Hardwood Floors Magazine
Bimonthly trade journal features news and information for manufacturers, distributors, retailers, and contractors, with content sections including business management, design, installation, sanding and finishing, and troubleshooting, and special features including the annual "State of the Industry" report published in the April/May issue of the publication. Digital flipbook editions can be viewed free online.
State of the Industry
Annual survey of NWFA-member wood floor manufacturers, distributors, and contractors explores current trends in the industry, with topics covered in this report from a manufacturer's standpoint including sales in dollar volume, raw material costs, pricing, prospective business conditions, and challenges and threats. Survey is available in the April/May edition of Hardwood Floors Magazine.
Wood Flooring: United States
Market research report analyzes U.S. demand for hardwood flooring at the manufacturer's level, with topics addressed in the report including market size and trends, economic factors affecting demand, residential building, nonresidential building, motor vehicle, and other transportation equipment market overviews, and historical demand and forecasts by product (e.g., solid hardwood, engineered wood).
Hard Surface Flooring
Comprehensive research study provides in-depth analysis of the U.S. hard surface flooring market, with information provided including historical demand and forecasts by product (e.g., vinyl, linoleum, rubber, cork, solid hardwood, engineered wood, bamboo, laminate, tile, and polished concrete) and end-use market (e.g., residential buildings, nonresidential buildings, and transportation equipment).
Comprehensive research report provides in-depth analysis of the U.S. market for solid hardwood and engineered wood products, with subjects covered in the report including historical and forecast sales and shipments; end-use markets; distribution channels; key factors affecting demand and distribution; plant cost structure and profitability; and leading North American manufacturer and marketer profiles.
Market research report provides detailed analysis of this product sector on a global basis, with topics covered in the U.S. section of the report including market percentage breakdown for the commercial and residential sectors by usage and application area, historical and forecast consumption and sales volume by product segment (e.g., solid, engineered wood), and leading U.S. manufacturer profiles.
Comprehensive study analyzes the North American market by product type and region, with topics covered in the hardwood floor section including product overview (e.g., engineered wood, laminates, stains, and finishes), new products and technologies, environmental programs and incentives, and government regulations and requirements. Individual sections of the study can be purchased online.
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.
Financial benchmarking section of this report provides an analysis of industry income and expenses as a percentage of revenue by major category (e.g., purchases, wages, depreciation, marketing, rent, utilities, other costs, and earnings before interest and taxes) for the most recent year and line graphs indicating trends for each category over the past five years. Sample report can be viewed free online.
Annual wage survey provides hourly and annual wage data for personnel employed by companies in this manufacturing sector, with various products covered by the survey including hardwood and softwood dimension lumber, cut stock, and dimension stock; windows and doors and window and door frames and sashes; and ornamental woodwork, moldings, baseboards, and hardwood floors.
Five-year comparative income statement analysis provides salaries, wages, and officer compensation in both dollars and as a percentage of sales by sales size range on a national, state, and metropolitan area level for companies that manufacture hardwood floor products (e.g., strips, planks, and parquet) from oak, maple, ash, beech, pecan, hickory, and other woods. Sample reports are available online.