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Global Carpet Flooring Market - Outlook and Forecast 2023-2028
The global carpet flooring market experienced significant growth in recent years, with a valuation of USD 86.02 billion in 2022, projected to reach USD 120.24 billion by 2028, growing at a CAGR of 5.74%. This growth can be attributed to several factors, including the rise in disposable income, urbanization, and modernization worldwide. Additionally, the introduction of innovative and eco-friendly products has further fueled market expansion. The travel and tourism as well as construction industries have been major contributors to the market’s success on a global scale. Furthermore, infrastructural development, building renovations, and remodeling activities have also supported market growth.
In mature markets like North America and Europe, product innovations introduced by key players have been driving market growth, while emerging markets have experienced rapid growth due to expanding infrastructure and construction output.
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Product, Distribution Channel, Application, End-User, and Geography
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North America has emerged as the largest market for carpet flooring, accounting for over 35% of revenue in 2022. Strong economic growth, the establishment of new businesses, company expansions, and increased construction activities have been the main drivers of demand in this region. The United States, in particular, stands out as a leading country with a robust carpet production industry and a significant market for imported carpets. The rising number of households and increasing disposable income have further supported the growth of carpet flooring in the country. Although the US has experienced a decline in construction output, this has been offset by higher output in Canada.
However, the carpet flooring market is expected to face challenges due to the negative impact of Russia’s attack on Ukraine. Increased crude oil prices and rising shipping and raw material costs are anticipated to hinder industry growth. The war’s impact on imports and exports with European countries, as many European nations are interconnected, poses a significant risk. The ongoing war is likely to drive up commodity prices, including oil, cement, LPG, diesel, and others, thereby affecting the carpet flooring industry. Supply chain disruption, factory closures, shipping container shortages, industry volatility, and infrastructure destruction are among the major effects of the war. These factors have significantly hampered the demand for carpet flooring as production was halted.
Remodeling activities present significant opportunities for vendors in the carpet flooring market. Renovations involve modifying existing structures to align with current trends and preferences, encompassing alterations, maintenance, repairs, and additions. People worldwide are heavily investing in home renovation and improvement activities to make outdated spaces more appealing.
However, developing and underdeveloped countries in regions such as Latin America, Middle East & Africa, and APAC exhibit less demand for carpet flooring in the renovations and home remodeling sector. Consequently, North America and Europe are expected to generate the highest demand for carpet flooring during renovation and home improvement activities. Nonetheless, improving economies in countries like India, Brazil, Mexico, and others, in both residential and commercial sectors, present significant growth potential for carpet flooring during renovations.
Carpet tiles, which are modular square pieces that fit together to create a seamless carpet, offer an excellent alternative to carpet rolls. They are predominantly used in commercial buildings such as schools, libraries, corporate offices, and airports due to their easy maintenance, repairability, and quick installation. The global trend towards luxurious interiors has increased the demand for carpet tiles in the flooring industry. Consumers are increasingly recognizing the benefits of carpet tiles, including easy mobility, lower installation costs, and customization options. However, wall-to-wall carpets remain dominant in the industry due to limited awareness and affordability of carpet tiles.
One key challenge in the carpet flooring market is the lack of skilled laborers working at construction sites. In many growing economies, carpet flooring contractors provide dedicated training for employees to handle floor carpet chemicals and equipment. Approximately 65% of construction firms globally estimate that the shortage of skilled labor will significantly impact productivity in the forecast period. Construction firms are actively seeking solutions to address this shortage, which poses a challenge to the global construction and carpet flooring industries.
The carpet flooring market is also sensitive to changes in consumer behavior, spending habits, interest rates, credit availability, and demand for housing and construction. During global economic downturns like the COVID-19 pandemic, end users tend to reduce spending on remodeling, home improvement, and new construction projects. Consequently, the carpet flooring industry faces increased risk as demand for installation and replacement carpets is expected to decline. A significant decrease in residential or commercial remodeling activities could negatively impact the carpet flooring market.
The market is segmented based on various factors, including product, distribution channel, application, end-user, and geography.
Segmentation by Product
Segmentation by Application
Segmentation by Distribution Channel
Segmentation by End-User
Commercial – Offices, Hospitality, Education, Sports & Entertainment, Retail, Medical & Care Centers, Other End- Users
Segmentation by Geography
North America – US, Canada
Europe – Germany, France, UK, Italy, Spain
APAC – China, Japan, India, South Korea, Australia
Latin America – Brazil, Mexico, Rest of Latin America
Middle East & Africa – South Africa, Saudi Arabia, UAE, Turkey
In 2022, the global broadloom carpet flooring market reached a value of USD 51 billion and dominated the product segment. However, it is projected that the carpet tiles industry will experience the highest growth during the forecast period due to increasing demand for modular and innovative designs, as well as eco-friendly carpets. Carpet tiles are easily recyclable compared to broadloom carpets, making them popular in terms of sustainability. However, lower affordability in low- and middle-income areas hinders the adoption of carpet tiles. Nonetheless, the shift towards eco-friendly products has driven the demand for carpet tiles in the flooring market.
The replacement segment currently holds the largest share in the industry, accounting for over 59% of the market. Factors such as technological advancements, raw materials, durability, appearance, comfort, fire resistance, and maintenance are driving the demand for replacing carpet flooring.
Although replacement dominates the global carpet flooring market at present, the demand for new installation is expected to grow at a higher compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of around 6% compared to over 5% for replacement. The significant increase in construction activities, rapid infrastructure development, government focus on new buildings, and the growing adoption of new carpet tiles will boost the demand for new installations.
In 2022, the global offline carpet flooring market reached a value of USD 53.88 billion and dominated the distribution channel segment. Carpet floorings are primarily sold through offline channels such as specialty stores, dealerships and distributors, supermarkets, and hypermarkets. The distribution environment is constantly evolving with upgrades in systems and processes driven by competition, digitization, disintermediation, and changing consumer expectations. B2B commerce is witnessing an increase in expectations similar to B2C, including transparent pricing, communities, and social connections. This trend is expected to continue, with a focus on cost reduction, efficiency improvement, and new opportunities.
The global carpet flooring market is broadly classified into residential, commercial, and transportation segments based on end-users. Currently, the residential segment dominates the market with a share of around 46-47%. This is attributed to the global increase in housing units and growing demand for carpet flooring across various regions. Urbanization, rising per capita income, and architectural projects for building and construction have driven the demand for carpet flooring in the residential segment. The APAC region, with its population growth and government-driven residential construction projects, is a major contributor to this trend. Technological advancements, raw materials, durability, appearance, smoothness, comfort, and luxury also contribute to the demand for replacement carpet flooring.
North America held the largest market share in the carpet flooring industry in 2022, accounting for over 35%. The region benefits from significant penetration in the commercial and residential sectors and high disposable income among consumers. With commercial building floor space expected to reach 126.1 billion square feet by 2050, the demand for carpet flooring is set to increase further. Additionally, North America has a well-developed retail sector with high foot traffic, creating a need for robust, sound-absorbent, and slip-resistant flooring, thus driving the demand for carpet flooring.
APAC accounted for the second-largest market share in the carpet flooring industry in 2022, with a share of around 27%. The region experiences a significant demand for housing, leading to substantial investments in new residential infrastructure and renovations, thereby boosting the market. Furthermore, industrial growth, particularly in China, India, and Japan, is expected to contribute to market growth. China, in particular, benefits from readily available raw materials, a skilled workforce, and multinational manufacturers. The increase in investments in residential and commercial construction activities in developing countries will drive the carpet flooring market in APAC during the forecast period.
The carpet flooring market in Europe was valued at USD 13.77 billion in 2022. Factors such as the growing presence of prefabricated building manufacturers, significant retrofit activities, and demand for housing units from developing European countries provide opportunities for market growth. Germany is the largest carpet industry in Europe, as it accounts for a major share of the demand for carpet flooring.
The global carpet flooring market is characterized by intense competition and the presence of numerous vendors. Technological advancements are having a significant impact on market players, as consumers increasingly expect continuous innovation and product upgrades. In response to this evolving landscape, vendors are striving to refine their unique value propositions in order to establish a strong presence in the industry. Key players such as MOHAWK INDUSTRIES, Interface, Tarkett, The Dixie Group, Victoria, and ORIENTAL WEAVERS currently dominate the carpet flooring market.
The industry is characterized by a mix of global and regional vendors, with international players expanding their market presence and making it challenging for regional counterparts to compete. Competition within the market is primarily based on factors such as product quality, quantity, technology, services, and pricing. Furthermore, the market competition is expected to intensify as companies increasingly focus on product/service extensions, technological innovations, and engage in mergers and acquisitions. Arizton predicts that global players will grow through acquisitions of regional or local players in the coming years.
Currently, the global carpet flooring market is primarily led by vendors with an international presence. These players are expected to further expand their global reach during the forecast period, particularly in fast-developing regions such as the Asia-Pacific (APAC) and Latin America, in order to strengthen their market share. Vendors in the carpet flooring industry are also investing significantly in research and development (R&D) activities to maintain a strong position and keep up with the latest trends.
Key companies profiled in this report include Beaulieu International Group (B.I.G.), Interface, MOHAWK INDUSTRIES, INC., The Dixie Group, Tarkett, ORIENTAL WEAVERS, Victoria, Axminster Carpets, Betap, Brintons Carpets, Brumark, Cormar Carpet, Dorsett Industries, ege, Forbo Flooring, Gerflor Group, Kane Carpet, Mannington Mills, Milliken, Shaw Industries Group, Suminoe Textile Group.
Key Questions Answered
What is the current valuation of the global carpet flooring market?
The global carpet flooring market was valued at USD 86.02 billion in 2022 and is projected to reach USD 120.24 billion by 2028.
What is the projected compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of the carpet flooring market?
The carpet flooring market is expected to grow at a CAGR of 5.74% from 2022 to 2028 in terms of revenue.
Which geographical region holds the largest market share in the global carpet flooring industry?
North America dominates the global carpet flooring market, accounting for 35.91% of the revenue in 2022. Factors such as robust economic growth, the establishment of new businesses, company expansions, and increased construction activities contribute to the high demand for carpet flooring in this region.
What are some emerging trends that will shape the future of the global carpet flooring market?
Some of the latest trends driving the carpet flooring market include the increasing demand for carpet tiles, a rise in renovation and remodeling activities, and growing concerns about sustainable carpets.
Who are the major players in the global carpet flooring market?
The key players in the global carpet flooring market include Beaulieu International Group (B.I.G.), Interface, MOHAWK INDUSTRIES, INC., The Dixie Group, Tarkett, ORIENTAL WEAVERS, and Victoria.