Global Flooring Category - Procurement Market Intelligence Report

Strategic insights on sourcing opportunities, supplier selection, and procurement best practices in the flooring category are offered in this flooring procurement report.

  • Published: Aug 2018
  • Pages: 107
  • SKU: IRCMSTR14938
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Flooring market overview

According to this flooring procurement report, implementation of technological innovations in ceramic tiles through the use of digital printing is likely to increase the spend growth momentum for the flooring market in the coming years. In addition, slip-resistant flooring materials are procured by buyers to increase safety across buildings, which in turn is driving the market growth. This procurement report offers detailed insights into the major category growth drivers and the procurement best practices to help the buyers reduce their spend.

Why should you buy the report?

This procurement report on the flooring market offers a comprehensive analysis of the supply market and the impact of volume and cost drivers on the overall pricing. It also provides detailed information on the category pricing insights, market insights, and the top suppliers in the category. In this procurement report, the category spend is analyzed from the perspective of the buyers and the suppliers. Key insights offered in this report will help the buyers:

  • Understand the spend potential within the flooring market
  • Compare pricing models
  • Assess the global and regional category risks
  • Assess the global and regional spend opportunity
  • Identify the risk management practices

Understand the global category spend for flooring market           

The flooring market is anticipated to witness an increase in the global category spend in the coming years. This procurement report, which is a part of SpendEdges facility management category considers the developments in the construction sector and increase in the use of vinyl flooring across the globe are a couple of key factors driving the global flooring supply market. Additional insights offered in this procurement report include:

  • Global spend on flooring for the period of 2017-2022
  • Global and regional category spend growth
  • Key sustainability practices
  • Supplier cost structure

Optimize category spend for the flooring market

In the flooring market, the buyers must procure from suppliers that offer unique value proposition in terms of portfolio of services offered such as floor designing, planning, architecture, and consulting. This helps buyers and suppliers to save time, energy, and money and enables them to have a unique flooring design based on their requirement. This flooring procurement report also offers a coverage of:

  • Supplier and the buyer KPIs
  • Best procurement practices
  • Major category enablers

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Understand the flooring supply landscape

An analysis of the flooring market shows that the buyers should engage with suppliers that manufacture products with minimal wastage and optimum utilization of resources. Manufacturing products through minimum wastage would ensure cost savings for suppliers, which can be passed on to the buyers. This procurement report also identifies the major costs incurred by the suppliers and offers a coverage of:

  • Incumbent supplier evaluation
  • Supplier selection criteria
  • Supplier positioning

Build effective category management strategies for the flooring market

A major category requirement for the category managers in the flooring market is to increase focus on minimalizing their TCO while achieving cost savings during the procurement of flooring materials. Key insights offered in this procurement report will help the buyers identify:

  • Global and regional spend segmentation
  • Global and regional category risks
  • Category growth drivers

An analysis of the top suppliers and the best procurement practices is offered in this procurement report on flooring category.

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PART 01: Executive Summary

PART 02: Market Insights

  • Global category spend
  • Category spend growth
  • Spend segmentation by region
  • Regional spend dynamics
  • Regional influence on global spend
  • Regional spend opportunity for suppliers

PART 03: Category Pricing Insights

  • Pricing outlook
  • Supplier cost structure
  • Outlook for input costs
  • Total cost of ownership analysis
  • Overview of pricing models
  • Comparison of pricing models
  • Supply chain margins
  • Cost drivers impacting pricing
  • Volume drivers impacting pricing

PART 04: Cost-Saving Opportunities

  • Supplier side levers
  • Buyer side levers
  • Quantifying cost-saving opportunities
  • Quantifying cost savings by negotiation strategies

PART 05: Best Practices

  • Innovation and success stories
  • Procurement excellence best practices
  • Procurement best practices
  • Sustainability practices

PART 06: Category Ecosystem

  • Market favorability index for suppliers
  • Competitiveness index for suppliers
  • Buyer power
  • Supplier power
  • Threat of new entrants
  • Threat of substitutes
  • Buyer ecosystem
  • Supplier ecosystem

PART 07: Category Management Strategy

  • Category management objectives
  • Supplier and buyer KPIs
  • Outsourcing category management activities
  • Risk management

PART 08: Category Management Enablers

  • Procurement organization
  • Category enablers

PART 09: Suppliers Selection

  • RFx Essentials
  • Supplier selection criteria
  • Service Level Agreement
  • Incumbent supplier evaluation metrics

PART 10: Suppliers Under Coverage

  • Overview
  • Supplier positioning
  • Profile: Mohawk Industries
  • Profile: Shaw Industries
  • Profile: Tarkett
  • Profile: Armstrong Flooring
  • Profile: Forbo Flooring Systems
  • Profile: Gerflor

PART 11: US Market Insights

  • Category spend in the US
  • Price outlook
  • Supplier cost structure in the US
  • Margins of suppliers in the US
  • Category cost drivers
  • Category volume drivers
  • Overview of best practices in the US
  • Procurement best practices in the US
  • US supply market overview
  • Supplier positioning for the US
  • Regional category risks

PART 12: Category Definition

  • Category hierarchy
  • Category scope
  • Category map

PART 13: Appendix

  • List of abbreviations
  • Key notes
  • Global category spend (2017-2022)
  • Category spend growth (2017-2022)
  • Regional spend dynamics
  • Regional spend dynamics
  • Comparison of category maturity across regions
  • Regional spend opportunity for suppliers (2017-2022)
  • Category pricing dynamics
  • Supplier cost breakup
  • Input cost dynamics
  • Total cost of ownership model
  • Benefit comparison of pricing models
  • Pricing models – comparison matrix
  • Supplier margin analysis
  • Margin analysis across supply chain
  • Cost drivers
  • Volume drivers
  • Cost-saving opportunities: Supply side levers
  • Cost-saving opportunities: Demand side levers
  • Cost-saving opportunity matrix
  • Negotiation grid
  • Innovation and success stories
  • Procurement excellence summary: Impact on the category
  • Supplier relationship management metrics
  • Strategic sourcing and category management metrics
  • Technology-facilitated procurement metrics
  • Procurement best practices dashboard
  • Sustainability practices: Impact on the category
  • Sustainability best practices
  • Market environment score
  • Market competitiveness score
  • Buyer power score
  • Supplier power score
  • Ease of market entry score
  • Ease of substitution score
  • Buyer ecosystem: Outlook
  • Supplier ecosystem: Outlook
  • Ecosystem disruption threats
  • Key category management objectives
  • Supplier KPI dashboard: Importance for the category
  • Buyer KPI dashboard: Importance for the category
  • Category management enablers
  • Risk management matrix
  • Category enablers: Procurement model
  • Category enablers: Technology
  • RFx questions
  • Phase I RFI considerations
  • SLA terms
  • Supplier performance benchmarking criteria
  • Supplier operational capability matrix
  • Supplier positioning matrix
  • Mohawk Industries – Key information dashboard
  • Shaw Industries – Key information dashboard
  • Tarkett – Key information dashboard
  • Armstrong Flooring – Key information dashboard
  • Forbo Flooring Systems– Key information dashboard
  • Gerflor – Key information dashboard
  • US category spend (2017-2022)
  • Category pricing dynamics
  • Supplier cost breakup
  • Supplier margin analysis
  • Margin analysis across supply chain
  • Cost drivers
  • Volume drivers
  • Procurement excellence summary: Impact on the category
  • Supplier relationship management
  • Strategic sourcing and category management
  • Technology-facilitated procurement
  • Procurement best practices dashboard
  • Supplier operational capability matrix
  • Supplier positioning matrix
  • Risk management matrix
  • Category definition
  • Category nuances
  • Importance of category relative to other categories


Research Framework

SpendEdge presents a detailed picture of the market by way of study, synthesis, and summation of data from multiple sources. The analysts have presented the various facets of the market with a particular focus on identifying the key category influencers. The data thus presented is comprehensive, reliable, and the result of extensive research, both primary and secondary.


Primary research

  • Procurement heads
  • Category managers
  • Sourcing consortium professionals
  • Industry experts and thought leaders
  • Procurement managers
  • Category heads of suppliers
  • Client account heads/managers
  • Client and industry consultants

Secondary research

  • Industry journals and reports
  • Periodicals and new articles
  • Category webinars
  • Internal categiry playbooks
  • Industry and government websites on regulations and compliance
  • Internal databases
  • Industry blogs/thought leader briefings



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