Much like many other textile industries, the Tile and Marble Stores industry was hit hard by the decline in residential and nonresidential construction brought on by the recession. As construction rates picked up, industry revenue has started to recover, but not yet to prerecession levels, and will not reach that level within the next five years. Though strong revenue and profit growth are expected, increasing external and internal competition will pose threats to the industry.
This industry primarily sells tile and marble slabs through direct and electronic retail sale. The industry does not include mass merchants or home improvement stores, but it does include the retail locations of vertically integrated tile and marble manufacturers.
The report covers the scope, size, disposition and growth of the industry including the key sensitivities and success factors. Also included are five year industry forecast, growth rates and an analysis of the industry key players and their market shares.