GVR Report cover Non-resilient Flooring Market Size, Share & Trends Report

Non-resilient Flooring Market Size, Share & Trends Analysis Report By Product (Ceramic Tiles, Stone), By Application (Residential, Commercial, Industrial), By Region, And Segment Forecasts, 2015 - 2020

  • Report ID: 978-1-68038-463-5
  • Number of Pages: 92
  • Format: Electronic (PDF)

Industry Insights

The global non-resilient flooring market size was estimated at USD 192.25 billion in 2014 and is expected to grow at a CAGR of 4.7% from 2015 to 2020. Rising residential and commercial construction activities across the globe are expected to propel the demand for non-resilient products such as ceramic tiles and stone flooring over the projected period.

Non-resilient flooring is a hard surface flooring, made up of inflexible, organic, and hard surface flooring materials comprising ceramic tile, porcelain tile, and natural stone. Excellent water resistance and durability offered by these products are expected to propel their demand in commercial as well as residential constructions over the forecast period.

U.S. non-resilient flooring market

In the U.S., the stone segment accounted for the largest revenue share of 63.6% in 2014 and is expected to continue its dominance over the forecast period. This can be attributed to its rising use in residential and commercial settings in the region. However, rising demand for resilient flooring products in the region is expected to hamper industry growth.

Continuous development for manufacturing versatile and innovative flooring products on account of enhancements in digital printing technologies is expected to show a positive influence on overall industry growth. Product variation in terms of design and sizes offered by the manufacturers is expected to have a positive impact on the market.

Fluctuating prices of raw materials such as marble, granite, and glass chips and the presence of substitutes such as resilient flooring are the factors expected to hamper overall industry growth in the upcoming years. In addition, volatility in product prices on account of raw material availability is expected to impact the industry growth over the projected period.

Increasing use of eco-friendly products on account of rising health and environment-related concerns regarding several flooring solutions are anticipated to create new opportunities for industry development. Technological trends such as the rising use of VR technology for the development of finished products is anticipated to witness high growth over the projected period..

Product Insights

Modern digital tile printing techniques offer a wide variety of prints and patterns on ceramic tiles thus making them available in a wide range of choices. Ceramic tiles find multiple applications and can be used for indoor and outdoor flooring. These can be used as floor coverings and wall tiles and can be used anywhere irrespective of the style and decor of the house.

The University of Ceramic Tile and Stone provides online education and training for the ceramic tile and stone flooring industries on the standards called "Tile Installer Thin-set Standards (ITS) Verification" in order to familiarize the installation industry updates. Moreover, these floorings require minimal maintenance for longer life and are durable in nature.

Abundant raw material availability and cost-effectiveness associated with the ceramic tiles is expected to have a positive impact on industry growth. However, availability of substitutes and increasing application of ceramics in disk brakes and refractory is expected to impact the supply of raw material for tile manufacturing.

The construction of government buildings under the infrastructure and commercial sector development is projected to upscale the market for ceramic flooring products. Growth of the hospitality segment on account of changing consumer lifestyle is expected to propel industry growth over the forecast period. 

Application Insights

Increased property resale has stimulated the homeowner remodeling and home improvement projects and the escalation in the prices of the residential property across the globe. This has proved to be an incentive for non-movers to invest in their homes and upgrade to stone countertops and floors.

The residential sector contributed to over 56.1% of the overall revenue in 2014. These floors are also used in places that have continuous exposure to water and moisture such as bathrooms, swimming pools, and saunas along with other architectural constructions. Ceramic tiles are used in commercial applications such as malls, shopping centers, and work and office spaces..

Global non-resilient flooring market

As the residential market has witnessed growth in recent years, the ceramic and stone product suppliers have strategically increased their reliance on home center and online retail channels. Developed countries such as the U.S. import ceramic tiles in large volumes from Mexico, China, and Italy. However, the commercial and industry non-resilient flooring applications have lagged behind in terms of demands due to the availability of substitutes and the overall decline in the in public buildings construction activity..

Regional Insights

The Asia Pacific emerged as a dominant region in 2014 accounting for 34.8% of the total revenue share of the non-resilient flooring industry. The growing urbanization, a systematic relocation of people in China from rural to urban centers, and changing lifestyles are fueling the rise in consumerism and increasing demand for floor covering.

Developing economies such as China and India from the Asia Pacific region dominated the global non-resilient flooring industry. This was attributed to increasing construction activities in the residential and commercial sector. High product penetration of ceramic tiles in the region coupled with the growth of multifamily constructions is expected to have a positive impact on the growth.

Europe is anticipated to register significant growth over the projected period on account of rising demand for architectural buildings in the region. UK, Germany, and Italy are expected to be the key markets for the product. Rising demand for ceramic tiles in non-residential applications is expected to have a positive impact on market growth.

The non-resilient flooring market is expected to witness substantial growth in North America on account of rising remodeling and reconstruction activities. In addition, growing demand from education, healthcare, and retail sectors coupled with rising demand form commercial sector is projected to boost industry demand in this region.

Non-Resilient Flooring Market Share Insights

Key players in the industry include Mohawk Industries, Shaw Industries Group, Dal Tile, Mannington Mills, RAK Ceramics, China Ceramics, Ceramica Saloni, Kajaria Ceramics, and Porcelanosa Grupo. Major vendors across the globe are reworking on their distribution channel and marketing strategies.

Mohawk Industries and Dal Tile have showcased their ceramic tiles collections on their websites and online catalogs for the customers to find out products best suitable for their individual applications. Tile manufacturers around the globe are aiming for expansion of their production capacities and supply chain in order to serve the increasing demands from the developing economies. 

Report Scope



Base year for estimation


Actual estimates/Historical data

2012 - 2020

Forecast period

2015 - 2020

Market representation

Volume in Billion Sq. Feet, Revenue in USD Billion, and CAGR from 2015 to 2020

Regional scope

North America, Europe, Asia Pacific, Rest of the World (RoW)

Country scope

U.S., Germany, UK, China, India

Report coverage

Volume forecast, revenue forecast, competitive landscape, growth factors and trends

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