According to a research report released by Transparency Market Research, the global flooring market is likely to continue showing a fragmented competitive landscape, primarily owing to the large number of active players in the market. The key companies in this market – Shaw Industries Group Inc., Mohawk Industries Inc., Boral Ltd., Tarkett Group, and Armstrong World Industries Inc. – are showing a high probability of utilizing more aggressive expansion strategies than smaller players to improve their vertical integration.
According to the TMR research report, the global flooring market was valued at US$247.56 bn in 2016. The analysts working on the report have predicted it to register a healthy CAGR of 6.40% between 2017 and 2025. The global flooring market is therefore expected to be evaluated at US$429.25 bn by the end of 2025. Currently, tiles are showing a higher demand than other product types the market.
“With the global flooring market segmented into commercial, industrial, and residential sectors, there has been a staggering rise in the demand promoted by the residential sector, especially for tiles. Its demand is expected to remain on an incremental plane over the coming years, a factor primarily attributed to the booming construction industry, especially in terms of residential projects,” states a TMR analyst. Emerging economies such as China, Brazil, and India, are showing a high rate in construction activities, whereas countries from North America and Europe are showing an increase in re-modelling activities.
Geographically speaking, Asia Pacific dominated the global flooring market in 2016, with a share of over 42% in the market’s value. The swiftly expanding construction industry in APAC is the primary factor driving this regional market, powered by a high economic growth rate. Asia Pacific is likely to continue playing a leading role in the global flooring market over the given forecast period. China is likely to surface as the leading domestic market for flooring components in Asia Pacific in the years to come.
With the growing disposable income and expenditure of consumers on better quality products as well as aesthetically appealing ones, the booming rate of urbanization has created a significant momentum for the demand for tiles and other flooring across the world. “The swift rise in urbanization as well as industrialization has created a considerable increase in the rate of construction activities, consequently increasing the scope of growth for the global flooring market,” adds the analyst. The rapid infrastructural developments in developed economies has increased the demand for flooring products remarkably, boosting the overall market.
In the report’s given forecast period, the expansion in the building and construction industry in emerging regions is expected to continue being a key propellant for the global flooring market. However, the players in the market, both regional and globally prominent ones, need to be careful of the volatile nature of raw material prices, as this is considered to be a key restraint acting on the market for the foreseeable future. Raw materials required for flooring are largely derived from crude oil byproducts as well as multiple other sources, each of which is getting strained in terms of demand from their immense number of end users.
The growing construction of commercial skyscrapers in various regions is likely to boost the demand for flooring products in the commercial sector in the near future while the demand for these products in industrial sector is expected to be driven by the increasing usage of polymer based resilient flooring to provide an energy absorbing, water, and chemical resistant surface.
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The information presented in this review is based on a Transparency Market Research report, titled, “Flooring Market (Product – Carpets and Rugs, Wood, Resilient, Tile, Laminate, and Stone; Application – Residential, Commercial, and Industrial) – Global Industry Analysis, Size, Share, Growth, Trends and Forecast 2017 – 2025.”