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24th April 2023

Flooring Industry News April 2023

Written by jonathon bright
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Welcome to our UK flooring news round-up for April 2023 – a great way to keep up to date with all the latest news, views and commentary for the flooring industry and business owners. To keep on top of all the latest industry news why not follow our LinkedIn page – we always post interesting news stories and article links on our page.

Flooring Industry News April 2023

Flooring sales fall in February

Despite some recovery in the furniture industry as a whole, flooring sales in February decreased by approximately 1% from the previous year.

The Office for National Statistics’ (ONS) most recent retail statistics shows that February flooring sales fell 0.9% to £215.5 million.

Read the article in The Stocklists.


Consumer confidence builds

After a “surprise rebound” in sentiment last month, consumer confidence for large household purchases has remained high, according to prominent retail researchers GfK today.

Following a survey of consumer purchase intentions for furniture, flooring, and home appliances, GfK’s Major Purchase Index increased by four points in March after increasing by three points in February.

Read the article in The Stocklists.


Flooring sales increase

According to the most recent retail data from the Office for National Statistics, flooring sales have recovered following a poor start to the year, with March indicating a significant increase.

Retail floorcovering sales in March increased by 28.5% from February to £268.1 million from £208.5 million. However, performance is still mediocre when compared to the same period in the previous year; sales fell by 3.8% from £278.1m to March 2022.

Read the article in The Stocklists.


Flooring inflation remains high

According to the most recent information from the Office for National for National Statistics, the price inflation for floorcoverings is still persistently high and above 10% – higher than the rate for the furnishing sector as a whole.

Prices for carpets and other floor coverings climbed by 10.3% in March, somewhat less than the 10.4% increase seen in February but higher than the 7.4% increase seen at same time last year.

Read the article in The Stocklists.


FURTHER READING

We hope you enjoyed our flooring industry news roundup. We have a huge luxury vinyl flooring range which can be found on these links:

Deep Emboss is our biggest range which gives the look of real wood.

Another very popular range, Herringbone takes smaller tiles from our most popular colours and uses them to create a parquet-effect flooring.

The Tick Finish vinyl flooring range is all about a finer grain for a subtler finish.

The Stone & Granite range delivers the feel of real stone and granite with a refined texture.

With the Shale Finish range, a natural slate-effect is represented with a generous range of colour options and textures.

If you are looking to recreate an old-style distressed wooden flooring look then the Hand Scraped range is perfect.

Our Victoriana collection recreates the iconic British Minton design classic that has been around since the 1800’s.

The Prima range from Ambiance is our entry level LVT. This product delivers a living surface finish that looks and feels great whilst meeting the most challenging budget.

Remember, follow us on LinkedIn to keep up to date with the latest flooring industry news.

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