Industry Analysis & Industry Trends
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.... 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 generally correspond with the distribution of population and economic activity across the United States. The principal reasons for this uneven distribution is the variation in regional preferences for tile wall cladding and flooring relative to alternative building products (e.g. carpets or wood flooring), and the availability of raw material supplies (e.g. marble, granite and other slabs).
Climate conditions can influence the preference for tiles over carpeting... purchase to read more