SIC 5713 Floor Covering Stores


SIC 5713

Retail sellers of floor coverings under this classification of may also incidentally install floor coverings, but contractors who primarily install floor coverings for others are in SIC 1752: Floor Laying and Other Floor Work, Not Elsewhere Classified.



Floor Covering Stores

The retail floor covering industry includes sellers of rugs and carpets, linoleum, asphalt tile, and ceramic tile. Floor covering retailers include specialty stores, department stores, home improvement stores, and mass merchandisers. With this broad grouping, such multifaceted retailers as Home Depot, Lowe's, Sears Holdings, Target, Wal-Mart, IKEA, Kohl's, and Costco Wholesale were among the top ten sellers in the industry in 2005.

The largest floor covering retailer is CCA Global Partners, a privately held company established in 1984 as Carpet Co-op of America. The cooperative has seven flooring affiliates, including the retailers Carpet One, Carpet One Canada, and Carpet One Australia, which combined offer more than 1,000 full-service specialty stores in every U.S. state, Canada, New Zealand, and Australia. In addition, Flooring America and Flooring Canada feature more than 450 independent stores in the United States and 65 locations in Canada. Aggregate 2005 sales for the 15 affiliated companies of CCA Global Partners, which also include firms involved with mortgage banking, lighting products, formalwear, and biking, surpassed $9.6 billion.

Abbey Carpet, of Bonita Springs, Florida, which has a network of close to 800 independently owned and operated stores across the United States, as well several in the Bahamas and Puerto Rico, is another leading floor covering retailer. Abbey Carpet, which sells carpet and area rugs, hardwood, laminate, and vinyl floorings, ceramic tile, and window coverings, had sales in excess of $1 billion in 2005.

Total industry shipments in 2005 grew to nearly 2.06...

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