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The UK Market for Flooring Adhesives 2022

  • Report

  • 72 Pages
  • October 2022
  • Region: United Kingdom
  • Leading Edge Management Consultancy
  • ID: 4622979

Previous editions of the UK Contract Market for Flooring Adhesives have been published in 2007, 2012, and 2018. Consequently, it is possible to identify key trends in the admarket and access a database of valuable historic market data.

This report covers the UK contract market for flooring adhesives. The scope of the research includes all flooring adhesive products used to install carpet roll, carpet tile, and resilient flooring products in commercial projects (eg offices, education, health). The research does not cover ceramic or wood flooring adhesives. The market scope includes multi-occupancy residential such as student accommodations and nursing homes but not adhesives used for installing residential flooring products either DIY or by flooring contractors.


The report is based on the following:

  •  Telephone interviews with 100 flooring contractors during the period March to April 2022. The flooring contractors were spread across the
  • UK and covered a range of business sizes. See section 5 for details.
  • Desk research using government statistics, Leading Edge’s construction forecast model, company brochures, and other publicly available information.
  • Data and trends from previous reports on this market published in 2007, 2012, and 2018.

The full report contains

  • Over 35 tables and graphs - many look at the changes in the adhesives market from previous surveys as well as results from 2022.
  • Over 150 quotes from flooring contractors.

Table of Contents

  1. Market share by adhesive brand
  2. Brands used in previous 12 months
  3. Main brand used by flooring type
  4. Reasons for selecting adhesive manufacturer
  5. Ratings of brands Specific products used Route to market Specification Adhesives and LVT
  6. Use of high temperature adhesives
  7. Use of calcium sulphate (anhydrite) screeds
  8. Use of a single manufacturer for adhesive, smoothing compound, DPM and primer
  9. Environmental packaging and disposal
  10. Gun and hose system
  11. Market Size and Forecast




“Both reports provided us with excellent information on the market and include data from original research that is not available elsewhere. They are well presented and have helped us in our planning.” Business Manager, Laybond Products

“We asked Leading Edge to help us to develop our company strategy. The work was excellent and we acted upon most of the recommendations”. Director, Ardex

“The LVT report is a good quality report, well written and presented and a valuable aid in understanding the UK market”. Director, Karndean

“We found the LVT market report very useful and it will help in developing our sales and marketing plans for the UK. The quotes from the flooring contractors were particularly helpful in understanding their purchasing behaviour”. Marketing Manager, Tarkett.

“Leading Edge helped us to identify the market opportunity in the flooring sector, we were very happy with their research and it contributed towards our decision making process”. Commercial Manager, Gerflor

“Leading Edge carried out a customer survey on our behalf. This was across a number of product and customer groups which added to the complexity of the process. The team at Leading Edge were supportive and helpful throughout the process and the final report has contributed to our business planning.” Director, Gradus