Take the floor: As residential construction rebounds, so will industry revenue

IBISWorld’s Flooring Installers Industry Research Report offers insight into the market at the national level. Our analysis highlights macro trends in the overall sector and the micro trends faced by companies that do business in the Flooring Installers industry. Our five-year outlook forecasts explain how the market is set to change and the product segments that will drive growth.


Market Share of Companies
There are no companies with a dominant market share in this industry
Industry Statistics & Market Size
Annual Growth
Annual Growth

Industry Threats & Opportunities

  • The industry is benefiting from new investments in housing stock and improving construction markets
  • Growth in nonresidential demand caused many operators to return to the industry
  • The recovery of the US housing market is expected to underpin strong industry growth
  • Industry Analysis & Industry Trends

    Over the past five years, operators in the Flooring Installers industry have experienced a variety of conditions as the US economy has recovered from the recession and housing values have begun to rebound. With the resurgence of residential construction markets, flooring installers are benefiting from new investments in housing stock. Similarly, nonresidential construction returned to growth during the five-year period as increasing consumer spending revived corporate profit margins. Over the next five years, industry operators are forecast to experience more favorable conditions. Strong residential growth during the period, especially in the next two years, will help flooring contractors increase profitability and expand revenue.

    Industry Report - Industry Analysis Chapter

    Flooring is an essential step in the construction of residential and nonresidential buildings. The Flooring Installers industry comprises contractors that primarily install and repair carpets, wood flooring and resilient and alternative flooring (e.g. laminates, vinyl and bamboo), as well as provide a range of specialist flooring services, including acoustical and sterile flooring. Industry contractors compete for a share of the total floor construction market against contractors from other skilled trades, such as carpenters, tilers and concrete contractors. Do-it-yourself property owners also represent a form of external competition.

    Additional Insights for the Flooring Installers Industry

    IBISWorld identifies 250 Key Success Factors for a business.The most important for the Flooring Installers Industry are

  • Access to niche markets
  • Ability to compete on tender
  • Having a good reputation
  • IBISWorld analysts also discuss how external factors such as Value of residential construction and Demand from commercial building construction in the Flooring Installers industry impact industry performance..

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    Industry Products

    What is the Flooring Installers Industry?

    Contractors in this industry primarily install resilient flooring, carpeting, linoleum and wood or other alternatives, and prepare surfaces for the installation of flooring and floor coverings. Industry activity includes new work, additions, alterations, maintenance and repairs. This industry does not include the installation of concrete flooring (IBISWorld report 23811) or the installation of stone or ceramic floor tile (IBISWorld report 23834).

    Industry Products
    Carpet and rug flooring
    Vinyl sheet and tile flooring
    Ceramic tile flooring
    Hardwood flooring
    Stone flooring
    Laminate flooring
    Other resilient material flooring
    Industry Activities
    Installing and removing carpet, including sewing, binding and cutting
    Installing and removing asphalt tile, linoleum and resilient flooring
    Installing wood flooring
    Laying, scraping, finishing or refinishing parquet and other hardwood flooring
    Installing resilient sheet tiles
    Resurfacing flooring using epoxy resins
    Sanding and finishing wooden floors

    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
  • Value of residential construction
  • Demand from commercial building construction
  • Private spending on home improvements
  • Demand from municipal building construction
  • External competition for the Flooring Installers industry

  • Current Performance
  • Housing market strengthens foundation
  • Floor re-established in nonresidential sectors
  • Margins expand
  • Chart: Revenue Growth

  • Industry Outlook
  • Housing market strengthens foundation
  • Growth of nonresidential demand
  • Margins expand
  • Table: Flooring Installers Industry Revenue Outlook

  • Industry Life Cycle
  • Life cycle reasons
  • Chart: Benchmarking - Flooring Installers Industry Lifecycle vs The Economy

  • Products & Markets
    Supply Chains
    Key Buying Industries
  • Home Builders
  • Industrial Building Construction
  • Real Estate and Rental and Leasing
  • Commercial Building Construction
  • Municipal Building Construction

  • Key Selling Industries
  • Floor Covering Stores
  • Home Furnishing Wholesaling
  • Lumber Wholesaling
  • Paint Wholesaling
  • Tool & Hardware Wholesaling

  • Products & Services
  • Carpet and rug flooring
  • Vinyl sheet and tile flooring
  • Ceramic tile flooring
  • Hardwood flooring
  • Stone flooring
  • Laminate flooring
  • Other resilient material flooring
  • Chart: Flooring Installers Industry Products and Services Segmentation

  • Demand Determinants
    Major Markets
  • Housing alterations, maintenance and repairs
  • Other
  • New housing construction
  • Office construction, renovation and maintenance
  • Institutional building construction and maintenance
  • Other commercial building construction and maintenance
  • Chart: Major Market Segmentation for the Flooring Installers Industry

  • International Trade
    Business Locations
    Chart: Business Locations by State
    Competitive Landscape
    Market Share Concentration
    Key Success Factors
    Cost Structure Benchmarks
  • Profit
  • Purchases
  • Wages
  • Depreciation
  • Other costs
  • Chart: Cost Structure Benchmarking – Sector vs Flooring Installers

  • Basis of Competition
  • Price and relationships
  • Specialization
  • External competition

  • Barriers to Entry
  • Table: Barrier to Entry Checklist for the Flooring Installers Industry

  • Industry Globalization
    Major Companies
    There are no major players in this industry
    Operating Conditions
    Capital Intensity
  • Chart: Level of Capital Intensity for the Flooring Installers 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 Flooring Installers Industry
  • Industry Revenue (2008-2022)
  • Industry Gross Product (2008-2022)
  • Establishments (2008-2022)
  • Businesses (2008-2022)
  • Employment (2008-2022)
  • Wages (2008-2022)
  • Value of Residential Construction (2008-2022)

  • Table: Annual Percentage Change for Key Industry Data
    Table: Key Ratios for Industry Key Data
    Table: Industry Financial Ratios
    Jargon & Glossary
  • A flooring material manufactured into large sheets or rolls by a mixture of linseed oil, rosin, powdered cork and pigments onto a canvas backing.
  • Resilient Flooring
  • A firm but flexible flooring surface, typically coated with rubber, cork, linoleum or vinyl tiles.
  • Vinyl Flooring
  • A colored and molded material manufactured from polyvinyl chloride and plasticizers and sold in large sheets (rolls) or in tiles.
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    • Provides Market Size information to assist with planning and strategic decisions.
    • Includes the necessary information to perform SWOT, PEST and STEER analysis.
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    • 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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