Quick Facts About The Carpet Industry


  • Carpet accounts for 51% of the total U.S. flooring market.
  • The carpet and flooring industry employs 29,830 workers in 227 establishments in Georgia with a payroll topping an estimated $3 billion – the largest of any manufacturing sector in the state.
  • Georgia is also home to 9 of the top 20 carpet manufacturers in the U.S.
  • On the list of the top 50 manufacturers of all U.S. floor covering, there are 14 carpet manufacturers located in Georgia.
  • More than 85% of the U.S. carpet and rug market is produced by mills located within a 65-mile radius of Dalton, for an estimated $8 billion in business activity.
  • Georgia supplies more than 45% of the world’s carpet and rugs.
  • In 2015, CARE (Carpet America Recovery Effort) members diverted 520 million pounds of carpet from the landfill. (In 2013, CARE initiated a newer and more accurate method of counting collections.)
  • In 2015, CARE members recycled 157 million pounds of carpet.
  • Since it was founded in 2002, CARE members have diverted over 4 billion pounds of post-consumer carpet from landfills in the United States.

One Reply to “Quick Facts About The Carpet Industry”

  1. Richard Cobb says:

    It ‘s really great to know.Thank you for sharing.

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