Carpets & Floorcoverings Market Report 2013

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Carpets & Floorcoverings Market Report 2013

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Executive Summary

 

The Key Note Market Report examines the carpets and floorcoverings industry in the UK. In 2012, the market grew by just 0.3%.

 

The report divides the market into four principle categories: carpets, wood/laminate, vinyl and tile flooring. Carpets is the biggest sector, accounting for more than half the market. Prominent in British interior culture, it remains popular among consumers in the UK. However, the wood and laminate category is gradually gaining prominence. It has grown more than any other segment in the market over the past 5 years. The hardwood floors are practical, making them a convenient and functional option for consumers. Vinyl flooring is favourable for consumers who prefer value over substance, while the demand for tiles is limited, as their application tends to be restricted to surfaces in bathrooms, kitchens and reception areas.

 

Demand for carpets and floorcoverings in the UK has typically reflected the state of the property market, since the products are a critical component of décor in both the residential and commercial sectors. However, although the economic crisis has caused a slump in the property market in recent times, the carpets and floorcoverings industry has continued to grow as consumers decide to redecorate their homes instead. However, limited finances mean that they are on the prowl for the best price to quality ratio. This trend, combined with competition in the industry, has put pressure on manufacturers and retailers to engage in promotional activity. As a result, although there is a demand for carpets and floorcoverings, the industry is stagnating.

 

Although British companies are trusted and well-established, manufacturers and retailers in the industry have struggled to cope with these conditions and financial results are mixed. Market consolidation, particularly in the retail division, has been one of the effects of the crisis. This phenomenon has been further amplified by the rise in online sales. Increasingly, consumers are choosing to purchase carpets and floorcoverings online, where they have access to a wider range of goods. This helps them find not only the best value, but also the style to suit them most. This trend has increased variety in the carpets and floorcoverings industry in terms of colour, pattern and material, so consumers can choose the product to suit their individual styles.

 

Key Note predicts that in spite of tough trading conditions, the carpets and floorcoverings industry will continue to experience year-on-year growth between 2013 and 2017. The rate will be sluggish in 2013 and 2014, but will pick up as the economy recovers in 2015 onwards.

 

 

 

Table of Contents

 

Foreword

 

Executive Summary

 

Market Definition

 

REPORT COVERAGE

MARKET SECTORS

MARKET TRENDS

UK Housing Market

Homes that Reflect Consumers' Personalities

Demand for Good Value and Quality Products

UK Manufacturers' Sales

ECONOMIC TRENDS

MARKET POSITION

The UK

Overseas

 

Market Size

 

THE TOTAL MARKET

BY MARKET SECTOR

Carpets

Wood/Laminate

Vinyl Flooring

Tiled Flooring

OVERSEAS TRADE

General Overview

Imports

Exports

 

Industry Background

 

RECENT HISTORY

NUMBER OF COMPANIES

EMPLOYMENT

REGIONAL VARIATIONS IN THE MARKETPLACE

DISTRIBUTION

HOW ROBUST IS THE MARKET?

LEGISLATION

KEY TRADE ASSOCIATIONS

British Textile Machinery Association

British Wood Flooring Association

The Carpet Foundation

Fibre-Bonded Carpet Manufacturers Association

The Tile Association

 

Competitor Analysis

 

THE MARKETPLACE

MARKET LEADERS

Carpet Manufacturers

Wood/Laminate Flooring Manufacturers

Vinyl Flooring Manufacturers

Ceramic-Tile Manufacturers

Flooring Retailers

MARKETING ACTIVITY

Main Media Advertising

Exhibitions

 

Strengths, Weaknesses, Opportunities and Threats

 

STRENGTHS

WEAKNESSES

OPPORTUNITIES

THREATS

 

Buying Behaviour

 

INTRODUCTION

HOUSEHOLD OWNERSHIP

PURCHASING HABITS IN/2012

FIRST-TIME PURCHASES VERSUS REPLACEMENTS

HOUSEHOLD EXPENDITURE ON CARPETS AND FLOORCOVERINGS

HOUSEHOLD EXPENDITURE ON TILES

DEMOGRAPHIC ANALYSIS

Carpets

Wooden Floors

Tiles

Other Flooring

 

Current Issues

 

ENVIRONMENT

BAMBOO FLOORING

MARKET CONSOLIDATION

POLITICAL ISSUES

Government Housing Strategy

LEGISLATION

EU Directive No/

CORPORATE ACTIVITY

Allied Carpets Group PLC

Brintons Ltd

Carpetright PLC

Ulster Carpets

InterfaceFLOR

Kährs (UK) Ltd

Victoria Flooring Ltd

 

The Global Market

 

MAJOR EXPORTERS TO THE UK

DEVELOPMENTS IN THE GLOBAL MARKET

THE FUTURE

 

Forecasts

 

INTRODUCTION

General Economic Forecasts

FORECASTS TO

MARKET GROWTH

FUTURE TRENDS

The Role of Internet Sales Rise

Property Market

Hardwood Flooring

 

Company Profiles

 

INTRODUCTION

DEFINITIONS

Turnover (Sales)

Pre-Tax Profit

Profit Margin

Average Remuneration

Sales per Employee

FURTHER INFORMATION

 

ABINGDON FLOORING LTD

 

Previous Name(s) and Date(s) of Change

Principal Activities

SIC Codes

Structure

Brand Information

Recent Developments

FINANCIAL PROFILE

Sales

Profits

Employees

Balance Sheet/Ratios

 

CARPETRIGHT PLC

 

Previous Name(s) and Date(s) of Change

Principal Activities

SIC Codes

Structure

Brand Information

Recent Developments

FINANCIAL PROFILE

Sales

Profits

Employees

Balance Sheet/Ratios

 

INTERFACE EUROPE LTD

 

Previous Name(s) and Date(s) of Change

Principal Activities

SIC Codes

Structure

Brand Information

Recent Developments

FINANCIAL PROFILE

Sales

Profits

Employees

Balance Sheet/Ratios

 

JUNCKERS LTD

 

Previous Name(s) and Date(s) of Change

Principal Activities

SIC Codes

Structure

Brand Information

Recent Developments

FINANCIAL PROFILE

Sales

Profits

Employees

Balance Sheet/Ratios

 

KÄHRS (UK) LTD

 

Previous Name(s) and Date(s) of Change

Principal Activities

SIC Code

Structure

Brand Information

Recent Developments

FINANCIAL PROFILE

Sales

Profits

Employees

Balance Sheet/Ratios

 

KARNDEAN INTERNATIONAL LTD

 

Previous Name(s) and Date(s) of Change

Principal Activities

SIC Code

Structure

Brand Information

Recent Developments

FINANCIAL PROFILE

Sales

Profits

Employees

Balance Sheet/Ratios

 

KRONOSPAN HOLDINGS LTD

 

Previous Name(s) and Date(s) of Change

Principal Activities

SIC Codes

Structure

Brand Information

Recent Developments

FINANCIAL PROFILE

Sales

Profits

Employees

Balance Sheet/Ratios

 

NORCROS PLC

 

Previous Name(s) and Date(s) of Change

Principal Activities

SIC Codes

Structure

Brand Information

Recent Developments

FINANCIAL PROFILE

Sales

Profits

Employees

Balance Sheet/Ratios

 

POLYFLOR LTD

 

Previous Name(s) and Date(s) of Change

Principal Activities

SIC Codes

Structure

Brand Information

Recent Developments

FINANCIAL PROFILE

Sales

Profits

Employees

Balance Sheet/Ratios

 

TOPPS TILES PLC

 

Previous Name(s) and Date(s) of Change

Principal Activities

SIC Codes

Structure

Brand Information

Recent Developments

FINANCIAL PROFILE

Sales

Profits

Employees

Balance Sheet/Ratios

 

Further Sources

 

Publications

General Sources

Government Publications

Other Sources

Key Note Sources

Key Note Ltd

 

Understanding Consumer Survey Data

 

Number, Profile, Penetration

Social Grade

Standard Region

 

Key Note Research

 

The Key Note Range of Reports

 

 

 

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Home_Building_and_Improvement Industry: Carpets & Floorcoverings Market Report 2013

 

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