Flooring Sales Trends for 2023

Chattanooga, TN, July 17, 2023-Floor Focus’ Survey 2023: What the Retailers Think, in the July 2023 issue of Floor Focus, shows flooring category trends among independent retailers over a five-year period.

Comparing 2017 and 2023, 

broadloom carpet is flat at 31%; 

rigid LVT rose from 17% to 26%;

hardwood flooring is flat at 12%; 

ceramic fell from 10% to 7%; 

flexible LVT fell from 11% to 5%;

carpet tile is flat at 5%;

laminate flooring rose from 4% to 5%;

area rugs rose from 3% to 4%;

sheet vinyl is down from 5% to 3%.

One factor in this data is the shift between what is sold in the home centers versus what the consumer buys at the full service independent retails stores.