Wood and Laminate Floorcoverings Market Report – UK 2013-2017 Analysis
AMA Research are pleased to announce the publication of the 7th Edition of the report “Wood and Laminate Floorcoverings Market Report – UK 2013-2017 Analysis”. The report provides an informed and up to date assessment of the market, and focuses on the three primary sectors of solid wood, engineered wood and laminates.
The report contains:
Brief overview of the total floorcoverings market – including carpet, vinyl, wood, ceramics and other floorcoverings. Detailed assessment of the wood flooring market - including solid & engineered woods, laminates and flooring accessories etc - total UK market size, trends, product mix, factors influencing growth, future prospects. Application Mix – domestic and contract market trends, growth sectors, future prospects. Key Suppliers & Distribution Mix – analysis of key suppliers with a review of market share and changes in the distribution mix.
The rapid growth of the wood floorcoverings market between the mid 1990’s and 2007 was primarily focused on the success of the laminates sector. However, indications are that laminate sales in the UK have now passed their peak, with solid and engineered woods continuing to gain share even though the total market has experienced difficult trading conditions since 2008. This new 7th edition of the report assesses the current situation with forecasts of market developments over the short-medium term future.
Areas of particular interest:
Comparison of market performance between wood and other floorcoverings in 2010-2012 – historic trends since 2000. Variable market performance in domestic and contract sectors. Switch to higher specification products in middle and upper market sectors – share mix between solid, engineered wood, laminates. Changing commitment of some suppliers to laminate sector. Trends in total wood flooring market with forecasts by each product sector to 2017.
Overview of UK floorcoverings market – market size from 2000-12 for all products, sales mix for carpets, vinyl, wood, ceramic tiles and others, key factors influencing trends, future prospects, etc. Review of changing product mix – growth/declining sectors, shares by product in 2008-12.
REVIEW OF WOOD FLOORCOVERINGS MARKET
Comprehensive review of wood floorcoverings market – market size 2007-17, key trends within sectors, product mix, comparison with other floorcoverings, future prospects to 2017. Product sectors – solid wood, engineered wood and laminates – sector shares in 2012, recent changes in mix (comparisons with 2002/06/12, trend towards higher quality, forecasts by product from 2013-17. Key characteristics of market – pricing, availability, product awareness and target consumers, accessories, changing design trends etc. Role of international trade and growth of imports from Far East – trends from 2007-12. Domestic and contract end-use sectors for total wood floorcoverings market – share by value, share by DIY/new housing/professional installations, Key end-use sectors (share by Commercial Retail, Leisure etc.), etc. Contract wood flooring market 2007-13. Outlook for the overall industry, prospects for wood in relation to other floorcoverings, short term prospects in 2013- 14, and longer term forecasts up to 2017, key factors influencing market recovery.
SUPPLY AND DISTRIBUTION STRUCTURES
Review of leading suppliers in the wood floorcoverings market, including manufacturers, importers, distributors and wholesalers. Analysis of market share of leading suppliers in UK market, company information, market positioning, changes to supply structure, level/source of imports etc. Structure of distribution channels for supply of wood floorcoverings – domestic and contract supply. Distribution share for major channels – DIY Multiples, Floorcovering Multiples, Independents, Online, Builders Merchants, Dept. / Variety Stores, Catalogue etc - review of major organisations within each channel, changes in distribution in recent years.
FUTURE PROSPECTS/KEY INFLUENCES
Key influences on the wood/laminate floorcoverings market, factors affecting volume and value performance. Future prospects for the contract and domestic sectors. Review of key external factors influencing market – economic prospects, housing and construction, stock of dwellings, interest rates & inflation, etc.