Global Wood Flooring Industry

  • March 2015
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  • Global Industry Analysts
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  • 285 pages

This report analyzes the worldwide markets for Wood Flooring in Million Square Feet, and US$ Million. The US market is further analyzed by the following Product Segments: Solid Wood Flooring, and Engineered Wood Flooring. The report provides separate comprehensive analytics for the US, Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific, Middle East & Africa, 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 117 companies including many key and niche players such as -

ARK Floors Inc.
Armstrong World Industries, Inc.
Barlinek SA
BLC Hardwood Flooring, LLC
Boa-Franc, Inc.

Table Of Contents

Global Wood 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
Solid Wood Flooring I-4
Engineered Wood Flooring I-4


II. EXECUTIVE SUMMARY

1. OUTLOOK II-1
Wood Flooring Industry - An Overview II-1
Growth Drivers for the Wood Flooring Market: On a Scale of 1 -
10 (10 - High Impact; 1 - Low Impact) II-1
Growth Dampeners for Wood Flooring Market: On a Scale of 1 -
10 (10 - High Impact; 1 - Low Impact) II-2
A Peek into the Global Flooring Market II-2
Table 1: Global Market for Flooring 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-2

Table 2: Global Market for Flooring 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-2

Table 3: 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) II-3

Table 4: Flooring Market in Europe, Middle East and Africa by
Type (2014): Percentage Breakdown of Volume Sales for
Ceramic, Carpets and Rugs, Resilient, Wood and Laminate, and
Other Floorings (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-3

Table 5: 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) II-3
Resurgence in Construction Industry - A Vital Growth Indicator II-4
Table 6: Growth in the Global Construction Market by Sector
(2013-2020) (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-4

Table 7: Percentage Share of Construction Spending by Region
for 2015 and 2020 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-5
Effect of Economic Downturn on the Wood Flooring Market II-5
US Fiscal Crisis and Euro Debt Crisis Mar Market Performance II-6
Positive yet Weak Growth Predictions for 2015 Suggest Mixed
Bag of Opportunities II-6
Table 8: World GDP (2013-2016): Breakdown of Percentage GDP
Growth by Select Country/ Region (includes corresponding
Graph/Chart) II-7
Future Prospects II-8

2. MARKET TRENDS and ISSUES II-9
Green Image Drives Demand Growth II-9
Mass-Timber Construction Technique Offers Potential II-9
Innovations in Manufacturing Technologies to Promote Growth in
Wood Flooring II-9
Rising Focus on Sustainability Spurs Wood Panel Innovations II-10
Go Green: The New Mantra for Plywood Flooring Manufacturers II-10
Increasing Focus on Infrastructure Drives Worldwide Wood Based
Panels Market II-11
Manufactured Floors More Popular than Solid Wood Floors II-11
Pre-finished Products Rule the Roost II-11
Customers Demand for More Natural Touch in Colors II-12
Flooring Trends Spur Product Innovations II-12
Antique and Distressed - The New Floor Fashion II-12
Exotic Hardwoods - In Demand II-12
Reclaimed Wood II-12
Hand Scraped Wood Flooring II-12
Engineered and Prefinished Solid wood Flooring II-13
Site Finished Floors II-13
Red Oak - The Most Commonly Used Hardwood Flooring Species II-13
Table 9: Global Market for Wood Flooring by Type (2014):
Percentage Breakdown of Installed Area for Bamboo, Brazilian
Cherry, Hickory, Maple, Red Oak, White Oak, and Others
(includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-13
Cost Factor: Unfinished Vs Pre-Finished Hardwood Flooring II-13
Laminate Flooring - the Fast Emerging Substitute to Wood Flooring II-14
Demographic Transformations to Strengthen Market Prospects for
Flooring Products II-14
Rising Global Population Propels Demand for Housing Units and
Infrastructure II-14
Burgeoning Middle Class Population Worldwide Spurs Market Growth II-14
Table 10: Global Middle Class Population by Geographic
Region: Percentage Breakdown for 2010, 2020 and 2030 (includes
corresponding Graph/Chart) II-15
Rapid Urbanization Drives Demand II-16
Table 11: Estimated Percentage of Urbanization in World,
China and India for the Years 2011 and 2018 (includes
corresponding Graph/Chart) II-17
Rising Standards of Living Fuel Market Expansion II-17
Sustained Investments in Commercial Real Estate Spur Market
Demand II-17
Table 12: Global Commercial Real Estate Market (2014):
Percentage Breakdown of Direct Investments by Region -
Americas, Asia-Pacific and EMEA (includes corresponding
Graph/Chart) II-19
Residential Replacements to Boost Demand II-19

3. PRODUCT OVERVIEW II-20
Wood Flooring II-20
Types of Wood Flooring II-20
Solid Wood Flooring II-20
Hardwood and Softwood Flooring II-21
Engineered Wood Flooring II-21
Approaches to Manufacture of Engineered Wood Flooring II-22
Wood Ply Construction II-22
Finger Core Construction II-22
Engineered Hardwood Flooring - Manufacturing Process II-22
Rotary-Peel II-22
Sliced-Peel II-22
Dry Solid-Sawn II-22
Acrylic Impregnated Wood Flooring II-23
Veneer, Laminate, and Vinyl Floorings II-23
Comparing Engineered Wood and Solid Wood II-23
Floor Finishing, Refinishing, and Sanding II-23
Wood Floor Care II-24
Maintenance of Wood Flooring II-24
Wood Flooring Species II-24
Wood Flooring Species and Properties II-25
Styles of Wood Floors II-25
Strips II-25
Plank II-25
Parquet II-25
Cuts of Wood Floors II-25
Primary Wood Cutting Types and their Properties II-26
Factory Pre-Finished Flooring II-26
Primary Types of Finishes and Related Attributes II-26
Insulation of Wood Floor II-26
Sub-Floor Insulation II-26
Installing Wood Flooring II-27
Tools II-27
Installation Options (IO) II-27
Popular Wood Floorings Options II-27
Oak Flooring II-27
Pine Flooring II-27
Bamboo Flooring II-27
Reclaimed Lumber Flooring II-28
Green Flooring II-28
Exotic Flooring II-28

4. PRODUCT INTRODUCTIONS II-29
Richard Burbidge Unveils Express Flooring Line II-29
V4 Woodflooring to Unveil the Urban Nature Line of Hardwood
Flooring II-29
Mutha Industries Unveils Bamboo Wood Flooring Tiles II-29
California Classics Unveils French Oak Range II-29
Square Foot Unveils Luxus Collection II-29
BR-111 Partners Kravitz Design for New of Urban Wood Flooring II-29
Armstrong Rolls Out Prime Harvest Oak Range of Hardwood Floors II-29
Johnson Hardwood Unveils the Frontier Series II-29
Johnson Hardwood Rolls out The Lexington Oak Series II-30
Coswick Hardwood Introduces Chevron Collection II-30
Lauzon Introduces Hardwood Flooring with ACTiO2â„¢ II-30
Avant Unveils Flooring Panels in India II-30
Supreme Floors Unveil Ionwood II-30
Evorich Unveils REW Flooring II-30
Square Foot Launches New Parquet Wood Floor Collection II-30
IndusParquet Introduces Brazilian Teak Floor Collection II-31
Aacer Launches 2013 Wooden Tiles Collection II-31
Weyerhaeuser Launches Hardwood Edge OSB Floor Panel II-31
Square Foot Launches Innovative Range of Engineered Wood Flooring II-31
Kährs Launches Avanti Range of Wood Floorings II-31
Hardwoods4less Launches Innovative Collection of Engineered
Hardwood Flooring II-31
Coswick to Launch Heritage Collection Specialty Hardwood
Floorings II-31
Ambient Launches Unique Strand Woven Bamboo Floors II-32
Delmege Launches Junckers' Solid Hardwood Flooring II-32
Lauzon Unveils Homestead Series of Innovative Time-Worn Floors II-32
Pergo Launches New Engineered Wood Parquet Floors II-32
TORLYS Unveils TerraWood Hybrid Floors II-32
Armstrong Launches Performance Plus® II-32
Urban Floor Unveils the Downtown Series II-32
Coswick Hardwood Introduces the Signature Oak Collection II-32
Coswick Hardwood Launches Select Ash Flooring Products in
North America II-33
N-Hance Introduces Light Speed Service II-33
The Lubrizol Launches Turboset 2027 II-33

5. RECENT INDUSTRY ACTIVITY II-34
Mohawk Extends Collaboration with Operation Finally Home for 2014 II-34
Kährs Expands Production Capacity of Romanian Unit II-34
UNLIN to Launch New Manufacturing Facility II-34
Tarkett Declares Contemplated Closure of French Plant II-34
AWI Divests Flooring Business in Europe II-34
Nydree Flooring Secures Contract to Install Flooring in San
Francisco 49ers Levi's Stadium II-34
Greenply Commences Manufacturing of Laminated Wood Flooring II-34
Mohawk Industries Acquires Pergo II-35
Södra Interiör Acquires Föllinge Golv II-35
Long Flooring Merges into Horizon II-35
Q.E.P. Acquires Imperial Industries II-35
Kaycan® Finalizes Acquisition of Uniboard® Canada II-35
Patrick Industries Purchases Creative Wood Designs II-35
Välinge Inks Licensing Agreement with Lauzon II-35
Mullican Flooring Inks Licensing Agreement with Välinge
Innovation II-36
TW Flooring Group Takes Over EcoTimber II-36
TW Flooring Group Inks Import Agreement with Dasso II-36
Arauco Enters into JV with Unilin II-36
USFloors Inks License Agreement with Välinge II-36
Bolefloor to Ink Partnership Agreement with Sawbridge II-36
PWWP Inks Distribution Deal with Kolay Flooring II-36
Södra Interiör Takes Over Berg and Berg II-36

6. FOCUS ON SELECT PLAYERS II-37
ARK Floors Inc. (US) II-37
Armstrong World Industries, Inc. (US) II-37
Barlinek SA (Poland) II-37
BLC Hardwood Flooring, LLC (US) II-38
Boa-Franc, Inc. (Canada) II-38
Boral Limited (Australia) II-38
Chickasaw Brand Hardwood Flooring (US) II-38
China Flooring Holding Company (China) II-39
DandM Flooring (US) II-39
Dalian JiaYang Wood Products Co., Ltd. (China) II-39
F Junckers Industrier A/S (Denmark) II-39
Johnson Premium Hardwood Flooring (US) II-40
Koetter Woodworking, Inc. (US) II-40
Kentucky Wood Floors, Inc. (US) II-40
Mannington Mills, Inc. (US) II-40
Mohawk Industries, Inc. (US) II-41
Mullican Flooring Company (US) II-41
Nydree Flooring (US) II-42
Shaw Industries, Inc. (US) II-42
Anderson Hardwood Floors, Inc. (US) II-42
Tarkett AG (Germany) II-42
Tembec Inc. (Canada) II-43
Weyerhaeuser NR Company (US) II-43

7. GLOBAL MARKET PERSPECTIVE II-44
Table 13: World Recent Past, Current and Future Analysis for
Wood Flooring by Geographic Region - US, Canada, Japan,
Europe, Asia-Pacific (excluding Japan), Middle East and Africa,
and Latin American Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual
Consumption Figures in Million Square Feet for Years 2014
through 2020 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-44

Table 14: World Historic Perspective for Wood Flooring by
Geographic Region - US, Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific
(excluding Japan), Middle East and Africa, and Latin American
Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Consumption Figures
in Million Square Feet for Years 2007 through 2013 (includes
corresponding Graph/Chart) II-45

Table 15: World 14-Year Perspective for Wood Flooring by
Geographic Region - Percentage Breakdown of Consumption for
US, Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific (excluding Japan),
Middle East and Africa, and Latin American Markets for Years
2007, 2015, and 2020 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-46


III. MARKET

1. THE UNITED STATES III-1
A.Market Analysis III-1
US Flooring Market - A Brief III-1
Table 16: 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
Wood Flooring Market III-1
Current and Future Analysis III-2
Solid Wood Flooring Dominates US Wood Flooring Market III-2
Residential Replacement Market Dominates Wood Flooring Demand III-2
Table 17: US Wood Flooring Market by End-Use Sector
(2014): Percentage Breakdown of Sales for Commercial,
Residential New Construction, and Residential Replacement
Markets (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-2

Table 18: US Market for Wood Flooring in Commercial Sector
(2014): Percentage Breakdown of Volume Sales for Wood
Flooring Usage in Education/ Institution, Healthcare,
Offices, Retail, and Other Sectors (includes corresponding
Graph/Chart) III-3

Table 19: US Market for Wood Flooring in Residential
Sector (2014): Percentage Breakdown of Wood Flooring
Consumption by Application Area for Bathroom, Bedroom,
Dining Room, Foyer, Kitchen, Living/ Family Room, and
Other Areas (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-3
The Wood Flooring Manufacturing Industry: An Overview III-3
Table 20: Leading US Manufacturers of Wood Flooring (2014):
Percentage Breakdown of Value Sales for Armstrong, Lumber
Liquidators, Mannington Mills, Mohawk Industries, Mullican,
Shaw Industries, and Others (includes corresponding
Graph/Chart) III-4

Table 21: Leading US Retailers for Wood Flooring (2014):
Percentage Breakdown of Value Sales for Home Depot, Lowe's,
Lumber Liquidators, Specialty Floor Covering Stores, and
Others (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-4
Consumer Preference for Wood Flooring Types in the US III-5
Hardwood Sourcing in the US III-5
Major End-Use Markets for Hardwood III-5
Table 22: Hardwood Consumption in the US by End-Use Market
(2014): Percentage Breakdown of Hardwood Shipments for
Cabinets, Exports, Flooring, Furniture, and Mat
Timbers/Board Roads, Millwork, Pallets, and Railway Ties
(includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-5
Designer Hardwood Products Gain Market Share III-6
Demand for Engineered Wood Products on the Rise III-6
Optimistic Outlook for Engineered Wood Products III-6
Green Buildings to Drive Future Growth III-7
Growing Construction Industry Bodes Well for Wood Flooring
Market III-7
Table 23: Residential Construction in the US (2007-2014):
Number of Housing Starts by Type - Single-Family Units and
Multi-Family Units (in ‘000) (includes corresponding
Graph/Chart) III-8
North American OSB Manufacturers Offer Innovative Flooring
Options III-8
Key Growth Drivers for the US Wood Flooring Market III-9
Availability of Low-Cost Options III-9
Increasing Health Awareness III-9
Wider Product Range III-10
Easy Installation III-10
Challenges III-10
Fluctuating Lumber Prices III-10
Overdependence on Residential Construction III-10
In-Expensive Alternates III-10
High Capital Investment III-10
EXIM Trade III-10
Canada and Mexico: Largest Markets for the US Wood Flooring
Exports III-10
US vs. China: War on Imports III-11
Assembled Wood Flooring Panels for Mosaic Floors III-11
Table 24: US Exports of Assembled Wood Flooring Panels for
Mosaic Floors (2013): Percentage Breakdown of Export Value
by Country of Destination (includes corresponding
Graph/Chart) III-11

Table 25: US Imports of Assembled Wood Flooring Panels for
Mosaic Floors (2013): Percentage Breakdown of Import Value
by Country of Origin (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-12
Assembled Multi-Layer Wood Flooring Panels III-12
Table 26: US Exports of Assembled Multi-Layer Wood
Flooring Panels (2013): Percentage Breakdown of Export
Value by Country of Destination (includes corresponding
Graph/Chart) III-12

Table 27: US Imports of Assembled Multi-Layer Wood
Flooring Panels (2013): Percentage Breakdown of Import
Value by Country of Origin (includes corresponding
Graph/Chart) III-12
Assembled Wood Flooring Panels III-13
Table 28: US Exports of Assembled Wood Flooring Panels
(2013): Percentage Breakdown of Export Value by Country of
Destination (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-13

Table 29: US Imports of Assembled Wood Flooring Panels
(2013): Percentage Breakdown of Import Value by Country of
Origin (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-13
Product Launches III-14
Strategic Corporate Developments III-16
Key Players III-17
B.Market Analytics III-22
Table 30: US Recent Past, Current and Future Analysis for Wood
Flooring by Product Segment - Solid Wood Flooring and
Engineered Wood Flooring Markets Independently Analyzed with
Annual Consumption Figures in Million Square Feet for Years
2014 through 2020 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-22

Table 31: US Historic Perspective for Wood Flooring by
Product Segment - Solid Wood Flooring and Engineered Wood
Flooring Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual
Consumption Figures in Million Square Feet for Years 2007
through 2013 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-23

Table 32: US 14-Year Perspective for Wood Flooring by
Product Segment - Percentage Breakdown of Consumption for
Solid Wood Flooring and Engineered Wood Flooring Markets for
Years 2007, 2015, and 2020 (includes corresponding
Graph/Chart) III-24

Table 33: US Recent Past, Current and Future Analysis for Wood
Flooring by Product Segment - Solid Wood Flooring and
Engineered Wood Flooring Markets Independently Analyzed with
Annual Sales Figures in US$ Million for Years 2014 through
2020 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-25

Table 34: US Historic Perspective for Wood Flooring by
Product Segment - Solid Wood Flooring and Engineered Wood
Flooring Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales
Figures in US$ Million for Years 2007 through 2013 (includes
corresponding Graph/Chart) III-26

Table 35: US 14-Year Perspective for Wood Flooring by
Product Segment - Percentage Breakdown of Value Sales for
Solid Wood Flooring and Engineered Wood Flooring Markets for
Years 2007, 2015, and 2020 (includes corresponding
Graph/Chart) III-27

2. CANADA III-28
A.Market Analysis III-28
Current and Future Analysis III-28
Canadian Wood Flooring Market: A Brief III-28
Hard-Surface Flooring Gaining Traction III-28
Table 36: Floor Coverings Market in Canada (2012):
Percentage Share Breakdown by Types - Carpets, Wood,
Ceramic, Laminates, Resilient Flooring and Rugs (includes
corresponding Graph/Chart) III-28
Rising Imports of Wood Flooring from China Threatens
Domestic Manufacturers III-28
EXIM Statistics III-29
Assembled Wood Flooring Panels for Mosaic Floors III-29
Table 37: Canadian Exports of Assembled Wood Flooring
Panels for Mosaic Floors (2013): Percentage Breakdown of
Export Value by Country of Destination (includes
corresponding Graph/Chart) III-29

Table 38: Canadian Imports of Assembled Wood Flooring
Panels for Mosaic Floors (2013): Percentage Breakdown of
Import Value by Country of Origin (includes corresponding
Graph/Chart) III-29
Assembled Multi-Layer Wood Flooring Panels III-30
Table 39: Canadian Exports of Assembled Multi-Layer Wood
Flooring Panels (2013): Percentage Breakdown of Export
Value by Country of Destination (includes corresponding
Graph/Chart) III-30

Table 40: Canadian Imports of Assembled Multi-Layer Wood
Flooring Panels (2013): Percentage Breakdown of Import
Value by Country of Origin (includes corresponding
Graph/Chart) III-30
Assembled Wood Flooring Panels III-31
Table 41: Canadian Exports of Assembled Wood Flooring
Panels (2013): Percentage Breakdown of Export Value by
Country of Destination (includes corresponding
Graph/Chart) III-31

Table 42: Canadian Imports of Assembled Wood Flooring
Panels (2013): Percentage Breakdown of Import Value by
Country of Origin (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-31
Construction Market Overview III-31
Table 43: Housing Starts in Canada (2007-2013) (in ‘000
Units) (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-32
Key Challenges Affecting Canadian Wood Flooring Industry III-33
Environmental Concerns and Ethical Issues III-33
Innovation - Key to Survival for Manufacturers III-33
Product Launches III-34
Strategic Corporate Developments III-35
Key Players III-35
B.Market Analytics III-36
Table 44: Canadian Recent Past, Current and Future Analysis
for Wood Flooring Market with Annual Consumption Figures in
Million Square Feet for Years 2014 through 2020 (includes
corresponding Graph/Chart) III-36

Table 45: Canadian Historic Perspective for Wood Flooring
Market with Annual Consumption Figures in Million Square
Feet for Years 2007 through 2013 (includes corresponding
Graph/Chart) III-37

3. JAPAN III-38
A.Market Analysis III-38
Current and Future Analysis III-38
Market Overview III-38
Flooring Preference among the Japanese III-38
Changing Consumer Preference Driving Wood Flooring Market
Growth III-38
Few Structural Layers in Distribution Driving Profitability III-38
Regulatory Frameworks III-39
Japan Agricultural Standard III-39
Sick House Regulation III-39
Harmonized System Code III-39
B.Market Analytics III-39
Table 46: Japanese Recent Past, Current and Future Analysis
for Wood Flooring Market with Annual Consumption Figures in
Million Square Feet for Years 2014 through 2020 (includes
corresponding Graph/Chart) III-39

Table 47: Japanese Historic Perspective for Wood Flooring
Market with Annual Consumption Figures in Million Square
Feet for Years 2007 through 2013 (includes corresponding
Graph/Chart) III-40

4. EUROPE III-41
A.Market Analysis III-41
Current and Future Analysis III-41
Market Primer III-41
Table 48: European Wood Flooring Market by Geographic
Region/Country (2014): Percentage Breakdown of Volume
Production by Leading Producers for Austria, Denmark,
England, France, Poland, Sweden, and Rest of Europe
(includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-41

Table 49: EU Flooring Industry by Type (2014): Percentage
Breakdown of Volume Sales for Carpets, Ceramic Tile,
Stone/Marble, Wood Floor, and Others (includes
corresponding Graph/Chart) III-42
Dip in Economic Growth Drubs Wood Flooring Market in Europe III-42
Impact of Global Economic Slowdown on the Market III-42
European Construction Sector to Exhibit Decline in Long-Term III-43
Table 50: Construction Industry in Europe (2010, 2011 and
2012): Percentage Change of Construction Output by Segment
(includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-43
Exports to Non-EU Countries on the Rise III-44
Import Stats III-44
Table 51: EU Wood Flooring Market (2014): Percentage
Breakdown of Volume Import from China and Rest of World
(includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-44

Table 52: EU Imports of Wood Flooring from China (2013):
Percentage Value Breakdown of Imports by Importing Country
(includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-44

Table 53: EU Imports of Wood Flooring from Non-EU Countries
(2013): Percentage Value Breakdown of Imports by Country of
Origin (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-45
Environmental Regulations III-45
Forest Stewardship Council III-45
Program for Endorsement of Forest Certification Schemes III-45
Other Major Certification Programs III-45
B.Market Analytics III-46
Table 54: European Recent Past, Current and Future Analysis
for Wood Flooring by Geographic Region - France, Germany,
Italy, UK, Spain, Russia and Rest of Europe Markets
Independently Analyzed with Annual Consumption Figures in
Million Square Feet for Years 2014 through 2020 (includes
corresponding Graph/Chart) III-46

Table 55: European Historic Perspective for Wood Flooring by
Geographic Region - France, Germany, Italy, UK, Spain,
Russia and Rest of Europe Markets Independently Analyzed
with Annual Consumption Figures in Million Square Feet for
Years 2007 through 2013 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-47

Table 56: European 14-Year Perspective for Wood Flooring by
Geographic Region - Percentage Breakdown of Consumption for
France, Germany, Italy, UK, Spain, Russia and Rest of Europe
Markets for Years 2007, 2015, and 2020 (includes
corresponding Graph/Chart) III-48

4a. FRANCE III-49
A.Market Analysis III-49
Current and Future Analysis III-49
Corporate Development III-49
B.Market Analytics III-49
Table 57: French Recent Past, Current and Future Analysis for
Wood Flooring Market with Annual Consumption Figures in
Million Square Feet for Years 2014 through 2020 (includes
corresponding Graph/Chart) III-49

Table 58: French Historic Perspective for Wood Flooring
Market with Annual Consumption Figures in Million Square
Feet for Years 2007 through 2013 (includes corresponding
Graph/Chart) III-50

4b. GERMANY III-51
A.Market Analysis III-51
Current and Future Analysis III-51
Corporate Development III-51
Tarkett AG - A Key German Player III-51
B.Market Analytics III-52
Table 59: German Recent Past, Current and Future Analysis for
Wood Flooring Market with Annual Consumption Figures in
Million Square Feet for Years 2014 through 2020 (includes
corresponding Graph/Chart) III-52

Table 60: German Historic Perspective for Wood Flooring
Market with Annual Consumption Figures in Million Square
Feet for Years 2007 through 2013 (includes corresponding
Graph/Chart) III-52

4c. ITALY III-53
Market Analysis III-53
Table 61: Italian Recent Past, Current and Future Analysis for
Wood Flooring Market with Annual Consumption Figures in
Million Square Feet for Years 2014 through 2020 (includes
corresponding Graph/Chart) III-53

Table 62: Italian Historic Perspective for Wood Flooring
Market with Annual Consumption Figures in Million Square
Feet for Years 2007 through 2013 (includes corresponding
Graph/Chart) III-54

4d. THE UNITED KINGDOM III-55
A.Market Analysis III-55
Current and Future Analysis III-55
Strong Recovery in Housing Sector to Drive Demand III-55
Table 63: New Housing Starts in the UK by Country: FY
2008-09 through FY 2013-14 (includes corresponding
Graph/Chart) III-56
Product Launches III-56
B.Market Analytics III-57
Table 64: UK Recent Past, Current and Future Analysis for Wood
Flooring Market with Annual Consumption Figures in Million
Square Feet for Years 2014 through 2020 (includes
corresponding Graph/Chart) III-57

Table 65: UK Historic Perspective for Wood Flooring Market
with Annual Consumption Figures in Million Square Feet for
Years 2007 through 2013 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-57

Table 66: UK Recent Past, Current and Future Analysis for Wood
Flooring Market with Annual Sales Figures in US$ Million for
Years 2014 through 2020 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-58

Table 67: UK Historic Perspective for Wood Flooring Market
with Annual Sales Figures in US$ Million for Years 2007
through 2013 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-58

4e. SPAIN III-59
Market Analysis III-59
Table 68: Spanish Recent Past, Current and Future Analysis for
Wood Flooring Market with Annual Consumption Figures in
Million Square Feet for Years 2014 through 2020 (includes
corresponding Graph/Chart) III-59

Table 69: Spanish Historic Perspective for Wood Flooring
Market with Annual Consumption Figures in Million Square
Feet for Years 2007 through 2013 (includes corresponding
Graph/Chart) III-60

4f. RUSSIA III-61
Market Analysis III-61
Table 70: Russian Recent Past, Current and Future Analysis for
Wood Flooring Market with Annual Consumption Figures in
Million Square Feet for Years 2014 through 2020 (includes
corresponding Graph/Chart) III-61

Table 71: Russian Historic Perspective for Wood Flooring
Market with Annual Consumption Figures in Million Square
Feet for Years 2007 through 2013 (includes corresponding
Graph/Chart) III-62

4g. REST OF EUROPE III-63
A.Market Analysis III-63
Current and Future Analysis III-63
Product Launches III-63
Strategic Corporate Developments III-63
Key Players III-64
B.Market Analytics III-65
Table 72: Rest of Europe Recent Past, Current and Future
Analysis for Wood Flooring Market with Annual Consumption
Figures in Million Square Feet for Years 2014 through 2020
(includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-65

Table 73: Rest of Europe Historic Perspective for Wood
Flooring Market with Annual Consumption Figures in Million
Square Feet for Years 2007 through 2013 (includes
corresponding Graph/Chart) III-65

5. ASIA-PACIFIC III-66
A.Market Analysis III-66
Current and Future Analysis III-66
Market Overview III-66
Top Species in Asia-Pacific III-66
B.Market Analytics III-67
Table 74: Asia-Pacific Recent Past, Current and Future
Analysis for Wood Flooring by Geographic Region - China,
India and Rest of Asia-Pacific Markets Independently
Analyzed with Annual Consumption Figures in Million Square
Feet for Years 2014 through 2020 (includes corresponding
Graph/Chart) III-67

Table 75: Asia-Pacific Historic Perspective for Wood
Flooring by Geographic Region - China, India and Rest of
Asia-Pacific Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual
Consumption Figures in Million Square Feet for Years 2007
through 2013 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-68

Table 76: Asia-Pacific 14-Year Perspective for Wood Flooring
by Geographic Region - Percentage Breakdown of Consumption
for China, India and Rest of Asia-Pacific Markets for Years
2007, 2015, and 2020 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-69

5a. CHINA III-70
A.Market Analysis III-70
Current and Future Analysis III-70
Largest Producer and Consumer of Wood Flooring Worldwide III-70
Table 77: Chinese Wood Flooring Market by Category (2014):
Percentage Breakdown of Volume Output for Bamboo, Laminate
Wood, Solid Hardwood, and Others (includes corresponding
Graph/Chart) III-70

Table 78: 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-71

Table 79: Chinese Exports of Solid Wood Flooring (2013):
Percentage Breakdown of Value Exports by Country of
Destination (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-71

Table 80: Chinese Solid Wood Flooring Market (2013):
Percentage Volume Breakdown of Exports by Exporting Region
for Liaoning, Zhejiang, Heilongjiang, Shanghai, Guangdong,
and Others (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-71
Dynamics of Chinese Wood Flooring Market III-72
Major Drivers for Wood Flooring in China III-72
A Review of Wood Flooring Distribution Structure in China III-72
Construction Industry Overview III-72
Chinese Forest Reserves - A Brief Review III-73
Market Trends III-73
Cultural Factors Affecting Chinese Wood Flooring Market III-73
Solid Wood Flooring Loses Ground III-74
Rising e-commerce Trends in Chinese Wood flooring market III-74
China - Losing the “Low-Cost Factory” Tag III-74
Trade Barriers and Cultural Differences Cut Chinese Wood
Products' Prospects in Western Markets III-74
Parquet Flooring - A Major Wood Flooring Export Product in
China III-75
Hand-scraped Wood Flooring loses High-End Product Recognition III-75
Competition III-75
Increasing Polarization between Brands in the Chinese
Timber Flooring Space III-75
Standards Controlling Chinese Wood Flooring Market III-76
Flooring Industry in China III-76
Table 81: Chinese Flooring Market by Flooring Type (2014):
Percentage Breakdown of Installed Area for Carpet and Rugs,
PVC Flooring, Tiles, and Wood (includes corresponding
Graph/Chart) III-76

Table 82: Chinese Flooring Market by Flooring Type (2014):
Percentage Breakdown of Value Sales for Carpet and Rugs, PVC
Flooring, Tiles, and Wood (includes corresponding
Graph/Chart) III-77
Key Players III-77
B.Market Analytics III-78
Table 83: Chinese Recent Past, Current and Future Analysis for
Wood Flooring Market with Annual Consumption Figures in
Million Square Feet for Years 2014 through 2020 (includes
corresponding Graph/Chart) III-78

Table 84: Chinese Historic Perspective for Wood Flooring
Market with Annual Consumption Figures in Million Square
Feet for Years 2007 through 2013 (includes corresponding
Graph/Chart) III-78

5b. INDIA III-79
A.Market Analysis III-79
Current and Future Analysis III-79
Table 85: Indian Flooring Market by Type (2014): Percentage
Breakdown of Volume Sales for Carpets, Ceramic Tile, Stone
Marble, Wood Floor, and Other Flooring (includes
corresponding Graph/Chart) III-79
Corporate Development III-79
Product Launches III-79
B.Market Analytics III-80
Table 86: Indian Recent Past, Current and Future Analysis for
Wood Flooring Market with Annual Consumption Figures in
Million Square Feet for Years 2014 through 2020 (includes
corresponding Graph/Chart) III-80

Table 87: Indian Historic Perspective for Wood Flooring
Market with Annual Consumption Figures in Million Square
Feet for Years 2007 through 2013 (includes corresponding
Graph/Chart) III-81

5c. REST OF ASIA-PACIFIC III-82
A.Market Analysis III-82
Current and Future Analysis III-82
Australia - A Key Market III-82
The Rising Popularity of Engineered Flooring III-82
Housing Market Boom Signals Potential for Wood Flooring III-82
Table 88: Australia Housing Market: New Housing Starts in
Thousand Units for Years 2008 through 2014 (includes
corresponding Graph/Chart) III-83
Product Launches III-83
Boral Limited (Australia) - A Key Player III-84
B.Market Analytics III-85
Table 89: Rest of Asia-Pacific Recent Past, Current and Future
Analysis for Wood Flooring Market with Annual Consumption
Figures in Million Square Feet for Years 2014 through 2020
(includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-85

Table 90: Rest of Asia-Pacific Historic Perspective for Wood
Flooring Market with Annual Consumption Figures in Million
Square Feet for Years 2007 through 2013 (includes
corresponding Graph/Chart) III-85

6. MIDDLE EAST and AFRICA III-86
Market Analysis III-86
Table 91: Middle East and African Recent Past, Current and
Future Analysis for Wood Flooring Market with Annual
Consumption Figures in Million Square Feet for Years 2014
through 2020 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-86

Table 92: Middle East and African Historic Perspective for
Wood Flooring Market with Annual Consumption Figures in
Million Square Feet for Years 2007 through 2013 (includes
corresponding Graph/Chart) III-87

7. LATIN AMERICA III-88
Market Analysis III-88
Table 93: Latin American Recent Past, Current and Future
Analysis for Wood Flooring by Geographic Region - Brazil,
Mexico and Rest of Latin American Markets Independently
Analyzed with Annual Consumption Figures in Million Square
Feet for Years 2014 through 2020 (includes corresponding
Graph/Chart) III-88

Table 94: Latin American Historic Perspective for Wood
Flooring by Geographic Region - Brazil, Mexico and Rest of
Latin American Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual
Consumption Figures in Million Square Feet for Years 2007
through 2013 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-89

Table 95: Latin American 14-Year Perspective for Wood
Flooring by Geographic Region - Percentage Breakdown of
Consumption for Brazil, Mexico and Rest of Latin American
Markets for Years 2007, 2015, and 2020 (includes
corresponding Graph/Chart) III-90

7a. BRAZIL III-91
A.Market Analysis III-91
Current and Future Analysis III-91
Corporate Development III-91
B.Market Analytics III-91
Table 96: Brazilian Recent Past, Current and Future Analysis
for Wood Flooring Market with Annual Consumption Figures in
Million Square Feet for Years 2014 through 2020 (includes
corresponding Graph/Chart) III-91

Table 97: Brazilian Historic Perspective for Wood Flooring
Market with Annual Consumption Figures in Million Square
Feet for Years 2007 through 2013 (includes corresponding
Graph/Chart) III-92

7b. MEXICO III-93
Market Analysis III-93
Table 98: Mexican Recent Past, Current and Future Analysis for
Wood Flooring Market Annual Consumption Figures in Million
Square Feet for Years 2014 through 2020 (includes
corresponding Graph/Chart) III-93

Table 99: Mexican Historic Perspective for Wood Flooring
Market with Annual Consumption Figures in Million Square
Feet for Years 2007 through 2013 (includes corresponding
Graph/Chart) III-94

7c. REST OF LATIN AMERICA III-95
Market Analysis III-95
Table 100: Rest of Latin American Recent Past, Current and
Future Analysis for Wood Flooring Market with Annual
Consumption Figures in Million Square Feet for Years 2014
through 2020 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-95

Table 101: Rest of Latin American Historic Perspective for
Wood Flooring Market with Annual Consumption Figures in
Million Square Feet for Years 2007 through 2013 (includes
corresponding Graph/Chart) III-96


IV. COMPETITIVE LANDSCAPE

Total Companies Profiled: 117 (including Divisions/Subsidiaries - 124)

The United States (72)
Canada (14)
Europe (20)
- France (1)
- Germany (2)
- The United Kingdom (1)
- Italy (1)
- Rest of Europe (15)
Asia-Pacific (Excluding Japan) (14)
Latin America (4)

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