We want to look at carpet sales by region in the world and in the United States in this article and we note that there is a major difference in where carpet is manufactured, bought and sold. There are many different reasons why people may and may not want to use carpet which we will explore. I think that they adequately explain why carpet sales vary across the US and in other nations.
There are many overall factors which determine whether people prefer or will choose to use carpet as the flooring of choice in their home or place of business. Some of the reasons are practical, some are economic, while others are purely aesthetic.
Why do use carpet?
Carpet is used mostly for its eye appeal. I adds greatly to the warm and cozy effect that you want your home to have. This may be a more important factor to people of a certain area or region such as in the United States and is a great predictor of carpet sales by region.
Disadvantages of using carpet:
- Carpet is more difficult to maintain than other types of flooring and eventually it will become discolored and will need to be replaced. This may not be practical is money is at a premium or if other factors are perceived to be more important.
- Carpet is also notorious for being a magnet for dirt and dust mites. It can hold allergens which may be harmful to certain people. Many people will choose not to use it for these reasons.
- Carpet is an investment is that it will require the owner to have to have it cleaned from time to time. It will eventually need to be replaced which may or may not be a practical move for the owner.
Demand of carpet in different region:
When we look at carpet sales by region in the world we will see that the United States is the predominant user of this product. More than fifty percent of the flooring installed in the United States is carpet as compared to all of the other types of flooring combined.
Carpet is predominately manufactured and used in the United States in the South East, and on the Eastern and Western Seaboards. Most of the world’s carpet (eighty five percent) is manufactured in the United States which partially accounts for its use there
Carpet is utilized primarily in Europe, Australia, and Asia in the rest of the world but its sales are significantly lower than other types of flooring. There are also many reasons for this. I believe that the most influencing factor is the locations of most of the carpet makers who happen to be in America. This means that if Asian or European countries want carpet they will have to import it which will incur tariffs and fees which may not be practical.
If we look at the carpet sales by region in the rest of the world we will find that it is much lower in Arab and Oriental countries. Another factor which may account for lower sales in these countries is that carpet sales are also trendy and Arab and Oriental countries traditionally have more conservative tastes.