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The Wood Flooring Manufacturing industry market report contains data and analysis of the most influential current and future trends shaping the industry. IBISWorld’s in-depth industry market research is presented in a logical, user-friendly format, and provides growth and profit forecasts for a five-year outlook period.


Industry Threats & Opportunities

  • Wood flooring’s high perceived value among consumers will help operators pass material cost increases downstream
  • Vinyl has been increasingly viewed as a cost-effective substitute for hardwood flooring
  • The industry will benefit particularly from home remodeling activity

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    Industry Analysis & Industry Trends

    The outlook for the Wood Flooring Manufacturing industry promises a rebound in revenue. As housing starts increase more quickly while the economy emerges from its recession, new home builders will create demand for wood flooring. Moreover, per capita disposable income is projected to improve as unemployment abates, so demand for flooring used in home improvement projects is also anticipated to rebound. At the same time, mounting competition from imports and from alternative flooring options will cause consolidation among industry players as unprofitable operators get acquired or exit the industry altogether...

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    Industry Report - Starting a New Business Chapter

    There are low barriers to entry for the Wood Flooring Manufacturing industry, although competition remains strong. Furthermore, wood flooring manufacturing is dominated by three major companies, who exert significant influence upon the industry. These large operators can both vertically and horizontally integrate to leverage economies of scale, reduce transportation costs and hedge against volatility. This competition will ensure that profit margins are kept in check for any new producer and will make gaining new business difficult, even for experienced manufacturers. Nevertheless, new operators with a competitive advantage, such as a manufacturing technique that improves product quality for a competitive price, could still successfully gain access to this industry.


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    Additional Insights for the Wood Flooring Manufacturing Industry

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

  • Economies of scale
  • Effective cost controls
  • Supply contracts in place for key inputs
  • IBISWorld analysts also discuss how external factors such as Private spending on home improvements and Housing starts in the Wood Flooring Manufacturing industry impact industry performance..

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    Industry Products

    What is the Wood Flooring Manufacturing Industry?

    This industry includes establishments primarily engaged in manufacturing wood flooring, including oak and maple hardwood flooring.

    Industry Products
    White oak
    Red oak
    Other domestic species
    Foreign species
    Industry Activities
    Oak hardwood flooring
    Maple hardwood flooring
    Other hardwood flooring

    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
  • Private spending on home improvements
  • Housing starts
  • Price of sawmill lumber
  • Trade-weighted index

  • Current Performance
  • Strong housing market
  • Substitute competition
  • International trade
  • Chart: Revenue Growth

  • Industry Outlook
  • External competition to mount
  • Industry expansion
  • Table: Wood Flooring Manufacturing Industry Revenue Outlook

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

  • Products & Markets
    Supply Chains
    Key Buying Industries
  • Home Builders
  • Apartment & Condominium Construction
  • Industrial Building Construction
  • Home Improvement Stores
  • Commercial Building Construction

  • Key Selling Industries
  • Millwork
  • Organic Chemical Manufacturing
  • Sawmills & Wood Production

  • Products & Services
  • White oak
  • Red oak
  • Other domestic species
  • Foreign species
  • Chart: Wood Flooring Manufacturing Industry Products and Services Segmentation

  • Demand Determinants
  • The housing market
  • Nonresidential construction
  • Substitute products

  • Major Markets
  • Residential renovation
  • Commercial construction
  • New residential construction
  • Exports
  • Chart: Major Market Segmentation for the Wood Flooring Manufacturing Industry

  • International Trade
    Business Locations
    Chart: Business Locations by State
    Competitive Landscape
    Market Share Concentration
    Key Success Factors
    Cost Structure Benchmarks
    ProfitPurchasesWagesOther costs
  • Chart: Cost Structure Benchmarking – Sector vs Wood Flooring Manufacturing

  • Basis of Competition
  • Internal competition
  • External competition

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

  • Industry Globalization
    Major Companies
    Shaw Industries Group Inc.Armstrong Flooring Inc.Mohawk Industries Inc.
  • Table: Shaw Industries Group Inc. - financial performance
  • Table: Armstrong Flooring Inc. - financial performance
  • Table: Mohawk Industries Inc. - financial performance

  • Operating Conditions
    Capital Intensity
  • Chart: Level of Capital Intensity for the Wood Flooring Manufacturing 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 Wood Flooring Manufacturing Industry
  • Industry Revenue (2007-2021)
  • Industry Gross Product (2007-2021)
  • Establishments (2007-2021)
  • Businesses (2007-2021)
  • Employment (2007-2021)
  • Exports (2007-2021)
  • Imports (2007-2021)
  • Wages (2007-2021)
  • Housing starts (2007-2021)

  • Table: Annual Percentage Change for Key Industry Data
    Table: Key Ratios for Industry Key Data
    Jargon & Glossary
    Engineered Flooring
  • Engineered wood flooring products are manufactured from real wood using a layering technique.
  • Housing Starts
  • The number of new homes started in a given year.
  • North American Free Trade Agreement
  • A generally duty-free agreement signed by the governments of Canada, Mexico and the United States, creating a trilateral trade bloc in North America.
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    • An assessment of the competitive landscape and market shares for major companies
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