Industry Analysis & Industry Trends
The Tile and Marble Stores industry has experienced significant growth in the years following the prolonged and substantial downturn in home improvement that plagued the industry amid the housing crisis.Industry revenue has recovered sharply since 2011 in response to steady growth in the number of housing starts, the value of residential construction and private spending on home improvements over the past five years. Over the five years to 2021, IBISWorld forecasts steady growth for the industry that will fall in line with continued stabilization across housing and construction markets. Although the rapid turnaround in housing starts is not expected to continue at the same torrid pace.... purchase to read more
Industry Report - Industry Locations Chapter
The small-scale and localized nature of operations in the Tile and Marble Stores industry result in a geographically dispersed structure that does not differ significantly from the distribution of population and economic activity across the United States. Variation in regional preferences for tile wall cladding and flooring relative to alternative building products (e.g. carpets or wood flooring) may create slight disparity between industry distribution and population distribution, but this is generally minimal.
Climate conditions can influence consumer preferences for tiles over carpeting. The distribution of industry employment appears to be skewed toward the warmer southern and western regions as the heat and humidity could make carpeting less attractive... purchase to read more