Key Initiative

In January, 2018, the Floor Covering Leadership Council (FCLC) commissioned an independent research firm to conduct a multi-phase study to quantify the scope and severity of the lack of installation professionals on the flooring industry’s sustainability and growth. A Chicago-based research firm, The Blackstone Group Inc., was contracted to conduct the research, whose quantitative component focused on businesses that purchased workers’ services by engaging floor covering installers as direct employees and/or subcontractors in 2017. A total of 334 executives, representing floor covering contractors, retailers, workrooms, and installation businesses across 45 of the 50 states, participated.

The quantitative assessment of the research is available to view and download as a PDF.

Task 4.0 quantitative assessment August 8 2018


Sign the Pledge

We the undersigned acknowledge that shortages and gaps in the floor covering installation workforce pose serious challenges to the well-being of the floor covering industry as a whole. We hereby pledge ourselves and our organizations to provide the leadership, funds, and/or other significant support required to undertake a long-term initiative that will generate a sufficient and sustainable installation workforce.

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