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Shift From Carpet To Wood In The UK

BRITISH consumer preferences are shifting towards Continental-style décor, which favours wood/laminate and tiling over traditional British floorcoverings, such as carpet. This is claimed in a new market update on carpets & floorcoverings from business intelligence specialist Key Note.
Wooden flooring has become increasingly on-trend in recent years, with sales driven by continued popularity and expansion of flat-pack furniture giant, IKEA, according to Key Note.
Its report states: ‘Not only does wooden flooring provide a clean and stylish finish, but it is also easy to maintain and durable, making it an excellent choice of flooring for both residential properties and commercial settings’.
While the wooden/laminate flooring sector is likely to continue to observe strengthening growth over the next few years, Key Note estimates that the total carpet and floorcoverings market has struggled somewhat in recent years, with a depressed property market and the sluggish economic growth following the recession.

This article has been reproduced from the Contract Flooring Journal website. You can find them at www.contractflooringjournal.co.uk.