What and how does the Chinese tariffs impact flooring cost?
The Chinese tariffs have been a huge topic this year so here are some tips on how to deal with it when dealing with flooring cost. When it comes to what is affected by the tariffs basically all building materials are affected. Unfortunately, the LVT category of flooring has been impacted the most since its dominated by Chinese products. The original plan for tariffs was to increase by 10 percent then by 15 from 2018 to 2019 but instead that plan was changed. The Trump Administration has indicated they will implement the 2nd tranche of tariffs on 5/10 which is another 15%.
Here are some products affected by the now 25% tariff;
Appliances including refrigerators
Food including produce, seafood, beans, nuts, etc.
Furniture including cribs and outdoor furniture
Home improvement items including carpeting and flooring
Mattresses and bedding
Personal care products
Tools and hardware
If your an interior designer, contractor, builder or installer and want a discount on materials all you need to do is register online. We will review your registration and get you set up so you can receive discounts on products.
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Register here; https://trade.floorzz.com/account/login