1. INTRODUCTION 7
1.1 BACKGROUND 7
1.2 SOURCES OF INFORMATION 7

2. SUMMARY AND MARKET PROSPECTS 9
2.1 SUMMARY 9
2.2 MARKET PROSPECTS 11

3. ECONOMIC ENVIRONMENT 12
3.1 GDP 12
3.2 INFLATION & INTEREST RATES 14
3.3 UNEMPLOYMENT 15
3.4 HOUSEHOLD CONSUMPTION 15
3.5 HOUSING & CONSTRUCTION 16
3.6 STERLING 17
3.7 POPULATION PROFILE 17
3.8 CONCLUSIONS 18

4. FLOORCOVERINGS MARKET 19
4.1 DEFINITION 19
4.2 MARKET OVERVIEW 19
4.3 MARKET VOLUME 21
4.3.1 Volume Share Mix 22
4.4 PRODUCT MIX 24
4.5 MARKET CHARACTERISTICS 24
4.6 KEY MARKET INFLUENCES 26
4.6.1 The Housing Market 26
4.6.2 Construction Output 28
4.6.3 Domestic Conservatory Market 29
4.6.4 Underfloor Heating Market 30

5. CARPET 32
5.1 DEFINITION 32
5.2 MARKET SIZE 32
5.2.1 Market Size by Value 32
5.2.2 Market Size by Volume 34
5.3 MARKET CHARACTERISTICS 36
5.3.1 Current Situation 37
5.3.2 Market Prospects 38
5.4 INTERNATIONAL TRADE 39
5.4.1 Imports 40
5.4.2 Exports 40
5.5 CARPET PRODUCT MIX 41
5.5.1 Tufted Carpet 42
5.5.2 Woven Carpets 44
5.5.3 Fibre bonded Carpets 45
5.5.4 Others 455.6 CARPET TILES & RUGS 46
5.6.1 Carpet Tiles 46
5.6.2 Rugs 47
5.7 CARPET SUPPLIERS 48
5.7.1 Market Shares 49

6. WOOD FLOORCOVERINGS 54
6.1 DEFINITION 54
6.2 MARKET SIZE 54
6.2.1 Current Situation 56
6.3 PRODUCT MIX 58
6.4 MARKET CHARACTERISTICS 59
6.5 END USE SECTORS 60
6.6 MARKET PROSPECTS 61
6.7 KEY SUPPLIERS 62
6.7.1 Market Share 62
6.7.2 Key Suppliers 63

7. VINYL FLOORCOVERINGS 67
7.1 DEFINITION 67
7.2 MARKET SIZE 67
7.2.1 Market Value 67
7.2.2 Market Volume 69
7.2.3 Current Situation 69
7.2.4 Market Prospects 70
7.3 INTERNATIONAL TRADE 70
7.4 PRODUCT MIX 71
7.5 END-USE SECTORS 72
7.5.1 Contract Vinyl Sector 74
7.5.2 The Domestic Sector 75
7.6 SUPPLIERS 76

8. OTHER FLOORCOVERINGS 79
8.1 DEFINITION 79
8.1.1 Product Mix 79
8.2 CERAMIC AND PORCELAIN TILES 80
8.2.1 Market Overview 80
8.2.2 International Trade 81
8.2.3 Suppliers of Ceramic Tiles 82
8.3 NATURAL STONE 82
8.3.1 Market Overview 83
8.3.2 Suppliers 83
8.4 LINOLEUM 84
8.4.1 Market Overview 84
8.4.2 International Trade 84
8.5 OTHER FLOORCOVERINGS 85
8.5.1 Cork 85
8.5.2 Rubber 85
8.5.3 Leather and Bamboo 86

9. DISTRIBUTION 88
9.1 OVERVIEW 88
9.2 CONTRACT FLOORCOVERINGS DISTRIBUTION CHANNELS 91
9.2.1 Contract Floorcoverings Distribution Channels 91
9.3 DOMESTIC DISTRIBUTION 93
9.3.1 Domestic Distribution Channel Share 93
9.3.2 Floorcoverings Multiples 94
9.3.3 Furniture and Floorcovering Independents 95
9.3.4 DIY Multiples 96
9.3.5 Online Only 96
9.3.6 Furniture and Furnishing Multiples 97
9.3.7 Department Stores & Variety Stores 98
9.3.8 Mail Order and Catalogue Stores 98
9.3.9 Others 999.4 DISTRIBUTORS AND WHOLESALERS 100
9.4.1 Major Wholesalers/Distributors 100

Tables and Charts
CHART 1: UK FLOORCOVERINGS MARKET SIZE AND FORECASTS 2013-2022 - BY VALUE (£M AT MSP) 9
TABLE 2: GDP DATA - 2015-2018 - KEY CONSTITUENT ELEMENTS 13
CHART 3: INTEREST RATES AND INFLATION (CPI) FROM 2000-2022 14
CHART 4: PDI & SAVINGS RATIO AT CURRENT PRICES 2000-2022 16
TABLE 5: EXCHANGE RATE FLUCTUATIONS 2014-2020 - STERLING TO THE DOLLAR, AND THE EURO, SPOT RATES 17
CHART 6: UK FLOORCOVERINGS MARKET SIZE AND FORECASTS 2011-2020 - BY VALUE (£M AT MSP) 20
CHART 7: UK MARKET FOR FLOORCOVERINGS 2013-2018 - BY VOLUME (M SQ M) 22
CHART 8: UK FLOORCOVERINGS MARKET VOLUME SHARE (CARPET, WOOD, VINYL & OTHERS) 2018 - % BY VOLUME 23
CHART 9: UK FLOORCOVERINGS MARKET PRODUCT MIX 2015 AND 2018 - % BY VALUE 24
TABLE 10: HOUSING COMPLETIONS (GB) 2011 TO 2017, AND ESTIMATES FOR 2018 EST - NUMBER OF DWELLINGS 26
TABLE 11: UK RESIDENTIAL PROPERTY TRANSACTIONS* VALUED AT £40K OR ABOVE (NOT SEASONALLY ADJUSTED) 2013 TO 2017 AND Q1-Q3 2018 28
TABLE 12: CONSTRUCTION OUTPUT (GREAT BRITAIN) NEW WORK BY SECTOR 2013 TO 2018 -BY VALUE (£BILLION AT CURRENT PRICES) 28
CHART 13: UK CONSTRUCTION OUTPUT NEW WORK BY SECTOR 2018 (EST) - % BY VALUE 29
TABLE 14: DOMESTIC CONSERVATORY/GLAZED EXTENSIONS MARKET 2013 TO 2018 - BY VALUE (£M RSP) 29
CHART 15: UK UNDERFLOOR HEATING MARKET 2013 TO 2018 - BY VALUE (£M MSP) 31
CHART 16: UK MARKET SIZE AND FORECASTS FOR CARPET 2013 TO 2022 - BY VALUE (£M AT MSP) 33
CHART 17: UK CARPET MARKET VOLUME SHARE MIX (TUFTED, WOVEN, FIBRE BONDED & OTHERS) 2018 - % BY VOLUME 35
TABLE 18: UK CARPET MARKET VOLUME SHARE BY TYPE (TUFTED, WOVEN FIBRE BONDED & OTHERS) 2001, 2008, 2011 AND 2018 - % BY VOLUME 35
CHART 19: INTERNATIONAL TRADE IN CARPETS 2013 TO H1 2018 - BY VALUE (£M) 39
TABLE 20: PRODUCT MIX FOR UK CARPET IMPORTS 2017 AND H1 2018 - % BY VALUE (£ M) 40
CHART 21: PRODUCT MIX FOR UK CARPET EXPORTS 2015 AND 2017 - % BY VALUE 41
CHART 22: UK CARPET MARKET PRODUCT MIX (TUFTED, WOVEN, FIBRE BONDED, OTHERS) 2014 AND 2016 - % BY VALUE 42
CHART 23: UK MARKET FOR TUFTED CARPETS 2013 TO 2022 - BY VALUE (£M MSP) 43
CHART 24: UK MARKET FOR WOVEN CARPET 2013-2022 - BY VALUE (£M AT MSP) 44
TABLE 25: LEADING SUPPLIERS TO THE UK CARPET MARKET 2017/2018 49
CHART 26: UK MARKET SIZE AND FORECASTS FOR WOOD FLOORCOVERINGS 2013-2022 - BY VALUE (£M AT MSP) 55
CHART 27: UK MARKET FOR WOOD FLOORCOVERINGS PRODUCT MIX (SOLID, ENGINEERED, LAMINATES) 2018 - % BY VALUE 58
CHART 28: MARKET PERFORMANCE OF SOLID/ENGINEERED WOOD AND LAMINATES 2013 TO 2022 - BY VALUE (£M MSP) 59
CHART 29: UK WOOD FLOORCOVERINGS MARKET END USE APPLICATION MIX (CONTRACT AND DOMESTIC) 2018 - % BY VALUE 60
TABLE 30: LEADING SUPPLIERS TO THE TOTAL UK WOOD FLOORCOVERINGS MARKET 2018 63
CHART 31: UK MARKET SIZE AND FORECASTS FOR VINYL FLOORCOVERINGS 2013-2022 - BY VALUE (£M AT MSP) 67
CHART 32: UK MARKET FOR VINYL FLOORCOVERINGS 2013-2018 - BY VOLUME (M SQ M) 69TABLE 33: INTERNATIONAL TRADE IN VINYL WALL, CEILING AND FLOORCOVERINGS 2015 TO H1 2018 - BY VALUE (£M) 71
CHART 34: VINYL FLOORCOVERINGS PRODUCT MIX (TILES/SHEETING) 2018 - % BY VALUE 72
CHART 35: UK VINYL FLOORCOVERINGS MARKET END-USE SECTOR MIX (DOMESTIC/CONTRACT) 2018 - % BY VALUE 73
TABLE 36: UK VINYL FLOORCOVERINGS END-USE SECTOR MIX (CONTRACT / DOMESTIC) 2014, 2016 AND 2018 - % BY VALUE 74
CHART 37: UK MARKET FOR CONTRACT VINYL PRODUCT MIX (TILES/SHEETING) 2010, 2012, 2014 AND 2018 - % BY VALUE 75
TABLE 38: UK SUPPLIERS OF VINYL FLOORCOVERINGS - % SHARE BY VALUE 2018 76
CHART 39: UK MARKET FOR OTHER FLOORCOVERINGS PRODUCT MIX (CERAMIC TILES, NATURAL STONE, LINOLEUM, RUBBER/CORK ETC) 2018 - % BY VALUE 79
CHART 40: UK MARKET FOR CERAMIC AND PORCELAIN FLOOR TILES 2013-2022 - BY VALUE (£M AT MSP) 80
TABLE 41: INTERNATIONAL TRADE IN LINOLEUM FLOORCOVERINGS 2015 TO H12018 - BY VALUE (£ M) 84
CHART 42: MAIN DISTRIBUTION CHANNELS FOR THE UK FLOORCOVERINGS MARKET 90
TABLE 43: CONTRACT FLOORCOVERINGS MARKET - KEY DISTRIBUTION ROUTES BY PRODUCT (DISTRIBUTORS SPECIALISTS, RETAIL ETC) 92
TABLE 44: DISTRIBUTION CHANNELS FOR DOMESTIC FLOORCOVERINGS 2018 - % SHARE BY VALUE 93
TABLE 45: RETAIL SALE OF CARPETS, RUGS AND WALL COVERINGS - NUMBER OF ORGANISATIONS BY TURNOVER BAND 95

Companies Mentioned
- AIREA
- Altro
- Associated Weavers
- Balta
- Beaulieu International Group
- BHK
- Brintons
- British Hardwoods
- Brockway Carpets
- Brooks Bros
- Cavalier Carpets
- Distinctive Flooring
- Ege Carpets
- Egger UK
- Finsa
- Forbo Flooring UK Ltd
- Furlong Flooring
- Gerflor
- Gradus
- Greenwood & Coope
- H Dawson Wool
- Hadleigh PVT Ltd
- Havwoods Ltd
- IDS
- Interface
- James Halstead
- Junckers ltd
- Kahrs (UK) Ltd
- Karndean
- Kent Flooring Supplies
- Kronospan Holdings Ltd
- Mannington Mills
- Metsa Wood UK
- Milliken
- Mowhawk
- National Floorcoverings Group
- Oneflor Europe Bvba
- Panaget
- Ripat Ltd
- Tarkett
- Ted Todd Hardwood Floors Ltd
- The Bamboo Flooring Company
- Timberpride
- Ulster Carpet Mills
- Victoria plc
- Westco
- Woodpecker Flooring
- Y T D. Ltd
- etc