US demand for decorative tile is forecast to increase 4.4 percent per year through 2013. Flooring will remain the dominant application. The residential construction market will generate the most rapid gains in tile demand, as housing completions rebound and consumer spending on improvement and repair projects increases.
This study analyzes the 2.7 billion square foot US decorative tile industry. It presents historical demand data for the years 1998, 2003 and 2008, and forecasts for 2013 and 2018 by tile product (e.g., ceramic, porcelain, glass), application (e.g., flooring, wall coverings, countertops) and market (residential, nonresidential).
The study also considers market environment factors, details industry structure, evaluates company market share and profiles 39 industry players, including Dal-Tile, Marizzi Group and Internacional de Ceramica.