1.1 Definition and scope of the study
The flooring market includes flooring production activities, regardless of the material but we will exclude the resulting installation activities. Among the different types of flooring, we can name (source House and Works )
- Waxed concrete
- The tiling
- The vegetable fibre
- The carpet
- The laminate
- Vinyl siding
- Solid parquet flooring
- Laminated parquet flooring
With the financial crisis of 2008, Spain experienced a number of economic problems that seriously damaged the national economic fabric. The building was the first to be affected, with new housing production divided by more than 10 in less than 5 years. The paving sector was directly affected, with a drop in the sector's turnover during this period.
However, it seems that the market has recovered a few colours since 2014, restoring growth. However, new challenges are emerging, with the competition from DIY and the trends to which manufacturers and installers must adapt. The coming years should therefore prove crucial for floor coverings in the country.
1.2 Sustained and steady growth at the global level
Revenues from flooring manufacturing activities are expected to reach ***.** billion euros in **** worldwide, according to estimates tions Statista Market Forecast .
These assessments include the production of finishing materials used to cover floors, such as knotted, woven, tufted and textile carpets, wood floors, laminates, linoleum, self-adhesive tapes and other plastic coatings. Ceramic ...
1.3 The Spanish market dominated by azulejos
A decade ago, the flooring market collapsed in Spain; between **** and ****, incomes fell by an estimated -**.*% on average Statista based on Eurostat data.
However, this industry has experienced significant growth since ****, with growth rates exceeding **% in **** and ****. Over the period **** - ****, Statista notes an average annual growth of the sector ...
1.4 Exports remain important for the sector
Spain exported a total of $*.** billion worth of flooring products in ****. The country imported $***.* million worth of the same products, or a coverage rate (***) of ***% . [***]
However, without tiles and paving stones, exports only represent $***.* million and imports represent $**.* million.
In detail, Spain's trade balance is slightly in surplus in terms of ...
1.5 Summary of market determinants
Below is a summary and qualitative evolution of the various criteria that have a direct impact on the activities of French leather goods manufacturers.
2.1 The new construction market is on the rise again
The demand for floor coverings is mainly related to the construction of new housing. However, with the **** financial crisis, which hit Spain hard, new housing construction fell dramatically. While about ***,*** homes were built in ****, just under ***,*** were built two years later. [***]
However, the number of building permits remained relatively stable during ...
2.2 The place of DIY in Spain
Spain is not necessarily a country in which DIY, or ? do it yourself? is popular, as explained by Ferretero Canal . However, the website explains that the DIY sector grew by *.*% in **** and by *.*% in ****.
This is due to a growing interest in DIY in Spain, which allows them to save agent ...
3.1 The construction sector in Spain is fragmented
Eurostat data provide a complete overview of the size of construction companies in Spain. About two-thirds of them have no employees, indicating the importance of the self-employed in Spain in the construction sector. [***]
By focusing solely on the building finishing sector, which includes floor and wall covering activities, it is ...
ANALYSIS OF THE OFFER
4.1 The different types of floor coverings
Made of ceramic or stone, this type of covering has the advantage of being very easy to maintain, and offers an immense diversity of paving depending on the pattern, colour and material used. Among the stone tiles, we find:
Granite stones The slate stones The marble stones
Both natural ...
4.2 Floor covering trends
Some decoration trends are currently affecting coatings in Spain. The country is particularly fond of ceramics - the azulejos inherited from the Arabs present in the country before the Reconquista - who are therefore particularly concerned by current trends.
Decotherapy presents the * main trends in ceramics, identified by the Observatory of ...
RULES AND REGULATIONS
5.1 Nomenclature used in the study
The European Classification of Economic Activities (***) is the reference framework for the production and dissemination of statistics on economic activities in Europe.
NACE is an integral part of the statistical infrastructure used within the European Statistical System for the production of comparable statistics. Because of its links with the International Standard ...
5.2 Floor covering standards
All international standards for the manufacture and design of floor coverings are available on the official website of International Organization for Standardization.
There are a large number of them concerning floor coverings, all referenced in the ISO/TC *** category.
Carpet: Determination of the number of tufts and/or loops per ...
5.3 The national standards currently in force
The Technical Building Code currently in force since ****, sets the safety and habitability standards for buildings built in Spain, which are themselves set by the Ley de Ordenación de la Construcción. This code must be respected by all construction professionals and manufacturers of equipment for the profession, under penalty ...
POSITIONING OF THE ACTORS
5.1 Segmentation of actors
- Amorim Revestimientos
- Gerflor Groupe
- Forbo Flooring System
- Revestimientos Ruiz
- RP Revestimientos
- Leroy Merlin Espagne
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