Reportlinker.com announces that a new market research report is available in its catalogue.
Reportlinker Adds US Resilient Flooring Market - 2009
Resilient Flooring report provides action-oriented executives with up-to-date information on vinyl sheet products, vinyl floor tile, rubber flooring, linoleum, cork flooring and other resilient floors. Each page will assist the resilient flooring executive exploit growing product lines, improve plant efficiency, strengthen distribution, penetrate end-use markets, and plan for 2009 and beyond.
SUMMARY OF MAJOR FINDINGS
The $2.5 billion (manufacturers' dollars) U.S. resilient flooring market has significantly increased its share of the domestic floor coverings industry. Resilient flooring gained share due to growing commercial market demand, successful introduction and acceptance of luxury vinyl tile and fiberglass-backed vinyl sheet, and consumer's growing preference for low-cost hard surface flooring as the housing market weakened and the economy contracted. However, the sharp cut in residential demand and the surge in material costs cut plant profit margins. Margins were also adversely affected by increasing competitive pressures from foreign- and domestic-based manufacturers. Resilient flooring is forecast to make additional inroads in the U.S. floor coverings industry during 2009 as the Federal stimulus package encourages construction of healthcare and educational facilities, two key end-use markets. Profit margins may also rebound along with moderating in material costs.
RESILIENT FLOORING SALES TRENDS
Catalina Research has uncovered these trends in our 190-page in-depth analysis of the global resilient flooring market. U.S. shipments, exports, imports, and price trends are evaluated for vinyl sheet products, vinyl tile, rubber flooring, linoleum, cork flooring and other flooring materials. Data is provided on a dollar and unit basis. Catalina also reviews product innovations such as luxury vinyl tile and fiberglass-backed vinyl sheet. Import data analyzes shipments of foreign-sourced products by major country of origin, and export data analyzes foreign sales by major country of destination. Catalina also investigated global demand by product segment and world area.
END-USE MARKET PURCHASES AND DISTRIBUTION
The report's end-use market analysis provides executives with the growing sales opportunities in residential, nonresidential, and transportation equipment markets. Residential markets are further divided into new construction, residential remodeling, and manufactured housing markets. Nonresidential markets are segmented into new construction and commercial contract purchasers. Catalina used these data trends to calculate resilient flooring's share of total residential and nonresidential flooring markets. Retail sales are provided as well.
FACTORS AFFECTING DEMAND
End-use market trends are correlated with U.S. housing demand, nonresidential construction spending, mortgage interest rates, and other housing and economic indicators to uncover the factors affecting demand, and provide insights into the direction of domestic demand in 2009 and beyond.
PROFIT MARGINS AND THE COMPETITIVE ENVIRONMENT
In addition, Catalina Research examined the cost structure and profitability of U.S. resilient flooring plants. Data trends are compiled for material, labor, and capital inputs. As part of this analysis, Catalina profiled 27 global manufactures and marketers, and compiled company resilient flooring sales. Catalina used this information to calculate U. S. market shares of the leading competitors. Company profiles cover product lines, manufacturing and distribution, capital investments, acquisitions, and new products. Executives are urged to review the growth- and profit-oriented strategies of leading worldwide resilient flooring manufacturers and compare their company's own performance to the industry averages.
RUBBER MAT, STAIR TREAD, AND COVE BASE MARKET
Catalina Research also evaluated the U.S. and Canadian market for rubber mats, stair treads, and cove base. Product shipments cover roll goods, automotive mats, other mats, and cove base and other products. Export and import trends are also included.
WORLD RESILIENT FLOORING MARKET
The global resilient flooring market is investigated as well. Market trends are segmented for vinyl, rubber, and linoleum flooring; and by world area. Sales of Tarkett and Armstrong are also segmented by world area. Global market shares are calculated for 10 leading manufacturers. Canadian market trends include shipments, imports, and exports.