1 INTRODUCTION 15
1.1 OBJECTIVES OF THE STUDY 15
1.2 MARKET DEFINITION 16
1.3 MARKET SCOPE 16
1.3.1 REGIONAL SCOPE 17
1.3.2 PERIODIZATION CONSIDERED 17
1.4 CURRENCY CONSIDERED 18
1.5 UNIT CONSIDERED 18
1.6 STAKEHOLDERS 18

2 RESEARCH METHODOLOGY 19
2.1 RESEARCH DATA 19
2.1.1 SECONDARY DATA 20
2.1.1.1 Key data from secondary sources 20
2.1.2 PRIMARY DATA 21
2.1.2.1 Key data from primary sources 21
2.1.2.2 Breakdown of primaries 22
2.2 MARKET SIZE ESTIMATION 22
2.3 DATA TRIANGULATION 24
2.5 RESEARCH ASSUMPTIONS 25
2.6 LIMITATIONS 25

3 EXECUTIVE SUMMARY 26

4 PREMIUM INSIGHTS 31
4.1 ATTRACTIVE OPPORTUNITIES IN THE FLOORING MARKET 31
4.2 FLOORING TYPE MARKET, BY MATERIAL 31
4.3 FLOORING MARKET, BY TYPE 32
4.4 FLOORING MARKET, BY END-USE INDUSTRY 32
4.6 FLOORING MARKET, BY COUNTRY & TYPE 33
4.7 FLOORING MARKET: GEOGRAPHIC SNAPSHOT 34

5 MARKET OVERVIEW 35
5.1 INTRODUCTION 35
5.2 MARKET DYNAMICS 36
5.2.1 DRIVERS 36
5.2.1.1 Rise in population & rapid urbanization 36
5.2.1.2 Increase in investments in the construction industry 37
5.2.1.3 Rise in the number of renovation & remodeling activities 38
5.2.1.4 Rapid industrialization 38
5.2.2 RESTRAINTS 39
5.2.2.1 Volatile raw material prices 39
5.2.2.2 Rise in health and environmental concerns 39
5.2.3 OPPORTUNITIES 40
5.2.3.1 Growth of the organized retail sector 40
5.2.3.2 Rise in demand from emerging economies 40
5.2.4 CHALLENGES 41
5.2.4.1 Disposal of waste 41

6 INDUSTRY TRENDS 42
6.1 INTRODUCTION 42
6.2 PORTER’S FIVE FORCES ANALYSIS 42
6.2.1 THREAT OF NEW ENTRANTS 43
6.2.2 THREAT OF SUBSTITUTES 43
6.2.3 BARGAINING POWER OF SUPPLIERS 43
6.2.4 BARGAINING POWER OF BUYERS 44
6.2.5 INTENSITY OF COMPETITIVE RIVALRY 44
6.3 MACROECONOMIC INDICATORS 45
6.3.1 INTRODUCTION 45
6.3.2 TRENDS AND FORECAST OF GDP 45
6.3.3 CONTRIBUTION OF THE CONSTRUCTION INDUSTRY TO THE GDP, BY COUNTRY 46
6.3.4 CERAMIC TILES PRODUCTION ACROSS REGIONS (MILLION SQUARE METER) 48

7 FLOORING TYPE MARKET, BY MATERIAL 49
7.1 INTRODUCTION 50
7.2 RESILIENT FLOORING 51
7.2.1 VINYL 52
7.2.2 OTHERS (CORK, LINOLEUM, RUBBER, AND RESIN) 52
7.3 NON-RESILIENT FLOORING 53
7.3.1 CERAMIC TILES 53
7.3.2 WOOD 54
7.3.3 LAMINATE 54
7.3.4 STONE 54
7.3.5 OTHERS (BAMBOO, TERRAZZO) 55
7.4 SOFT FLOOR COVERING/CARPETS & RUGS 55

8 FLOORING MARKET, BY END-USE INDUSTRY 56
8.1 INTRODUCTION 57
8.2 RESIDENTIAL 58
8.3 NON-RESIDENTIAL 58
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9 FLOORING MARKET, BY REGION 60
9.1 INTRODUCTION 61
9.1.1 FLOORING MARKET SIZE, BY REGION 62
9.2 ASIA PACIFIC 62
9.2.1 CHINA 66
9.2.2 JAPAN 68
9.2.3 INDIA 70
9.2.4 AUSTRALIA 72
9.2.5 SOUTH KOREA 75
9.2.6 REST OF ASIA PACIFIC 77
9.3 NORTH AMERICA 79
9.3.1 US 82
9.3.2 CANADA 84
9.3.3 MEXICO 86
9.4 EUROPE 88
9.4.1 GERMANY 91
9.4.2 UK 93
9.4.3 FRANCE 95
9.4.4 RUSSIA 97
9.4.5 SPAIN 99
9.4.6 NETHERLANDS 101
9.4.7 REST OF EUROPE 103
9.5 MIDDLE EAST & AFRICA 105
9.5.1 UAE 108
9.5.2 SAUDI ARABIA 110
9.5.3 SOUTH AFRICA 112
9.5.4 TURKEY 115
9.5.5 REST OF MIDDLE EAST & AFRICA 117
9.6 SOUTH AMERICA 119
9.6.1 BRAZIL 121
9.6.2 ARGENTINA 124
9.6.3 REST OF SOUTH AMERICA 125

10 COMPETITIVE LANDSCAPE 128
10.1 OVERVIEW 128
10.2 MARKET RANKING 130
10.3 COMPETITIVE SCENARIO 131
10.3.1 NEW PRODUCT LAUNCHES 131
10.3.2 EXPANSIONS & INVESTMENTS 132
10.3.3 ACQUISITIONS 133
10.3.4 PARTNERSHIPS 134
10.3.5 DIVESTITURES 134

11 COMPANY PROFILES 135
(Business Overview, Products Offered, Recent Developments, SWOT Analysis, MnM View)*
11.1 MOHAWK INDUSTRIES 135
11.2 SHAW INDUSTRIES 139
11.3 TARKETT 143
11.4 ARMSTRONG FLOORING 146
11.5 FORBO 149
11.6 GERFLOR 154
11.7 INTERFACE 157
11.8 BEAULIEU INTERNATIONAL 160
11.9 TOLI CORPORATION 161
11.10 MILLIKEN & COMPANY 163
*Details on Business Overview, Products Offered, Recent Developments, SWOT Analysis, MnM View might not be captured in case of unlisted companies.
11.11 OTHER PLAYERS 165
11.11.1 CONGOLEUM 165
11.11.2 FLOWCRETE 165
11.11.3 JAMES HALSTEAD 165
11.11.4 THE DIXIE GROUP 165
11.11.5 VICTORIA PLC 166
11.11.6 MANNINGTON MILLS 166
11.11.7 BALTA INDUSTRIES 166
11.11.8 SWISS KRONO 166
11.11.9 LG HAUSYS 166
11.11.10 PARADOR 167
11.11.11 INVISTA 167
11.11.12 ORIENTAL WEAVERS 167
11.11.13 BOA-FRANC 167
11.11.14 KAJARIA CERAMICS 167
11.11.15 NORA SYSTEMS 168

12 APPENDIX 169
12.1 DISCUSSION GUIDE 169
12.2 KNOWLEDGE STORE: MARKETSANDMARKETS’ SUBSCRIPTION PORTAL 171
12.3 INTRODUCING RT: REAL-TIME MARKET INTELLIGENCE 173
12.4 AVAILABLE CUSTOMIZATIONS 174
12.5 RELATED REPORTS 174
12.6 AUTHOR DETAILS 175