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Ceilings


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  • INTRODUCTION
  • EXECUTIVE SUMMARY
    • Table US CEILING DEMAND
  • MARKET ENVIRONMENT
    • General
    • Macroeconomic Overview
      • Table MACROECONOMIC INDICATORS
    • Demographic Trends
      • Table POPULATION & HOUSEHOLDS
    • Consumer Trends
      • Consumer Spending
        • Table PERSONAL CONSUMPTION EXPENDITURES
      • Consumer Financing
        • Table CONSUMER FINANCING ENVIRONMENT, 2003-2013
    • Building Construction
      • Table BUILDING CONSTRUCTION EXPENDITURES
      • Nonresidential Buildings
        • Table NONRESIDENTIAL BUILDING CONSTRUCTION EXPENDITURES
        • Table NONRESIDENTIAL BUILDING STOCK
        • Table NONRESIDENTIAL BUILDING FLOOR SPACE
        • Table NONRESIDENTIAL BUILDING IMPROVEMENT & REPAIR EXPENDITURES
      • Residential Buildings
        • Table RESIDENTIAL BUILDING CONSTRUCTION EXPENDITURES
        • Table NEW HOUSING INDICATORS
        • Table HOUSING STOCK BY TYPE
        • Table CHART II-1 YEAR OF CONSTRUCTION OF HOUSING STOCK, 2013
        • Table RESIDENTIAL IMPROVEMENT & REPAIR EXPENDITURES
    • Historical Market Trends
      • Table CEILING MARKET, 2003-2013
      • Table CHART II-2 CEILING MARKET, 2004-2013
    • Pricing
      • Table CEILING PRICING
      • Table CHART II-3 CEILING PRICING, 2003-2023
    • Regulatory & Environmental Considerations
      • Regulatory Considerations
      • Energy Efficiency Considerations
      • Indoor Air Quality
      • Recycling
      • Sound Control
  • OVERVIEW
    • General
    • Area Demand
      • Table CEILING DEMAND BY AREA
    • Competitive Ceiling Coverings Outlook
    • World Ceiling Outlook
    • Foreign Trade
  • PRODUCTS
    • General
      • Table CEILING DEMAND BY PRODUCT
      • Table CHART IV-1 CEILING DEMAND BY PRODUCT, 2013
    • Ceiling Tile
      • Demand by Material
        • Table CEILING TILE DEMAND BY MATERIAL
        • Table CHART IV-2 CEILING TILE DEMAND BY MATERIAL, VALUE & AREA, 2013
        • Table WET FELT CEILING TILE DEMAND
        • Table FIBERGLASS CEILING TILE DEMAND
        • Table METAL CEILING TILE DEMAND
        • Table OTHER MATERIAL CEILING TILE DEMAND
      • Demand by Market
        • Table CEILING TILE DEMAND BY MARKET
    • Suspension Systems
      • Demand by Material
        • Table SUSPENSION SYSTEM DEMAND BY MATERIAL
      • Demand by Market
        • Table SUSPENSION SYSTEM DEMAND BY MARKET
    • Specialty & Other Ceiling Products
      • Demand by Type
        • Table SPECIALTY & OTHER CEILING PRODUCT DEMAND BY TYPE
      • Demand by Market
        • Table SPECIALTY & OTHER CEILING PRODUCT DEMAND BY MARKET
  • MARKETS
    • General
      • Table CEILING DEMAND BY MARKET
      • Table CHART V-1 CEILING DEMAND BY MARKET, 2013
    • Nonresidential
      • Table NONRESIDENTIAL BUILDING CEILING DEMAND BY PRODUCT
      • New
        • Table NEW NONRESIDENTIAL BUILDING CEILING DEMAND BY PRODUCT
      • Improvements & Repairs
        • Table NONRESIDENTIAL BUILDING IMPROVEMENT & REPAIR CEILING DEMAND BY PRODUCT
      • Demand by Building Type
        • Table NONRESIDENTIAL BUILDING CEILING DEMAND BY BUILDING TYPE
        • Table INSTITUTIONAL CEILING DEMAND BY PRODUCT & APPLICATION
        • Table OFFICE CEILING DEMAND BY PRODUCT & APPLICATION
        • Table COMMERCIAL & LODGING CEILING DEMAND BY PRODUCT & APPLICATION
        • Table OTHER NONRESIDENTIAL CEILING DEMAND BY PRODUCT & APPLICATION
    • Residential
      • Table RESIDENTIAL CEILING DEMAND BY PRODUCT
      • New
        • Table NEW RESIDENTIAL CEILING DEMAND BY PRODUCT
      • Improvements & Repairs
        • Table RESIDENTIAL IMPROVEMENT & REPAIR CEILING DEMAND BY PRODUCT
  • REGIONS
    • General
    • Regional Demographic & Economic Activity
      • Economic Outlook
        • Table GROSS DOMESTIC PRODUCT BY REGION
      • Population Patterns
        • Table POPULATION BY REGION
      • Construction Activity
        • Table CONSTRUCTION EXPENDITURES BY REGION
    • Housing Trends
      • Table REGIONAL HOUSING INDICATORS
    • Regional Ceiling Demand
      • Table CEILING DEMAND BY REGION
      • Table CHART VI-1 CEILING DEMAND BY REGION, 2013
      • Northeast
        • Table NORTHEAST CEILING DEMAND
      • Midwest
        • Table MIDWEST CEILING DEMAND
      • South
        • Table SOUTH CEILING DEMAND
      • West
        • Table WEST CEILING DEMAND
  • INDUSTRY STRUCTURE
    • General
    • Industry Composition
      • Table US CEILING PRODUCT SALES FOR SELECTED MANUFACTURERS, 2013
    • Market Share
      • Table CHART VII-1 US CEILING MARKET SHARE, 2013
    • Vertical & Horizontal Integration
    • Product Development & Manufacturing
    • Marketing & Distribution
    • Cooperative Agreements
      • Table SELECTED COOPERATIVE AGREEMENTS
    • Company Profiles
      • Acoustic Ceiling Products LLC
      • Acoustic Solutions Limited
      • All Noise Control LLC
      • Armstrong World Industries Incorporated
      • Barrisol Normalu SAS
      • Ceilings Plus Incorporated
      • CLIPSO Productions SAS
      • Empire West Incorporated
      • Gordon Incorporated
      • Halstead International Incorporated
      • Hunter Douglas NV
      • Laqfoil Limited
      • Lindner Group KG
      • Newmat USA Limited
      • 9Wood Incorporated
      • Norton Industries Incorporated
      • pinta elements GmbH
      • ROCKWOOL International A/S
      • Rulon Company
      • Saint-Gobain
      • Shanker Industries Incorporated
      • Sky Factory LC
      • Sound Concepts Incorporated
      • Sound Seal Incorporated
      • Steel Ceilings Incorporated
      • Synergistic Solutions LLC
      • Tectum Incorporated
      • USG Corporation

Ceilings

US demand to rise 7.2% annually through 2018
Demand for ceiling products in the US is forecast to advance 7.2 percent per annum through 2018 to $2.5 billion. A rebound in nonresidential building construction will drive gains as the ceiling market continues its recovery from declines following the 2007-2009 economic recession. In addition to new nonresidential building construction, a recovery in improvement and repair activity and growing interest in ceiling products that offer improved performance and aesthetics will boost value demand through the forecast period.

Ceiling tiles to offer good growth opportunities
Among product types, ceiling tiles accounted for 57 percent of sales in 2013. Through 2018, ceiling tile demand is expected to see strong growth, supported by an improving building construction market. Furthermore, efforts by manufacturers to improve the variety of aesthetics available in ceiling tiles, including colors, perforation designs, and an increased variety of materials such as wood and metal will boost value demand for ceiling tiles through the forecast period. In addition, many architects and designers have moved toward open plenum ceilings and open floor plan spaces in office and institutional buildings, where sound control is important for productivity. While building features such as open plenum ceilings reduce ceiling tile area demand, these designs boost tile value demand as more costly ceiling tiles with improved noise reduction properties are often selected.

Specialty ceilings to be fastest growing segment
Specialty ceiling products are forecast to see the most rapid growth in demand through 2018, reaching $540 million on 11 percent annual advances. The frequency of use of many specialty ceiling products, including clouds, baffles, and stretch ceilings, has grown since the early 2000s and is expected to continue to do so through the forecast period. For example, design trends that call for specialty material ceiling tiles will support rising demand through 2018 for specialty trims to conceal metal ceiling grids, which improve the aesthetics of the ceiling. Additionally, trends toward spaces that are more open to the architectural ceiling will increase the installation of products such as clouds or baffles where wall-to-wall ceilings may have previously been installed. Increasingly stringent and widespread regulations on seismic design will also continue to boost demand as more builders will install additional bracing products for suspended ceiling systems.

Nonresidential market dominates ceiling demand
The nonresidential market dominated US ceiling demand in 2013 and is projected to hold 93 percent of the total market in 2018. Ceiling products are used most intensively in nonresidential buildings, where they are preferable to drywall ceilings as they offer sound control properties while still allowing easy access to ducts and wiring. Wall-to-wall suspended ceilings offer additional advantages of enhancing the energy performance of buildings by diffusing natural light and allowing for more efficient HVAC performance. Furthermore, in many spaces, including commercial buildings and transportation hubs, ceiling products offer an opportunity to add visual interest and improved aesthetics. In the residential market, ceiling products are not heavily used, but are found most often in common spaces in multifamily buildings, finished basements, and higher end homes.


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