Soft Covering Flooring Market Size & Share Analysis - Growth Trends & Forecasts (2024 - 2029)

The Report Covers Soft Covering Flooring Market Growth and it is Segmented By Product (Broadloom and Carpet Tile), By Distribution Channel (Contractors, Specialty Stores, Home Centers, and Others) By End-User (Residential Replacement, Commercial, and Builder), and Geography (North America, South America, Europe, Asia-Pacific, and Middle East & Africa). The Market size and forecasts for Global Soft Covering Flooring Market are Provided in value (USD) for all the above segments.

Soft Covering Flooring Market Size

Soft Covering Flooring Market Summary
Study Period 2020 - 2029
Base Year For Estimation 2023
CAGR 3.20 %
Fastest Growing Market Asia Pacific
Largest Market North America
Market Concentration Low

Major Players

Soft Covering Flooring Market Major Players

*Disclaimer: Major Players sorted in no particular order


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Soft Covering Flooring Market Analysis

The Global Soft Covering Flooring Market is valued at USD 97.2 billion currently and is expected to register a CAGR of 3.2% during the forecasted period.

During the pandemic, many construction projects were delayed or canceled, which had a significant impact on the demand for soft-covering flooring. Additionally, the closure of retail stores and decreased foot traffic in commercial buildings resulted in a decline in demand for soft-covering flooring in these sectors. However, the market has shown signs of recovery as lockdown measures have been lifted in several regions and construction activities have resumed. The demand for soft covering flooring has also increased due to the rising focus on creating comfortable and healthy living spaces, especially as people spend more time at home. Additionally, the growing trend towards sustainable and eco-friendly products is expected to drive the demand for soft-covering flooring in the post-pandemic era.

Investment in R&D works by major players for product innovation, design, and service is expected to positively impact the market's growth. Technological innovations aimed at providing a variety of dying technologies to create different patterns, solid colors, and design continuity are projected to contribute to product demand. The soft covering flooring market is highly competitive, with major manufacturers focusing on innovative styles, product differentiation, designs, and effective services to gain a greater market share. Changes in the prices of raw materials due to varying market conditions have a significant impact on the final price of the products. The shift toward hard floor coverings, such as wood and ceramics, along with high sensitivity to economic fluctuations, is likely to hinder the growth prospects of the market.

Soft Covering Flooring Market Trends

High Usage of Soft Covering Flooring in the Residential Sector is Driving the Market

Soft covering flooring, including carpets, area rugs, and vinyl flooring, is popular in residential applications because it offers a comfortable, warm, and inviting feel to the space. Additionally, it can help reduce noise and provide insulation. In recent years, there has been a growing trend towards using soft covering flooring in bedrooms, living rooms, and other areas of the home. Soft coverings, such as carpeting, can create a cozy and welcoming atmosphere in these spaces, making them more comfortable and inviting for occupants.

Furthermore, advancements in technology and design have led to the development of soft coverings that are durable, easy to clean, and resistant to wear and tear. These characteristics make them an excellent choice for high-traffic areas of the home, such as hallways and family rooms. Overall, the use of soft covering flooring in the residential sector is expected to continue growing in the coming years as consumers look for comfortable, durable, and stylish flooring options for their homes.

Soft Covering Flooring Market: Market Share of Global Soft Covering Flooring Application Segments, In %, 2022

United States Region Dominates the Market

North America accounted for 30% of the volume share in the previous year on account of the high penetration of the product in residential and commercial buildings due to high durability and easy installation process. Furthermore, increasing retail outlets and commercial buildings on account of rising urbanization in Mexico is likely to propel the demand for construction materials in the region.

The rising construction of green buildings in the United States is expected to fuel the consumption of eco-friendly and lightweight floor coverings. Also, increasing consumer expenditure for the construction of residential buildings coupled with rising per capita income is likely to aid households in affording home interiors, including expensive flooring solutions.

Soft covering floorings are available at low costs and possess characteristics such as ease of maintenance, better aesthetics, and moisture, fire, and scratch resistance, which makes them preferable flooring materials for commercial application segments. Rising demand from the replacement market, primarily from the hotels, offices, and mosques in the GCC countries, is expected to propel growth over the projected period.

Soft Covering Flooring Market Revenue, In USD Billion, 2018-2022

Soft Covering Flooring Industry Overview

The Global Soft Covering Flooring Market is fragmented. The report covers major international players operating in the soft-covering flooring market. In terms of market share, few of the major players currently dominate the market. However, with technological advancement and product innovation, mid-size to small companies are increasing their market presence by securing new contracts and tapping new markets. Some of the major players in the market are Abbey Carpet & Floor Inc., Milliken & Company, Shaw Industries Group Inc., Interface Inc., and Mohawk Industries Inc.

Soft Covering Flooring Market Leaders

  1. Abbey Carpet & Floor Inc.

  2. Milliken & Company

  3. Shaw Industries Group Inc.

  4. Interface Inc.

  5. Mohawk Industries Inc.

*Disclaimer: Major Players sorted in no particular order

Soft Covering Flooring Market Concentration
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Soft Covering Flooring Market News

  • March 2023: Shaw Industries Group Inc.'s Plant 78 is in the midst of an expansion that will bring more than 300 new jobs to Aiken County.
  • December 2022: Milliken & Company announced a USD 27.4 million investment to expand the Cherokee County facility.

Soft Covering Flooring Market Report - Table of Contents


    1. 1.1 Study Assumptions and Market Definition

    2. 1.2 Scope of the Study




    1. 4.1 Market Overview

    2. 4.2 Market Drivers

    3. 4.3 Market Restraints

    4. 4.4 Value / Supply Chain Analysis

    5. 4.5 Industry Attractiveness - Porter's Five Forces Analysis

      1. 4.5.1 Bargaining Power of Buyers

      2. 4.5.2 Bargaining Power of Suppliers

      3. 4.5.3 Threat of New Entrants

      4. 4.5.4 Threat of Substitutes

      5. 4.5.5 Intensity of Competitive Rivalry

    6. 4.6 Insights on Technology Innovations in the Market

    7. 4.7 Impact of COVID-19 on the Market


    1. 5.1 By Product

      1. 5.1.1 Broadloom

      2. 5.1.2 Carpet Tile

    2. 5.2 By Distribution Channel

      1. 5.2.1 Contractors

      2. 5.2.2 Specialty Stores

      3. 5.2.3 Home Centers

      4. 5.2.4 Other Distribution Channels

    3. 5.3 By End-User

      1. 5.3.1 Residential

      2. 5.3.2 Commercial

    4. 5.4 Geography

      1. 5.4.1 North America

        1. United States

        2. Canada

        3. Mexico

      2. 5.4.2 Europe

        1. Germany

        2. France

        3. United Kingdom

        4. Rest of Europe

      3. 5.4.3 Asia-Pacific

        1. China

        2. Japan

        3. India

        4. Rest of Asia-Pacific

      4. 5.4.4 South America

        1. Brazil

        2. Argentina

        3. Rest of South America

      5. 5.4.5 Middle East & Africa

        1. United Arab Emirates

        2. Saudi Arabia

        3. South Africa

        4. Rest of Middle East & Africa


    1. 6.1 Market Concentration Overview

    2. 6.2 Company Profiles

      1. 6.2.1 Tandus Group, Inc.

      2. 6.2.2 Milliken & Company

      3. 6.2.3 Shaw Industries Group, Inc.

      4. 6.2.4 Interface, Inc.

      5. 6.2.5 Abbey Carpet & Floor Inc

      6. 6.2.6 Beaulieu International Group N.V.

      7. 6.2.7 Bentley Mills, Inc.

      8. 6.2.8 Mannington Mills, Inc.

      9. 6.2.9 Dixie Group, Inc.

      10. 6.2.10 Mohawk Industries, Inc.

      11. 6.2.11 Other Companies (AstroTurf, Venture Carpets, Inc., Tarkett S.A., Foss Floors, Trinseo S.A., Cargill Inc, Royalty Carpet Mills Inc, Balta Industries NV and Engineered Floors LLC)*

    3. *List Not Exhaustive


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Soft Covering Flooring Industry Segmentation

Soft covering flooring refers to floor coverings made from soft materials such as carpets, rugs, and vinyl tiles. These types of flooring are commonly used in residential, commercial, and industrial buildings due to their comfort, noise reduction, and aesthetic appeal. A complete background analysis of the soft covering flooring 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 value chain.

The Market is Segmented By Product (Broadloom and Carpet Tile), By Distribution Channel (Contractors, Specialty Stores, Home Centers, and Other Distribution Channels), By End-User (Residential and Commercial), and by Geography (North America, Europe, Asia-Pacific, South America, and Middle East & Africa). The report offers Market size and forecasts for the Global Soft Covering Flooring Market in value (USD) for all the above segments.

By Product
Carpet Tile
By Distribution Channel
Specialty Stores
Home Centers
Other Distribution Channels
By End-User
North America
United States
United Kingdom
Rest of Europe
Rest of Asia-Pacific
South America
Rest of South America
Middle East & Africa
United Arab Emirates
Saudi Arabia
South Africa
Rest of Middle East & Africa
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Soft Covering Flooring Market Research FAQs

The Global Soft Covering Flooring Market is projected to register a CAGR of 3.20% during the forecast period (2024-2029)

Abbey Carpet & Floor Inc., Milliken & Company, Shaw Industries Group Inc., Interface Inc. and Mohawk Industries Inc. are the major companies operating in the Global Soft Covering Flooring Market.

Asia Pacific is estimated to grow at the highest CAGR over the forecast period (2024-2029).

In 2024, the North America accounts for the largest market share in Global Soft Covering Flooring Market.

The report covers the Global Soft Covering Flooring Market historical market size for years: 2020, 2021, 2022 and 2023. The report also forecasts the Global Soft Covering Flooring Market size for years: 2024, 2025, 2026, 2027, 2028 and 2029.

Soft Covering Flooring Industry Report

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Soft Covering Flooring Market Size & Share Analysis - Growth Trends & Forecasts (2024 - 2029)