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NKBA projects sales up more than 20 percent

In its July update to the Kitchen & Bath Market Outlook, the National Kitchen & Bath Association (NKBA) revised its 2021 industry sales projection upward to $170.9 billion, up by a substantial 21.4 percent from 2020’s $140.8 billion in kitchen and bath spending and nearly 8 percent higher than the initial estimate for the year. Read More

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Catalina releases industry update

Catalina Research has released its industry update for the first half of 2021. According to the report, U.S. floor coverings sales came roaring back in the first half of 2021 as rising COVID-19 vaccination rates and a surge in personal income gave consumers confidence to replace their flooring. Read More

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1Q 2021 U.S. Ceramic Tile Market Update

While last year was extremely difficult for the U.S. ceramic tile market, which was negatively impacted by the COVID-19 health crisis and declined for the second consecutive year, 2021 is off to an excellent start. Through 1Q 2021, total U.S. ceramic tile consumption was up 17.8% by volume vs. 1Q 2020.1 If the current pace continues for the full year, U.S. consumption would reach a record-high of 3.34 billion sq. ft. Read More

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RēCo 2021: Ceramic Tile

The annual RēCo Market Intelligence Report has held strong for 18 years. Below are the results for the Ceramic Tile category.  Read More

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RēCo Report 2021

The annual RēCo Market Intelligence Report has held strong for 18 years. Each year, Floor Covering Weekly commissions third-party research company The Wayman Group to conduct a nationwide survey of retailers. Read More

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Home sales data supports aspirational tile

“High-End Home Sales Surge Nearly 2x as Fast as Mid-Priced Homes”. Redfin also reported that “Homes of Every Price Are Flying Off the Shelves”. Redfin is a technology-powered real estate broker, and self-describes as also running the country’s #1 real-estate brokerage site.  Read More

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2020 U.S. Ceramic Tile Market Update

STATISTICS AND MARKETS 2020 U.S. Ceramic Tile Market Update * 14/05/2021 from Ceramic World Web Newsletter * In 2020 total ceramic tile sales in… Read More

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The US housing market weathers the storm

In spite of the struggling economy in 2020 - the pandemic’s impact sent U.S. GDP to a 3.5% decrease from the previous year -, some segments of the economy in the United States remained healthy last year. One of them is the construction industry, which performed very well, bolstered by the strong housing market. U.S. construction spending (which includes both private and public residential and non-residential construction) increased for the ninth consecutive year to its highest level on record. The $1.43 trillion total represented a 4.7% increase from the previous year. Read More

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Strong Q1 floor covering growth

Catalina estimates U.S. floor coverings manufacturer sales (shipments minus exports plus imports) could have increased by 8.2 percent in dollars and 6.7 percent in square feet in the first quarter of 2021. The first quarter gain compares to a 1.5 percent decline in dollars sales and a 3.3 percent increase in square foot sales for all of 2020. The rebound has been led by a surge in consumer floor coverings spending, strong builder purchases and strengthening prices. Read More

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Large format tile slabs yield big opportunity

Gaged Porcelain Tile Panels and Natural Stone Slabs: Plus, large slabs are available in different varieties of tile and stone so consumers can find the perfect product for their space. According to Mara Villanueva-Heras, vice president of marketing, Emser Tile, large format porcelain slabs have grown by double digits in the last several years, “with specifications for countertops increasing while natural stone countertop requests have slightly decreased. Porcelain panels, like quartz are nonporous and require less maintenance and are more hygienic than natural stone for commercial applications.” Read More