Research section offers an extensive selection of publications and other resources covering various aspects of the industry and its products, with publications available including the "The Carpet Primer" which provides detailed information on product specifications, construction, manufacture, installation, maintenance, environmental concerns, and reuse or recycling. All information is available free online.
Freedonia market research report analyzes U.S. demand and production at
the manufacturers' level, with
information provided in the study including historical and forecast demand by
material (e.g., face fiber,
backing, adhesive), product type (e.g., woven, tufted, other─needlepoint,
knitted, and braided),
and market (e.g., residential building, nonresidential building, nonbuilding, transportation equipment).
Comprehensive report provides an in-depth analysis of the market for this product sector on a global and regional basis, with data provided in the report for the U.S. including market size and forecast by product segment (e.g., woven, tufted, other) and major players profiled including Mohawk Industries, Inc., Shaw Industries Group, Inc., Interface, Inc., Beaulieu International Group, and Dixie Group, Inc.
NAFCD Quarterly Economic Trends Report
Customized quarterly economic report correlates macroeconomic data to specific product categories directly related to the floor covering and building material industries in order to allow users to assess how economic trends in these industries will likely affect the outlook for their business and what they might reasonably expect over the next six calendar quarters. Reports are available to members only.
NAFCD Quarterly Sales Trend Report
Quarterly report is based on information submitted by NAFCD members and provides benchmarking and forecasting data which lets members compare their company's operating results with key trends identified by other members. In addition to the report, members also have access to industry insights and updates on home centers, residential construction, nonresidential construction, and other topics.
NAFCD Quarterly Flooring Trends Reports
NAFCD flooring trends reports provide county-level flooring market sales data at distributor prices by product category (e.g., resilient flooring—sheet and tile, laminate flooring, wood flooring, ceramic tile, and carpet—broadloom and tile) and also provide data on the total market size by metro area, state, region, and per market segment for the total flooring market. Reports are available to members only.
Market analysis report provides industry statistics for a user-defined area on a national, state, county, metro area, or zip code level, with data provided including number of companies, market volume and sales trends, average company sales, sales per employee, staffing and employment trends, average employee wage, and business start up activity and failure rates. Sample report can be viewed online.
Annual survey lets users compare their firm's financial and operating performance with other NAFCD distributor members, with financial data provided in the survey including income statements, balance sheets, and key financial and operating ratios and survey results analyzed by sales volume, product focus, market area size, geographic region, and level of profitability (typical distributor vs. high-profit).
Free online service provides salary, bonus, and hourly wage data for job positions in this sector such as operations manager, production manager, production operator, forklift operator, and maintenance mechanic, with manufacturers for which salary or wage data is provided including Mohawk Industries Inc., Shaw Industries Inc., Beaulieu of America, Inc., Mannington Mills, Inc., and Milliken & Company.
Annual cross-industry survey conducted in partnership with Industry Insights provides compensation and benefits information for wholesale distributors based on data submitted by the members of over twenty-five distributor trade associations. Contributing NAFCD members receive a custom company-specific report which shows the participant's compensation data alongside appropriate comparatives.