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Top U.S. Specialty Flooring Retailers of 2019

The Top 50 Retailer Listing serves as a benchmark for the industry — number of stores versus revenue for retailers across the country. While some businesses are forthcoming with their financials, others are more private. Read More

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The US ceramic tile market and the new duties on Chinese imports

With the adoption of countervailing and antidumping duties on Chinese tile imports in the US, the race is on for both US tile manufacturers and all the other supplying countries to win a slice of the 64.3 million sq.m of Chinese products. Read More

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Money Well Spent: 2020 flooring investments target future growth

As flooring manufacturers head into 2020, leaders are bullish on the industry’s outlook and are making extensive and aggressive plans to invest in a variety of areas to grow their businesses, from expanding their physical footprints to growing their product assortments.  Read More

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Tile looks to expand competitive edge

The tile industry saw a 2.1 percent increase in 2019, totaling $3.9 billion in sales according to Catalina Research. While growth was in the low single digits, Catalina noted that ceramic tile was the only flooring category outside of resilient to gain share in 2019. This year, the tile industry is looking to raise its competitive edge by expanding into new spaces such as kitchen and bath and exteriors.  Read More

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Catalina reports uptick as 2019 ends

The industry’s strength was centered in luxury vinyl tile (LVT) products, while sales of all other flooring products declined. Catalina said in 2019, LVT sales could have increased by over 25 percent in dollars and square feet (Catalina Report on LVT and Other Resilient Flooring). On the other hand, sales of all other flooring products could have declined by 2.9 percent in dollars and 5 percent in square feet, Catalina said, adding the weakest performing sectors were carpet and area rugs, laminate flooring and wood flooring. Conversely, the ceramic tile sector was able to make some inroads in the face of soaring LVT sale Read More

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Catalina releases 2019 industry trends report

According to the latest Floor Coverings Industry Trends Report from Catalina, during 2019, the value of U.S. floor coverings manufacturer sales (shipments minus exports plus imports) could increase by 1.2 percent to $27.6 billion. Square foot sales, however, could decline by 1.1 percent to 23.6 billion. Manufacturer sales were sluggish during 2019 due to an overhang of inventories accumulated from the rush to import Chinese-made flooring in late 2018 to beat rising tariffs, the report stated. Read More

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World production and consumption of ceramic tiles

World production and consumption of ceramic tiles 07/10/2019 In 2018 world ceramic tile production decreased to 13,099 million sq.m (-3.6% on 2017); tile consumption also dropped by… Read More

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Your numbers up and other lessons for good math

Basically our industry is $68+ billion. Of that, $22 billion is installation or labor. Since these numbers are adjusted every five years to Census of Retail and Census of Construction, there is no more than 5 percent error in the numbers. We can quibble about whether it is really $66.4 billion or some other number close but that is the size.   Read More

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Flooring Market Growing At 6.5 % CAGR To Reach $450 Billion By 2024

Flooring Market Growing At 6.5 % CAGR To Reach $450 Billion By 2024 October 9, 2019 by Global Market Insights from TalkFloor The global flooring market size… Read More

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U.S. Construction Market 2019/2020: Current Conditions and Future Outlook

U.S. Construction Market 2019/2020: Current Conditions and Future Outlook By Daniel LoBue, Tego Systems Corp. from Flooring Covering Installer Magazine Sept/Oct 2019 Background: Only final revised data published… Read More