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Ceramic Tiles (Industrial Report) - UK - May 2014

“The market conditions and consumer trends are almost ideally placed for the ceramic tile sector. House price inflation, the continued trend for ensuite facilities, the importance of kitchens and bathrooms to home improvements (and house prices) and strong new construction activity will all encourage strong growth in the market.”

– Terry Leggett, Senior Analyst

This report addresses the following key questions facing ceramic tiles:

  • How will the market develop over the next few years?
  • Why is the UK market so different from others in Europe?
  • Do wall tiles or floor tiles offer the best prospects?
  • Will demand for unglazed tiles continue to grow quicker than that of glazed tiles?
  • What are the 2014 fashion trends?

All forecasts made in this report are at 2013 prices.

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 further processing undertaken. Unglazed tiles are either pressed or extruded from clays in a plastic state, and then fired at high temperatures, which increases 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. Contractors dominate commercial applications and the residential market, and are 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 contractors and builders, a wide range of individuals purchase tiles from DIY stores or retail tile specialists, and then install the tiles themselves.

 

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Table of contents

  1. Executive Summary

      • The market
        • Figure 1: The UK ceramic tiles market, 2009-13 actual and 2014-18 forecast
        • Figure 2: Segmentation of the UK ceramic tiles market, by type of tile, 2013
        • Figure 3: Segmentation of the UK ceramic tiles market, by use of tile, 2009-13 actual and 2014-18 forecast
      • Market factors
        • Figure 4: Distribution of glazed ceramic wall tile sales, 2013
        • Figure 5: The UK house building market, 2009-13 actual and 2014-18 forecast
      • Companies
        • Figure 6: Analysis of UK glazed ceramic tile imports and total market, 2008-12
      • What we think
      • Introduction

        • Definitions
          • Methodology
            • Abbreviations
              • Market positioning
              • UK Economy

                  • Inflation
                    • Interest rates
                      • Business investment
                        • Imports
                          • Exports
                            • House prices
                              • Manufacturing
                              • Market Factors

                                • Market Size

                                  • Key points
                                      • Figure 7: The UK ceramic tiles market, 2009-13
                                      • Figure 8: The UK ceramic tiles market development, 2009-13
                                  • Market Segmentation

                                      • Glazed tiles
                                        • Figure 9: The UK glazed tile market, 2009-13
                                        • Figure 10: The UK glazed ceramic tiles market development, 2009-13
                                        • Figure 11: Segmentation of the UK ceramic tiles market, by type of tile, 2009-13
                                        • Figure 12: Analysis of the average price of glazed ceramic tiles by source, 2009-13
                                        • Figure 13: Analysis of glazed ceramic wall tile sales, 2009-13
                                        • Figure 14: The UK glazed ceramic wall tiles market development, 2009-13
                                        • Figure 15: Analysis of glazed ceramic floor tile sales, 2009-13
                                      • Unglazed tiles
                                        • Figure 16: The UK unglazed ceramic tile market, 2009-13
                                        • Figure 17: The UK unglazed ceramic tiles market graph, 2009-13
                                        • Figure 18: Analysis of the average price of unglazed ceramic tiles, by source, 2009-13
                                    • Market Trends

                                          • Figure 19: Residential property transactions in the UK, 2009-13
                                        • Seasonality of sales
                                          • Figure 20: Seasonality of public housing output, 2009-13
                                          • Figure 21: Seasonality of private housing output, 2009-13
                                          • Figure 22: Seasonality of public housing repair and maintenance output, 2009-13
                                          • Figure 23: Seasonality of private housing repair and maintenance output, 2009-13
                                        • Regional sales
                                          • Figure 24: Regional public housing construction output, 2009-13
                                          • Figure 25: Regional private housing construction output, 2009-13
                                          • Figure 26: Regional housing repair and maintenance output, 2009-13
                                      • Supply Sources

                                        • Key points
                                          • Production
                                            • Overview
                                              • Figure 27: Production of ceramic tiles in the UK, 2008-12
                                              • Figure 28: Production of ceramic tiles in the UK graph, 2008-12
                                            • Glazed tiles
                                                • Figure 29: Production of glazed ceramic tiles in the UK, 2008-12
                                              • Unglazed tiles
                                                • Figure 30: Production of unglazed ceramic tiles in the UK, 2008-12
                                              • Imports
                                                • Overview
                                                  • Figure 31: Imports of ceramic tiles in the UK, 2008-12
                                                • Glazed tiles
                                                  • Figure 32: Imports of glazed ceramic tiles in the UK, 2008-12
                                                  • Figure 33: Analysis of UK glazed ceramic tile imports and total market, 2008-12
                                                • Unglazed tiles
                                                  • Figure 34: Imports of unglazed ceramic tiles in the UK, 2008-12
                                                • Exports
                                                  • Overview
                                                    • Figure 35: Exports of ceramic tiles from the UK, 2008-12
                                                  • Glazed tiles
                                                    • Figure 36: Exports of glazed ceramic tiles from the UK, 2008-12
                                                  • Unglazed tiles
                                                    • Figure 37: Exports of unglazed ceramic tiles from the UK, 2008-12
                                                  • Trade deficit
                                                    • Overview
                                                      • Glazed tiles
                                                        • Unglazed tiles
                                                        • Distribution

                                                          • Key points
                                                            • Introduction
                                                              • Sector structure
                                                                • Figure 38: Distribution of glazed ceramic wall tile sales graph, 2013
                                                                • Figure 39: Distribution of glazed ceramic wall tile sales, 2013
                                                            • Industry Structure

                                                              • Key points
                                                                • Industry development
                                                                    • Figure 40: Analysis of the changes in the structure of the ceramic tiles and flags industry, 2009-13
                                                                  • Structure by employment
                                                                    • Figure 41: Analysis of the employment structure of the ceramic tiles and flags industry, 2012-13
                                                                  • Structure by turnover
                                                                    • Figure 42: Analysis of the financial structure of the ceramic tiles and flags industry, 2012-13
                                                                • Company Profiles – Overview

                                                                  • British Ceramic Tile (BCT)

                                                                        • Figure 43: Financial analysis of British Ceramic Tile, 2008-12
                                                                    • Capitol Tile Supplies

                                                                        • Figure 44: Financial analysis of Capitol Tile Supplies, 2009-13
                                                                    • Johnson Tiles

                                                                        • Figure 45: Financial analysis of H & R Johnson Tiles, 2004-08
                                                                    • Pilkington's Tiles/Pilkington’s

                                                                          • Figure 46: Financial analysis of Pilkington's Tiles, 2005-09
                                                                      • TileCo Group (2007)

                                                                          • Figure 47: Financial analysis of TileCo Group (2007), 2008-12
                                                                      • Topps Tiles

                                                                          • Figure 48: Financial Analysis of Topps Tiles, 2008-12
                                                                      • Demand Structure

                                                                        • Key points
                                                                          • Contract
                                                                            • Figure 49: Analysis of private housing construction output in Great Britain, 2009-13
                                                                            • Figure 50: Private new housing starts and completions in England, 2009-13
                                                                            • Figure 51: Analysis of new public housing construction output in Great Britain, 2009-13
                                                                            • Figure 52: Public housing starts and completions in England, 2009-13
                                                                            • Figure 53: The UK bathroom equipment market, 2009-13
                                                                            • Figure 54: The UK bathroom equipment market graph, 2009-13
                                                                            • Figure 55: The UK fitted kitchen furniture market, 2009-13
                                                                            • Figure 56: The UK fitted kitchen furniture market graph, 2009-13
                                                                            • Figure 57: Analysis of the composition of the private commercial construction market in Great Britain, 2013
                                                                          • Offices
                                                                            • Shops
                                                                              • Education
                                                                                • Health
                                                                                  • Figure 58: Analysis of private commercial construction output in Great Britain, 200913
                                                                                  • Figure 59: Analysis of private commercial construction in Great Britain, by type, 2009-13
                                                                                • DIY
                                                                                    • Figure 60: DIY retail sales in the UK, 2009-2013
                                                                                    • Figure 61: Development of DIY retail sales, 2009-13
                                                                                • Forecast

                                                                                  • Key points
                                                                                    • The market
                                                                                      • Figure 62: The UK ceramic tiles market, 2014-18 forecast
                                                                                    • Overview
                                                                                        • Figure 63: Private housing construction in Great Britain forecast 2014-18
                                                                                        • Figure 64: Forecast private housing output in Great Britain, 2014-18
                                                                                        • Figure 65: Public housing construction in Great Britain forecast 2014-18
                                                                                        • Figure 66: Forecast public housing output in Great Britain, 2014-18
                                                                                        • Figure 67: Private commercial construction in Great Britain forecast 2014-18
                                                                                        • Figure 68: Forecast private commercial construction output in Great Britain, 2014-18
                                                                                        • Figure 69: Forecast of private commercial construction in Great Britain, by sector, 2014-18
                                                                                        • Figure 70: Forecast UK market for ceramic tiles graph, 2014-18
                                                                                        • Figure 71: Forecast UK market for ceramic tiles, 2014-18
                                                                                      • Segmentation
                                                                                        • Figure 72: Forecast UK market for ceramic tiles, by type, 2014-18
                                                                                        • Figure 73: Forecast segmentation of the UK market for ceramic tiles, by type of tile, 2014-18
                                                                                        • Figure 74: Forecast segmentation of the UK market for glazed ceramic tiles, by wall and floor applications, 2014-18
                                                                                        • Figure 75: Forecast UK market for glazed ceramic tiles, by application, 2014-18
                                                                                        • Figure 76: Forecast segmentation of the UK market for ceramic tiles, by distribution route, 2014-18
                                                                                        • Figure 77: Forecast UK market for glazed ceramic tiles, by distribution route, 2014-18
                                                                                      • Production
                                                                                        • Figure 78: Forecast UK production of ceramic tiles, 2014-18
                                                                                      • Imports
                                                                                        • Figure 79: Forecast UK imports of ceramic tiles, 2014-18
                                                                                      • Industry
                                                                                        • Distribution
                                                                                        • Further Sources and Contacts

                                                                                          • Trade associations
                                                                                            • Trade magazines
                                                                                              • Trade exhibitions

                                                                                              Companies Covered

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                                                                                              Ceramic Tiles (Industrial Report) - UK - May 2014

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