Ceilings

Gains will be driven by a rebound in nonresidential building construction, a recovery in improvement and repair activity, and growing interest in better performing ceiling products.

US demand to rise 7.3% annually through 2018

Demand for ceiling products in the US is forecast to advance 7.3 percent per annum through 2018 to $2.5 billion. A rebound in nonresidential building construction will drive gains as the ceiling market continues its recovery from declines following the 2007-2009 economic recession. In addition to new nonresidential building construction, a recovery in improvement and repair activity and growing interest in ceiling products that offer improved performance and aesthetics will boost value demand through the forecast period.

Key ceiling tile segment to post strong growth

Through 2018, ceiling tile demand is expected to post strong growth of 6.6 percent per year to $1.4 billion, supported by an improving building construction market. Furthermore, efforts by manufacturers to improve the aesthetics of ceiling tiles, including more colors, varied perforation designs, and the use of an increasing variety of materials such as wood and metal, will boost value demand. In addition, many architects and designers have moved toward open plenum ceilings and open floor plan spaces in office and institutional buildings, where sound control is important for productivity. While building features such as open plenum ceilings serve as a check on ceiling tile area demand, these designs boost tile value demand as more costly ceiling tiles with improved noise reduction properties are often selected so as to offer similar sound quality to full wall-to-wall ceilings, but with less overall ceiling coverage.

Specialty & other ceiling products to be fastest growing segment

Specialty ceiling products are forecast to see the most rapid growth in demand through 2018, reaching $543 million on 11 percent annual advances. The frequency of use of specialty ceiling products, including clouds, baffles, and stretch ceilings, has grown since the early 2000s, and it is expected to continue to do so through the forecast period. For example, design trends that call for specialty material ceiling tiles will support rising demand for specialty trims to conceal metal ceiling grids and improve the aesthetics of the ceiling. Additionally, trends toward spaces that are more open to the architectural ceiling will increase the installation of products such as clouds or baffles where wall-to-wall ceilings may have previously been installed. Increasingly stringent and widespread regulations on seismic design will also continue to boost demand as more builders will install additional bracing products for suspended ceiling systems.

Study coverage

This Freedonia industry study, Ceilings, presents historical demand data for 2003, 2008 and 2013, and forecasts for 2018 and 2023 by product (e.g., ceiling tile, suspension systems), market (e.g., nonresidential, residential) and US region (e.g., Northeast, Midwest, South, West).

The study also considers market environment factors, details industry structure, evaluates company market share and profiles 28 industry participants, including Armstrong, USG and CertainTeed.

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  1. Ceilings

    $5,300.00

    1. 1 INTRODUCTION

      $115.00

    2. 2 EXECUTIVE SUMMARY

      $159.00

      1. Table | US CEILING DEMAND

    3. 3 MARKET ENVIRONMENT

      $3,096.00

      1. 3.1 General

        $82.00

      2. 3.2 Macroeconomic Overview

        $279.00

        1. Table | MACROECONOMIC INDICATORS

      3. 3.3 Demographic Trends

        $243.00

        1. Table | POPULATION & HOUSEHOLDS

      4. 3.4 Consumer Trends

        $343.00

        1. 3.4.1 Consumer Spending

          $152.00

          1. Table | PERSONAL CONSUMPTION EXPENDITURES

        2. 3.4.2 Consumer Financing

          $158.00

          1. Table | CONSUMER FINANCING ENVIRONMENT, 2003-2013

      5. 3.5 Building Construction

        $1,333.00

        1. Table | BUILDING CONSTRUCTION EXPENDITURES

        2. 3.5.1 Nonresidential Buildings

          $537.00

          1. Table | NONRESIDENTIAL BUILDING CONSTRUCTION EXPENDITURES

          2. Table | NONRESIDENTIAL BUILDING STOCK

          3. Table | NONRESIDENTIAL BUILDING FLOOR SPACE

          4. Table | NONRESIDENTIAL BUILDING IMPROVEMENT & REPAIR EXPENDITURES

        3. 3.5.2 Residential Buildings

          $643.00

          1. Table | RESIDENTIAL BUILDING CONSTRUCTION EXPENDITURES

          2. Table | NEW HOUSING INDICATORS

          3. Table | HOUSING STOCK BY TYPE

          4. CHART II-1 YEAR OF CONSTRUCTION OF HOUSING STOCK, 2013

          5. Table | RESIDENTIAL IMPROVEMENT & REPAIR EXPENDITURES

      6. 3.6 Historical Market Trends

        $96.00

        1. Table | CEILING MARKET, 2003-2013

        2. CHART II-2 CEILING MARKET, 2004-2013

      7. 3.7 Pricing

        $154.00

        1. Table | CEILING PRICING

        2. CHART II-3 CEILING PRICING, 2003-2023

      8. 3.8 Regulatory & Environmental Considerations

        $587.00

        1. 3.8.1 Regulatory Considerations

          $127.00

        2. 3.8.2 Energy Efficiency Considerations

          $150.00

        3. 3.8.3 Indoor Air Quality

          $96.00

        4. 3.8.4 Recycling

          $82.00

        5. 3.8.5 Sound Control

          $161.00

    4. 4 OVERVIEW

      $543.00

      1. 4.1 General

        $138.00

      2. 4.2 Area Demand

        $126.00

        1. Table | CEILING DEMAND BY AREA

      3. 4.3 Competitive Ceiling Coverings Outlook

        $154.00

      4. 4.4 World Ceiling Outlook

        $85.00

      5. 4.5 Foreign Trade

        $82.00

    5. 5 PRODUCTS

      $1,718.00

      1. 5.1 General

        $166.00

        1. Table | CEILING DEMAND BY PRODUCT

        2. CHART IV-1 CEILING DEMAND BY PRODUCT, 2013

      2. 5.2 Ceiling Tile

        $763.00

        1. 5.2.1 Demand by Material

          $491.00

          1. Table | CEILING TILE DEMAND BY MATERIAL

          2. CHART IV-2 CEILING TILE DEMAND BY MATERIAL, VALUE & AREA, 2013

          3. Table | WET FELT CEILING TILE DEMAND

          4. Table | FIBERGLASS CEILING TILE DEMAND

          5. Table | METAL CEILING TILE DEMAND

          6. Table | OTHER MATERIAL CEILING TILE DEMAND

        2. 5.2.2 Demand by Market

          $151.00

          1. Table | CEILING TILE DEMAND BY MARKET

      3. 5.3 Suspension Systems

        $315.00

        1. 5.3.1 Demand by Material

          $110.00

          1. Table | SUSPENSION SYSTEM DEMAND BY MATERIAL

        2. 5.3.2 Demand by Market

          $118.00

          1. Table | SUSPENSION SYSTEM DEMAND BY MARKET

      4. 5.4 Specialty & Other Ceiling Products

        $473.00

        1. 5.4.1 Demand by Type

          $313.00

          1. Table | SPECIALTY & OTHER CEILING PRODUCT DEMAND BY TYPE

        2. 5.4.2 Demand by Market

          $132.00

          1. Table | SPECIALTY & OTHER CEILING PRODUCT DEMAND BY MARKET

    6. 6 MARKETS

      $1,822.00

      1. 6.1 General

        $162.00

        1. Table | CEILING DEMAND BY MARKET

        2. CHART V-1 CEILING DEMAND BY MARKET, 2013

      2. 6.2 Nonresidential

        $1,291.00

        1. Table | NONRESIDENTIAL BUILDING CEILING DEMAND BY PRODUCT

        2. 6.2.1 New

          $124.00

          1. Table | NEW NONRESIDENTIAL BUILDING CEILING DEMAND BY PRODUCT

        3. 6.2.2 Improvements & Repairs

          $130.00

          1. Table | NONRESIDENTIAL BUILDING IMPROVEMENT & REPAIR CEILING DEMAND BY PRODUCT

        4. 6.2.3 Demand by Building Type

          $834.00

          1. Table | NONRESIDENTIAL BUILDING CEILING DEMAND BY BUILDING TYPE

          2. Table | INSTITUTIONAL CEILING DEMAND BY PRODUCT & APPLICATION

          3. Table | OFFICE CEILING DEMAND BY PRODUCT & APPLICATION

          4. Table | COMMERCIAL & LODGING CEILING DEMAND BY PRODUCT & APPLICATION

          5. Table | OTHER NONRESIDENTIAL CEILING DEMAND BY PRODUCT & APPLICATION

      3. 6.3 Residential

        $369.00

        1. Table | RESIDENTIAL CEILING DEMAND BY PRODUCT

        2. 6.3.1 New

          $82.00

          1. Table | NEW RESIDENTIAL CEILING DEMAND BY PRODUCT

        3. 6.3.2 Improvements & Repairs

          $93.00

          1. Table | RESIDENTIAL IMPROVEMENT & REPAIR CEILING DEMAND BY PRODUCT

    7. 7 REGIONS

      $2,442.00

      1. 7.1 General

        $97.00

      2. 7.2 Regional Demographic & Economic Activity

        $523.00

        1. 7.2.1 Economic Outlook

          $181.00

          1. Table | GROSS DOMESTIC PRODUCT BY REGION

        2. 7.2.2 Population Patterns

          $181.00

          1. Table | POPULATION BY REGION

        3. 7.2.3 Construction Activity

          $123.00

          1. Table | CONSTRUCTION EXPENDITURES BY REGION

      3. 7.3 Housing Trends

        $158.00

        1. Table | REGIONAL HOUSING INDICATORS

      4. 7.4 Regional Ceiling Demand

        $1,664.00

        1. Table | CEILING DEMAND BY REGION

        2. CHART VI-1 CEILING DEMAND BY REGION, 2013

        3. 7.4.1 Northeast

          $301.00

          1. Table | NORTHEAST CEILING DEMAND

        4. 7.4.2 Midwest

          $429.00

          1. Table | MIDWEST CEILING DEMAND

        5. 7.4.3 South

          $445.00

          1. Table | SOUTH CEILING DEMAND

        6. 7.4.4 West

          $413.00

          1. Table | WEST CEILING DEMAND

    8. 8 INDUSTRY STRUCTURE

      $4,962.00

      1. 8.1 General

        $91.00

      2. 8.2 Industry Composition

        $171.00

        1. Table | US CEILING PRODUCT SALES FOR SELECTED MANUFACTURERS, 2013

      3. 8.3 Market Share

        $356.00

        1. CHART VII-1 US CEILING MARKET SHARE, 2013

      4. 8.4 Vertical & Horizontal Integration

        $201.00

      5. 8.5 Product Development & Manufacturing

        $144.00

      6. 8.6 Marketing & Distribution

        $157.00

      7. 8.7 Cooperative Agreements

        $84.00

        1. Table | SELECTED COOPERATIVE AGREEMENTS

      8. 8.8 Company Profiles

        $3,757.00

        1. 8.8.1 Acoustic Ceiling Products LLC

          $118.00

        2. 8.8.2 Acoustic Solutions Limited

          $128.00

        3. 8.8.3 All Noise Control LLC

          $184.00

        4. 8.8.4 Armstrong World Industries Incorporated

          $401.00

        5. 8.8.5 Barrisol Normalu SAS

          $117.00

        6. 8.8.6 Ceilings Plus Incorporated

          $103.00

        7. 8.8.7 CLIPSO Productions SAS

          $124.00

        8. 8.8.8 Empire West Incorporated

          $88.00

        9. 8.8.9 Gordon Incorporated

          $196.00

        10. 8.8.10 Halstead International Incorporated

          $113.00

        11. 8.8.11 Hunter Douglas NV

          $132.00

        12. 8.8.12 Laqfoil Limited

          $82.00

        13. 8.8.13 Lindner Group KG

          $128.00

        14. 8.8.14 Newmat USA Limited

          $82.00

        15. 8.8.15 9Wood Incorporated

          $151.00

        16. 8.8.16 Norton Industries Incorporated

          $115.00

        17. 8.8.17 pinta elements GmbH

          $218.00

        18. 8.8.18 ROCKWOOL International A/S

          $154.00

        19. 8.8.19 Rulon Company

          $82.00

        20. 8.8.20 Saint-Gobain

          $182.00

        21. 8.8.21 Shanker Industries Incorporated

          $82.00

        22. 8.8.22 Sky Factory LC

          $84.00

        23. 8.8.23 Sound Concepts Incorporated

          $82.00

        24. 8.8.24 Sound Seal Incorporated

          $158.00

        25. 8.8.25 Steel Ceilings Incorporated

          $97.00

        26. 8.8.26 Synergistic Solutions LLC

          $82.00

        27. 8.8.27 Tectum Incorporated

          $83.00

        28. 8.8.28 USG Corporation

          $246.00

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