Overview of the Palmer flooring Report

The Palmer Contract Flooring Report was published in October 2023 and provides a detailed analysis of the contract (commercial) flooring market in GB based on detailed market research, including 396 telephone interviews, manufacturer sales data, desk research and detailed discussions with flooring manufacturers. It has been produced every 2 – 3 years since 1979 and is considered to be the key source for flooring market size and trend data in the UK market. We work closely with most of the main flooring manufacturers in the compilation of this report to help improve the accuracy of data. Market sizes are provided by flooring category and sector for 2000 – 2023 (estimates for 2023 based on 6 months data) and a forecast for 2024.

To find out more details on the report (including pricing, lists of charts, tables, main headings, report templates) please call us on 01252 279990 or email us and we can send you a brochure about the report together with example tables and the flooring market research programme.

GB flooring report – market research programme and methodology

The report is based on an extensive telephone market research programme of 396 interviews together with desk research, product data from flooring manufacturers and with reference to historical data from previous Palmer reports. Telephone interviews are completed with the following respondent categories:

  • Flooring contractors
  • Architects and designers
  • End user specifiers
  • Social housing authorities
  • Flooring manufacturers
  • Distributors

To back up the telephone interview programme, extensive desk research is completed across a range of publications focussing on the construction sector as well as the wider economy.

Market size data – contract flooring product categories

The product categories and sectors covered include the following:

Resilient sheet

  • PVC Homogeneous
  • Directional
  • Non-Directional
  • Electro-Static Control
  • PVC Heterogeneous
  • Decorative Finish
  • Accoustic
  • PVC Safety
  • Linoleum

Resilient tile

  • Homogeneous
  • Fully Flexible Directional
  • Fully Flexible Non-Directional
  • Semi-Flexible
  • Heterogeneous
  • LVT – Fully Adhered
  • LVT – Loose Lay and Interlocking

Carpet tiles

  • Tufted Cut Pile
  • Tufted Loop Pile
  • Tufted Cut & Loop Pile
  • Needlepunch
  • Other including Fusion Bonded

Other contract floorcoverings

  • Carpet Roll
  • Seamless Resin
  • Ceramic Tiles
  • Wood
  • Laminates
  • Rubber
  • Other

Flooring market size report by type of floorcovering

Tables are provided by flooring type, flooring sub category and business sector. This includes forecasts by flooring type and trend data back to 2000.

Market size by flooring type is provided for the following business sectors:

    • Offices
    • Industrial
    • Leisure
    • Shops
    • Education
    • Health
    • Care homes
    • Social housing
    • Other private
    • Other public

For a full list of charts, tables and section headings and report price, call us on 01252 279990 or email. We can send you a pdf brochure with more details on the report.