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The UK Contract Flooring Market Report 2020

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  • 210 Pages
  • September 2020
  • Region: United Kingdom
  • Leading Edge Management Consultancy
  • ID: 5157295

Overview of the Palmer flooring Report

The Palmer Contract Flooring Report was published in September 2020 and provides a detailed analysis of the contract (commercial) flooring market in GB based on 400 detailed telephone interviews, manufacturer sales data, desk research and detailed discussions with flooring manufacturers. It has been produced every 2-3 years since 1979 and is considered to be the key source for flooring market size and trend data in the UK market. We work closely with most of the main flooring manufacturers in the compilation of this report to help improve the accuracy of data. Market sizes are provided by the flooring category and sector for 2000-2020 (estimates for 2020 based on 6 months data) and a forecast for 2021.

Market size data - contract flooring product categories

The product categories and sectors covered include the following:

Resilient sheet

  • PVC Homogeneous
  • Directional
  • Non-Directional
  • Electro-Static Control
  • PVC Heterogeneous
  • Decorative Finish
  • Accoustic
  • PVC Safety
  • Linoleum

Resilient tile

  • Homogeneous
  • Fully Flexible Directional
  • Fully Flexible Non-Directional
  • Semi-Flexible
  • Heterogeneous
  • LVT - Fully Adhered
  • LVT - Loose Lay and Interlocking

Carpet tiles

  • Tufted Cut Pile
  • Tufted Loop Pile
  • Tufted Cut & Loop Pile
  • Needlepunch
  • Other including Fusion Bonded

Other contract floorcoverings

  • Carpet Roll
  • Seamless Resin
  • Ceramic Tiles
  • Wood
  • Laminates
  • Rubber
  • Other

Flooring market size report by type of floorcovering

Tables are provided by flooring type, flooring subcategory and business sector. This includes forecasts by flooring type and trend data back to 2000.

Market size by flooring type is provided for the following business sectors:

  • Offices
  • Industrial
  • Leisure
  • Shops
  • Education
  • Health
  • Care homes
  • Social housing
  • Other private
  • Other public

Table of Contents

The report on the GB Contract Floorcoverings market is in three volumes:
Volume 1: Market size report
  • Market size data by type of floorcovering and by building sector in sq m
  • Market size data within floorcovering product categories(eg safety vinyl, tufted carpet tile)
  • Years covered: 2000 to 2021
  • Specification
  • Floorcoverings in new and existing buildings
Volume 2: Brand ratings and recognition
  • Carpet tile and resilient flooring manufacturers
  • Brand awareness
  • Preferred manufacturer (2007-2020)
  • Ratings of all manufacturers by key attributes (eg service, product quality, technical backup, decorative appearance)
  • Comparison of manufacturers
  • Sources of information used by specifiers
Volume 3: Verbatim comments
  • By specifiers, contractors, local authorities and distributors
  • Feedback on individual manufacturers
  • Feedback on the flooring market and key trends




The report is based on an extensive telephone research programme of 400 interviews together with desk research, product data from flooring manufacturers and with reference to historical data from previous Palmer reports. Telephone interviews are completed with the following respondent categories:

  • Flooring contractors
  • Architects and designers
  • End user specifiers
  • Social housing authorities
  • Flooring manufacturers
  • Distributors

To back up the telephone interview programme, extensive desk research is completed across a range of publications focussing on the construction sector as well as the wider economy.