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Ceramic Tiles (Industrial Report) - UK - March 2013

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The ceramic tile industry makes a wide range of products for covering floors and walls with applications in private, public and industrial buildings. The tiles can be produced in a variety of shapes and sizes, and can incorporate different patterns.

The ceramic tile market is commonly segmented into:

  • glazed tiles
  • unglazed tiles

Glazed tiles represent the largest element of sales. The production process is similar to that of unglazed tiles with a further processing undertaken. Unglazed tiles are either pressed or extruded from clays in a plastic state, and then fired at high temperatures, which has the effect of increasing the durability of the tile. Many of these tiles are vitrified, since they are often used in heavy wear applications.

Unglazed tiles have both commercial and residential uses and applications including:

  • facing of walls
  • hearth places and mantlepieces
  • floor coverings
  • paths

Glazed tiles are further covered with a vitreous glaze which can be applied by:

  • single firing
  • double firing

Single firing was pioneered in 1974 by Marazzi of Italy. The process now accounts for 65% of global glazed tile production.

Applications for glazed tiles cover both commercial and residential applications. Major commercial uses include:

  • hotels
  • hospitals
  • sports and leisure centres
  • swimming pools
  • shopping centres
  • underground and main line stations

Primary residential applications include:

  • kitchen or bathroom wall tiles
  • kitchen or bathroom floor tiles
  • conservatory floor tiles

Further market segmentation concerns the distribution and application of the tile. At one level there are contractors who dominate the commercial applications and lead the residential market, and are also especially important in the new build sector of the residential market. Tiling is also seen to be the province of the general builder, but only a very small share of tiles are actually distributed through builders' merchants. However, alongside the contractors and builders are a wide range of individuals who purchase tiles from DIY stores or retail tile specialists, and who install the tiles themselves.

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Table of contents

  1. 1. Executive Summary

    • 2. Introduction

        • 2.2 Methodology
          • 2.3 Abbreviations
            • 2.4 Market Positioning
              • 2.5 UK Economy
                • 2.6 Market Factors
                • 3. Market Size And Trends

                    • 3.2 Market Size
                      • Table 1: The UK Ceramic Tiles Market, 2008-2012
                    • 3.3 Market Segmentation
                      • 3.3.1 Glazed Tiles
                        • Table 2: The UK Glazed Tile Market, 2008-2012
                        • Table 3: Segmentation of the UK Ceramic Tiles Market, by Type of Tile, 2008-2012
                        • Table 4: Analysis of the Average Price of Glazed Ceramic Tiles by Source, 2008-2012
                        • Table 5: Analysis of Glazed Ceramic Wall Tile Sales, 2008-2012
                        • Table 6: Analysis of Glazed Ceramic Floor Tile Sales, 2008-2012
                      • 3.3.2 Unglazed Tiles
                        • Table 7: The UK Unglazed Ceramic Tile Market, 2008-2012
                        • Table 8: Analysis of the Average Price of Unglazed Ceramic Tiles, by Source, 2008-2012
                      • 3.4 Market Trends
                          • Table 9: Residential Property Transactions in the UK, 2007-2012
                        • 3.5 Seasonality of Sales
                          • Table 10: Seasonality of Public Housing Output, 2008-2012
                          • Table 11: Seasonality of Private Housing Output, 2008-2012
                          • Table 12: Seasonality of Public Housing Repair & Maintenance Output, 2008-2012
                          • Table 13: Seasonality of Private Housing Repair & Maintenance Output, 2008-2012
                        • 3.6 Regional Sales
                          • Table 14: Regional Public Housing Construction Output, 2008-2012
                          • Table 15: Regional Private Housing Construction Output, 2008-2012
                          • Table 16: Regional Housing Repair & Maintenance Output, 2008-2012
                      • 4. Supply Sources

                          • 4.2 Production
                            • 4.2.1 Overview
                              • Table 17: Production of Ceramic Tiles in the UK, 2007-2011
                            • 4.2.2 Glazed Tiles
                              • Table 18: Production of Glazed Ceramic Tiles in the UK, 2007-2011
                            • 4.2.3 Unglazed Tiles
                              • Table 19: Production of Unglazed Ceramic Tiles in the UK, 2007-2011
                            • 4.3 Imports
                              • 4.3.1 Overview
                                • Table 20: Imports of Ceramic Tiles in the UK, 2007-2011
                              • 4.3.2 Glazed Tiles
                                • Table 21: Imports of Glazed Ceramic Tiles in the UK, 2007-2011
                              • Diagram 1: Analysis of UK Glazed Ceramic Tile Imports and Total Market, 2007-2011
                                • Diagram 1: Analysis of UK Glazed Ceramic Tile Imports and Total Market, 2007-2011
                              • 4.3.3 Unglazed Tiles
                                • Table 22: Imports of Unglazed Ceramic Tiles in the UK, 2007-2011
                              • 4.4 Exports
                                • 4.4.1 Overview
                                  • Table 23: Exports of Ceramic Tiles from the UK, 2007-2011
                                • 4.4.2 Glazed Tiles
                                  • Table 24: Exports of Glazed Ceramic Tiles from the UK, 2007-2011
                                • 4.4.3 Unglazed Tiles
                                  • Table 25: Exports of Unglazed Ceramic Tiles from the UK, 2007-2011
                                • 4.5 Trade Deficit
                                  • 4.5.1 Overview
                                    • 4.5.2 Glazed Tiles
                                      • 4.5.3 Unglazed Tiles
                                      • 5. Distribution

                                          • 5.2 Introduction
                                            • 5.3 Sector Structure
                                              • Table 26: Analysis of Market Segmentation of Glazed Ceramic Wall Tile Sales, 2012
                                          • 6. Industry Structure

                                              • 6.2 Industry Development
                                                  • Table 27: Analysis of the Changes in the Structure of the Ceramic Tiles and Flags Industry, 2008-2012
                                                  • Table 28: Analysis of the Employment Structure of the Ceramic Tiles and Flags Industry, 2011 and 2012
                                                • 6.4 Structure by Turnover
                                                  • Table 29: Analysis of the Financial Structure of the Ceramic Tiles and Flags Industry, 2011 and 2012
                                                • 6.5 Company Profiles
                                                  • 6.5.1 British Ceramic Tile (BCT)
                                                      • Table 30: Financial Analysis of British Ceramic Tile, 2006-2010
                                                    • 6.5.2 Capitol Tile Supplies
                                                      • Table 31: Financial Analysis of Capitol Tile Supplies, 2008-2012
                                                    • 6.5.3 H & R Johnson Tiles
                                                      • Table 32: Financial Analysis of H & R Johnson Tiles, 2004-2008
                                                    • 6.5.4 Pilkington's Tiles
                                                      • Table 33: Financial Analysis of Pilkington's Tiles, 2005-2009
                                                    • 6.5.5 TileCo Group (2007)
                                                      • Table 34: Financial Analysis of TileCo Group (2007), 2008-2011
                                                    • 6.5.6 Topps Tiles
                                                      • Table 35: Financial Analysis of Topps Tiles, 2008-2012
                                                  • 7. Demand Structure

                                                      • 7.2 Contract
                                                        • Table 36: Analysis of Private Housing Construction Output in Great Britain, 2008-2012
                                                        • Table 37: Private New Housing Starts and Completions in the UK, 2008-2012
                                                        • Table 38: Analysis of New Public Housing Construction Output in Great Britain, 2008-2012
                                                        • Table 39: Public Housing Starts and Completions in the UK, 2008-2012
                                                        • Table 40: The UK Bathroom Equipment Market, 2008-2012
                                                        • Table 41: The UK Fitted Kitchen Furniture Market 2008-2012
                                                        • Table 42: Analysis of Private Commercial Construction Output in Great Britain, 2008-2012
                                                        • Table 43: Analysis of Private Commercial Construction in Great Britain, by Type, 2008-2012
                                                      • 7.3 DIY
                                                        • Table 44: DIY Retail Sales in the UK, 2008-2012
                                                    • 8. Forecast

                                                        • 8.2 The Market
                                                          • 8.2.1 Overview
                                                              • Table 45: Forecast Private Housing Output in Great Britain, 2013-2017
                                                              • Table 46: Forecast Public Housing Output in Great Britain, 2013-2017
                                                              • Table 47: Forecast Private Commercial Construction Output in Great Britain, 2013-2017
                                                              • Table 48: Forecast of Private Commercial Construction in Great Britain, by Sector, 2013-2017
                                                              • Table 49: Forecast UK Market for Ceramic Tiles, 2013-2017
                                                            • 8.2.2 Segmentation
                                                              • Table 50: Forecast Segmentation of the UK Market for Ceramic Tiles, by Type of Tile, 2013-2017
                                                              • Table 51: Forecast Segmentation of the UK Market for Glazed Ceramic Tiles, by Wall and Floor Applications, 2013-2017
                                                              • Table 52: Forecast Segmentation of the UK Market for Ceramic Tiles, by Distribution Route, 2013-2017
                                                            • 8.3 Production
                                                              • Table 53: Forecast UK Production of Ceramic Tiles, 2013-2017
                                                            • 8.4 Imports
                                                              • Table 54: Forecast UK Imports of Ceramic Tiles, 2013-2017
                                                            • 8.5 Industry
                                                              • 8.6 Distribution
                                                              • 9. Further Sources & Contacts

                                                                  • 9.2 Trade Magazines
                                                                    • Tile & Stone Journal Kick-Start Publishing Ltd The Oast House Great Danegate Eridge East Sussex TN3 9HU Tel: 01892 752 400 URL: http://www.tileandstonejournal.com/ 9.3 Trade Exhibitions

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                                                                    Ceramic Tiles (Industrial Report) - UK - March 2013

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