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State of the Wood Flooring Industry 2017: Steady Growth

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Since 1992, our magazine has sent out and compiled results from the only yearly survey of the wood flooring industry. That year, we noted that unfinished solid strip was still the largest product category, that oil-modified urethane was the most popular finish, and new construction accounted for most of the business generated for contractors and retailers. How far has the industry come since then? Turn the page to find detailed results from wood flooring manufacturers, distributors, retailers and contractors. And if you're curious to see the 1992 survey, click here for a PDF.

 

State of the Industry Manufacturers

Here are the results from the wood flooring manufacturers who participated in our online survey.

 

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State of the Industry Distributors

The distributors responding to our survey were 82 percent wood flooring specialists and 18 percent general floor covering distributors.

 

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State of the Industry Retailers

Of the retailers responding to our survey, 23 percent specialized in wood flooring and 77 percent were general floor covering retailers.

 

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State of the Industry Contractors

Hundreds of contractors shared stats in our survey. Here is what they revealed about their businesses.

 

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See the following previous State of the Industry reports:

State of the Wood Flooring Industry 2016: A Steady Climb

State of the Wood Flooring Industry 2015: Building Momentum

Solid Ground: State of the Wood Flooring Industry 2014

Improving Outlook: State of the Industry 2013

State of the Wood Flooring Industry 2012: Rocky Ground

Signs of Life: State of the Wood Flooring Industry 2011

State of the Wood Flooring Industry 2010: Test of Endurance

State of the Wood Flooring Industry 2009: Tightening Their Belts

State of the Wood Flooring Industry 2008: Riding Out the Storm

State of the Wood Flooring Industry 2007: Global Vision

State of the Wood Flooring Industry 2006: Distributors React

State of the Wood Flooring Industry 2005: Global Design

State of the Wood Flooring Industry 2004: Seeds of Change

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