Got it covered: The industry is expected to grow due to an increasing number of refurbishments

IBISWorld’s Floor Coverings Retailing market research report is a comprehensive guide to market size and growth prospects. Our industry reports offer strategic industry analysis of the factors influencing companies, including new product developments, economic, lifestyle and demographic influences, distribution and supply chain factors and pricing issues. Full analysis accompanies our data forecasts to illustrate how the market responds to emerging industry trends.


Industry Analysis & Industry Trends

The Floor Covering Retailing industry has faced difficult trading conditions over the past five years. Despite growth in residential building construction, industry performance was affected by increasing competition from hardware and building supplies retailers, which continued to offer competitive pricing across a range of floor covering options. The challenging trading environment caused industry enterprise and establishment numbers to decline. Industry operators responded by placing greater focus on controlling costs, leading to an improvement in profitability. The industry's operating landscape has also been affected by trends in real household discretionary income, consumer sentiment and the cash rate. Industry revenue is expected to grow by an annualised 2.9%...

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Industry Report - Industry Locations Chapter

The geographic spread of industry operators broadly follows the population distribution across each state. Furthermore, operators are inclined to choose a central location as this maximises their exposure to passing traffic. A key trend for the industry (akin to other homemaker goods) is to locate within specially constructed homemaker centres. These centres generally house a range of home goods such as furniture, floor coverings and bedding. Consumers view these centres as a one-stop shop where they are able to browse and compare a range of alternatives.

According to ABS data, New South Wales accounts for the majority of industry establishments, followed by Victoria and Queensland. The..

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Industry Products

What is the Floor Coverings Retailing Industry?

Industry operators primarily sell a range of floor covering products including carpet, vinyl, rugs and linoleum. Tiles made of linoleum, vinyl, cork, carpet or rubber are included in the industry. However, businesses that primarily operate in laying floor covering or retailing ceramic tiles are excluded from the industry.

Industry Products
Floor rugs, mats and matting
Vinyl and other floor coverings
Industry Activities
Carpet retailing
Floor covering retailing
Floor rug retailing
Floor tile retailing (linoleum, vinyl, cork, carpet and rubber)
Parquetry retailing
Timber floor retailing

Table of Contents

About this Industry

Industry Definition
Main Activities
Similar Industries
Additional Resources

Industry at a Glance

Industry Performance

Executive Summary
Key External Drivers
Current Performance
Industry Outlook
Industry Life Cycle

Products & Markets

Supply Chain
Products & Services
Demand Determinants
Major Markets
International Trade
Business Locations

Competitive Landscape

Market Share Concentration
Key Success Factors
Cost Structure Benchmarks
Basis of Competition
Barriers to Entry
industry Globalisation

Major Companies

Operating Conditions

Capital Intensity
Technology & Systems
Revenue Volatility
Regulation & Policy
Industry Assistance

Key Statistics

Industry Data
Annual Change
Key Ratios

Jargon & Glossary

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