In 2006, the U.S. flooring industry reached a peak of $24.175 billion in sales and that record has yet to be broken.
It’s certainly not for lack of trying. There are an estimated 128,000 businesses in the U.S. flooring industry and in 2016 the flooring market grew by 3,1 percent to $21.3 billion. In all, 39 percent of flooring contractors reported sales growth in 2016.
Commercial buildings accounted for almost 35.9 percent of the total flooring market in 2016. Currently there are four key factors driving the floor protection industry: improved comfort, water resistance, durability and ease of cleaning.
Metal decking, specifically steel floor decking can offer many of these factors. In fact, there are many benefits to steel floor decking, which include:
- Durability: Steel is one of the strongest building alloys and provides plenty of protection against corrosion. The yield strength of your flooring depends on the steel specification used.