Wood Flooring

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Published May 1, 1997 | 92 Pages | Pub ID: SB311

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Wood continues to gain acceptance as a flooring material. This market profile analyzes overall market size and growth, U.S. plant shipments and imports, end-use markets, factors affecting demand, and the cost structure of U.S. hardwood flooring plants, as well as the competitive environment. Company profiles included. Individual sections can be purchased for $250 each.

Section 1: U.S. Wood Flooring Market Trends
Executive Summary

  • Table 1-1 Value of U.S. Wood Flooring Market Sales: 1977-2002 Dollars)
  • Table 1-2 Quantity U.S. Wood Flooring Market Sales and Average Value per Square Foot Supplied: 1992-2002 (board feet and dollars)
  • Table 1-3 Wood Flooring's Position in the U.S. Floor Coverings Market: 1992-2002 (dollars, square yards, and percent)
  • Table 1-4 U.S. Market Sales for Hardwood and Softwood Flooring: 1992-1997 (square feet and dollars)
  • Table 1-5 U.S. Producer Price Trends for Wood Flooring and Competing Floor Coverings: 1987-1997 (index): Wood Flooring, Carpet and Rugs, Vinyl Floor Coverings, Ceramic Tile, and Rubber Floor Coverings
  • Table 1-6 Gross Plant Profit Margins for Hardwood Flooring Plants and the U.S. Manufacturing Average: 1977-1997 (percent)
  • Scope and Methodology

Section 2: U.S. Wood Flooring Supply Trends
Summary of Major Findings

  • Table 2-1 Value of Total U.S. Wood Flooring Shipments: 1972-2002
  • Table 2-2 Wood Flooring's Position in the U.S. Floor Coverings Industry: 1972-2002 (dollars): U.S. Floor Coverings Product Shipments, Percent GDP, and Wood Percent Total
  • Table 2-3 Total U.S. Quantity Wood Flooring Shipments and Average Value per Square Foot Shipped: 1972-2002 (board feet and dollars)
  • Table 2-4 U.S. Shipments of Hardwood and Softwood Flooring: 1972-2002 (dollars): Hardwood Flooring and Softwood Flooring
  • Table 2-5 U.S. Quantity Hardwood and Softwood Flooring Shipments and Average Value per Square Foot Shipped: 1972-2002 (board feet and dollars)
  • Table 2-6 Value of U.S. Hardwood Flooring Factory Shipments: 1972-2002 (dollars)
  • Table 2-7 Value of U.S. Hardwood Flooring Shipments by Product Type: 1972-1997 (dollars): Strip Oak Flooring, Parquetry, Other Oak Flooring, Maple, Truck and Railroad Flooring, and Other Hardwoods
  • Table 2-8 Distribution of U.S. Hardwood Flooring Dollar Product Shipments by Product Type: 1972-1997 (percent): Strip Oak Flooring, Parquetry, Other Oak Flooring, Maple, Truck and Railroad Flooring, and Other Hardwoods
  • Table 2-9 U.S. Quantity Hardwood Flooring Shipments by Product Type: 1972-1997 (board feet): ): Strip Oak Flooring, Parquetry, Other Oak Flooring, Maple, Truck and Railroad Flooring, and Other Hardwoods
  • Table 2-10 U.S. Average Value per Square Foot Shipped by Hardwood Flooring Product Type: 1972-1997 (dollars)
  • Table 2-11 U.S. Wood Flooring Imports by Material: 1992-1997 (square feet and dollars): Coniferous, Maple, Birch, and Nonconiferous
  • Table 2-12 Imports' Share of U.S. Wood Flooring Market Sales by Material: 1992-1997 (percent): Coniferous and Nonconiferous
  • Table 2-13 U.S. Wood Flooring Imports by Material and by Major Country of Origin: 1992-1996 (square meters and dollars): Coniferous, Maple, Birch, and Nonconiferous
  • Table 2-14 U.S. Producer Price Trends for Hardwood Flooring Products by Type: 1985-1997 (index): Strip Oak Flooring, Specialty Oak Flooring, Maple, and Truck and Railroad Flooring

Section 3: End-Use Market Analysis
Summary of Major Findings

  • Table 3-1 Estimated U.S. Purchases of Hardwood Flooring by Major End-Use Market: 1982-1997 (dollars): Residential Remodeling, Single-Family Home Construction, Truck Trailers, Other Residential, Nonresidential Construction, and Other Transportation Equipment
  • Table 3-2 Distribution of U.S. Hardwood Flooring Purchases by Major End-Use Market: 1982-1997 (percent): Residential Remodeling, Single-Family Home Construction, Truck Trailers, Other Residential, Nonresidential Construction, and Other Transportation Equipment
  • Table 3-3 U.S. Wood Flooring Contractor Revenues and Share of Total U.S. Construction Spending: 1977-1997 (dollars)
  • Table 3-4 Share of U.S. Home Builder Hardwood Flooring Purchases for the Top Nine Companies Mentioned: 1992 and 1996 (percent)
  • Table 3-5 U.S. Home Builder Hardwood Flooring Purchasing Decisions: 1992 and 1996 (percent): Who Decides on the Type/Style, Who Decides on the Brand, Where Is the Product Purchased, Who Makes the Purchase, and Who Installs the Product
  • Table 3-6 U.S. Wood Flooring Exports by Material and Percent U.S. Shipments: 1992-1997 (square feet, dollars, and percent): Coniferous and Nonconiferous, Total and Exports Percent Shipments
  • Table 3-7 U.S. Wood Flooring Exports by Material and by Major Country of Destination: 1992-1996 (square meters and dollars): Coniferous and Nonconiferous
  • Table 3-8 Canadian Shipments of Hardwood Flooring and Average Value by Wood Type: 1987-1994 (Canadian dollars and cubic meters): Maple, Oak, Birch, Other, and Total
  • Table 3-9 Canadian Exports and Imports of Hardwood Flooring and Related Products: 1992-1996 (Canadian dollars)

Section 4: Factors Affecting U.S. Wood Flooring Demand
Summary of Major Findings

  • Table 4-1 U.S. Spending on Construction Put in Place by Market: 1972-1997 (dollars and index): Total, Private, Residential, Nonresidential, and Public
  • Table 4-2 Real U.S. Spending on Construction Put in Place by Market and Building Type: 1993-1997 (dollars): Residential, Nonresidential, Public Buildings, Public Utilities, Public Facilities, and Total Construction
  • Table 4-3 Total U.S. Housing Demand and by Sector and by Region: 1992-1997 (units): Existing Home Resales, New Housing Units Completed, and Mobile Home Placements
  • Table 4-4 New U.S. Privately Owned Housing Units Started and by Type of Structure: 1980-1997 (number): Total Starts, and in Structures With 1 Unit, 2 Units, 3 and 4 Units, and 5 Units or More
  • Table 4-5 Monthly Private U.S. Housing Units Authorized by 19,000 Building Permit Places by Region: 1995-1997 (number): Total U.S., Northeast, Midwest, South, and West
  • Table 4-6 Characteristics of New U.S. Housing Units Affecting Floor Coverings Demand: 1985-1996 (units): Region, Number of Bedrooms, Number of Bathrooms, Garages, Number of Stories for Single-Family, Multi-Family Structures, and Mobile Homes
  • Table 4-7 Average Size per New U.S. Housing Unit by Type of Unit and Region: 1985-1995 (square feet): One-Family Homes, Multifamily Housing Units, and Mobile Homes
  • Table 4-8 U.S. Residential Property Owner Expenditures for Improvements, Additions, Alterations, and Repairs: 1972-1997 (dollars)
  • Table 4-9 U.S. Household Spending on Hard Surface Flooring and Installation: 1985-1995 (dollars): Homeowners and Renters; Material and Installation and Material Only
  • Table 4-10 U.S. Household Spending on Hard Surface Flooring and Installation by Demographic Characteristic: 1985-1995 (dollars): Income, Age, Size of Household, and Region
  • Table 4-11 U.S. Home Mortgage Interest Rates and Personal Income: 1980-1997 (percent and dollars): New Home Mortgage Interest Rates and Real Disposable Personal Income
  • Table 4-12 Distribution of U.S. Households by Demographic Characteristic: 1975-1995 (number and percent): Household Income, Household Size, Age of Household Head, Region, and Total Households
  • Table 4-13 U.S. Nonresidential Contract Awards by Building Type and Region: 1990-1997 (square feet): Office/Mercantile, Institutional, and Manufacturing/Other
  • Table 4-14 U.S. Production Trends for Business Trucks: 1987-1997 (index)
  • Table 4-15 Housing Starts in Canada: 1987-1996 (number): Single Detached and Other Types

Section 5: Cost Structure of U.S. Hardwood Flooring Plants and the Competitive Environment
Summary of Major Findings

  • Table 5-1 Number of U.S. Hardwood Flooring Plants and Facility Revenues: 1972-1997 (dollars)
  • Table 5-2 U.S. Hardwood Flooring Plant Operating Ratios and Gross Profit Margin: 1972-1997 (percent): Payroll, Material Costs, Total Operating Costs, and Gross Profit Margin
  • Table 5-3 U.S. Producer Price Trends for Lumber: 1982-1997 (index): Total, Softwood, and Hardwood
  • Table 5-4 U.S. Hardwood Lumber Production and Mill Stocks: 1980-1995 (board feet)
  • Table 5-5 U.S. Hardwood Flooring Plant Labor Situation: 1972-1997 (number, percent, and dollars): Number of Employees, Shipments per Employee, Production Workers Percent Total Employees, Average Hourly Wages, and Average Weekly Hours
  • Table 5-6 U.S. Hardwood Flooring Plant Capital Expenditures: 1972-1995 (dollars)
  • Table 5-7 U.S. Shipments of Hardwood Flooring by Major State of Origin: 1982-1992 (dollars)
  • Table 5-8 Number of U.S. Hardwood Flooring Manufacturers by Product Type: 1982-1992 (number and dollars): Softwood Flooring, Oak Flooring, Oak Parquetry, Other Oak Flooring, Maple, Truck and Railroad Flooring, and Other Hardwoods
  • Table 5-9 Share of U.S. Hardwood Flooring Plant Shipments by Company Group Category: 1972-1996 (percent): 4, 8, 20, and 50 Largest Companies
  • Table 5-10 Sales of Triangle Pacific's Floorings Division: 1991-1996 (dollars): Flooring Division Sales, Percent Total Company Sales, Operating Income Percent Sales, and Percent Total U.S. Wood Flooring Shipments
  • Table 5-11 Tarkett Sales and Profit Trends for Hardwood Flooring Europe and Hardwood Flooring North America: 1993-1996 (dollars and percent)

Section 6: Competitive Intelligence: Company Profiles and Recent Developments
Summary of Major Findings
Industry Consolidation
Production Capacity Expansion
Product Line Extensions
New Marketing Programs
Sources, Methodology, and Objectives
Anderson Hardwood Floors
Asko Group
Biwood Flooring
Forbo International SA
Kährs International
Kentucky Wood Floors
Mannington Mills, Inc.
Norske Skogindustrier As
Permagrain Products, Inc.
Shane Gripen AB
Tarkett AG
Triangle Pacific Corp.