Overview of the Palmer Flooring Report – published January 2018

The Palmer Flooring Report provides a detailed analysis of the contract (commercial) flooring market in GB based on 630 detailed telephone interviews, 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 the Contract Flooring Association (CFA) as well as most of the main flooring manufacturers in the compilation of this report to help improve the accuracy of data.

To find out more details on the report (including pricing; lists of charts, tables and main headings; report templates) please call us on 01252 279990 or email us.

UK floorcoverings report – research programme and methodology

The report is based on an extensive telephone research programme of 630 interviews together with desk research, product data from flooring manufacturers and with reference to historical data from previous Palmer reports. Telephone interviews were completed with the following respondent categories:

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

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

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 by type of floorcovering

Tables are provided by flooring type, flooring sub category and business sector. This includes forecasts to 2019 by flooring type and trend data back to 2000.

For a full list of charts, tables and section headings and report price, call us on 01252 279990 or email us.