, and percent)
    • Table 3-2 Number Of U.S. Floor Coverings Plants, Plant Shipments, Facility Operating Ratios, And Gross Profit Margins By Facility Product Specialization, 1982-1999 (numbers, dollars, and percent): Carpet And Area Rugs, Hardwood Flooring, Ceramic Floor And Wall Tile, Vinyl Sheet And Floor Tile, And Rubber Floor Coverings
    • Table 3-3 Number Of U.S. Floor Coverings Plants, Plant Shipments, Facility Operating Ratios, And Gross Profit Margins By Facility Product Specialization, 1982-1999 (numbers, dollars, and percent): Carpet And Area Rugs, Hardwood Flooring, Ceramic Floor And Wall Tile, Vinyl Sheet And Floor Tile, And Rubber Floor Coverings
    • Table 3-4 U.S. Floor Coverings Plants Labor Situation By Facility Product Specialization, 1982-1999 (number and dollars): Number Of Employees, Shipments Per Employee, And Average Hourly Wages; Carpet And Area Rugs, Hardwood Flooring, Ceramic Floor And Wall Tile, Vinyl Sheet And Floor Tile, And Rubber Floor Coverings
    • Table 3-5 U.S. Floor Coverings Plants Capital Expenditures And By Facility Product Specialization, 1982-1999 (dollars and percent): Capital Expenditures And Percent Value Added; Carpet And Area Rugs, Hardwood Flooring, Ceramic Floor And Wall Tile, Vinyl Sheet And Floor Tile, And Rubber Floor Coverings
    • Table 3-6 Share Of The U.S. Floor Coverings Market Supply For The Top Eleven Manufacturers, 1996-1999 (percent)
    • Table 3-7 Sales And Profit Trends For Nine Major U.S. Floor Coverings Manufacturing Companies, 1995-1999 (dollars and percent)

Section 4 - Competitor Intelligence: Company Profiles and Recent Developments

  • Armstrong World Industries, Inc.
    • Floor Coverings Products
    • Manufacturing Facilities
    • Marketing And Distribution
    • Sales Trends And Market Share
    • New Products
  • Beaulieu Of America, LLC
    • Floor Coverings Products
    • Acquisition Of LDBrinkman
    • Marketing Agreement With Pergo
    • Sales Trends And Market Share
  • Collins And Aikman Corp
    • Floor Coverings Products
    • Sales Trends And Market Share
  • Congoleum Corp
    • Floor Coverings Products
    • Manufacturing And Distribution
    • Capital Improvements
    • New Products
    • Sales Trends And Market Share
  • Dal-Tile International, Inc
    • Floor Coverings Products
    • Manufacturing And Capacity
    • Distribution And Brands
    • Company-Operated Sales Centers
    • Independent Distributors
    • Home Center Retailers
    • Growth In Residential Sales
    • Sales Trends And Market Share
  • The Dixie Group, Inc
    • Floor Coverings Products
    • Manufacturing Facilities
    • Sales Trends And Market Share
    • Joint Venture With Van Besouw
  • Domco Tarkett, Inc
    • Floor Coverings Products
    • Manufacturing Capabilities
    • Distribution
    • Sales Trends And Market Share
  • Interface, Inc.
    • Floor Coverings Products
    • Manufacturing And Marketing
    • Sales Trends And Market Share
  • Mannington Mills, Inc.
    • Floor Coverings Products
    • New Commercial Products
    • New Residential Products
    • New Laminate Plant
    • Sales Trends And Market Share
  • Mohawk Industries, Inc.
    • Floor Covering Products
    • Residential Markets And Distribution
    • Commercial Markets And Distribution
    • Rug Products And Markets
    • Manufacturing
    • Hard Surface Flooring Products
    • Sales Trends And Market Share
  • Shaw Industries, Inc.
    • Floor Coverings Products
    • Marketing And Distribution
    • Sales Trends And Market Share

Section 5 - U.S. Floor Coverings Industry End-Use Market Analysis

  • Summary Of Major Findings
  • New Residential Construction Market
  • Residential Remodeling Market
  • New Nonresidential Construction Market
  • Commercial Contract Market
  • Transportation Equipment Market
    • Table 5-1 Value Of U.S. Floor Coverings Purchases By End-Use Market, 1982-1999 (dollars): New Residential Construction, Residential Replacement And Repair, Factory-Built Housing, New Nonresidential Construction, Commercial Contract, And Transportation Equipment
    • Table 5-2 Value Of U.S. Floor Coverings Purchases By New Residential Contractors And Factory-Built Housing Manufacturers By Type Of Product, 1982-1999 (dollars): Carpet And Area Rugs, Hardwood Flooring, Ceramic Floor And Wall Tile, Vinyl Sheet And Floor Tile, And Rubber Floor Coverings
    • Table 5-3 Value Of Floor Coverings Purchases Per U.S. Contractor Housing Unit Completed And Factory-Built Housing Unit, 1982-1999 (dollars)
    • Table 5-4 Value Of U.S. Floor Coverings Purchases For Residential Replacement And Repair By Type Of Product, 1982-1999 (dollars): Carpet And Area Rugs, Hardwood Flooring, Ceramic Floor And Wall Tile, Vinyl Sheet And Floor Tile, And Rubber Floor Coverings
    • Table 5-5 Value Of U.S. Floor Coverings Purchases By New Nonresidential Building Contractors And Commercial Contract Market, 1982-1999 (dollars): Carpet And Area Rugs, Hardwood Flooring, Ceramic Floor And Wall Tile, Vinyl Sheet And Floor Tile, And Rubber Floor Coverings
    • Table 5-6 Value Of U.S. Floor Coverings Purchases By Transportation Equipment Markets, 1982-1999 (dollars): Carpet And Area Rugs, Hardwood Flooring, Ceramic Floor And Wall Tile, Vinyl Sheet And Floor Tile, And Rubber Floor Coverings
    • Table 5-7 Value Of U.S. Floor Coverings Purchases By End-Use Market By Product Sector, 1982-1999 (dollars): Residential, Nonresidential, And Transportation; Carpet And Area Rugs, Hardwood Flooring, Ceramic Floor And Wall Tile, Vinyl Sheet And Floor Tile, And Rubber Floor Coverings
    • Table 5-8 Percent Distribution Of U.S. Floor Coverings Purchases By End-Use Market By Product Sector, 1982-1999 (percent): Residential, Nonresidential, And Transportation; Carpet And Area Rugs, Hardwood Flooring, Ceramic Floor And Wall Tile, Vinyl Sheet And Floor Tile, And Rubber Floor Coverings
    • Table 5-9 U.S. Broadloom Carpet Shipments By End-Use Market, 1987-1999 (square yards): Total, Consumer Residential, Contract Residential, And Contract Commercial
    • Table 5-10 U.S. Household Spending On Wall-To-Wall Carpet, Hard Surface Flooring, Other Floor Coverings, And Installation, 1985-1998 (dollars): Homeowner And Renter, And Installed And Do-It-Yourself
    • Table 5-11 Percent Distribution Of U.S. Household Spending On Wall-To-Wall Carpet, Hard Surface Flooring, Other Floor Coverings, And Installation, 1985-1998 (percent): Homeowner And Renter, And Installed And Do-It-Yourself
    • Table 5-12 U.S. Adult Floor Coverings Purchases By Product Type And By Amount Spent, Fall 1999 (number and percent): Total Floor Coverings, Wall-To-Wall Carpeting, Room Sized Or Area Rugs, Vinyl Flooring, Ceramic Tile, And Wood Flooring
    • Table 5-13 U.S. Adult Purchaser Floor Coverings Product Mix By Amount Spent And By Product Type, Fall 1999 (percent): Total Purchasers; Spent Less Than $100, $100 To $499, $500 To $999, And $1,000 And Over; Wall-To-Wall Carpeting, Room Sized Or Area Rugs, Vinyl Flooring, Ceramic Tile, And Wood Flooring

Section 6 - U.S. Household Floor Coverings Purchaser Demographics

  • Summary Of Major Findings
  • Purchases By Income
  • Purchases By Age
  • Purchases By Family Size
  • Purchases By Region
  • Purchases By Sex
    • Table 6-1 U.S. Household Floor Coverings And Installation Spending By Demographic Characteristic, 1985-1998 (dollars): Household Income, Age Of Household Head, Size Of Household, And Region
    • Table 6-2 Percent Distribution Of U.S. Household Floor Coverings And Installation Spending By Demographic Characteristic, 1985-1998 (percent): Household Income, Age Of Household Head, Size Of Household, And Region
    • Table 6-3 U.S. Household Spending On Wall-To-Wall Carpet By Demographic Characteristic, 1990-1998 (dollars): Household Income, Age Of Household Head, Size Of Household, And Region
    • Table 6-4 U.S. Household Spending On Hard Surface Flooring By Demographic Characteristic, 1990-1998 (dollars): Household Income, Age Of Household Head, Size Of Household, And Region
    • Table 6-5 U.S. Household Spending On Other Floor Coverings By Demographic Characteristic, 1990-1998 (dollars): Household Income, Age Of Household Head, Size Of Household, And Region
    • Table 6-6 Distribution Of U.S. Household Floor Coverings And Installation Spending By Product Type By Demographic Characteristic, 1990-1998 (percent): Wall-To-Wall Carpet, Hard Surface Flooring, And Other Floor Coverings; Household Income, Age Of Household Head, Size Of Household, And Region
    • Table 6-7 Number Of U.S. Adults Purchasing Floor Coverings And Their Likelihood To Purchase By Demographic Characteristic, Fall 1999 (number, percent, and index): Sex, Age, Race, Marital Status, Household Income, Education, Occupation, Household Size, Children By Age, Kind Of Residence, And Region
    • Table 6-8 Ranking Of Percentage Of U.S. Adults Purchasing Floor Coverings By Demographic Characteristic, And Change From Previous Year, Fall 1999 (percent and index): Sex, Age, Race, Marital Status, Household Income, Education, Occupation, Household Size, Children By Age, Kind Of Residence, And Region
    • Table 6-9 U.S. Adults' Likelihood To Purchase Floor Coverings By Product Type By Demographic Characteristic, Fall 1999 (index): Sex, Age, Race And Ethnicity, Marital Status, Household Income, Education, Occupation, Household Size, Children By Age, Kind Of Residence, And Region

Section 7 - U.S. Floor Coverings Distribution Channels

  • Summary Of Major Findings
  • Retail Sales By Channel
  • Number Of Retail Outlets
  • Specialty Floor Coverings Store Sales
  • Regional Markets
  • Wholesaler Sales
    • Table 7-1 U.S. Retail Floor Coverings Sales By Type Of Outlet, 1987-1999 (dollars): Floor Coverings Stores, Building Material Dealers And Home Centers, Furniture Stores, Department Stores And Mass Merchandisers, Paint Stores, Nonstore Retailers, All Other Retailers, And Total Sales
    • Table 7-2 Number Of U.S. Retailers Carrying Floor Coverings By Type Of Outlet And Average Sales, 1987-1999 (number and dollars): Floor Coverings Stores, Building Material Dealers And Home Centers, Furniture Stores, Department Stores And Mass Merchandisers, Paint Stores, Nonstore Retailers, All Other Retailers, And Total Sales
    • Table 7-3 Number Of Outlets And Sales Of The Top Twelve U.S. Floor Coverings Retailers, 1998 And 1999 (number and dollars)
    • Table 7-4 Total U.S. Retail Floor Coverings Sales By Region And State, 1992-1999 (dollars)
    • Table 7-5 U.S. Per Capita Retail Floor Coverings Sales By Region And State, 1992-1999 (dollars)
    • Table 7-6 Number Of U.S. Retail Outlets Selling Floor Coverings By Region And State And Average Revenues Per Store, 1992-1999 (number and dollars)
    • Table 7-7 Monthly U.S. Floor Coverings Store Sales, 1997-2000 (dollars)
    • Table 7-8 U.S. Floor Coverings Store Sales By Type Of Surface Material, 1982-1999 (dollars): Carpet And Area Rugs, Hard Surface Flooring, And Total Sales
    • Table 7-9 Percent Distribution Of Floor Coverings Stores Sales By Class Of Customer, 1982-1999 (percent): Households And Nonhouseholds
    • Table 7-10 U.S. Floor Coverings Store Sales By Region And State, 1992-1999 (dollars)
    • Table 7-11 Number Of U.S. Floor Coverings Stores By Region And State And Average Revenues Per Store, 1992-1999 (numbers and dollars)
    • Table 7-12 Number And Sales Of U.S. Floor Coverings Wholesalers By Region And State, 1992 And 1997 (number and dollars)

Section 8 - U.S. Floor Coverings Installation Contractors

  • Summary Of Major Findings
  • Floor Coverings Contractor Revenues
  • Installation Work By Type
  • Regional Markets
    • Table 8-1 Number And Revenues Of U.S. Floor Coverings Installation Contractors, 1987-1999 (dollars and number): Ceramic Tile Contractors, Other Floor Work Contractors, And Total Contractors
    • Table 8-2 U.S. Floor Coverings Installation Work Revenues By Type, 1987-1999 (dollars): Carpet, Ceramic Tile, Hardwood Flooring, Resilient Flooring, Marble, Terrazzo, Computer Floors, And Total Revenues
    • Table 8-3 Revenues Per Square Foot Of Flooring Installed By Type Of Work, 1987-1999 (dollars): Carpet, Ceramic Tile, Hardwood Flooring, Resilient Flooring
    • Table 8-4 U.S. Floor Coverings Contractor Revenues Derived From New, Remodeling, And Repair Construction Projects, 1987-1999 (dollars)
    • Table 8-5 U.S. Floor Coverings Contractor Revenues By Building Type, 1992-1999 (dollars): Residential Buildings By Type, Nonresidential Buildings By Type, And Non-Building Construction
    • Table 8-6 Revenues Of U.S. Floor Coverings Contractors By Region And State, 1992-1999 (dollars)
    • Table 8-7 Number Of U.S. Floor Coverings Contractors By Region And State And Average Revenues Per Contractor, 1992-1999 (number and dollars)

Section 9 - Factors Affecting U.S. Floor Coverings Demand

  • Summary Of Major Findings
  • Residential Markets
  • Household Demographics
  • Nonresidential Markets
  • Transportation Equipment Markets
    • Table 9-1 Real U.S. Spending On Building Construction, 1977-2000 (dollars): Total Buildings, Residential Buildings, And Nonresidential Buildings
    • Table 9-2 Real U.S. Spending On Construction Put In Place By Market And Building Type 1996-2000 (dollars): Residential, Nonresidential, And Public Buildings
    • Table 9-3 Total U.S. Housing Demand By Sector By Region, 1995-2000 (number): Northeast, Midwest, South, West, And Total
    • Table 9-4 New U.S. Privately Owned Housing Units Started And By Type Of Structure, 1980-2000 (number): Total Starts, And In Structures With 1 Unit, 2 Units, 3 And 4 Units, And 5 Units Or More
    • Table 9-5 Monthly Private U.S. Housing Units Authorized By 19,000 Building Permit Places By Region, 1999 And 2000 (number)
    • Table 9-6 Characteristics Of Newly Completed U.S. Housing Units Affecting Flooring Demand, 1985-1999 (number): One-Family And Multi-Family; Region, Bathrooms, Bedrooms, Garage, And Stories
    • Table 9-7 Average Size Per New U.S. Housing Unit By Type Of Unit And Region, 1985-1999 (square feet)
    • Table 9-8 U.S. Residential Property Owner Expenditures For Improvements, Additions, Alterations, And Repairs And Spending By Single-Family Homeowners, 1985-2000 (dollars)
    • Table 9-9 Distribution Of U.S. Households By Demographic Characteristic, 1985-1998 (percent): Household Income, Age Of Household Head, Household Size, Region, And Total Households
    • Table 9-10 U.S. Home Mortgage Interest Rates And Personal Income, 1980-2000 (percent and dollars)
    • Table 9-11 U.S. Transportation Equipment Production Trends, 1987-2000 (index): Total Equipment, Autos, Trucks And Buses, Motor Homes, Aircraft, And Ships And Boats

Section 10 - Canadian Floor Coverings Market

  • Summary Of Major Findings
  • Canadian Market Sales
  • Canadian Shipments
  • Canadian Exports
  • Canadian Imports
    • Table 10-1 Value Of Canadian Floor Coverings Market Sales, 1992-1999 (Canadian dollars): Shipments, Exports, Imports, And Total Market Sales
    • Table 10-2 Value Of Canadian Floor Coverings Industry Market Sales By Product Sector, 1992-1999 (Canadian dollars): Carpet And Area Rugs, Hardwood Flooring, Ceramic Floor And Wall Tile, Vinyl Sheet And Floor Tile, And Rubber Floor Coverings
    • Table 10-3 Value Of Canadian Floor Coverings Industry Factory Shipments By Product Sector, 1992-1999 (Canadian dollars): Carpet And Area Rugs, Hardwood Flooring, Ceramic Floor And Wall Tile, Vinyl Sheet And Floor Tile, And Rubber Floor Coverings
    • Table 10-4 Value Of Canadian Floor Coverings Industry Exports By Product Sector, 1992-1999 (Canadian dollars): Carpet And Area Rugs, Hardwood Flooring, Ceramic Floor And Wall Tile, Vinyl Sheet And Floor Tile, And Rubber Floor Coverings
    • Table 10-5 Value Of Canadian Floor Coverings Industry Imports By Product Sector, 1992-1999 (Canadian dollars): Carpet And Area Rugs, Hardwood Flooring, Ceramic Floor And Wall Tile, Vinyl Sheet And Floor Tile, And Rubber Floor Coverings
    • Table 10-6 Value Of Canadian Building Permits And Housing Starts, 1994-1999 (Canadian dollars and number)

Abstract:

The U.S. floor coverings industry experienced stronger growth and rising profit margins in 1998 due to sharp increases in new residential construction and existing home resales. Specialists in Business Information uncovered these trends in its eighth annual analysis of the $17 billion U.S. floor coverings industry. U.S. shipments, exports, imports and price trends were evaluated for carpet and area rugs, hardwood flooring, ceramic tile, vinyl sheet and floor tile, and rubber flooring as well as laminate flooring. The report includes demographics of the household floor coverings purchaser. SBI also investigates the cost structure and profit margins of U.S. plants, and profiles ten leading U.S. manufacturers. The Canadian floor coverings market is included for the first time.

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