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Floor & Wall Covering in the UK: Market Research Report

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Floor & Wall Covering Market Research Report | SIC F43.330 | Nov 2016

Solid flooring: Government schemes and an improving economy have supported demand

IBISWorld’s Floor & Wall Covering market research report offers insightful industry analysis and research into the market at the national level. IBISWorld’s in-depth industry market research is presented in a logical and consistent format. The industry report contains key industry statistics, market size, industry trends, and growth and profit forecasts for a 5-year outlook period.

Report Snapshot
Market Share of Companies
There are no companies with a dominant market share
Industry Statistics & Market Size
Annual Growth 12-17
Annual Growth 17-22
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Industry Threats & Opportunities
  • Improved activity in downstream construction markets has supported strong recent growth
  • Industrial construction activity is expected to be hampered by the result of the EU referendum
  • Demand from construction is expected to fall due to the uncertainty caused by the EU referendum
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Industry Analysis & Industry Trends

Industry operators specialise in laying and tiling floors and walls in buildings and other construction projects. The activities of the industry span the residential, commercial, public and industrial building markets. As a result, the industry's performance is dependent on the level of activity in these markets, and improved activity has supported the industry's strong recovery over most of the past five-year period. Despite significant challenges, including constrained government spending and a lack of skilled labour, the industry has been able to expand thanks to strong demand from downstream construction markets... purchase to read more

Industry Report - Industry Key Buyers Chapter

The Floor and Wall Covering industry is highly fragmented, illustrated by the large number of enterprises and the prevalence of smaller operators. The four largest enterprises in the industry are expected to have a combined market share of just 4.2% in 2016-17. The industry is characterised by its many small-scale, regionally dispersed contracting firms, although the largest players operate across the national market and are multi-establishment enterprises. The fragmented nature of the industry is also evident from the distribution of enterprises by employment size. According to the Office for National Statistics (ONS), approximately 95.2% of enterprises employ fewer than 10 people and only 1.2% employ 20 or more. The.. purchase to read more

Additional Insights for the Floor & Wall Covering Industry

IBISWorld identifies 250 Key Success Factors for a business.The most important for the Floor & Wall Covering Industry are

  • Having contacts within key markets
  • Access to niche markets
  • Ability to compete on tender
  • IBISWorld analysts also discuss how external factors such as Demand from residential building construction and Demand from commercial building construction in the Floor & Wall Covering industry impact industry performance... purchase to read more


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    What is the Floor & Wall Covering Industry?

    Contractors in this industry install floor and wall coverings in new and existing buildings. Activities include tiling with ceramic, concrete or slate floor and wall tiles, laying parquetry and carpet, and hanging wallpaper. This can involve the preparation of surfaces by installing cement sheeting prior to wall tiling, underlay for floor coverings and concrete or timber subfloors. The industry does not include the activities of interior designers.

    Industry Products
    Floor and wall tilingCarpet laying and removalWooden floor installationResilient floor installationOther services
    Industry Activities
    Installation of ceramic, concrete or cut-stone wall or floor tilesInstallation of parquet and other wooden floor coveringsInstallation of wooden wall coverings including veneer panelsInstallation of carpets and linoleum floor coverings Installation of terrazzo, marble, granite or slate floor and wall coveringsInstallation and removal of wallpaper

    Table of Contents
    About this Industry
    Industry Definition
    Main Activities
    Similar Industries
    Additional Resources
    Industry at a Glance
    Industry Statistics Snapshot
    Industry Structure
    Executive Summary
    Industry Performance
    Executive Summary
    Key External Drivers
  • Demand from residential building construction
  • Demand from commercial building construction
  • Household expenditure on maintenance and repair
  • Number of residential property transactions
  • Consumer confidence index
  • Timber price index
  • Current Performance
  • Home improvements
  • Non-residential market
  • Contractors and consumers
  • Chart: Revenue Growth
  • Industry Outlook
  • Depressed demand conditions
  • Constrained employment
  • Table: Floor & Wall Covering Industry Revenue Outlook
  • Industry Life Cycle
  • Life cycle reasons
  • Chart: Benchmarking - Floor & Wall Covering Industry Lifecycle vs The Economy
  • Products & Markets
    Supply Chains
  • Key Buying Industries
  • Commercial Building Construction
  • Residential Building Construction
  • Construction Supplies Wholesaling
  • Carpet, Rug & Curtain Retailers
  • Key Selling Industries
  • Building Material Wholesaling
  • Carpet & Rug Manufacturing
  • Construction Supplies Wholesaling
  • Veneer Sheet & Wood-Based Panel Manufacturing
  • Products & Services
  • Floor and wall tiling
  • Carpet laying and removal
  • Wooden floor installation
  • Resilient floor installation
  • Other services
  • Chart: Floor & Wall Covering Industry Products and Services Segmentation
  • Demand Determinants
    Major Markets
  • Residential
  • Commercial
  • Public non-residential
  • Industrial
  • Chart: Major Market Segmentation for the Floor & Wall Covering Industry
  • International Trade
    Business Locations
  • Chart: Business Locations by State
  • Competitive Landscape
    Market Share Concentration
    Key Success Factors
    Cost Structure Benchmarks
  • Profit
  • Purchases
  • Labour costs
  • Other costs
  • Chart: Cost Structure Benchmarking – Sector vs Floor & Wall Covering
  • Basis of Competition
    Barriers to Entry
  • Table: Barrier to Entry Checklist for the Floor & Wall Covering Industry
  • Industry Globalization
    Major Companies
    There are no major players in this industry
    Operating Conditions
    Capital Intensity
  • Chart: Level of Capital Intensity for the Floor & Wall Covering Industry
  • Chart: Tools of the Trade: Growth Strategies for Success
  • Technology & Systems
    Revenue Volatility
  • Chart: Volatility vs Industry Growth
  • Regulation & Policy
    Industry Assistance
    Key Statistics
  • Table: Industry Data for the Floor & Wall Covering Industry
  • Includes:
  • Industry Revenue (2008-2022)
  • Industry Gross Product (2008-2022)
  • Establishments (2008-2022)
  • Businesses (2008-2022)
  • Employment (2008-2022)
  • Wages (2008-2022)
  • Table: Annual Percentage Change for Key Industry Data
  • Table: Key Ratios for Industry Key Data
  • Jargon & Glossary
    Linoleum Flooring
  • A flooring material manufactured on a canvas backing into large sheets or rolls using a mixture of linseed oil, rosin, powdered cork and pigments.
  • Parquet
  • Flooring composed of wooden blocks arranged in a geometric pattern.
  • Private Finance Initiative
  • The process of funding the construction of public infrastructure with private capital.

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    • Analyses key performance and operational metrics so that you can benchmark against your own business, that of your customers’ businesses, or your competitors’ businesses.
    The Floor & Wall Covering market research report includes:
    • Historical data and analysis for the key drivers of this industry
    • A five-year forecast of the market and noted trends
    • Detailed research and segmentation for the main products and markets
    • An assessment of the competitive landscape and market shares for major companies
    • And of course, much more

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