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Floor and Wall Tiles Market Report - UK 2017-2021 Analysis

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Introduction and Overview

The 9th Edition of the 'Floor and Wall Tiles Market Report - UK 2017-2021 Analysis' incorporates original input and primary research, and represents an up-to-date and informed report on the market for ceramic & porcelain, natural stone as well as tiles of other materials (glass, metal, cement, etc).

Key content covered in the report include:

  • UK Tiles Market - size, recent trends and key influences, forecasts and future trends up to 2021.
  • Analysis by Market Sector - Ceramic & Porcelain, Natural Stone and Other Materials - size, product mix within each sector, trends and influences.
  • Market Structure - review of market structure, breakdown of product sectors with major players, company profiles, anticipated future developments.
  • End Use Application Areas - analysis of key end use sectors for tiles with potential growth opportunities.

Key areas of  insight include:

  • Market development in 2012-17 - driven by upturn in residential and non-domestic sectors (such as offices, hotels, leisure, transport etc).
  • Key product mix trends - ceramic & porcelain, natural stone and other materials including glass, metal and cement.
  • Decorative trends - popularity of large format tiles, stone & wood effect tiles, layouts and shapes.
  • Supply and distribution - structures and shares.
  • Market prospects to 2021 - including review of key market drivers.
  • Detailed market data and insight on the kitchen and bathroom tile market by AMA Research, a leading UK provider of construction market intelligence.

Some of the companies included:

Armatile, B & V Masonry, Bellegrove Ceramics, Beltrami, Boniti, British Ceramic Tile (BCT), Burlington Slate, Cerrig Granite and Slate, Chantecler Tiles, Craven Dunnill, Digital Ceramic Systems, Domus Tiles, Elspeth Gardner Ceramics, Euxton Tile Supplies, Grespania Ceramica, H & E Smith, H&R Johnson, Indigenous, Ionic Stone, Lapicida, Limestone Gallery, Mandarin Slate, Marlborough Tiles, Marmobello, Marshalls plc, Mosaic Restoration Company, Nicholls & Clarke Group, Norton Tile Company, Original Style, Phoenix Tile Studio, Pilkington's Manufacturing, Porcelanosa Group, RAK Ceramics UK, RJ Stokes, Solus Ceramics, Stonell, Stoneville (UK), The Douglas Watson Studio, Tiles of Stow, Tiles UK, Victorian Tile Company, Villeroy & Boch, Walls and Floors Ltd, Waxman Ceramics, Welbeck Tiles, Welsh Slate.


The Market

  • UK tiles market, market definition, overview of market size by value, recent and current situation 2012-2016 with estimates for 2017, recent market performance, factors underpinning demand and value growth.
  • International trade 2012-2016 - level of imports and exports, countries of origin and key export destinations.
  • Key market influences - including levels of construction, housing market, key commercial sector markets, economic developments and trend for 'get-someone-in'.
  • Future prospects - market size, key growth areas, market developments and forecast trends up to 2021.

Product Mix

  • Analysis of market for ceramic & porcelain tiles - including market value 2012-2021, potential growth prospects and forecasts up to 2021, key influences, product mix by type.
  • Market mix by application - floor and wall tiles - mix and sector trends 2012-2021, factors influencing growth prospects to 2021.
  • Analysis by end-use sector - contract and domestic - market shares, trends etc.
  • Key factors driving growth and change - interior design trends, production & printing developments benefit sector, demand for easy to maintain products, expansion of floor tiles into additional areas and other.
  • Market for natural stone tiles - definitions, assessment of market value 2012-2021 and growth potential to 2021, leading stone types, mix by product type (limestone, slate, marble, travertine etc), domestic/contract sector mix, share mix by floor and wall tiles, and key factors influencing growth to 2021.
  • Market for other material (glass, metal, cement) tiles - assessment of market value 2012-2021, sector development, potential growth to 2021 and key influencing factors.
  • Style and design trends - popularity of textures and ceramic & porcelain stone and wood effect tiles.

Supply and Distribution

  • Market structure - UK supply base, growth of imports, importance of tile distributors etc.
  • Major tiles manufacturers and suppliers - including turnover size and market share where appropriate - including recent changes and market positioning of leading suppliers.
  • Major distribution channels and share by type of outlet - tile & stone multiples, independents, mail order/catalogue/internet, specialists, department stores/variety stores/ home improvement multiples and other.
  • Review of key distributors - major players in each type of outlet.

Report Summary

This report covers ceramic & porcelain, natural stone and other materials (glass, metals, cement, etc) floor and wall tiles, focusing mainly on decorative internal usage for both residential and contract applications. The floor and wall tiles market is influenced by factors such as levels of consumer and business confidence and spending, construction output and trends in the underlying economy. 

The wall and floor tiles market has been under pressure in recent years from a number of factors. Floor tiles have faced increasing competition from alternative smooth flooring types, in particular laminate and luxury vinyl tile (LVT); and wall tiles from waterproof panels and kitchen splashbacks. Imports remain a key feature of the market and the market is therefore susceptible to exchange rate fluctuations and higher manufacturing costs in major source countries.The supply structure of the floor & wall tiles market remains fragmented, with a small number of larger manufacturers/suppliers and a wide range of smaller suppliers.

Overall, the tiles market has experienced growth since 2014, benefiting from the upturn in levels of construction in both domestic and non-domestic sectors. Product developments impact on the market both in terms of competition between different materials within the tiles sectors as well as competition from other types of floor and wall coverings. The outlook remains positive, although uncertainty regarding the impact of Brexit negotiations introduces a level of risk to the market.


List of Contents

Contents Listing

  1. 1. INTRODUCTION 7
  2. 1.1 BACKGROUND 7
  3. 1.2 SOURCES OF INFORMATION 7
  4. 2. SUMMARY AND FUTURE PROSPECTS 9
  5. 2.1 SUMMARY 9
  6. 2.2 MARKET PROSPECTS 10
  7. 3. ECONOMIC ENVIRONMENT UPDATED 23/11/17 12
  8. 3.1 GDP 12
  9. 3.2 INFLATION & INTEREST RATES 13
  10. 3.3 UNEMPLOYMENT 14
  11. 3.4 HOUSEHOLD CONSUMPTION 14
  12. 3.5 HOUSING & CONSTRUCTION 15
  13. 3.6 STERLING 16
  14. 3.7 POPULATION PROFILE 16
  15. 3.8 CONCLUSIONS 17
  16. 4. UK MARKET FOR TILES 18
  17. 4.1 DEFINITION 18
  18. 4.2 MARKET OVERVIEW 18
  19. 4.2.1 Market Size 18
  20. 4.2.2 Future Prospects 22
  21. 4.3 PRODUCT MIX 24
  22. 4.4 KEY MARKET INFLUENCES 24
  23. 4.4.1 The Housing Market 25
  24. 4.4.2 Non-Residential Construction 27
  25. 4.4.3 Domestic Conservatory/Glazed Extensions Market 29
  26. 4.4.4 Development of New Tiled Areas 30
  27. 4.4.5 Other influences 31
  28. 5. CERAMIC AND PORCELAIN TILES 34
  29. 5.1 DEFINITION 34
  30. 5.1.1 Ceramic Tiles 34
  31. 5.1.2 Porcelain Tiles 34
  32. 5.2 MARKET SIZE 35
  33. 5.2.1 Market Prospects 37
  34. 5.3 INTERNATIONAL TRADE 38
  35. 5.3.1 Imports 38
  36. 5.3.2 Exports 40
  37. 5.4 PRODUCT MIX 41
  38. 5.4.1 Mix by Type 41
  39. 5.4.2 Mix by Application 42
  40. 5.5 END USE APPLICATION 46
  41. 6. NATURAL STONE 48
  42. 6.1 DEFINITION 48
  43. 6.1.1 Types of Stone 48
  44. 6.1.2 Stone Finishes 48
  45. 6.2 MARKET SIZE 49
  46. 6.2.1 Market Prospects 51
  47. 6.3 INTERNATIONAL TRADE 52
  48. 6.3.1 Import Source Countries 52
  49. 6.4 PRODUCT MIX 53
  50. 6.4.1 Mix by Application 53
  51. 6.4.2 Mix by Type 54
  52. 6.5 END USE APPLICATION 55
  53. 7. GLASS, METAL AND OTHER MATERIALS 56
  54. 7.1 MARKET SIZE 56
  55. 7.1.1 Future Prospects 57
  56. 7.2 MIX BY APPLICATION 58
  57. 7.3 INTERNATIONAL TRADE 59
  58. 8. SUPPLIERS 60
  59. 8.1 SUPPLY STRUCTURE 60
  60. 8.2 MARKET SHARE 60
  61. 8.3 LEADING SUPPLIERS OF CERAMIC AND PORCELAIN TILES 61
  62. 8.4 LEADING SUPPLIES OF NATURAL STONE TILES 64
  63. 9. DISTRIBUTION 67
  64. 9.1 DOMESTIC SECTOR DISTRIBUTION 67
  65. 9.1.1 Major Distributors 69
  66. 9.1.2 Retail Tile Multiples 73
  67. 9.1.3 Home Improvement Multiples 74
  68. 9.1.4 Builders Merchants 75
  69. 9.1.5 Direct Sales and Other Distribution Routes 75
  70. 9.2 THE CONTRACT SECTOR 76

Tables & Charts

  1. CHART 1: UK TILES MARKET (CERAMIC & PORCELAIN, NATURAL STONE, GLASS, METAL, CEMENT, ETC) 2012-2021 - BY VALUE (£M AT MSP) 9
  2. TABLE 2: GDP DATA - 2015-2017 - KEY CONSTITUENT ELEMENTS 12
  3. CHART 3: INTEREST RATES AND INFLATION (CPI) FROM 2000-2021 14
  4. CHART 4: PDI & SAVINGS RATIO AT CURRENT PRICES 2000-2021 15
  5. TABLE 5: EXCHANGE RATE FLUCTUATIONS 2013-2019 - STERLING TO THE DOLLAR, AND THE EURO, SPOT RATES 16
  6. CHART 6: UK TILES MARKET (CERAMIC & PORCELAIN, NATURAL STONE AND OTHERS) AND FORECASTS 2012-2021 - BY VALUE (£M AT MSP) 19
  7. CHART 7: UK TILES MARKET PRODUCT MIX (CERAMIC & PORCELAIN, NATURAL STONE AND OTHERS) 2017 - % BY VALUE 24
  8. TABLE 8: HOUSE BUILDING COMPLETIONS (GB) 2012 TO 2021 - BY VOLUME ('000S DWELLINGS) 25
  9. TABLE 9: UK RESIDENTIAL PROPERTY TRANSACTIONS* VALUED AT £40K OR ABOVE (NOT SEASONALLY ADJUSTED) 2012-2021 BY VOLUME (000'S) 26
  10. TABLE 10: NUMBER OF HOUSEHOLDER DEVELOPMENTS GRANTED IN GREAT BRITAIN 2012-2017 27
  11. TABLE 11: CONSTRUCTION OUTPUT (GREAT BRITAIN) NEW WORK BY SECTOR 2012 TO 2016, WITH ESTIMATES FOR 2017 - BY VALUE (£BN AT CURRENT PRICES) 28
  12. CHART 12: NON-RESIDENTIAL CONSTRUCTION OUTPUT (GB) NEW WORK BY SECTOR 2016 - % BY VALUE 28
  13. TABLE 13: UK NUMBER OF NON-RESIDENTIAL PROPERTY TRANSACTIONS (NOT SEASONALLY ADJUSTED) 2012 TO 2017 - BY VOLUME (000'S) 29
  14. TABLE 14: DOMESTIC CONSERVATORY & GLAZED EXTENSIONS MARKET 2012 -2018 NEW & REPLACEMENT BY VOLUME 30
  15. TABLE 15: UK MARKET FORECAST FOR CERAMIC AND PORCELAIN TILES 2012 - 2021 - BY VALUE (£M AT MSP) 35
  16. TABLE 16: INTERNATIONAL TRADE IN CERAMIC TILES 2012 TO 2017 - BY VALUE (£M) 38
  17. CHART 17: MAJOR IMPORT SOURCE COUNTRIES FOR CERAMIC TILES 2016 - % BY VALUE 39
  18. TABLE 18: CERAMIC AND PORCELAIN TILES IMPORTS CHANGES TO IMPORT SOURCE SHARE (SPAIN, ITALY, CHINA, TURKEY AND UAE) 2008-2016 - % BY VALUE 40
  19. CHART 19: MAJOR DESTINATIONS FOR CERAMIC TILES EXPORTS 2016 - % BY VALUE 41
  20. CHART 20: UK MARKET FOR CERAMIC AND PORCELAIN TILES PRODUCT MIX 2016-17 - % BY VALUE 42
  21. CHART 21: UK MARKET FOR CERAMIC AND PORCELAIN TILES END USE APPLICATION MIX 2016-17 - % BY VALUE 43
  22. CHART 22: UK MARKET AND FORECASTS FOR CERAMIC AND PORCELAIN WALL TILES 2012-2021 - BY VALUE (£M AT MSP) 43
  23. CHART 23: UK MARKET AND FORECASTS FOR CERAMIC AND PORCELAIN FLOOR TILES 2012-2021 - BY VALUE (£M AT MSP) 45
  24. CHART 24: UK MARKET FOR CERAMIC AND PORCELAIN TILES END USE APPLICATION MIX (DOMESTIC VERSUS CONTRACT) 2016-17 - % BY VALUE 47
  25. CHART 25: UK MARKET AND FORECASTS FOR NATURAL STONE FLOOR AND WALL TILES 2012-2021 - BY VALUE (£M MSP) 49
  26. TABLE 26: INTERNATIONAL TRADE IN SETTS, CURBSTONES AND FLAGSTONES OF NATURAL STONE 2011-2016 - BY VALUE (£M) 52
  27. CHART 27: MAJOR IMPORT SOURCE COUNTRIES FOR SETTS, CURBSTONES AND FLAGSTONES OF NATURAL STONE IN 2016 - % BY VALUE 53
  28. CHART 28: UK MARKET FOR STONE TILES - FLOOR & WALL APPLICATION MIX 2016-17 - % BY VALUE 53
  29. CHART 29: UK MARKET FOR STONE TILES BY TYPE (LIMESTONE, SLATE, SANDSTONE, MARBLE, TRAVERTINE, OTHERS) 2017 - % BY VALUE 54
  30. CHART 30: UK MARKET FOR STONE TILES END USE APPLICATION MIX (DOMESTIC VERSUS CONTRACT) 2016-17 - % BY VALUE 55
  31. CHART 31: UK MARKET AND FORECASTS FOR OTHER MATERIALS (GLASS, METAL, CEMENT, ETC) FLOOR AND WALL TILES 2012-2021 - BY VALUE (£M AT MSP) 56
  32. CHART 32: UK MARKET FOR OTHER TILS(GLASS, METALS, CEMENT, ETC) MIX BY APPLICATIONS 2016-17 - % BY VALUE 58
  33. TABLE 33: INTERNATIONAL TRADE IN GLASS BRICKS, SQUARES, TILES, SLABS AND OTHER DECORATIVE GLASS CONSTRUCTION PRODUCTS 2011 TO 2017 - BY VALUE (£M) 59
  34. TABLE 34: UK CERAMIC AND STONE TILES MARKET SHARES OF LEADING SUPPLIERS 2016 61
  35. CHART 35: DISTRIBUTION CHANNELS IN THE DOMESTIC CERAMIC & PORCELAIN AND NATURAL STONE TILES MARKET 68
  36. TABLE 36: UK TILES MARKET DOMESTIC DISTRIBUTION CHANNEL SHARE 2016 - % BY VALUE 69
  37. CHART 37: MAIN CONTRACT DISTRIBUTION CHANNELS FOR UK TILES MARKET 77

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