Leading Edge Reports

Discover our Reports That Provide Deep Analysis and Insight on the Floorcovering Market

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In addition to bespoke market research projects for individual clients, Leading Edge specialises in multi client research reports that cover various segments of the UK flooring market. These reports cover vinyl flooring, luxury vinyl tiles (LVT), carpet tiles, as well as flooring adhesives and smoothing compounds. Our reports delve deep into these markets, offering comprehensive analyses including insights into market size and share, supply and distribution channels and prospects for the future.

Our research approach includes rigorous telephone surveys, engaging key stakeholders like flooring contractors, architects, designers, end-user specifiers, flooring manufacturers and distributors. Additionally, we supplement our findings with thorough desk research, leveraging a diverse range of publications that focus on the construction sector and the broader economic landscape. This multi-faceted methodology ensures our reports provide a well-rounded understanding of the ever-evolving flooring industry and its potential growth opportunities.
With a commitment to delivering valuable insights, our reports are a valuable resource for flooring industry professionals and decision-makers seeking to stay informed and make better choices in the dynamic world of flooring solutions.

2024 report COMING SOON – The UK Commercial LVT Market 2021

This report, released in August 2021, builds upon our earlier market research studies from 2006, 2008, 2011, 2014 and 2017. Based primarily on an extensive telephone interview programme with 100 flooring contractors, it includes key insights, including market size and projections, brand share, factors influencing brand preferences, product specifications and feedback on loose lay LVT.

The Contract Floorcovering Market in Great Britain 2023

The Palmer Flooring Report, a regular publication since 1979, examines the GB commercial flooring market. It draws from 400 in-depth phone interviews, manufacturer data and extensive desk research. Spanning three volumes, it provides insights into resilient sheet and tile, carpet tile and roll, seamless resin, LVT, ceramic and wood flooring sectors.

The GB Contract Market for Floor Smoothing Compounds 2022

The report on the UK Contract Market for Flooring Smoothing Compounds, released in June 2022, continues the series of analyses from 2007, 2013 and 2018, enabling a comprehensive time-based comparison. This report encompasses essential information, including the current market size, brand share distribution, factors influencing the choice of specific brands, various routes to market, and detailed product specifications.

The GB Contract Market for Flooring Adhesives 2022

The latest report on the UK Contract Market for Flooring Adhesives, released in June 2022, continues the series of analyses that began with earlier editions in 2007, 2013 and 2018. This continuity enables valuable comparisons and trend analysis over time. The report encompasses key information, including current market size, brand share distribution, factors influencing brand purchases, future market forecasts and detailed specifications.

The UK Residential LVT Market 2022

This report on the UK Residential Luxury Vinyl Tile (LVT) Market was published in November 2022. It includes key data such as market size, brand share, reasons for buying specific brands, market forecast, pricing and market data on non-adhesive LVT.

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Our first report on the flooring industry was published over 20 years ago, and since then we’ve expanded the sectors, we provide in-depth analysis and insights on, covering LVT, carpet tiles, vinyl, adhesives and more. We are continuing to help flooring industry professionals make informed decisions and drive growth.

Mel Budd, Director

Leading Edge, leading the way in Construction Market Research

35+ Years Experience
37,000+ Research Interviews Completed
389+ Construction & Environmental Clients
Leading Edge, established in 1988, has over 35 years of experience in construction market research. We have collaborated with hundreds of clients on bespoke market studies and conducted over 37,000 research interviews, providing deep insights into the construction, building products, and environmental sectors.

We offer comprehensive market coverage in the UK, across Europe and globally, bringing you a world of market insights right to your doorstep.
Our team comprises of experts in construction market research, strategic consulting and commercial construction - delivering reliable and actionable intelligence. Working extensively across the construction industry supply chain, out clients often include contractors, building product manufacturers, trade associations, and related service organisations.

In the environmental and energy markets, our expertise spans various sub-sectors, serving multinational corporations in water and waste management, support service intermediaries, SMEs and public sector clients at national, regional and local levels.