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The US Market and what to expect in 2019

The US Market and what to expect in 2019 From Ceramic World Web – January 15, 2019  by  Joseph Lundgren Consulting  With the US market being one of the… Read More

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Stone Fabricator Market Forecast for 2019

While the majority of participants have high hopes for the coming year, another 12% said the market would remain status quo and 6% are bracing for a drop in sales revenue. The mean average of 26% growth is a 7% increase from last year’s results. Read More

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Technology and versatility helps tile grow

Tile is a sector in which aesthetic is as important as function. Hard surface sales continue to climb. During the third quarter of 2018, hard surface flooring may have accounted for 56.6 percent of total dollar sales — a 7.5 percent increase from 2017, according to Catalina. Read More

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Q3 floor covering dollar sales up by 4.8 percent

Q3 floor covering dollar sales up by 4.8 percent Monday, October 08, 2018 from Floor Covering Weekly [Delray Beach, Fla.] Catalina Research has released the latest Quarterly… Read More

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2017 marketWise: Steady as she goes

It has been a long time since the floor covering industry was driving with all cylinders working great. 2006 was the last year commercial contract, residential replacement and builder business were all doing great. This year, residential replacement slowed the industry down mainly due to flat existing home sales. While new home sales were up 8.3 percent (+45,000 additional new homes over last year) existing home sales were up a paltry 1.1 percent. Read More

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Statistical report summary: Small gains in 2017

U.S. floor coverings sales strengthened in 2017 due to rising consumer confidence and sharper increases in single-family home construction. According to Catalina Research, U.S. floor coverings dollar sales are estimated to have increased by 4.8 percent in 2017 to $25.5 billion. Read More

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Tile’s steady climb continues

The tile sector has been on an upward trajectory since 2012, and while the increase in 2016 sales is not as sharp as previous years, porcelain and ceramic tile — as well as stone — continue to see steady growth. U.S. ceramic (manufacturer) dollar sales increased by 6.3 percent in 2016, according to Catalina Research. Stone sales increased by 6.7 percent. Read More

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Natural stone offers authenticity

Outside of its inherit beauty, natural stone also sets itself apart from other categories with its individuality. "No two pieces of natural stone are identical," said Barbara Haaksma, vice president of marketing for Emser Tile. "Texture variations, fissure lines and rich tones combine to tell a story of their own for innate one-of-a-kind designs. Over time, natural stone develops a unique patina and becomes a product of its environment."  Read More

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Countertops: The next frontier

Coming into 2018, many tile suppliers cited countertops as a key opportunity for the year ahead. According to Glenn Harry, general manager, stone and sales operation for Mohawk’s Dal-Tile Corporation, the U.S. countertop industry is estimated to be about $5 billion in sales annually, with roughly half coming from stone, quartz and a newer product known as gauged porcelain. Read More

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Tile & stone stats 2017: Ceramic continues climb

Overall in 2017, ceramic tile sales are estimated to have increased by 6.8 percent in dollars and 5.4 percent in square feet, according to Catalina Research. Read More