Carpet & Rug Institute
Research and Resources
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.
Carpets & Rugs
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),
Carpets and Rugs
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.
National Association of Floor Covering Distributors
Reports available from this trade association include:
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
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.