Hearst Business Communications, Inc.
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"
Flooring News Corporation
Floor Focus Magazine
(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
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.
Floor Trends Magazine
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.
World Floor Covering Association
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.
Mintel Group Ltd.
Residential Flooring - US
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).
Floor Coverings Distribution Channels
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
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.