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Ceramics of Italy Reports on 2024 Tile Trends

At the 2024 edition of Coverings in Atlanta, Georgia, Ceramics of Italy manufacturers showcased the ever-evolving advancements in ceramic and porcelain tile from an aesthetic and technological point of view. Pulling insight from the world of design, fashion and film, along with the trend scene on the show floor at Coverings, tile trend expert and artist Cristina Faedi breaks down this season's top five styles and applications in Italian ceramics. Read More

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Mohawk Publishes 15th Impact Report, Surfaces with Purpose

Mohawk Industries has published its 15th annual impact report, Surfaces with Purpose, which documents the company’s 2023 progress toward its sustainability goals. With teams and manufacturing facilities in 19 countries, Mohawk is the world’s largest flooring manufacturer. The company offers a comprehensive portfolio of residential and commercial products aligned with local market preferences, including a broad selection of sustainable products in every category. Read More

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Ceramic tile imports down 3.9% for first five months of year

In the first five months of 2024, total U.S. imports of ceramic tile were 71.8 million square meters, a decline of 3.9% from the same period in 2023 when imports were 74.7 million square meters, reports Grosser Consulting. Read More

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Truist Reports on Ceramic and Vinyl Flooring Imports in May 2024

“Ceramic Imports Show Modest Overall Increase; Weak Results From Mexico. Overall ceramic unit imports increased 3.7% year-over-year, following weak results earlier in the year. Mexico showed another unit decline, down 20.0% year-over-year, following a decline of 4.3% last month and a weak 2023. India saw a modest increase, up 2.9% in units, following much stronger results in the prior two months ahead of a recent anti-dumping petition on ceramic tile from India. Read More

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Shipping Costs Surged in First Half of 2024

Globally, shipping costs have surged in the first half of 2024, defying the traditional off-season lull, reports Container Xchange Asia and Middle East and ISC (India Subcontinent) region were the regions that witnessed a significant uptick in container prices since October 2023 due to the Houthi attacks. Read More

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Industry Remains Sluggish Despite Positive Gains

The U.S. floor coverings market is weaker than forecasted earlier in the year, according to findings by Catalina Research, Inc.. The sharp increase in import shipments in late 2023 and early 2024 hinted at a recovery in domestic floor coverings demand in the first quarter. Read More

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STATS 2024: Slew of factors impact commercial market activity

Encouraging signs of economic recovery following the lingering challenges from the COVID-19 pandemic continued in 2023 for the commercial contract flooring market, although not to the extent of 2022’s 13.1% increase in dollars. FCNews research shows total commercial sales reached $7.227 billion in 2023—a 1.5% decrease from 2022. This compares favorably to overall industry sales, which were off 10.1% from the year prior. Read More

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STATS 2024: Slow housing market takes toll on resilient flooring

After more than a decade of staggering growth, the resilient flooring category felt its first decline across the board in 2023. When the dust settled, Floor Covering News research found the resilient flooring category as a whole generated $8.546 billion in 2023, that’s down 9.7% from $9.46 billion in 2022. In terms of volume, the resilient flooring category (not including rubber) accounted for 5.768 billion square feet at the first point of sale in 2023—that’s down 7.1% from 6.206 billion square feet in 2022. Read More

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STATS 2024: Housing market slump takes wind out of tile sales

Like most flooring products in 2023, tile declined in both sales and volume last year due to various factors— most significantly, the struggling housing market. When the dust settled, tile flooring experienced about an 8% decline in dollar sales in 2023 to $3.226 billion vs. $3.507 billion in 2022, according to Floor Covering News research. Flooring tile volume also found itself in the red in 2023, registering a 6% decline to 2.306 billion square feet. That is compared to 2.453 billion square feet in 2022 and 2.477 in 2021. Read More