Europe Carpet and Rugs Market Size & Share Analysis - Growth Trends & Forecasts (2024 - 2029)

Europe Carpet and Rugs Market is Segmented by Type (Wall to Wall Tufted Carpets, Wall to Wall Woven Carpets, and Rugs), Application (Residential and Commercial), Distribution Channel (Contractors, Retail, and Other Distribution Channels), and Country (Germany, the United Kingdom, France, Spain, and Rest of Europe). The report offers market size and forecasts for the European carpet and rugs market in value (USD billion) for all the above segments.

Europe Carpet & Rugs Market Size

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Europe Carpet and Rugs Market Summary
Study Period 2020 - 2029
Base Year For Estimation 2023
Forecast Data Period 2024 - 2029
Historical Data Period 2020 - 2022
CAGR 3.00 %
Market Concentration Medium

Major Players

Europe Carpet and Rugs Market Major Players

*Disclaimer: Major Players sorted in no particular order


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Europe Carpet & Rugs Market Analysis

Europe Carpet and Rugs Market has generated a revenue of USD 17 Billion in the current year and is poised to achieve a CAGR of 3% for the forecast period.

The sudden outbreak of the COVID-19 pandemic severely affected the European economy in 2020. The highly infectious nature of the disease forced local governments to impose lockdowns and restrictions on the movement of people. As many people worked from home, they renovated and decorated their homes. Retail sales of carpets and rugs declined in 2020, but online retailers grew strongly.

The European carpet and rug market is expected to witness strong growth during the forecast period. Some of the major factors positively impacting the market's strong growth include rising demand for rugs and carpets in the 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, during the forecast period.

Europe is the second-largest market for carpets after the United States, 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 exported. Germany has the largest demand for carpets 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 rising trends, such as an increase in demand for eco-friendly carpets, a growing acceptance of carpet tiles, and an inclination toward contemporary surface rugs, which are shifting the dynamics of the European rugs and carpet market. Moreover, the demand for high-quality handmade carpets and rugs is increasing, propelling the market growth further during the forecast period.

Europe Carpet & Rugs Market Trends

This section covers the major market trends shaping the Europe Carpet & Rugs Market according to our research experts:

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

Germany is one of the largest contributors of rugs and carpets to the overall market share. Significant improvements in infrastructure, such as commercial and 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 the construction of housing units and commercial spaces. In addition, Germany is one of the key players in the automotive and aerospace industry. This industry is 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.

Europe Carpet and Rugs Market: Carpet and Rugs, By Countries in Europe Region, In Million USD, 2022

Tufted Carpets Dominate the Market

Tufted carpets are witnessing the highest demand in the carpet 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. Tufted carpets are easily installed in newly constructed residential areas and their advantages include a reasonable price, good aesthetics, and ease of installation.

Europe Carpet and Rugs Market, By Type, In USD Million, 2022

Europe Carpet & Rugs Industry Overview

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. The companies invested heavily in R&D activities in the production of this 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. These activities have been undertaken to have a strong position in the industry.

Europe Carpet & Rugs Market Leaders

  1. Balta Group

  2. Associated Weavers

  3. Egetaepper A/S

  4. Tarkett/Desso

  5. Milliken

*Disclaimer: Major Players sorted in no particular order

Europe Carpet and Rugs Market Concentration
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Europe Carpet & Rugs Market News

  • November 2021: UK-based Victoria, engaged in the manufacturing of carpets and floor coverings, acquired the rugs division of Balta Group for GBP 117 million (around USD 141.5 million). Balta Group is headquartered in Belgium and is the largest manufacturer of carpets in Europe.
  • April 2022: Milliken & Company expanded its capacity and facilities by purchasing Zebra-chem GmbH in March in order to meet projected market demands. For polyolefins, PVC, and engineering thermoplastics, Zebra-chem, a specialty compounder and chemicals firm, produces additive and blowing agent concentrates. By the end of 2022, the extension will allow Milliken to increase the Bad Bentheim plant's manufacturing capacity by 60%.

Europe Carpet & Rugs Market Report - Table of Contents


    1. 1.1 Study Deliverables

    2. 1.2 Study Assumptions

    3. 1.3 Scope of the Study




    1. 4.1 Market Overview

    2. 4.2 Market Drivers

    3. 4.3 Market Restraints

    4. 4.4 Value Chain/Supply Chain Analysis

    5. 4.5 Porter's Five Forces Analysis

      1. 4.5.1 Threat of New Entrants

      2. 4.5.2 Bargaining Power of Buyers/Consumers

      3. 4.5.3 Bargaining Power of Suppliers

      4. 4.5.4 Threat of Substitute Products

      5. 4.5.5 Intensity of Competitive Rivalry

    6. 4.6 Impact of COVID-19 on the Market


    1. 5.1 By Type

      1. 5.1.1 Wall to Wall Tufted Carpets

      2. 5.1.2 Wall to Wall Woven Carpets

      3. 5.1.3 Rugs

    2. 5.2 By Application

      1. 5.2.1 Residential

      2. 5.2.2 Commercial

    3. 5.3 By Distribution Channel

      1. 5.3.1 Contractors

      2. 5.3.2 Retail

      3. 5.3.3 Other Distibution Channels

    4. 5.4 By Country

      1. 5.4.1 Germany

      2. 5.4.2 United Kingdom

      3. 5.4.3 France

      4. 5.4.4 Spain

      5. 5.4.5 Rest of Europe


    1. 6.1 Market Competition Overview

    2. 6.2 Company Profiles

      1. 6.2.1 Balta Group

      2. 6.2.2 Associated Weavers

      3. 6.2.3 Egetaepper AS

      4. 6.2.4 Tarkett/Desso

      5. 6.2.5 Milliken

      6. 6.2.6 Balsan

      7. 6.2.7 Burmatex

      8. 6.2.8 Brintons Carpets

      9. 6.2.9 Creatuft NV

      10. 6.2.10 Fletco Carpets AS

      11. 6.2.11 Royal Carpet SA

      12. 6.2.12 MoquetasRols SA

      13. 6.2.13 Agnella SA*

    3. *List Not Exhaustive


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Europe Carpet & Rugs Industry Segmentation

Carpets and rugs are floor covering used to improve aesthetics of the house/office spaces and provide comfort and warmth. The yarn typically made from woven fabric such as wool, cotton, silk and jute. Rug is used to cover a specific area of the floor while carpet is used for covering wall-to-wall or are fixed-to-the-floor. A complete background analysis of the European carpet and rug market, which includes an assessment of the parental market, emerging trends by segments and regional markets, significant changes in market dynamics, and a market overview, is covered in the report. The report also features a qualitative and quantitative assessment by analyzing data gathered from industry analysts and market participants across key points in the industry's value chain.

The European carpet and rugs market is segmented by type (wall-to-wall tufted carpets, wall-to-wall woven carpets, and rugs), application (residential and commercial), distribution channel (contractors, retail, other distribution channels), and country (Germany, the United Kingdom, France, Spain, and Rest of Europe). The report offers market size and forecasts for the European carpet and rug market in value (USD billion) for all the above segments.

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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Europe Carpet & Rugs Market Research FAQs

The Europe Carpet and Rugs Market is projected to register a CAGR of 3% during the forecast period (2024-2029)

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

The report covers the Europe Carpet and Rugs Market historical market size for years: 2020, 2021, 2022 and 2023. The report also forecasts the Europe Carpet and Rugs Market size for years: 2024, 2025, 2026, 2027, 2028 and 2029.

Europe Carpet and Rugs Industry Report

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Europe Carpet and Rugs Market Size & Share Analysis - Growth Trends & Forecasts (2024 - 2029)