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Ceramic Tiles - UK - July 2019

Market segmentation

The ceramic tile industry makes a wide range of products for covering floors and walls, with applications in private, public and industrial buildings. 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

Company profiles

Mintel's B2B reports provide company profiles and analysis on the major players of the market:

  • British Ceramic Tile (BCT)
  • Johnson Tiles
  • Headlam Group
  • Tile Mountain
  • Topps Tiles

“The ceramic tile market is undergoing a vast range of influences. Some are expanding market potential, such as the greater number of bathrooms per property with the en suite trend, while others are less positive, such as the malaise of housing repair and maintenance generally, and open-plan living restricting kitchen wall surfaces. The market is being boosted by stronger new construction activity, but this is tending to encourage the use of low cost tiles. With both kitchens and bathrooms at the heart of lifestyle statements by home owners, the repair and maintenance sector holds the key to future long-term development.”

- Terry Leggett, Senior Analyst

This report will look at the following areas:

  • Is e-commerce the new route to market for retailers or manufacturers?
  • Will open-plan living expand market opportunities?

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Table of contents

  1. Overview

    • What you need to know
      • Covered in this Report
      • Executive Summary

          • The market
            • Unusual by European standards
              • Figure 1: The total ceramic tile market by value, 2012-18
            • Market segmentation
              • Figure 2: Segmentation of glazed and unglazed tiles, by volume, 2018
            • Glazed tiles – challenging conditions
              • Figure 3: Glazed tile market, by value, 2013-18
            • Less challenging for unglazed tiles
              • Figure 4: Unglazed tile market, by value, 2013-18
            • Macro market drivers
              • Market prospects
                • Figure 5: Forecast segmentation of ceramic tiles, 2019-23
              • Companies and brands
                • Imports dominate
                  • Confined UK industry
                    • Distribution is changing
                        • Figure 6: Distribution of ceramic tiles, 2018
                      • What we think
                      • Issues and Insights

                        • Is e-commerce the new route to market for retailers or manufacturers?
                          • The facts
                            • The implications
                              • Will open-plan living expand market opportunities?
                                • The facts
                                  • The implications
                                  • The Market – What You Need to Know

                                    • The UK – an atypical market
                                      • Fashion influences
                                        • Major retail changes
                                          • The Brexit impact
                                          • Market Size

                                            • An atypical market
                                              • Difficult recent conditions
                                                • Figure 7: The total ceramic tile market by value, 2012-18
                                                • Figure 8: The total ceramic tile market by volume, 2012-18
                                            • Market Segmentation

                                              • Primary types
                                                • Figure 9: Segmentation of glazed and unglazed tiles, by volume, 2018
                                                • Figure 10: Segmentation of glazed and unglazed tiles, by value, 2018
                                              • Glazed tiles
                                                • Figure 11: Glazed tile market, by volume, 2013-18
                                                • Figure 12: Glazed tile market, by value, 2013-18
                                              • Unglazed tiles
                                                  • Figure 13: Unglazed tile market, by volume, 2013-18
                                                  • Figure 14: Unglazed tile market, by value, 2013-18
                                              • Market Forecast

                                                  • The major influences
                                                    • Tile usage – mixed influences
                                                      • New housing – growing demand
                                                        • Figure 15: Forecast new housing market, 2019-23
                                                      • Housing RMI – conflicting trends
                                                        • Figure 16: Forecast trade repair & maintenance housing activity, 2019-23
                                                      • Other macro influences
                                                        • Market prospects, 2019-23
                                                          • Figure 17: Forecast market for ceramic tiles, 2019-23
                                                        • Market segmentation, 2019-23
                                                          • Figure 18: Forecast segmentation of ceramic tiles, 2019-23
                                                      • The Impact of the Economy

                                                        • GDP
                                                          • Figure 19: Quarterly GDP development, Q1 2015-Q1 2019
                                                          • Figure 20: GDP quarterly development, by sector, 2004-19
                                                          • Figure 21: Forecast GDP development, 2019-23
                                                      • Market Trends

                                                        • The fundamentals
                                                          • 1970s revival
                                                            • Artisan tiles
                                                              • Contemporary farmhouse
                                                                • Honeycomb tiles
                                                                  • Large tiles
                                                                    • Long and narrow tiles
                                                                      • Modular tiles
                                                                        • Monochrome
                                                                          • Neutrals
                                                                            • Patterned tiles
                                                                              • Textured surfaces
                                                                                • Tiles beyond kitchens and bathrooms
                                                                                  • Wood effect/digital printed
                                                                                  • Market Drivers

                                                                                    • Overview
                                                                                      • New house building
                                                                                        • Figure 22: Segmentation of housing new construction output, 2014-18
                                                                                        • Figure 23: UK house building completions, 1970-2018
                                                                                        • Figure 24: Comparison of social and private housing completions, 1970-2018
                                                                                      • Number of households
                                                                                        • Figure 25: Number of UK households, 1991-2017
                                                                                        • Figure 26: Size of households, 2017
                                                                                      • Home ownership
                                                                                        • Figure 27: % of families (singles or couples) by housing tenure, 1961-2018
                                                                                      • House prices
                                                                                        • Figure 28: Annual UK house price changes, February 2006-19
                                                                                      • Housing transactions
                                                                                        • Figure 29: Residential property transactions in the UK, by country, 2006-19 financial years (number)
                                                                                      • Housing repair and maintenance expenditure
                                                                                        • Figure 30: Housing repair and maintenance spending, by sector, 2014-18
                                                                                      • DIY activity
                                                                                        • Figure 31: DIY retail sales, 2014-18
                                                                                      • New public non-residential
                                                                                        • Figure 32: Long-term trend in public non-residential construction, 1970-2018
                                                                                        • Figure 33: Segmentation of public non-residential construction output, 2014-18 (£ million)
                                                                                      • New private industrial
                                                                                        • Figure 34: Long-term trend in private industrial construction, 1970-2018
                                                                                        • Figure 35: Segmentation of private industrial construction output, 2014-18 (£ million)
                                                                                      • New private commercial
                                                                                        • Figure 36: Long-term trend in private commercial construction, 1970-2018
                                                                                      • Reduced output in most sectors in 2018
                                                                                          • Figure 37: Segmentation of private commercial construction output, 2014-18 (£ million)
                                                                                        • Positive fashion trends
                                                                                          • Figure 38: The bathroom products market, 2014-18
                                                                                        • Substitute products
                                                                                        • Companies and Brands – What You Need to Know

                                                                                          • Imports dominate
                                                                                            • Challenged industry
                                                                                              • Changing distribution
                                                                                              • Industry Structure

                                                                                                • A small and declining manufacturing industry
                                                                                                  • Figure 39: Changes in the ceramic tile industry structure, 2014-18
                                                                                                • A changing distribution sector
                                                                                                    • Figure 40: Distribution of ceramic tiles, 2018
                                                                                                  • A fragmented fixing industry
                                                                                                    • Figure 41: Composition of the floor and wall covering fixing trade, by size of company, 2017 (number of businesses)
                                                                                                • Competitive Strategies

                                                                                                  • Manufacturers supplementing ranges
                                                                                                    • Distribution changes
                                                                                                      • Trade loyalty points
                                                                                                        • Holding or not holding local stock
                                                                                                          • Specialisation decisions
                                                                                                          • Company Profiles

                                                                                                            • Manufacturing
                                                                                                              • British Ceramic Tile
                                                                                                                  • Figure 42: Financial performance of British Ceramic Tile, 2012-16 (£ 000)
                                                                                                                • Johnson Tiles
                                                                                                                    • Figure 43: Financial performance of Norcros, 2015-19 (£ million)
                                                                                                                    • Figure 44: Turnover performance of Johnson Tiles, 2015-19
                                                                                                                  • Others
                                                                                                                    • Distribution
                                                                                                                      • Headlam Group
                                                                                                                          • Figure 45: Financial performance of Headlam Group, 2014-18 (£ 000)
                                                                                                                        • Tile Mountain
                                                                                                                          • Topps Tiles
                                                                                                                              • Figure 46: Financial performance of Topps Tiles, 2014-18 (£ million)
                                                                                                                          • Appendix – Data Sources, Abbreviations and Supporting Information

                                                                                                                              • Abbreviations
                                                                                                                                • Methodology
                                                                                                                                • Further Sources and Contacts

                                                                                                                                  • Trade associations
                                                                                                                                    • The Tile Association
                                                                                                                                      • Trade magazines
                                                                                                                                        • Bathroom Journal
                                                                                                                                          • Bathroom & Kitchen Update
                                                                                                                                            • The Designer
                                                                                                                                              • Kitchen, Bedroom & Bathroom Review
                                                                                                                                                • Local Government News
                                                                                                                                                  • Tile & Stone Journal
                                                                                                                                                    • Tile UK
                                                                                                                                                      • Trade events
                                                                                                                                                        • BBC Good Homes Live
                                                                                                                                                          • Interiors Birmingham
                                                                                                                                                            • EXPOTILE
                                                                                                                                                              • INTERBUILD
                                                                                                                                                                • KBB

                                                                                                                                                                Ceramic Tiles - UK - July 2019

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