The tiling and carpeting of external and internal walls and floors by industry contractors provides a protective and decorative finish for homes, shops, offices and public access areas. Tiling is the dominant type of flooring used in wet areas of buildings such as kitchens, bathrooms and laundries. All segments of the industry are subject to competition from unskilled DIY home owners and special construction trades (e.g. carpenters).
The industry is expected to generate revenue of about $1.55 billion in 2012-13, up 3.3% on the previous year, with value added of $1.01 billion or 0.08% of Australia's GDP.
The industry consists of operators mainly engaged in laying or setting wall or floor tiles. Wall and floor tilers lay ceramic, clay, slate, marble, glass and other types of tiles on external and internal walls and floors to provide protection and decorative finishes. The industry also includes businesses mainly engaged in carpet or carpet tile laying.
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.