Hardwood flooring market to reach $62 billion by 2028
October 11, 2022 | 2:16 pm CDT
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The global hardwood flooring market size is expected to reach $61.78 Billion in 2028 and register a revenue CAGR of 4.3% over the forecast period, according to the latest report by Reports and Data.

Steady global hardwood flooring market revenue growth can be attributed to rising demand for better aesthetics, robust durability in flooring options and materials, as well as cost-effectiveness. Hardwood flooring is widely deployed in residential, commercial, and industrial settings due to its characteristics to enhance the visual appeal and make the space appear more spacious (particularly, wide plank hardwood flooring).

A primary advantage of hardwood flooring is its flexibility and versatility to adapt to nearly all kinds of themes for interior home design. Also, high durability and better wear and tear resistance of both engineered and solid product types are factors resulting in increasing preference, which is also driving increasing deployment in various end-use applications, and this is driving revenue growth of the hardwood flooring market.

Rapid industrialization and urbanization in developing countries such as China and India and rising demand for wood flooring with better value addition are factors contributing significantly to market revenue growth. As per hardwood flooring industry statistics, in 2018, engineered hardwood flooring accounted for 28.8% share of the total flooring market revenue in China, owing to improving living standards and the presence of branded flooring products.

According to recently conducted research, there are around 3,000 wood flooring producers in China, with over 1,200 producers capable of manufacturing both engineered hardwood and laminate wood flooring products.

Highlights include:

  • By wood type the oak hardwood flooring segment accounted for a significantly large revenue share in 2020. Red oak wood offers an ideal balance between ease of installation and durability. Solid red oak flooring is a durable and sturdy material that is highly worn and damage resistant, and can be refinished more times as compared to other wood species. Red oak is available in several shades, extending across the spectrum of darker and lighter shades.
  • Among the product type segments, the engineered hardwood flooring segment accounted for a larger revenue share in 2020. Engineered hardwood flooring provides better aesthetics than solid hardwood. Also, engineered hardwood flooring does not contract or expand to the same extent as other product types, and thus can be used in an environment that can damage solid product types, especially in bathrooms and kitchens, where there are significant variations in temperatures and moisture levels.
  • Prefinished hardwood flooring installation is relatively faster and easier than unfinished floors. Prefinished flooring products do not require sanding and on-site finishing as these are coated in a factory setting, thus doing away with undesired dust, noise and toxic smells that are integral to unfinished flooring. Also, prefinished products cost less and are more durable than unfinished types.
  • North American hardwood flooring market accounted for a significantly large revenue share in 2020, attributed to a growing US wood flooring industry and increasing demand for hardwood flooring in residential and commercial buildings. In addition, presence of retailers like Home Depot and Lowes and leading producers such as Somerset Hardwood Flooring are causative of high market revenue growth.
  • Major players in the market include Mohawk Industries, AHF Products, Somerset Hardwood Flooring, Mannington Mills Inc., BerryAlloc, Home Legend LLC, Beaulieu International Group, Formica, Provenza Floors Inc., and Egger Group.

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Larry Adams | Editor

Larry Adams is a Chicago-based writer and editor who writes about how things get done. A former wire service and community newspaper reporter, Larry is an award-winning writer with more than three decades of experience. In addition to writing about woodworking, he has covered science, metrology, metalworking, industrial design, quality control, imaging, Swiss and micromanufacturing . He was previously a Tabbie Award winner for his coverage of nano-based coatings technology for the automotive industry. Larry volunteers for the historic preservation group, the Kalo Foundation/Ianelli Studios, and the science-based group, Chicago Council on Science and Technology (C2ST).