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This study analyzes US ceiling demand by product, market, and region. Demand is presented in current dollars (which are not adjusted for inflation) and square feet for ceiling tiles, and current dollars for suspension systems, specialty products, and other ceiling products.


Historical data are provided for 2008, 2013, and 2018, and forecasts are presented for 2023 and 2028.

Demand for ceilings is segmented into the following product types:

  • ceiling tiles (wet felt; fiberglass; metal; and wood, gypsum, and other materials including vinyl and polystyrene)
  • suspension systems (steel and aluminum and other materials, including vinyl)
  • specialty ceilings (clouds; baffles; stretch ceilings and other specialty ceiling products, including ceiling islands, ceiling planks, and open cell ceilings)
  • ceiling accessories (wires and attachments; and moulding, trim, and all other products, including seismic braces)

Ceiling tile demand is also segmented by performance grade (standard, good, better, and best).

Ceiling tile pricing per square foot at the manufacturers’ level is provided for the major material types.

The major ceiling markets analyzed are:

  • new commercial buildings
  • commercial building renovations
  • new residential buildings
  • residential building renovations

Demand for ceiling products is also broken out for the following US geographic regions:

  • Northeast, including states in the New England (Connecticut, Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Rhode Island, and Vermont) and the Middle Atlantic (New Jersey, New York, and Pennsylvania) subregions.
  • Midwest, including states in the East North Central (Illinois, Indiana, Michigan, Ohio, and Wisconsin) and the West North Central (Iowa, Kansas, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, North Dakota, and South Dakota) subregions
  • South, including states in the South Atlantic (Delaware, Florida, Georgia, Maryland, North Carolina, South Carolina, Virginia, West Virginia, and the District of Columbia), the East South Central (Alabama, Kentucky, Mississippi, and Tennessee), and the West South Central (Arkansas, Louisiana, Oklahoma, and Texas) subregions
  • West, including states in the Mountain (Arizona, Colorado, Idaho, Montana, Nevada, New Mexico, Utah, and Wyoming) and the Pacific ( Alaska, California, Hawaii, Oregon, and Washington) subregions

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