Annual hardwood floor sales grew dramatically in 2004 averaging nearly $377,000 (compared to $208,595 in 2003) for retailers/contractors participating in the survey. (Chart 1) The average ticket is now $3,687 per wood floor sale, an increase of nearly 31 percent over last year's figure. (Chart 2)
Wider width wood products - 4 inches and more are continuing to gain popularity with consumers. These wider products now have a 20 percent share. The 3 inch width remains most popular with a 48 percent share. (Chart 3) Oak remains the top-selling species in these retailer's stores.