From the ground up: The industry has grown thanks to policy support for residential markets

Operators in the Floor and Wall Covering industry specialise in laying and tiling floors and walls in buildings. Industry activities include work in the residential, commercial, public and industrial markets. Consequently, the industry’s performance is reliant on activity levels in these markets and typically runs procyclical to the wider economy. Following a period of post-financial crisis austerity, improved activity in downstream markets supported strong revenue growth in 2013-14 and 2015-16. However, a backlog of work and the consequential delays on several major construction schemes caused revenue to decline slightly in 2014-15...read more.

Industry Statistics & Market Size
Revenue
£3.2bn
Annual Growth 14-19
2.4%
Forecast Growth 19-24
Profit
Employment
23,944
Businesses
7,873
Market Share of Companies
There are no companies with a dominant market share in this industry

Industry Threats & Opportunities

  • Income and house price uncertainty limited demand and caused industry revenue to falter
  • The increasing popularity of DIY, particularly since the EU referendum, has limited industry revenue
  • Growth in enterprise numbers is expected slow over the next five years
  • Industry Report - Industry Key Buyers Chapter

    The Floor and Wall Covering industry has a low level of market share concentration. The four largest floor and wall covering contractors in the United Kingdom – Faithdean, AC, Loughton Contracts and Axiom Group – are estimated to have a combined market share of just 4.3% in 2018-19. The industry is highly fragmented and consists of a large number of small-scale, independent and regionally dispersed contracting firms. However, the largest players tend to operate nationally and are multi-establishment enterprises. The larger businesses in the industry are typically concentrated in the South East and London, where the lion’s share of large-scale commercial and residential developments in the United Kingdom take place. The...purchase to read more.

    Additional Insights for the Floor & Wall Covering Industry

    IBISWorld identifies 250 Key Success Factors for a business.The most important for the Floor & Wall Covering Industry are

  • Having contacts within key markets
  • Access to niche markets
  • Ability to compete on tender
  • IBISWorld analysts also discuss how external factors such as Demand from residential building construction and Demand from commercial building construction in the Floor & Wall Covering industry impact industry performance..

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    What is the Floor & Wall Covering Industry?

    Contractors in this industry install floor and wall coverings in new and existing buildings. Activities include tiling with ceramic, concrete or slate floor and wall tiles, laying parquetry and carpet, and hanging wallpaper. This can involve the preparation of surfaces by installing cement sheeting prior to wall tiling, underlay for floor coverings and concrete or timber subfloors. The industry does not include the activities of interior designers.

    Industry Products
  • Floor and wall tiling
  • Carpet laying and removal
  • Wooden floor installation
  • Resilient floor installation
  • Other services
  • Industry Activities
  • Installation of ceramic, concrete or cut-stone wall or floor tiles
  • Installation of parquet and other wooden floor coverings
  • Installation of wooden wall coverings including veneer panels
  • Installation of carpets and linoleum floor coverings
  • Installation of terrazzo, marble, granite or slate floor and wall coverings
  • Installation and removal of wallpaper
  • Table of Contents

    Industry Definition
    Main Activities
    Similar Industries
    Additional Resources
    Industry Statistics Snapshot
    Industry Structure
    Executive Summary
    Executive Summary
    Key External Drivers
  • Demand from residential building construction
  • Demand from commercial building construction
  • Consumer confidence index
  • Household expenditure on maintenance and repair
  • Number of residential property transactions

  • Current Performance
  • Residential market
  • Commercial construction
  • Do-it-yourself
  • Chart: Revenue Growth

  • Industry Outlook
  • Downstream demand
  • Repairing revenue
  • Profit and employment
  • Table: Floor & Wall Covering Industry Revenue Outlook

  • Industry Life Cycle
  • Life cycle reasons
  • Chart: Benchmarking - Floor & Wall Covering Industry Lifecycle vs The Economy

  • Supply Chains
    Key Buying Industries
  • Commercial Building Construction
  • Residential Building Construction
  • Construction Supplies Wholesaling
  • Carpet, Rug & Curtain Retailers

  • Key Selling Industries
  • Building Material Wholesaling
  • Carpet & Rug Manufacturing
  • Construction Supplies Wholesaling
  • Veneer Sheet & Wood-Based Panel Manufacturing

  • Products & Services
  • Floor and wall tiling
  • Carpet laying and removal
  • Wooden floor installation
  • Resilient floor installation
  • Other services
  • Chart: Floor & Wall Covering Industry Products and Services Segmentation

  • Demand Determinants
    Major Markets
  • Residential
  • Commercial
  • Public non-residential
  • Industrial
  • Chart: Major Market Segmentation for the Floor & Wall Covering Industry

  • International Trade
    Business Locations
    Chart: Business Locations by State
    Market Share Concentration
    Key Success Factors
    Cost Structure Benchmarks
    ProfitPurchasesSubcontractor paymentsWagesOther costs
  • Chart: Cost Structure Benchmarking – Sector vs Floor & Wall Covering

  • Basis of Competition
    Internal competitionExternal competition
    Barriers to Entry
  • Table: Barrier to Entry Checklist for the Floor & Wall Covering Industry

  • Industry Globalization
    There are no major players in this industry. This report includes analysis of other companies.
    Capital Intensity
  • Chart: Level of Capital Intensity for the Floor & Wall Covering Industry
  • Chart: Tools of the Trade: Growth Strategies for Success

  • Technology & Systems
    Revenue Volatility
  • Chart: Volatility vs Industry Growth

  • Regulation & Policy
    Industry Assistance
    Table: Industry Data for the Floor & Wall Covering Industry
    Includes:
  • Industry Revenue (2010-2024)
  • Industry Gross Product (2010-2024)
  • Establishments (2010-2024)
  • Businesses (2010-2024)
  • Employment (2010-2024)
  • Wages (2010-2024)

  • Table: Annual Percentage Change for Key Industry Data
    Table: Key Ratios for Industry Key Data
    Linoleum
  • A flooring material manufactured on a canvas backing into large sheets or rolls using a mixture of linseed oil, rosin, powdered cork and pigments.
  • Parquet
  • Flooring composed of wooden blocks arranged in a geometric pattern.
  • Terrazzo
  • A composite flooring material consisting of chips of marble, quartz, granite, glass and other suitable materials.
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    • Historical data and analysis for the key drivers of this industry
    • A five-year forecast of the market and noted trends
    • Detailed research and segmentation for the main products and markets
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