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Textile flooring is a type of flooring system that looks like rugs and carpets and are basically define as broadloom and modular types. Textile flooring is available in the two forms i.e. natural fibers and manmade fibers. Nylon6, Nylon66, terephthalate (Polyester), polyethylene and acrylic belong to the manmade/synthetic fibers category whereas natural fibers are based on animal-based fibers, i.e. fur, wool, and plant-based fibers i.e. Seagrass and Sisal.

The global textile flooring market is valued at US$ 154.3 Bn in terms of value and 7,726.9 Mn sq. meters in terms of volume in 2018


Increasing construction of commercial space, public infrastructure spaces, institutional and hospitality sectors around the globe is projected to propel the market growth over the forecast timeframe. Moreover, the growing popularity of ‘artificial grass’ in outdoor lawns and sports fields is also projected to increase the sales of plant fiber-based carpets and rugs in the near future. Furthermore, strong growth in the health care sector providing flooring space for specific applications such as heat resistant, anti-allergenic, and soundproof type of flooring systems is further anticipated to fuel the market growth.

Market Opportunities

Increasing application of textile flooring across aircraft is expected to propel the market growth over the forecast period. For instance, in April 2019, Schneller launched new AerFilm Flex contour decorative laminates to better serve the complexity of premium air cabins AerFilm Flex contour, a lighter-weight decorative laminate with superior formability, engineered to cover three-dimensional parts with compound curves. Therefore, rising application across aircraft is expected to fuel market growth.

Market Restraints

Europe has been one of the largest producers and consumers of textile flooring products. However, due to saturation in end-use market saturation, demand has dropped considerably. Therefore, this situation is projected to remain unchanged over the forecast period. Moreover, Oceania and Middle East regions are also witnessing slow growth in the construction industry, both on residential and commercial fronts, which is expected to affect the demand for textile floorings. Hence, these factors are projected to hinder the market growth.

Key Takeaways

In terms of product type, carpet segment is valued at US$ 148.4 Bn in 2019 and is expected to expand at a CAGR of 6.9% to reach US$ 254.1 Bn by the end of 2027. Carpet segment is expected to dominate the global textile flooring market owing to the rising demand of carpets in commercial and residential spaces.

By material, the synthetic textile segment was estimated to account for the highest share and is expected to expand at a CAGR of 7.0% during the forecast period

Tufting is a prominent technology used in the global textile flooring market. It is estimated to account for nearly 82.9% in 2018, in terms of value

In terms of application, residential segment is estimated to account for the highest share in terms of both value and volume and is expected to maintain its dominance during the forecast period

Market Trends

Increasing investment in the flooring solution is expected to boost the market growth of textile flooring over the forecast period. For instance, in June 2018, Welspun is shifting the flooring and carpet manufacturing facility from Gujarat to Telangana. This is expected investment is Rs. 11 billion with a capacity of 27 million sq. meters per annum. Commercial production is expected to start in the third quarter of FY20. Therefore, rising investment in textile flooring is expected to propel the market growth.

The growing adoption of eco-friendly textile flooring is expected to foster market growth over the forecast period. For instance, in June 2019, Texfelt, launched has launched an environmentally friendly luxury carpet underlay to give plastic bottles and other single-use plastics a new lease of life, which could see flooring retailers help customers re-use 180 plastic bottles per roll of underlay they buy. Hence, rising awareness regarding the eco-friendly product is expected to propel the market growth of the textile flooring over the forecast period.

Competitive Section

Players active in the market are Mohawk Industries, Inc., Interface, Inc., Beaulieu International Group N.V, Tarkett SA, Balta Group, Shaw Industries Group Inc., Forbo Holding AG, Mannington Mills, Inc., J+J Flooring Group, and Vorwerk and Co. KG

Few Recent Developments

Interface, Inc.

  • In February 2018, Interface, Inc. the world's largest manufacturer of modular carpet, announced it is entering the hard surface flooring category to complement its broad range of modular carpet tiles. This category expansion will help the company better serve architects and designers, end-user customers, and flooring dealers with a fully integrated collection of hard and soft tiles that seamlessly fit together in Interface's modular design system.

Market Taxonomy

By Material Type

  • Synthetic Textiles
    • Polypropylene
    • PET
    • Acrylic
    • Nylon
  • Animal Textiles
    • Wool
    • Fur
  • Plant Textiles
    • Grass
    • Sisal

By Technology

  • Tufting
  • Woven
  • Needlefelt

By Product Type

  • Rugs
  • Carpets

By Application

  • Residential
  • Commercial
  • Others (Industrial, etc.)

By Region

  • North America
  • Latin America
  • Europe
  • Asia Pacific
  • MEA
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