Global Market for North American Residential Flooring Forecast to Reach $16.1 Billion by 2018; Growth is Significant Despite Rising Costs

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According to the new report from BCC Research, the North American residential flooring market is expected to reach 14.8 billion in volume of squares and more than $16.1 billion in dollar amount in 2018, increasing at a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 4.5% in volume of squares and 5.3% in dollar amount for the period of 2013 to 2018.

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Global Market for North American Residential Flooring Forecast to Reach $16.1 Billion by 2018

BCC Research (http://www.bccresearch.com) reveals in its new report, Residential Flooring: North American Markets, the North American residential flooring market is expected to reach 14.8 billion in volume of squares and more than $16.1 billion in dollar amount in 2018, increasing at a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 4.5% in volume of squares and 5.3% in dollar amount for the period of 2013 to 2018.

Despite the continued increase in the cost of raw materials, demand continues for increasingly popular hardwood flooring products, even though they are higher priced than more economically priced laminate wood flooring. With new residential construction showing signs of life and rebounding, hardwood flooring is a strong choice for a variety of residential environments and applications. New surface technologies have dramatically improved hardwood durability, making a positive impact on overall market demand.

Laminate flooring represents a smaller portion of the residential market, produced by a handful of manufacturers. The residential market has been traditionally challenging for laminate flooring due to specifiers’ concerns about its performance.

Residential flooring in 2014 is more than just an offering of traditional products like carpet, luxury vinyl tile or hardwood. Superior performance is a required characteristic across today’s residential flooring products. From resilient flooring (in high-traffic flow areas such as hallways and kitchens) to special needs carpet and resilient flooring (such as in-home senior care, for example), residential flooring products need to perform at the highest levels of durability for their intended applications.

“Although the industry was hit hard by the economic downturn of the last decade, the residential flooring industry remains a vital part of the economy and is projected to continue a healthy growth trend throughout the remainder of the second decade of the 21st century,” says BCC Research analyst Lisa Marshall. “Due to recent growth signs in the economy, particularly in North America, residential flooring companies are optimistically looking to the future.”

Residential Flooring: North American Markets provides a high-level overview of the residential flooring industry, including historical, current and future industry perspectives, as well as a look at current, and anticipated manufacturing issues and trends. Growth forecasts are provided for the period 2013 to 2018.

Editors and reporters who wish to speak with the analyst should contact Steven Cumming at steven.cumming@bccresearch.com.

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