US decorative tile demand will grow 4.3 percent annually through 2011. The dominant flooring market will lead gains as consumer preferences shift away from carpets and rugs. Nonresidential flooring will be particularly strong based on better appreciation of tile's advantages over other high-end flooring materials.
This study analyzes the 3.2 billion square foot decorative tile industry. It presents historical demand data for the years 1996, 2001 and 2006 and forecasts for 2011 and 2016 by material type (ceramic, porcelain, glass, natural stone, concrete, metal); application (e.g., flooring, wall coverings, countertops); and market (e.g., residential, nonresidential).
The study also considers market environment factors, details industry structure, evaluates company market share and profiles 37 major producers, including Mohawk Industries, Marazzi Group, Grupo Porcelanite, International de Ceramica, Florim Ceramiche, Shaw Industries, and Crossville.