Operators in the Floor and Wall Covering industry specialise in laying and tiling floors and walls in buildings and other construction projects. The activities of the industry span the residential, commercial, public and industrial building markets. As a result, the industry's performance is dependent on the level of activity in these markets. Following the recession, many of the markets on which operators rely slumped into a prolonged depression as building projects were put on hold. Demand for services provided by the industry thus deteriorated and various contractors were left out in the cold.
Contractors in this industry install floor and wall coverings in new and existing buildings. Activities include tiling with ceramic, concrete or slate floor and wall tiles, laying parquetry and carpet, and hanging wallpaper. This can involve the preparation of surfaces by installing cement sheeting prior to wall tiling, underlay for floor coverings and concrete or timber subfloors. The industry does not include the activities of interior designers.
The report covers the scope, size, disposition and growth of the industry including the key sensitivities and success factors. Also included are five year industry forecast, growth rates and an analysis of the industry key players and their market shares.