Research and Markets: UK Wallcoverings & Ceramic Tiles Market Update 2014-2018

DUBLIN--()--Research and Markets (http://www.researchandmarkets.com/research/dmfjrk/wallcoverings_and) has announced the addition of the "Wallcoverings & Ceramic Tiles Market Update 2014" report to their offering.

This Market Update analyses the market for wallcoverings and ceramic tiles in the UK. The value of the former continued to experience year-on-year growth throughout the review period (2009 to 2013), expanding by 6.2% in 2013, while the latter responded to consistent and substantial decline with modest growth of 1.1% in 2013. As such, the combined retail market for wallcoverings and ceramic tiles rose by 3.6% in 2013.

The increasingly buoyant UK housing market was also the primary reason why the ceramic tiles market, which includes tiles of all sizes in glazed and unglazed varieties, returned to growth in 2013. Yet the growth was much less dramatic than that experienced in the market for wallcoverings. Despite a healthy do-it-yourself (DIY) culture in the UK, tiles are widely considered to be more difficult to apply than wallcoverings, and many consumers have been reluctant to hire professional help in the recent economic climate. In addition, demand remains low because ceramic tiles are less fashionable than wallcoverings and because their durability ensures infrequent replacement. Nevertheless, the market did experience a slight increase in demand in 2013 and increasingly innovative designs provide a platform for further growth in coming years.

In the coming 5 years, then, this report predicts growth in both markets. A gradual, but sustainable economic recovery appears to have taken hold in the UK and this will encourage further growth in the housing market. As such, consumers will continue to look for innovative and unusual designs as a means of making their homes unique. This report therefore forecasts total growth of 5.6% in the combined retail market between 2014 and 2018.

Key Topics Covered:

  1. Foreword
  2. Executive Summary
  3. Market Definition
  4. Market Size
  5. Strengths, Weaknesses, Opportunities and Threats
  6. Current Issues
  7. Forecasts
  8. Company Profiles
  • British Ceramic Tile Ltd
  • Craven Dunnill And Co. Ltd
  • Fine Decor Wallcoverings Ltd
  • Graham And Brown Ltd
  • Norcros Plc
  • Osborne And Little Group Ltd
  • Topps Tiles Plc
  • Walker Greenbank Plc

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Research and Markets
Laura Wood, Senior Manager
press@researchandmarkets.com
For E.S.T Office Hours Call 1-917-300-0470
For U.S./CAN Toll Free Call 1-800-526-8630
For GMT Office Hours Call +353-1-416-8900
U.S. Fax: 646-607-1907
Fax (outside U.S.): +353-1-481-1716
Sector: Household