Despite a comeback in new home construction, conditions within the flooring industry in Australia remain extremely challenging, leaders within the sector say.

One would think flooring would enjoy an upswing commensurate with any boon in housing. Australian Timber Flooring Industry Association CEO Randy Flierman said, however, that notwithstanding a recent upturn observed during most of the past year, quarterly data that his organisation has collected regarding the timber segment of the market…