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Global Laminate Flooring Industry

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This report analyzes the worldwide markets for Laminate Flooring in Thousand Square Meters by the following End-Use Segments: New Housing Starts, Residential Replacement (Including DIY Installations), and Commercial Sector. The report provides separate comprehensive analytics for the US, Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific, Middle East, and Latin America. Annual estimates and forecasts are provided for the period 2014 through 2020. Also, a seven-year historic analysis is provided for these markets. Market data and analytics are derived from primary and secondary research. Company profiles are primarily based on public domain information including company URLs. The report profiles 73 companies including many key and niche players such as -

Abet, Inc.
Alsafloor SA
Armstrong World Industries, Inc.
Balterio Laminate Flooring
Beaulieu International Group

Table Of Contents

Global Laminate Flooring Industry



I. INTRODUCTION, METHODOLOGY and PRODUCT DEFINITIONS

Study Reliability and Reporting Limitations I-1
Disclaimers I-2
Data Interpretation and Reporting Level I-2
Quantitative Techniques and Analytics I-3
Product Definitions and Scope of Study I-3


II. EXECUTIVE SUMMARY

1. INDUSTRY OVERVIEW II-1
A Prelude II-1
Growth Drivers for Laminate Flooring Market: On a Scale of 1 -
10 (10 - High Impact; 1 - Low Impact) II-2
Growth Dampeners for Laminate Flooring Market: On a Scale of 1-
10 (10 - High Impact; 1 - Low Impact) II-2
Global Flooring Industry - A Review II-2
Table 1: World Flooring Market by Geographic Region (2014):
Percentage Breakdown of Volume Sales for Asia-Pacific, North
America, Western Europe and Rest of World (includes
corresponding Graph/Chart) II-3
Table 2: World Flooring Market by Type (2014): Percentage
Breakdown of Volume Sales for Carpet and Rugs, Ceramic and
Stone, Laminate, Resilient and Wood Flooring (includes
corresponding Graph/Chart) II-3
Hard Surfaces Dominate Flooring Market II-4
Table 3: Global Market for Hard Surface Floorings (2013):
Percentage Breakdown by Flooring Types - Vinyl, Ceramic
Tiles, Laminates, Hardwood and Others (includes
corresponding Graph/Chart) II-4
New Flooring Trends Revive Market Optimism II-4
Developing Economies - Opportunities for Growth II-5
Global Construction Activity Recovery - A Strong Growth Driver II-6
Table 4: Global Construction Market (2015 and 2020): Percentage
Breakdown of Construction Spending by Region (includes
corresponding Graph/Chart) II-7
Economic Uncertainty Dents Growth Prospects in Laminate
Flooring Market II-7
Mixed Bag of Opportunities Predicted for 2015 and Beyond II-9
Table 5: World GDP (2013-2016): Breakdown of Percentage GDP
Growth by Select Country/Region (includes corresponding
Graph/Chart) II-10
Pricing Scenario - An Overview II-11
Cost Comparison on Various Types of Flooring II-11
Recession Infuses Need for Stronger Vertical Integration for
Manufacturers II-11
Manufacturers Keep Customers Guessing II-12
Competition II-12
Specialty Retailers: Need for New Strategies amidst Changing
Retail Landscape II-12
Quality Control Authorities - NALFA and EPLF II-13
Budding Applications in DIY Installation Sector II-13

2. MARKET TRENDS, DRIVERS AND ISSUES II-14
Laminate Flooring - An Emerging Substitute to Wood Flooring II-14
Replacement Market Lifts Demand II-14
Popularity of Hardwood Bodes Well for Similar Alternates II-14
Laminate Flooring - Favored Flooring Means for Houses II-15
High-Pressure Laminates Preferred Over Low-Pressure Counterparts II-15
Non-Wood Laminates Gain Popularity for Apartment Flooring II-15
Kitchen Flooring: Trends in Vogue II-16
A Peek at Latest Fads in Laminate Flooring Market II-16
Piano Finish - The Design on the Turf II-17
Digital Printing - Latest in Vogue II-17
Go Green: The New Mantra of Laminate Flooring Manufacturers II-18
Innovative Technologies Accelerate Demand for Laminate Flooring II-18
Wood-like Designs Preferred for Laminates II-19
Table 6: Global Laminate Product Designs (2014): Percentage
Breakdown by Designs - Wood Designs and Tile Designs (
includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-19
Laminate Flooring in Harmony with Nature II-19
Demand for Fashionable Interiors Bodes Well for Laminate
Flooring Market II-20
Anti-Bacterial Laminates Enhance Hygiene Aspects of Flooring
Materials II-20
Customized Laminates Create a Stir in the Market II-21
Mohawk Laminate: Enabling Consumers to Choose Realistic Flooring II-21
Challenges from Other Flooring Categories II-21
Wood Fiber Technology: A Replacement to Laminates? II-21
Laminate Floorings and Noise Resonance: A Weighty Acoustical Issue II-22

3. PRODUCT OVERVIEW II-23
Laminate Flooring - An Insight II-23
History II-23
Development II-24
Laminate Flooring - Manufacturing Process II-24
Durability Testing II-25
Installation II-25
Maintenance II-25
Applications II-25
Preferred Attributes in Laminate Flooring II-26
Popular Laminate Flooring Attributes Ranked by Consumer
Perception II-26
Quality II-27
Durability II-27
Cost II-27
Design Choice II-27
Raw Materials Overview II-27
Overlay Papers II-28
Melamine Resin II-28
Decorative Laminates: A Bold New Direction in Decorative Surfaces II-28

4. PRODUCT INTRODUCTIONS/INNOVATIONS II-30
UNILIN Introduces Ultra Range of Laminate Flooring Products
under Quick-Step Label II-30
UNILIN to Unveil Novel Pergo and Quick-Step Products II-30
Square Foot Introduces Herringbone Collection in India II-30
Pergo Unveils Wood Parquet Laminate Flooring II-30
Egger Group Launches Egger Laminate Flooring Range II-30
Wilsonart Unveils Latest Contract Laminate Range in 25 Unique
Designs II-30
Formica® Flooring Launches Tradewinds Eco-Friendly Laminate
Flooring Collection II-30
Interfloor and John Lewis Unveil Meister Laminate Flooring II-30
Villeroy and Boch Introduce Four High-Quality Laminate Flooring
Collections II-31
Pergo Unveils Laminate Flooring Featuring Natural Variation II-31
Foreign Unique Marketing Introduces Laminate Flooring Products II-31
Armstrong Residential Flooring Unveils Architectural Remnants
Line II-31
Torlys Introduces STEPSâ„¢ Elite Laminate 800 Series Herringbone
Floor II-31
Avant Enterprises Launches Interior Product Range II-31
Parador Introduces New Laminate Flooring Products II-31
Cheap Flooring Direct Unveils Classica and Sapphire Lines of
Laminate Flooring II-31
Gerflor Introduces Top Silence Acoustic Loose-Lay Plank Flooring II-32
Dallas Flooring Warehouse Introduces Hand Scraped Wood
Laminate Flooring II-32
Surface Decor Floor Warehouse Launches Laminate Flooring with
Wax Joint Technology II-32
DirtCheapFloors Unveils New Platinum Oak Laminate Flooring II-32
Pergo Relaunches Pergo Accolade and Pergo Elegant Expressions II-32
Traviata Flooring Unveils Tru-Wood AC4/32 Laminate Flooring
Line by Sonae Industria II-32
Coswick Hardwood Launches Ash Pearl Grey Designer Uniblock
Floorings II-32
Square Foot Introduces Revelation 832 II-32
Balterio Launches Vitality de Luxe 4V Laminates Range II-33
MODECOR Introduces Euroline Laminate Flooring Line II-33
Schneller Unveils Non-Textile and Laminate Flooring Designs II-33
Uniboard® Canada Introduces 40 SKU Laminate Flooring Range II-33
Pergo Introduces New Flooring Products II-33

5. RECENT INDUSTRY ACTIVITY II-34
Mohawk Industries Announces Plans to Acquire IVC Group II-34
Välinge Innovation Inks License Agreement with Rushil Decor
over Locking Systems in Laminate Flooring II-34
Flint Floor Develops HI-FLOOR Laminate with Superior Resistance II-34
Fuxin Xinrui Inks Non-Exclusive License Agreement with Välinge
Innovation II-34
Kronotex Invests Additional Capital to Expand its Barnwell Plant II-34
Tafisa Announces Closure of Laminate Flooring Plant in Spain II-34
Unilin Flooring Expands Production Capacity of Thomasville
Facility II-34
Bauwerk Parkett Announces Merges with Boen to form Bauwerk
Boen Group II-35
Kastamonu Entegre to Establish New MDF Plant II-35
IVC Inks Agreement to Acquire Complete Stake in Trinterio from
Balta Industries II-35
Mohawk Industries Acquires Pergo II-35
Kaycan® Acquires Uniboard® Canada II-35
Armstrong World Industries Divests Patriot Flooring Supply
Business II-35
Arclin Takes Over North America-based Operations of Coveright
Surfaces II-35
HOM Furniture Inaugurates World Floor and Rugs Business II-35
Markel Ventures Takes Over Majority Stake in Havco II-36
Aarauco Inks Joint Venture Agreement with Unilin II-36
BVG Flooring Inks MOU with Barlinek II-36
Uniboard Inks Agreement to Divest North Carolina- based
Particleboard and MDF Facilities II-36
Laura Ashley Selects WESTCO for Distribution of Flooring Range II-36
Lumber Liquidators Establish New Store II-36
simpleFLOORS Establishes New Stores II-36

6. FOCUS ON SELECT PLAYERS II-37
Abet, Inc. (US) II-37
Alsafloor SA (France) II-37
Armstrong World Industries, Inc. (US) II-37
Bruce Flooring (US) II-38
Balterio Laminate Flooring (Belgium) II-38
Beaulieu International Group (Belgium) II-38
BerryAlloc (US) II-38
CLASSEN Group (Germany) II-39
EGGER Group (Austria) II-39
Faus Group, Inc. (US) II-39
Formica Group (US) II-40
Greenply Industries Limited (India) II-40
Hamberger Industriewerke GmbH (Germany) II-41
Kaindl Flooring GmbH (Austria) II-41
Kronoflooring GmbH (Germany) II-41
KRONOTEX GmbH and Co KG (Germany) II-42
Mannington Mills, Inc. (US) II-42
Mohawk Industries, Inc. (US) II-42
Pergo (US) II-43
UNILIN (Belgium) II-43
Robina Flooring Sdn Bhd (Malaysia) II-43
Shaw Industries, Inc. (US) II-43
Skema Srl (Italy) II-44
Sonae Indústria SGPS, S.A (Portugal) II-44
Tarkett USA, Inc. (US) II-44
Uniboard Canada, Inc. (Canada) II-45
Windmöller Flooring Products WFP GmbH (Germany) II-45

7. GLOBAL MARKET PERSPECTIVE II-46
Table 7: World Recent Past, Current and Future Analysis for
Laminate Flooring by Geographic Region - US, Canada, Japan,
Europe, Asia-Pacific (excluding Japan), Middle East, and
Latin American Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual
Sales Figures in Thousand Square Meters for Years 2014
through 2020 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-46
Table 8: World Historic Review for Laminate Flooring by
Geographic Region - US, Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific
(excluding Japan), Middle East, and Latin American Markets
Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in
Thousand Square Meters for Years 2007 through 2013 (
includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-47
Table 9: World 14-Year Perspective for Laminate Flooring by
Geographic Region - Percentage Breakdown of Volume Sales for
US, Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific (excluding Japan),
Middle East, and Latin American Markets for Years 2007,
2015 and 2020 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-48
Market by End-Use Segments II-49
Table 10: World Recent Past, Current and Future Analysis for
Laminate Flooring in New Housing Starts by Geographic Region -
US, Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific (excluding Japan),
Middle East, and Latin American Markets Independently
Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in Thousand Square
Meters for Years 2014 through 2020 (includes
corresponding Graph/Chart) II-49
Table 11: World Historic Review for Laminate Flooring in New
Housing Starts by Geographic Region - US, Canada, Japan,
Europe, Asia-Pacific (excluding Japan), Middle East, and
Latin American Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual
Sales Figures in Thousand Square Meters for Years 2007
through 2013 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-50
Table 12: World 14-Year Perspective for Laminate Flooring in
New Housing Starts by Geographic Region - Percentage
Breakdown of Volume Sales for US, Canada, Japan, Europe,
Asia-Pacific (excluding Japan), Middle East, and Latin
American Markets for Years 2007, 2015 and 2020 (includes
corresponding Graph/Chart) II-51
Table 13: World Recent Past, Current and Future Analysis for
Laminate Flooring in Residential Replacement (Including DIY
Installation) by Geographic Region - US, Canada, Japan,
Europe, Asia-Pacific (excluding Japan), Middle East, and
Latin American Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual
Sales Figures in Thousand Square Meters for Years 2014
through 2020 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-52
Table 14: World Historic Review for Laminate Flooring in
Residential Replacement (Including DIY Installation) by
Geographic Region - US, Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific
(excluding Japan), Middle East, and Latin American Markets
Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in
Thousand Square Meters for Years 2007 through 2013 (
includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-53
Table 15: World 14-Year Perspective for Laminate Flooring in
Residential Replacement (Including DIY Installation) by
Geographic Region - Percentage Breakdown of Volume Sales for
US, Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific (excluding Japan),
Middle East, and Latin American Markets for Years 2007,
2015 and 2020 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-54
Table 16: World Recent Past, Current and Future Analysis for
Laminate Flooring in Commercial Sector by Geographic Region -
US, Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific (excluding Japan),
Middle East, and Latin American Markets Independently
Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in Thousand Square
Meters for Years 2014 through 2020 (includes
corresponding Graph/Chart) II-55
Table 17: World Historic Review for Laminate Flooring in
Commercial Sector by Geographic Region - US, Canada, Japan,
Europe, Asia-Pacific (excluding Japan), Middle East, and
Latin American Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual
Sales Figures in Thousand Square Meters for Years 2007
through 2013 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-56
Table 18: World 14-Year Perspective for Laminate Flooring in
Commercial Sector by Geographic Region - Percentage Breakdown
of Volume Sales for US, Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific
(excluding Japan), Middle East, and Latin American Markets
for Years 2007, 2015 and 2020 (includes corresponding
Graph/Chart) II-57


III. MARKET

1. THE UNITED STATES III-1
A.Market Analysis III-1
Floor Coverings Market - An Overview III-1
Table 19: US Flooring Market by Flooring Type (2014):
Percentage Breakdown of Sales for Carpets and Rugs, Ceramic,
Hardwood, Laminate, Rubber, Stone, and Vinyl Flooring
(includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-1
Table 20: US Floor Covering Market (2014): Percentage
Breakdown of Sales by Distribution Channel - Specialty
Stores, Home Centers and Contractors (includes corresponding
Graph/Chart) III-2
Laminate Flooring Market III-2
Table 21: US Market for Laminate Flooring in Commercial Sector
(2013): Percentage Breakdown of Volume Sales for Laminate
Flooring Usage in Education/Institution, Healthcare,
Offices, Retail and Other Sectors (includes corresponding
Graph/Chart) III-3
Table 22: US Market for Laminate Flooring in Residential
Sector (2013): Percentage Breakdown of Laminate Flooring
Consumption by Application Area for Bathroom, Bedroom,
Dining Room, Entry/Hall, Kitchen, Living Room and Other
Areas (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-3
Current and Future Analysis III-4
Laminate Floorings in the US (2000 - 2010): A Historic Time
Line of Milestones III-4
Economic Volatility and Laminate Floorings Market III-5
Price Erosion: A Temporary Phenomenon? III-5
Laminate Flooring Holds Ground amid Tough Market Conditions III-6
Intense Competition Drives Focus onto Product Design Innovations III-6
Competitive Scenario III-7
Table 23: Leading Players in the US Flooring Market (2013):
Percentage Breakdown of Sales by Company (includes
corresponding Graph/Chart) III-7
Table 24: Leading Players in the US Laminate Floorings Market
(2013): Percentage Breakdown of Value Sales for Mohawk,
Kronotex, Shaw, Clarion, Mannington, Tarkett and Others
(includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-8
Table 25: Leading Brands in the US Laminate Flooring Market
(2013): Percentage Breakdown of Sales by Brands (includes
corresponding Graph/Chart) III-8
Distribution Channels III-8
Table 26: US Distribution Channels for Laminate Flooring
(2013): Percentage Breakdown of Volume Sales by Leading
Channels (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-9
Popular Trends Defining the US Laminate Floorings Market III-9
Innovative Products and Branding: Need of the Hour III-10
Green is in III-10
Carpet Consumers Shift Preference towards Laminate Flooring III-10
Laminate Flooring Loses Ground to LVT III-10
Imports Scenario III-11
Imports from China - Key Concern for US Laminate Manufacturers III-11
Decorative Laminates Market: An Insight III-11
Table 27: US Market for Decorative Laminates (2014):
Percentage Breakdown by Leading Players (includes
corresponding Graph/Chart) III-12
Product Launches III-12
Strategic Corporate Developments III-13
Key Players III-15
B.Market Analytics III-19
Table 28: US Recent Past, Current and Future Analysis for
Laminate Flooring by End-Use Segment - New Housing Starts,
Residential Replacement (including DIY Installation), and
Commercial Sector Markets Independently Analyzed with
Annual Sales Figures in Thousand Square Meters for Years
2014 through 2020 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-19
Table 29: US Historic Review for Laminate Flooring by End-Use
Segment - New Housing Starts, Residential Replacement
(including DIY Installation), and Commercial Sector Markets
Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in
Thousand Square Meters for Years 2007 through 2013
(includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-20
Table 30: US 14-Year Perspective for Laminate Flooring by End-
Use Segment - Percentage Breakdown of Volume Sales for New
Housing Starts, Residential Replacement (including DIY
Installation), and Commercial Sector Markets for Years
2007, 2015 and 2020 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-21

2. CANADA III-22
A.Market Analysis III-22
Outlook III-22
Canadian Housing Sector - An Overview III-22
Table 31: Canadian Housing Market (2007-2015): Housing Starts
in ‘000 Units (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-23
Table 32: Canadian Non-Residential Starts by Segment (2009-
2015): Breakdown of Industrial, Commercial, and Institutional
Starts in Millions of Square Feet (includes corresponding
Graph/Chart) III-23
Hard-Surface Flooring Gaining Traction III-24
Table 33: Floor Coverings Market in Canada (2013): Percentage
Breakdown by Types - Carpets, Wood, Ceramic, Laminates,
Resilient Flooring and Rugs (includes corresponding Graph/
Chart) III-24
Product Launches III-24
Corporate Development III-25
Uniboard Canada, Inc. - A Key Regional Player III-25
B.Market Analytics III-26
Table 34: Canadian Recent Past, Current and Future Analysis for
Laminate Flooring by End-Use Segment - New Housing Starts,
Residential Replacement (including DIY Installation), and
Commercial Sector Markets Independently Analyzed with
Annual Sales Figures in Thousand Square Meters for Years
2014 through 2020 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-26
Table 35: Canadian Historic Review for Laminate Flooring by
End-Use Segment - New Housing Starts, Residential Replacement
(including DIY Installation), and Commercial Sector Markets
Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in
Thousand Square Meters for Years 2007 through 2013
(includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-27
Table 36: Canadian 14-Year Perspective for Laminate Flooring
by End-Use Segment - Percentage Breakdown of Volume Sales for
New Housing Starts, Residential Replacement (including DIY
Installation), and Commercial Sector Markets for Years
2007, 2015 and 2020 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-28

3. JAPAN III-29
A.Market Analysis III-29
Outlook III-29
Regulatory Frameworks III-29
B.Market Analytics III-30
Table 37: Japanese Recent Past, Current and Future Analysis for
Laminate Flooring by End-Use Segment - New Housing Starts,
Residential Replacement (including DIY Installation), and
Commercial Sector Markets Independently Analyzed with
Annual Sales Figures in Thousand Square Meters for Years
2014 through 2020 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-30
Table 38: Japanese Historic Review for Laminate Flooring by
End-Use Segment - New Housing Starts, Residential Replacement
(including DIY Installation), and Commercial Sector Markets
Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in
Thousand Square Meters for Years 2007 through 2013
(includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-31
Table 39: Japanese 14-Year Perspective for Laminate Flooring
by End-Use Segment - Percentage Breakdown of Volume Sales for
New Housing Starts, Residential Replacement (including DIY
Installation), and Commercial Sector Markets for Years
2007, 2015 and 2020 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-32

4. EUROPE III-33
A.Market Analysis III-33
Outlook III-33
Structure of Wood-based Flooring Market in Europe III-33
Flooring Market - A Segmental Perspective III-33
Table 40: European Flooring Market by Type (2014): Percentage
Breakdown of Volume Sales for Ceramic, Carpets and Rugs,
Resilient, Wood and Laminate, and Other Floorings (includes
corresponding Graph/Chart) III-34
Laminate Flooring Market - A Review III-34
Table 41: Laminate Flooring Sales of EPLF Members (2013):
Percentage Breakdown of Volume Sales by Country (includes
corresponding Graph/Chart) III-35
A Peek at Latest Trends in Laminate Flooring Designs III-35
Wood-like Laminates Find Favor in Europe III-36
Intense Competition and Overcapacity: Key Issues Confronting
European Manufacturers III-36
Growing Threat from LVT III-37
Stringent Regulatory Norms Typify European Manufacturing III-37
B.Market Analytics III-38
Table 42: European Recent Past, Current and Future Analysis for
Laminate Flooring by Geographic Region - France, Germany,
Italy, UK, Spain, Russia, Netherlands, Turkey, and Rest of
Europe Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales
Figures in Thousand Square Meters for Years 2014 through
2020 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-38
Table 43: European Historic Review for Laminate Flooring by
Geographic Region - France, Germany, Italy, UK, Spain,
Russia, Netherlands, Turkey, and Rest of Europe Markets
Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in
(Thousand Square Meters for Years 2007 through 2013
includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-39
Table 44: European 14-Year Perspective for Laminate Flooring
by Geographic Region - Percentage Breakdown of Volume Sales
for France, Germany, Italy, UK, Spain, Russia, Netherlands,
Turkey, and Rest of Europe Markets for Years 2007, 2015 and
2020 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-40
Table 45: European Recent Past, Current and Future Analysis for
Laminate Flooring by End-Use Segment - New Housing Starts,
Residential Replacement (including DIY Installation), and
Commercial Sector Markets Independently Analyzed with
Annual Sales Figures in Thousand Square Meters for Years
2014 through 2020 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-41
Table 46: European Historic Review for Laminate Flooring by
End-Use Segment - New Housing Starts, Residential Replacement
(including DIY Installation), and Commercial Sector Markets
Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in
Thousand Square Meters for Years 2007 through 2013
(includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-42
Table 47: European 14-Year Perspective for Laminate Flooring
by End-Use Segment - Percentage Breakdown of Volume Sales for
New Housing Starts, Residential Replacement (including DIY
Installation), and Commercial Sector Markets for Years
2007, 2015 and 2020 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-43

4a. FRANCE III-44
A.Market Analysis III-44
Outlook III-44
Product Introduction III-44
Alsafloor Sa - A Key Regional Player III-44
B.Market Analytics III-45
Table 48: French Recent Past, Current and Future Analysis for
Laminate Flooring by End-Use Segment - New Housing Starts,
Residential Replacement (including DIY Installation), and
Commercial Sector Markets Independently Analyzed with
Annual Sales Figures in Thousand Square Meters for Years
2014 through 2020 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-45
Table 49: French Historic Review for Laminate Flooring by End-
Use Segment - New Housing Starts, Residential Replacement
(including DIY Installation), and Commercial Sector Markets
Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in
Thousand Square Meters for Years 2007 through 2013
(includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-46
Table 50: French 14-Year Perspective for Laminate Flooring by
End-Use Segment - Percentage Breakdown of Volume Sales for
New Housing Starts, Residential Replacement (including DIY
Installation), and Commercial Sector Markets for Years
2007, 2015 and 2020 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-47

4b. GERMANY III-48
A.Market Analysis III-48
Outlook III-48
Germany Continues to Lead III-48
Product Launch III-48
Focus on Select Regional Players III-49
B.Market Analytics III-51
Table 51: German Recent Past, Current and Future Analysis for
Laminate Flooring by End-Use Segment - New Housing Starts,
Residential Replacement (including DIY Installation), and
Commercial Sector Markets Independently Analyzed with
Annual Sales Figures in Thousand Square Meters for Years
2014 through 2020 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-51
Table 52: German Historic Review for Laminate Flooring by End-
Use Segment - New Housing Starts, Residential Replacement
(including DIY Installation), and Commercial Sector Markets
Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in
Thousand Square Meters for Years 2007 through 2013
includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-52
Table 53: German 14-Year Perspective for Laminate Flooring by
End-Use Segment - Percentage Breakdown of Volume Sales for
New Housing Starts, Residential Replacement (including DIY
Installation), and Commercial Sector Markets for Years
2007, 2015 and 2020 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-53

4c. ITALY III-54
A.Market Analysis III-54
Skema Srl - A Key Regional Player III-54
B.Market Analytics III-55
Table 54: Italian Recent Past, Current and Future Analysis for
Laminate Flooring by End-Use Segment - New Housing Starts,
Residential Replacement (including DIY Installation), and
Commercial Sector Markets Independently Analyzed with
Annual Sales Figures in Thousand Square Meters for Years
2014 through 2020 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-55
Table 55: Italian Historic Review for Laminate Flooring by
End-Use Segment - New Housing Starts, Residential Replacement
(including DIY Installation), and Commercial Sector Markets
Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in
Thousand Square Meters for Years 2007 through 2013
(includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-56
Table 56: Italian 14-Year Perspective for Laminate Flooring by
End-Use Segment - Percentage Breakdown of Volume Sales for
New Housing Starts, Residential Replacement (including DIY
Installation), and Commercial Sector Markets for Years
2007, 2015 and 2020 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-57

4d. THE UNITED KINGDOM III-58
A.Market Analysis III-58
Strong Recovery in UK Housing Sector to Drive Demand III-58
Table 57: New Housing Starts in the UK by Country: FY 2008-09
through FY 2013-14 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-59
Floor Coverings Market: An Overview III-59
Table 58: UK Market for Floor Coverings (2013): Percentage
Breakdown of Value Sales by Product Type - Carpets, Wood,
Vinyl, Ceramic and Natural Stone Tiles, and Others (includes
corresponding Graph/Chart) III-60
Table 59: Replacement Intervals for Floor Covering Types in
the UK (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-60
An Insight into Laminate Flooring Market III-60
Product Launches III-61
Corporate Development III-61
B.Market Analytics III-62
Table 60: UK Recent Past, Current and Future Analysis for
Laminate Flooring by End-Use Segment - New Housing Starts,
Residential Replacement (including DIY Installation), and
Commercial Sector Markets Independently Analyzed with
Annual Sales Figures in Thousand Square Meters for Years
2014 through 2020 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-62
Table 61: UK Historic Review for Laminate Flooring by End-Use
Segment - New Housing Starts, Residential Replacement
(including DIY Installation), and Commercial Sector Markets
Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in
Thousand Square Meters for Years 2007 through 2013
(includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-63
Table 62: UK 14-Year Perspective for Laminate Flooring by End-
Use Segment - Percentage Breakdown of Volume Sales for New
Housing Starts, Residential Replacement (including DIY
Installation), and Commercial Sector Markets for Years
2007, 2015 and 2020 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-64

4e. SPAIN III-65
A.Market Analysis III-65
Product Launch III-65
Corporate Development III-65
B.Market Analytics III-66
Table 63: Spanish Recent Past, Current and Future Analysis for
Laminate Flooring by End-Use Segment - New Housing Starts,
Residential Replacement (including DIY Installation), and
Commercial Sector Markets Independently Analyzed with
Annual Sales Figures in Thousand Square Meters for Years
2014 through 2020 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-66
Table 64: Spanish Historic Review for Laminate Flooring by
End-Use Segment - New Housing Starts, Residential Replacement
(including DIY Installation), and Commercial Sector Markets
Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in
Thousand Square Meters for Years 2007 through 2013
(includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-67
Table 65: Spanish 14-Year Perspective for Laminate Flooring by
End-Use Segment - Percentage Breakdown of Volume Sales for
New Housing Starts, Residential Replacement (including DIY
Installation), and Commercial Sector Markets for Years
2007, 2015 and 2020 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-68

4f. RUSSIA III-69
A.Market Analysis III-69
Outlook III-69
Concerns over Influx of Chinese Laminate Flooring Products III-69
B.Market Analytics III-70
Table 66: Russian Recent Past, Current and Future Analysis for
Laminate Flooring by End-Use Segment - New Housing Starts,
Residential Replacement (including DIY Installation), and
Commercial Sector Markets Independently Analyzed with
Annual Sales Figures in Thousand Square Meters for Years
2014 through 2020 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-70
Table 67: Russian Historic Review for Laminate Flooring by
End-Use Segment - New Housing Starts, Residential Replacement
(including DIY Installation), and Commercial Sector Markets
Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in
Thousand Square Meters for Years 2007 through 2013
(includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-71
Table 68: Russian 14-Year Perspective for Laminate Flooring by
End-Use Segment - Percentage Breakdown of Volume Sales for
New Housing Starts, Residential Replacement (including DIY
Installation), and Commercial Sector Markets for Years
2007, 2015 and 2020 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-72

4g. THE NETHERLANDS III-73
Market Analysis III-73
Table 69: The Netherlands Recent Past, Current and Future
Analysis for Laminate Flooring by End-Use Segment - New
Housing Starts, Residential Replacement (including DIY
Installation), and Commercial Sector Markets Independently
Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in Thousand Square
Meters for Years 2014 through 2020 (includes
corresponding Graph/Chart) III-73
Table 70: The Netherlands Historic Review for Laminate
Flooring by End-Use Segment - New Housing Starts, Residential
Replacement (including DIY Installation), and Commercial
Sector Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales
Figures in Thousand Square Meters for Years 2007 through
2013 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-74
Table 71: The Netherlands 14-Year Perspective for Laminate
Flooring by End-Use Segment - Percentage Breakdown of Volume
Sales for New Housing Starts, Residential Replacement
(including DIY Installation), and Commercial Sector Markets
for Years 2007, 2015 and 2020 (includes corresponding
Graph/Chart) III-75

4h. TURKEY III-76
Market Analysis III-76
Table 72: Turkish Recent Past, Current and Future Analysis for
Laminate Flooring by End-Use Segment - New Housing Starts,
Residential Replacement (including DIY Installation), and
Commercial Sector Markets Independently Analyzed with
Annual Sales Figures in Thousand Square Meters for Years
2014 through 2020 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-76
Table 73: Turkish Historic Review for Laminate Flooring by
End-Use Segment - New Housing Starts, Residential Replacement
(including DIY Installation), and Commercial Sector Markets
Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in
Thousand Square Meters for Years 2007 through 2013
(includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-77
Table 74: Turkish 14-Year Perspective for Laminate Flooring by
End-Use Segment - Percentage Breakdown of Volume Sales for
New Housing Starts, Residential Replacement (including DIY
Installation), and Commercial Sector Markets for Years
2007, 2015 and 2020 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-78

4i. REST OF EUROPE III-79
A.Market Analysis III-79
Outlook III-79
Product Launches III-79
Strategic Corporate Developments III-80
Focus on Select Regional Players III-80
B.Market Analytics III-83
Table 75: Rest of Europe Recent Past, Current and Future
Analysis for Laminate Flooring by End-Use Segment - New
Housing Starts, Residential Replacement (including DIY
Installation), and Commercial Sector Markets Independently
Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in Thousand Square
Meters for Years 2014 through 2020 (includes
corresponding Graph/Chart) III-83
Table 76: Rest of Europe Historic Review for Laminate Flooring
by End-Use Segment - New Housing Starts, Residential
Replacement (including DIY Installation), and Commercial
Sector Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales
Figures in Thousand Square Meters for Years 2007 through
2013 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-84
Table 77: Rest of Europe 14-Year Perspective for Laminate
Flooring by End-Use Segment - Percentage Breakdown of Volume
Sales for New Housing Starts, Residential Replacement
(including DIY Installation), and Commercial Sector Markets
for Years 2007, 2015 and 2020 (includes corresponding
Graph/Chart) III-85

5. ASIA-PACIFIC III-86
A.Market Analysis III-86
Outlook III-86
Positive Construction Activity Outlook to Drive Growth III-86
Table 78: Projected Growth in the Asian Construction Market by
Region and Sector (2014-2020) (includes corresponding Graph/
Chart) III-87
Flooring Market - Wood and Laminate Catching Up with Ceramic
and Carpet III-87
Table 79: Asia-Pacific Market for Flooring by Type (2014):
Percentage Breakdown of Volume Sales for Ceramic, Carpet and
Rugs, Resilient, Wood and Laminate, and Other Floorings
(includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-88
B.Market Analytics III-88
Table 80: Asia-Pacific Recent Past, Current and Future Analysis
for Laminate Flooring by Geographic Region - China, India and
Rest of Asia-Pacific Markets Independently Analyzed with
Annual Sales Figures in Thousand Square Meters for Years
2014 through 2020 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-88
Table 81: Asia-Pacific Historic Review for Laminate Flooring
by Geographic Region - China, India and Rest of Asia-Pacific
Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in
Thousand Square Meters for Years 2007 through 2013
(includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-89
Table 82: Asia-Pacific 14-Year Perspective for Laminate
Flooring by Geographic Region - Percentage Breakdown of
Volume Sales for China, India and Rest of Asia-Pacific
Markets for Years 2007, 2015 and 2020 (includes
corresponding Graph/Chart) III-90
Table 83: Asia-Pacific Recent Past, Current and Future Analysis
for Laminate Flooring by End-Use Segment - New Housing
Starts, Residential Replacement (including DIY Installation),
and Commercial Sector Markets Independently Analyzed
with Annual Sales Figures in Thousand Square Meters for
Years 2014 through 2020 (includes corresponding Graph/
Chart) III-91
Table 84: Asia-Pacific Historic Review for Laminate Flooring
by End-Use Segment - New Housing Starts, Residential
Replacement (including DIY Installation), and Commercial
Sector Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales
Figures in Thousand Square Meters for Years 2007 through
2013 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-92
Table 85: Asia-Pacific 14-Year Perspective for Laminate
Flooring by End-Use Segment - Percentage Breakdown of Volume
Sales for New Housing Starts, Residential Replacement
(including DIY Installation), and Commercial Sector Markets
for Years 2007, 2015 and 2020 (includes corresponding
Graph/Chart) III-93

5a. CHINA III-94
A.Market Analysis III-94
A Peek into the Chinese Construction Industry III-94
Floor Covering Market in China: An Overview III-94
Table 86: Floor Coverings Market in China (2013): Percentage
Share Breakdown of Volume Demand by Product Type - Ceramic,
Carpets and Rugs, Vinyl, Laminate, Wood, and Others (includes
corresponding Graph/Chart) III-95
Table 87: Chinese Wood Flooring Market by Wood Type (2014):
Percentage Breakdown of Volume Sales for Bamboo, Engineered
Wood, Laminate, Solid Wood, and Others (includes
corresponding Graph/Chart) III-95
An Insight into Laminate Flooring Market in China III-96
Corporate Development III-96
B.Market Analytics III-97
Table 88: Chinese Recent Past, Current and Future Analysis for
Laminate Flooring by End-Use Segment - New Housing Starts,
Residential Replacement (including DIY Installation), and
Commercial Sector Markets Independently Analyzed with
Annual Sales Figures in Thousand Square Meters for Years
2014 through 2020 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-97
Table 89: Chinese Historic Review for Laminate Flooring by
End-Use Segment - New Housing Starts, Residential Replacement
(including DIY Installation), and Commercial Sector Markets
Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in
Thousand Square Meters for Years 2007 through 2013
(includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-98
Table 90: Chinese 14-Year Perspective for Laminate Flooring by
End-Use Segment - Percentage Breakdown of Volume Sales for
New Housing Starts, Residential Replacement (including DIY
Installation), and Commercial Sector Markets for Years
2007, 2015 and 2020 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-99

5b. INDIA III-100
A.Market Analysis III-100
Outlook III-100
Resurgence of Construction Activity Portends Positive Outlook III-100
Key Statistics III-101
Table 91: Urbanization Trends in India: Number of Inhabitants
(in Million) for Years 1991, 2001, 2011 and 2021 (includes
corresponding Graph/Chart) III-101
Table 92: Urbanization Trends in India: Number of Cities with
more than One Million Inhabitants for Years 1991, 2001 and 2013
(includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-101
Table 93: Percentage Breakdown of Indian Households by Income
Group (2015 and 2025) (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-102
Hardwood and Laminate Flooring Dominate Indian Flooring Industry III-102
Table 94: Indian Wood Products Market (2012 and 2013):
Percentage Breakdown of Revenue by Product Type (includes
corresponding Graph/Chart) III-103
Indian Laminate Industry on the Surge III-103
Table 95: Leading Players in the Indian Laminate Sector (2013):
Percentage Breakdown of Revenues for Greenply, Merino,
Pergo and Others (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-104
Growth Drivers Propelling the Laminate Flooring Market III-104
Focus on the HPL Sector III-105
Hospitality Industry Chooses Laminate Flooring III-105
Product Launches III-105
Strategic Corporate Developments III-106
Greenply Industries Limited - A Key Player III-106
B.Market Analytics III-107
Table 96: Indian Recent Past, Current and Future Analysis for
Laminate Flooring by End-Use Segment - New Housing Starts,
Residential Replacement (including DIY Installation), and
Commercial Sector Markets Independently Analyzed with
Annual Sales Figures in Thousand Square Meters for Years
2014 through 2020 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-107
Table 97: Indian Historic Review for Laminate Flooring by End-
Use Segment - New Housing Starts, Residential Replacement
(including DIY Installation), and Commercial Sector Markets
Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in
Thousand Square Meters for Years 2007 through 2013
(includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-108
Table 98: Indian 14-Year Perspective for Laminate Flooring by
End-Use Segment - Percentage Breakdown of Volume Sales for
New Housing Starts, Residential Replacement (including DIY
Installation), and Commercial Sector Markets for Years
2007, 2015 and 2020 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-109

5c. REST OF ASIA-PACIFIC III-110
A.Market Analysis III-110
Outlook III-110
South Korea - Leading Players III-110
Table 99: Leading Players in the South Korean Laminate Market
(2014): Percentage Value Breakdown for Dongwha, Hansol, and
Imports and Others (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-110
Corporate Development III-110
Robina Flooring Sdn Bhd (Malaysia) - Key Regional Player III-111
B.Market Analytics III-111
Table 100: Rest of Asia-Pacific Recent Past, Current and Future
Analysis for Laminate Flooring by End-Use Segment - New
Housing Starts, Residential Replacement (including DIY
Installation), and Commercial Sector Markets Independently
Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in Thousand Square
Meters for Years 2014 through 2020 (includes
corresponding Graph/Chart) III-111
Table 101: Rest of Asia-Pacific Historic Review for Laminate
Flooring by End-Use Segment - New Housing Starts, Residential
Replacement (including DIY Installation), and Commercial
Sector Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales
Figures in Thousand Square Meters for Years 2007 through
2013 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-112
Table 102: Rest of Asia-Pacific 14-Year Perspective for
Laminate Flooring by End-Use Segment - Percentage Breakdown
of Volume Sales for New Housing Starts, Residential
Replacement (including DIY Installation), and Commercial
Sector Markets for Years 2007, 2015 and 2020 (includes
corresponding Graph/Chart) III-113

6. THE MIDDLE EAST III-114
A.Market Analysis III-114
Outlook III-114
Large Scale Construction Projects to Drive Laminate Flooring
Demand III-114
Strategic Corporate Developments III-114
B.Market Analytics III-115
Table 103: Middle East Recent Past, Current and Future Analysis
for Laminate Flooring by End-Use Segment - New Housing
Starts, Residential Replacement (including DIY Installation),
and Commercial Sector Markets Independently Analyzed
with Annual Sales Figures in Thousand Square Meters for
Years 2014 through 2020 (includes corresponding Graph/
Chart) III-115
Table 104: Middle East Historic Review for Laminate Flooring
by End-Use Segment - New Housing Starts, Residential
Replacement (including DIY Installation), and Commercial
Sector Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales
Figures in Thousand Square Meters for Years 2007 through
2013 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-116
Table 105: Middle East 14-Year Perspective for Laminate
Flooring by End-Use Segment - Percentage Breakdown of Volume
Sales for New Housing Starts, Residential Replacement
(including DIY Installation), and Commercial Sector Markets
for Years 2007, 2015 and 2020 (includes corresponding
Graph/Chart) III-117

7. LATIN AMERICA III-118
A.Market Analysis III-118
Outlook III-118
Review of Latin American Construction Industry III-118
Flooring Market - Increasing Penetration of Wood and Laminate III-118
Table 106: Latin American Market for Flooring by Type (2014):
Percentage Breakdown of Volume Sales for Ceramic, Carpets and
Rugs, Resilient, and Wood and Laminate Flooring (includes
corresponding Graph/Chart) III-119
B.Market Analytics III-119
Table 107: Latin American Recent Past, Current and Future
Analysis for Laminate Flooring by Geographic Region - Brazil
and Rest of Latin America Markets Independently Analyzed
with Annual Sales Figures in Thousand Square Meters for
Years 2014 through 2020 (includes corresponding Graph/
Chart) III-119
Table 108: Latin American Historic Review for Laminate
Flooring by Geographic Region - Brazil and Rest of Latin
America Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales
Figures in Thousand Square Meters for Years 2007 through
2013 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-120
Table 109: Latin American 14-Year Perspective for Laminate
Flooring by Geographic Region - Percentage Breakdown of
Volume Sales for Brazil and Rest of Latin America Markets
for Years 2007, 2015 and 2020 (includes corresponding
Graph/Chart) III-121
Table 110: Latin American Recent Past, Current and Future
Analysis for Laminate Flooring by End-Use Segment - New

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