This report forecasts US decorative porcelain tile demand in square feet and US dollars at the manufacturers' level to 2020. Total demand in square feet is segmented by application in terms of: flooring, wall coverings, countertops, and other applications. Total demand in square feet is also segmented by market as follows: residential improvement and repair (I&R), new residential, nonresidential I&R, new nonresidential, and nonbuilding and transport equipment.
To illustrate historical trends, total demand in square feet is provided in an annual series from 2005 to 2015; total demand by value is reported at five-year intervals for 2005, 2010, and 2015; and the various segments are provided for 2010 and 2015. A Market Environment section provides pertinent background on historical trends, key economic indicators, environmental and regulatory factors, and trends in competitive materials. A Segmentation and Forecasts section defines applications and markets, discusses market drivers and constraints, identifies substitute products when applicable, and assesses the impact of key drivers and constraints on each application and market segment over the forecast period.
Further analysis includes an Industry Structure section, which surveys the supply base and profiles the leading firms competing to serve the US market. A one-page, introductory Highlights section summarizes key findings from this 29-page report, and a Resources section lists contributing sources as well as resources available for further research.