Semimonthly trade magazine provides news and information for flooring retailers and their suppliers, with special features including the annual "Top 50 Retailers Report" (March), "The Statistical Report" (July), "Top 25 Distributors Report" (November), and "The State of the Industry Report" (December). Digital editions are available free online, with free print or digital subscription available upon request.
Monthly trade magazine features news and information for designers, retailers, and contractors, with special features including the "Annual Report" (May) which provides a statistical analysis by product segment (e.g., area rug, carpet, wood, laminate, vinyl, and ceramic) and the "Retailer Survey" (July) which provides retailers' feedback on issues and trends. Selected articles can be viewed free online.
Monthly trade journal provides news and information for flooring specifiers, retailers, and contractors serving the residential and commercial flooring markets, with topics addressed in its issues including flooring and design trends, sales and merchandising tips, new products and technologies, contractor best practices, and trade shows and events. Digital editions are available free online with registration.
Reports available in this section include the "Operational Performance Report" which allows users to compare their firm's financial and operating performance with other dealers by sales volume, market segment (e.g., retail, retail/builder, retail/builder/commercial), and geographic region and the "Market Trend Report" which is based on a survey of retail members. Reports are available to members only.
Consumer research study provides an in-depth analysis of the residential flooring market, with topics addressed in the report including market size and forecast, factors affecting demand, purchases and purchase intent, purchase location, reasons for retailer selection, approach to shopping, reasons for purchase, and attitudes toward flooring (e.g., durability vs. style, price vs. quality, and maintenance).
Comprehensive report provides a detailed analysis of U.S. distribution channels for flooring products, with topics covered including installed value of flooring and flooring purchases by channel, consumer spending and demographics, builder and commercial spending, distribution channel sales by type of retail outlet, distributor sale trends, state and regional market analysis, and factors affecting demand.
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 annual revenues for retail stores that are primarily engaged in selling soft-surface (e.g., carpet, area rugs), resilient (e.g., linoleum, vinyl, cork) and hard-surface flooring products (e.g., hardwood, laminate, ceramic tile, glass, stone) and may also provide installation and repair services.
Free online service provides salary, bonus, and hourly wage data for job positions in this sector such
as retail store manager, interior designer, sales associate, carpet installer, and flooring installer, with employers for which salary or hourly wage data is provided including Lumber Liquidators, Inc., Floor & Decor Outlets of America, Inc., Flooring America, Inc., Floors, Inc., and Carpet One Floor & Home.
Annual wage survey provides hourly and annual wage data on a national, state, and local area basis for job positions in this sector which includes stores that are primarily engaged in selling soft-surface (e.g., carpet, area rugs), resilient (e.g., linoleum, vinyl, cork) and hard-surface flooring products (e.g., hardwood, laminate, ceramic tile, glass, stone) and may also provide installation and repair services.