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BEA News: Gross Domestic Product, Fourth Quarter and Year 2022 (Advance Estimate)

Real gross domestic product (GDP) increased at an annual rate of 2.9 percent in the fourth quarter of 2022, after increasing 3.2 percent in the third quarter. Read More

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U.S. Tile Consumption Increased in Q3 2022, Despite Rising Prices

Through 3Q 2022, total U.S. ceramic tile consumption was up 1.3% by volume year over year, reports the Tile Council of North America. Read More

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Remodeling Activity Expected to Go From 16.3% to 2.6% This Year

After several years of double-digit gains, expenditures for improvements and repairs to the owner-occupied housing stock are expected to grow only modestly in 2023, according to the Leading Indicator of Remodeling Activity (LIRA) released today by the Remodeling Futures Program at the Joint Center for Housing Studies of Harvard University. Read More

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Builder confidence uptick signals turning point

A modest drop in interest rates helped to end a string of 12 straight monthly declines in builder confidence levels, although sentiment remains in bearish territory as builders continue to grapple with elevated construction costs, building material supply chain disruptions and challenging affordability conditions. Read More

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Consumer Price Index Decreases in December as Inflation Moderates

The Consumer Price Index (CPI) for All Urban Consumers declined 0.1% in December on a seasonally adjusted basis, after increasing 0.1% in November, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics reports. Read More

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The Italian ceramic tile industry’s volumes remain stable with respect to 2021

Despite the severe difficulties caused by soaring costs, in 2022 the Italian ceramic tile industry’s production, sales and export volumes remained stable at the previous year’s levels. Read More

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81 Bathroom Backsplash Ideas

Regardless of whether you have a small or large space, a ceramic tile backsplash can make a huge design impact. Particularly in the bathroom, backsplash tile can set the tone for the whole space while also protecting your walls from water damage and creating a low-maintenance, easy-to-clean surface. Of course, the impact of bathroom backsplash tile makes it even more important that you choose the right design for your space. Thankfully, there are numerous (dare we say limitless?) designs for you to choose from, with options for different tile colors, shapes, sizes, textures, natural looks and patterns. Read More

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Touting Tile's Toughness

The tile category is putting its best foot forward to guarantee products that consumers can rely on in the new year. Even amid unpredictability in the overall economy, tile’s wide array of stylish, high-performing options are set to keep the category afloat this year. Read More

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Mosaics Masterpieces

Tile is known for its design versatility as it can add a hint of artistry to any space. This is especially true when tile is installed in the form of a mosaic, which can deliver performance benefits as well as intricate style. Mosaics can be installed on feature walls and on backsplashes, and today’s mosaic products help provide a continuous design that covers more square footage of the home and can follow one overarching design aesthetic throughout. Read More

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Dodge Momentum Index Posted 6.6% Increase in December

The Dodge Momentum Index (DMI), issued by Dodge Construction Network, improved 6.6% (2000=100) in December to 222.2 from the revised November reading of 208.3. In December, the commercial component of the DMI rose 8.4%, and the institutional component ticked up 2.7%. Read More