Europe Carpet and Rugs Market - Growth, Trends, COVID-19 Impact, and Forecasts (2021 - 2026)

The Europe Carpet and Rugs Market is segmented by Type (Wall to Wall Tufted Carpets, Wall to Wall Woven Carpets, Rugs), Application (Residential and Commercial ), Distribution Channel (Contractors, Retail, Other Distribution Channels), and Country (Germany, the United Kingdom, France, Spain, Rest of Europe).

Market Snapshot

Europe Carpet and Rugs Market
Study Period: 2016 - 2026
Base Year: 2020
CAGR: 3 %

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Market Overview

The European carpet and rugs market is expected to witness strong growth in the forecast period. Some of the major factors positively impacting the strong growth of the market include rising demand for rugs and carpets in residential and non-residential sectors due to its high market visibility for soft flooring products and good insulation properties, such as floor insulation. Furthermore, the growth of the residential sector of Eastern European countries, such as Russia and Turkey, on account of increasing spending by builders, is expected to increase the demand for flooring, including carpets and rugs in the forecast period.

Europe is the second-largest market for carpet after the United States Carpet, which accounts for nearly 40% of the total European floor covering market. The majority of European carpet is produced in Belgium – with 96% of its carpet being exported. Germany has the largest demand for carpet in Europe, followed by France, the United Kingdom, Italy, and Spain.

Europe meets a lot of its demand for rugs from other countries. Germany, the United Kingdom, and Denmark are the largest importers of hand-woven rugs in Europe.

The region is witnessing some rising trends, such as an increase in demand for eco-friendly carpets, a growing acceptance of carpet tiles, and an inclination towards contemporary surface rugs, which shifting the dynamics of the European rugs and carpet market. Moreover, the demand for high-quality handmade carpets and rugs is increasing, which is expected to propel the market growth further in the forecast period.

Scope of the Report

A complete background analysis of the European carpet and rugs market, which includes an assessment of the parental market, emerging trends by segments and regional markets, significant changes in market dynamics, and market overview, is covered in the report. The report also features the qualitative and quantitative assessment by analyzing data gathered from industry analysts and market participants across key points in the industry’s value chain.

By Type
Wall to Wall Tufted Carpets
Wall to Wall Woven Carpets
By Application
By Distribution Channel
Other Distibution Channels
By Country
United Kingdom
Rest of Europe

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Key Market Trends

Germany Accounts for a Major Percentage of the Market Share in the Region

Germany is one of the largest contributors of rugs and carpet to the overall market share. Significant improvements in infrastructure, such as commercial offices, production sites, and an increase in residential real estate in the country, are some major reasons for the growth of carpets and rugs in Germany.

The residential sector is likely to witness high growth in Germany due to an increase in construction in housing units as well as commercial spaces. In addition, Germany is one of the key players in the automotive and aerospace industry, which is also witnessing an increase in the domestic use of carpets or rugs in their vehicle interiors, which is expected to fuel the market demand further during the forecast period.

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Tufted Carpets Dominate the Market

Tufted carpets are witnessing the highest demand in the carpets category in the region. Adhesives and other pigment materials are used in tufted carpets to enhance the mechanical strength of the fiber. Furthermore, these carpets can be molded into different textures and sizes, which, in turn, are expected to have a positive impact on the growth of their demand. Demand for tufted carpets is significant in the residential application on account of rising housing completions at a strong growth rate. The tufted Carpets can be easily installed in newly constructed residential places, and some of their differential features include reasonable cost, favorable aesthetics, and ease of installation.

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Competitive Landscape

The European carpet and rugs market is highly fragmented as the market consists of multiple smaller players, such as Balta Group, Associated Weavers, Egetaepper AS, Tarkett/Desso, Milliken, Balsan, and Burnmatex. Companies have invested heavily in R&D activities in the production of the product, resulting in dynamic market conditions. In recent times, significant R&D activities aimed at enhancing products have been undertaken by players, such as Mohawk Industries and the Balta Group, to have a strong position in the industry.

Table of Contents


    1. 1.1 Study Deliverables

    2. 1.2 Study Assumptions

    3. 1.3 Scope of the Study




    1. 4.1 Insights on Latest Technologies Used in the Industry

    2. 4.2 Insights on Regulatory Framework

    3. 4.3 Insights on Imports and Exports of Carpets and Rugs in Saudi Arabia

    4. 4.4 Insights on Standards and certifications for carpets in Europe

    5. 4.5 Insights on Consumer Behaviour Analysis

    6. 4.6 Impact of COVID-19 on the market


    1. 5.1 Market Overview

    2. 5.2 Market Drivers

    3. 5.3 Market Restraints

    4. 5.4 Opportunities

    5. 5.5 PESTEL Analysis

    6. 5.6 Porter's Five Forces Analysis


    1. 6.1 By Type

      1. 6.1.1 Wall to Wall Tufted Carpets

      2. 6.1.2 Wall to Wall Woven Carpets

      3. 6.1.3 Rugs

    2. 6.2 By Application

      1. 6.2.1 Residential

      2. 6.2.2 Commercial

    3. 6.3 By Distribution Channel

      1. 6.3.1 Contractors

      2. 6.3.2 Retail

      3. 6.3.3 Other Distibution Channels

    4. 6.4 By Country

      1. 6.4.1 Germany

      2. 6.4.2 United Kingdom

      3. 6.4.3 France

      4. 6.4.4 Spain

      5. 6.4.5 Rest of Europe


    1. 7.1 Market Competition Overview

    2. 7.2 Company Profiles

      1. 7.2.1 Balta Group

      2. 7.2.2 Associated Weavers

      3. 7.2.3 Egetaepper AS

      4. 7.2.4 Tarkett/Desso

      5. 7.2.5 Milliken

      6. 7.2.6 Balsan

      7. 7.2.7 Burmatex

      8. 7.2.8 Brintons Carpets

      9. 7.2.9 Creatuft NV

      10. 7.2.10 Fletco Carpets AS

      11. 7.2.11 Royal Carpet SA

      12. 7.2.12 MoquetasRols SA

      13. 7.2.13 Agnella SA

    3. *List Not Exhaustive

  9. 9. APPENDIX

  10. 10. ABOUT US

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Frequently Asked Questions

The Europe Carpet and Rugs Market market is studied from 2016 - 2026.

The Europe Carpet and Rugs Market is growing at a CAGR of 3% over the next 5 years.

Balta Group, Associated Weavers, Egetaepper A/S, Tarkett/Desso, Milliken are the major companies operating in Europe Carpet and Rugs Market.

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