Decorative Tile

5th Edition

Decorative tile demand in the US in 2018 totaled 3.6 billion square feet. The US is a net importer of decorative tile products, with 64% of the market supplied by foreign manufacturers.

This study analyzes US demand for decorative tile by material, application, and market. Demand is presented in square feet and current dollars (which are not adjusted for inflation). Also presented are US decorative tile imports, exports, and industry shipments in dollars.

Decorative Tile

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

Decorative tile demand is segmented into the following material types:

  • ceramic
  • porcelain
  • stone
  • other materials (concrete, glass, and metal)

Demand for decorative tile is also provided for the following applications:

  • flooring
  • wallcoverings
  • countertops (includes backsplashes)
  • other applications (bath and shower surrounds, fireplace surrounds and backings, ceiling coverings, exterior walls or siding, and other decorative spaces)

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

The major decorative tile markets analyzed are:

  • residential buildings
  • commercial buildings
  • transportation equipment and nonbuilding construction

Excluded from the scope of the study are roofing tiles, vinyl tiles, and carpet tiles.

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