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Floor Coverings Distribution Channel

Catalina Research
Report Highlight
SUMMARY OF MAJOR FINDINGS
Catalina estimates the U.S. installed value of floor coverings could increase by 4.8% to $53.6 b...
END-USE MARKET ANALYSIS AND CONSUMER DEMOGRAPHICS
Separate sections analyze floor coverings spending trends for residentia...
About the Publisher
Catalina Research offers a wealth of knowledge and experience in assisting
action oriented executives ...
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MarketResearch.com provides market research solutions to business professionals
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  1. 1. Floor Coverings Distribution Channel Catalina Research Report Highlight
  2. 2. SUMMARY OF MAJOR FINDINGS Catalina estimates the U.S. installed value of floor coverings could increase by 4.8% to $53.6 billion during 2012. End users are estimated to purchase $36.0 billion of floor coverings from retailers, distributors and manufacturers, and $17.6 billion to install the flooring. The 2012 increase reflects stronger flooring spending for all end-use markets. Sales, however, continue to shift to value priced chains, such as home centers, low cost hard surface chains, and mass merchandisers. These channels also received a boost from consumers increasing preference for hard surface flooring. On the other hand, the specialty floor coverings channel lost considerable share and consolidated. To counter growth in value priced chains, specialty floor covering stores joined buying groups and franchised systems, and developed chains. These actions have improved the competitive position of specialty floor coverings stores, and could provide an edge as the economy recovers and consumers once again look up-market to full service retailers. FLOORING DISTRIBUTION CHANNEL TRENDS Catalina Research has uncovered these trends in our 190-pqge report on U.S. floor coverings distribution channels. This new Catalina Research edition provides an in-depth look at “Who Sells What to Whom”. The report analyzes the flow of goods from manufacturers, distributors, and retailers to the final customers. Sales are provided in final end-user dollars on an installed basis. A similar analysis was done for soft surface and hard surface flooring. Separate sections investigate the channels utilized by the consumer, builder, and commercial markets, as well as household purchaser demographics. In addition, separate sections analyze the retailer, distributor, and contractor businesses for the total U.S. and by region and state. Catalina compiled information on leading manufacturer, distributor, and retailer strategies to sell flooring to end-users and calculate the market shares of the leading retailers and distributors.
  3. 3. END-USE MARKET ANALYSIS AND CONSUMER DEMOGRAPHICS Separate sections analyze floor coverings spending trends for residential replacement, builder, and commercial markets. Sales are provided for soft and hard surface flooring for each market. Consumer soft surface flooring spending is also segmented into wall-to-wall carpet installations and area rug purchases. In addition, consumer purchases are analyzed by demographic- income, age, size, and region. Replacement flooring jobs are broken out for contractor and DIY projects and for movers and non-movers. Catalina investigates builder purchases by tracking square footage constructed and installation costs. Commercial market purchases are also segmented by type of building. RETAIL DISTRIBUTION CHANNELS Retail floor coverings sales are supplied for specialty floor coverings stores, home centers, hard surface flooring and other building material dealers, furniture stores, department stores and mass merchandisers, paint and wallpaper stores, shop-at-home/internet, and other retailers. For specialty floor coverings stores, Catalina provides operating ratios, delivery and installation revenues, sales by type of customer, and the share for chains. In addition, Catalina profiles the leading floor coverings retailers and their share of total U.S. retail sales. A separate section evaluates the role of buying groups. WHOLESALE AND DISTRIBUTOR BUSINESS TRENDS The report also analyzes sales trends of manufacturer sales offices and independent distributors. Sales are segmented for soft and hard surface flooring and by type of customer. Sales trends for the top 12 distributors are provided as well as profiles for the top five. Catalina also provides the distribution strategies for the leading U.S. floor coverings manufacturers.
  4. 4. About the Publisher Catalina Research offers a wealth of knowledge and experience in assisting action oriented executives in uncovering industry intelligence. Their research director, Stuart Hirschhorn, has researched construction material, building equipment, and related industries for over three decades. Catalina Research provides the most in depth, up-to-date, and insightful data on construction materials and building equipment markets. The Reports include pertinent information from government agencies, proprietary research sources, and competitor intelligence. Catalina has relationships with leading business associations and trade publications to deliver the most insightful industry intelligence. View This Report View More Reports from this Publisher
  5. 5. About Us MarketResearch.com provides market research solutions to business professionals seeking to enhance their business goals. We provide a number of business intelligence solutions, from individual market research reports from over 700 leading global publishers, to Knowledge Centers where clients can discover deeper business insight products into a topic over time. Or perhaps your business needs a much wider view across multiple industries and topics, if so, our Profound solution allows you to select specific parts (graphs, tables, charts or sections) from different market research reports. Our Account Managers have in-depth knowledge of the publishers and the various types of reports in their respective industries. They give you unbiased and qualitative insights on which reports will best meet your needs. If you are interested in expanding your business or growing your market share, contact us to get a free Consultation to Assess your Market Research Needs. We can help tailor a solution that suits your unique business goals. One of our Account Managers will get right back in touch with you.
  6. 6. For More on this Report and Additional Research Visit MarketResearch.com Or call 1-800-298-5699
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