In 2015, non-resilient flooring was the most popular floor covering in China, accounting for 85% of demand. Ceramic tile is the most frequently used floor covering. Carpets and rugs represented 8% of floor covering demand in China in 2015, with resilient flooring accounting for the remaining 7%.
Through 2020, the fastest demand growth in China is expected in non-resilient flooring. Laminate flooring, in particular, is expected to post solid gains due to its low cost compared to many other non-resilient flooring types. Demand for carpets and rugs will post the next-fastest growth, benefiting from increasing motor vehicle production in the country. Resilient flooring demand gains will post the slowest, though still strong. These products benefit from their typically lower cost, which makes them an attractive option to many homeowners.