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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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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

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Catalina reports sales flat, could increase in Q4

U.S. floor coverings demand could increase in the fourth quarter due to the steep drop in interest rates in the second and third quarters of 2019. Declining interest rates has given a boost to U.S. home sales in the third quarter of 2019 for the first time in over a year. Rising home sales, especially in the important re-sale market, has historically stimulated residential floor coverings sales. Read More

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Flooring Market Value to Surpass $450 Billion by 2024

Flooring Market Value to Surpass $450 Billion by 2024 September 6, 2019 from Floor Trends Selbyville, Del. — The global flooring industry is expected to cross $450… Read More

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Flooring Market to Reach Around $450 Billion by 2026

Flooring Market to Reach Around $450 Billion by 2026 August 14, 2019 from Floor Covering Weekly Albany, N.Y. — The global flooring market is predicted… Read More

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Tile stats 2018: Climbing & Competing

Tuesday, July 30, 2019 By Ryane DeFalco from Floor Covering Weekly Ceramic and porcelain floor and wall tile saw solid growth in 2018. In… Read More

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2018 marketWise: Housing, LVT & tariffs

Housing activity is the best barometer for how the flooring industry performed in both residential replacement and builder business. And in 2018, housing activity disappointed. As a consequence, the flooring sales in those two sectors also under-performed, unlike years previous.   Read More

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Stats for 2018 tallied better than expected

U.S. floor coverings manufacturer sales for 2018 ended up higher than the estimates Catalina issued earlier in the year. Dollar sales (shipments minus exports plus imports) are estimated to have increased by 5.7 percent in 2018 to $27.2 billion, while square foot sales could have increased by 5.1 percent to 23.8 billion. Manufacturer sales strengthened in the second half primarily due to a 20 percent increase in total floor coverings import shipments. Read More