Global Wood Flooring Industry New Research Available

London (PRWEB) October 01, 2013

This report analyzes the worldwide markets for Wood Flooring in Million Square Feet, and US$ Million. The US market is further analyzed by the following Product Segments: Solid Wood Flooring, and Engineered Wood Flooring. The report provides separate comprehensive analytics for the US, Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific, Middle East/Africa, and Latin America. Annual estimates and forecasts are provided for the period 2010 through 2018. Also, a six-year historic analysis is provided for these markets. The report profiles 124 companies including many key and niche players such as A&W (Shanghai) Woods Co. Ltd., Armstrong World Industries, Inc., Award Hardwood Flooring, Inc., Barlinek Capital Group SA, BLC Hardwood Flooring, LLC, Boa-Franc, Inc., Boral Limited, Chickasaw Brand Hardwood Flooring, China Flooring Holding Company, D&M Flooring, Dalian Jia Yang Wood Products Co., Ltd., F Junckers Industrier A/S, Gammapar, Johnson Premium Hardwood Flooring, Koetter Woodworking, Inc., Kentucky Wood Floors, Inc., Mannington Mills, Inc., Mohawk Industries, Inc., Mullican Flooring Company, Nydree Flooring, Shaw Industries, Inc., Anderson Hardwood Floors, Inc., Tarkett AG, Tembec Inc., and Wayerhaeuser Company. Market data and analytics are derived from primary and secondary research. Company profiles are primarily based on public domain information including company URLs.

I. INTRODUCTION, METHODOLOGY & PRODUCT DEFINITIONS

Study Reliability and Reporting Limitations I-1

Disclaimers I-2

Data Interpretation & Reporting Level I-2

Quantitative Techniques & Analytics I-2

Product Definitions and Scope of Study I-3

II. EXECUTIVE SUMMARY

1. OUTLOOK II-1

Mixed Fortunes in the Present Wood Flooring Market Worldwide II-1

Wood Flooring Industry – An Overview II-1

Current & Future Analysis II-2

An Overview of the Global Construction Industry II-2

A Peek into the Global Flooring Market II-3

Table 1: Global Market for Flooring by Geographic Region

(2012): Percentage Share Breakdown of Sales for Asia-Pacific,

North America, Western Europe and Rest of World (includes

corresponding Graph/Chart) II-3

Table 2: Global Market for Flooring by Flooring Type (2012):

Percentage Share Breakdown of Sales for Carpets & Rugs,

Ceramic Flooring, Resilient Flooring, Laminate Flooring, Wood

Flooring and Others (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-3

2. TRENDS & ISSUES II-4

Economic Instability Affecting Wood Flooring Industry II-4

Green Image Drives Demand Growth II-4

Manufactured Floors More Popular than Solid Wood Floors II-4

Pre-finished Products Rule the Roost II-4

Cost Factor: Unfinished Vs Pre-Finished Hardwood Flooring II-5

Red Oak – The Most Commonly Used Hardwood Flooring Species II-5

Table 3: Global Market for Hardwood Flooring by Species

(2012): Percentage Share Breakdown of Installed Area for Red

Oak, White Oak, Maple, Brazilian Cherry and Others (includes

corresponding Graph/Chart) II-5

Customers Demand for More Natural Touch in Colors II-5

Laminate Flooring – the Fast Emerging Substitute to Wood Flooring II-6

3. PRODUCT OVERVIEW II-7

Wood Flooring II-7

Types of Wood Flooring II-7

Solid Wood Flooring II-7

Hardwood and Softwood Flooring II-8

Engineered Wood Flooring II-8

Approaches to Manufacture of Engineered Wood Flooring II-9

Wood Ply Construction II-9

Finger Core Construction II-9

Engineered Hardwood Flooring – Manufacturing Process II-9

Rotary-Peel II-9

Sliced-Peel II-9

Dry Solid-Sawn II-9

Acrylic Impregnated Wood Flooring II-10

Veneer, Laminate, and Vinyl Floorings II-10

Comparing Engineered Wood and Solid Wood II-10

Floor Finishing, Refinishing, and Sanding II-10

Wood Floor Care II-11

Maintenance of Wood Flooring II-11

Wood Flooring Species II-11

Wood Flooring Species and Properties II-11

Styles of Wood Floors II-12

Strips II-12

Plank II-12

Parquet II-12

Cuts of Wood Floors II-12

Primary Wood Cutting Types and their Properties II-12

Factory Pre-Finished Flooring II-13

Primary Types of Finishes and Related Attributes II-13

Insulation of Wood Floor II-13

Sub-Floor Insulation II-13

Installing Wood Flooring II-13

Tools II-13

Installation Options (IO) II-14

Popular Wood Floorings Options II-14

Oak Flooring II-14

Pine Flooring II-14

Bamboo Flooring II-14

Reclaimed Lumber Flooring II-14

Green Flooring II-15

Exotic Flooring II-15

4. PRODUCT INTRODUCTIONS II-16

Aacer Launches 2013 Wooden Tiles Collection II-16

Weyerhaeuser Launches Hardwood Edge OSB Floor Panel II-16

Square Foot Launches Innovative Range of Engineered Wood Flooring II-16

Hardwoods4less Launches Innovative Collection of Engineered

Hardwood Flooring II-17

Coswick to Launch Heritage Collection Specialty Hardwood

Floorings II-17

Ambient Launches Unique Strand Woven Bamboo Floors II-18

Delmege Launches Junckers Solid Hardwood Flooring II-18

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