Flooring inflation rises again

Retail price inflation for flooring again returned to double-digits in May.

The previous reduction from 103% to 9% in April was reversed, according to the Office for National Statistics.

Increases in carpets and rugs jumped from 8.3% to 11.5%.

In contrast smooth flooring saw increases plunge from 15.3% to 5.4%: over the past year increases have averaged 16.7%.

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