2006 Contract Flooring Completion

U.S Contract Flooring Market Projected to Grow at Average Rate of 2.6% to 6.3 Billion Square Feet in 2009 According to a Major New Study Released by Ciprus Limited LLC

December 20, 2006 Ciprus Limited LLC an Essex, Connecticut based market research and consulting firm announced the completion of the 3rd Edition of The North American Market for Contract Flooring, a major multi-client study of the multi-billion contract flooring market. A key finding of the study is the growth projection of the U.S. Contract Flooring Market to 6.3 billion square feet by 2009 with an average annual growth rate of 1.1%.  The study also projects the growth of the Canadian contract market to 900.3 million square feet in the same period.

The project, conducted over the past 11 months, resulted in an 877-page report and entailed intensive research into the replacement cycles, specifications and purchase practices in the contract flooring market in the U.S. and Canada. The study documents the current environment and emerging trends in six commercial building types including offices, retail, hospitality, healthcare, education and government building segments in the four major regions of the U.S. market and Canada by 4 establishment size categories; small, medium, large, and very large. Replacement and planned replacement is documented in existing buildings and new buildings and additions.

The study, the most comprehensive of its type, covers all contract flooring surfaces currently in use in North America, including carpet and carpet tile by fiber type, and hard surface materials such as ceramic tile, marble, synthetics, resilient sheet and tile, wood and laminate flooring.

The methodology called for the completion of over 1,800 telephone interviews with building owners, facilities managers and other flooring specifiers in the United States and Canada. In addition, the company conducted several hundred interviews with key decision makers in the commercial flooring industry to document emerging trends such as changes in commercial purchase patterns, environmental concerns including recyclability, and other issues that are expected to have a dramatic impact on the industry over the next five years. The prestigious list of 6 Charter Subscribers include many of North America's and Europe's leading carpet makers and fiber producers, wood flooring manufacturers, ceramic and resilient flooring producers.

The report is available in its entirety or in chapters based upon flooring type. A separate Canadian report is also available.  A copy of the table of contents and pricing information may be ordered by direct request from the company (860) 767-7685 or e-mail at flooringinfo@ciprus.com.

Ciprus Limited, LLC is a full service market research and consulting firm specializing in assisting clients in the building, design and construction products and services area. Clients are typically Fortune 500 manufacturers based in North America, with about one-fifth of the firm's clients coming from overseas including Japan, Korea, Great Britain, Germany, Ireland, The Netherlands, France and Spain.