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.