Ceramics is an inorganic material consists of metal, nonmetal or metalloid atoms primarily held in ionic and covalent bonds. These ceramic materials consist of several properties such as elastic, tensile strength, compressive strength, hard, dielectric constant and optical. Tiles made of ceramic materials are thin slabs which are usually used in creating surface for floors and walls. They are derived from clay structures and other inorganic raw-materials. Ceramic Tiles can be unglazed or glazed. Unglazed tiles endure a particular firing; glazed tiles have a transparent coat applied between the first and second firing rounds. The ceramics titles are broadly divided into several types such as mosaic tiles, quarry tiles, paver tiles, wall tiles, floor tiles, grading, porcelain floor tiles and others.
The development in floor tiles market; ceramics is used as a replacement for hardwood and other flooring choices, which consist of several properties such as high durability and frost and thermal shock resistance, it is anticipated to have a constructive impact on the ceramic tiles market in the future. Developing demand for durable material, combined with a escalating awareness regarding hygiene, it is estimated to expand ceramic tile demand in residential replacement.Ceramics tiles market
is segmented by end-user application, which includes commercial, residential, industrial and others. As per the current trends, the ceramics tiles market has grown significantly over the last few years. APAC is the largest region in terms of demand of ceramics tiles followed by Europe and North America. A detailed qualitative analysis of the factors responsible for driving and restraining growth of the ceramics tiles market and future opportunities are provided in the report.
Asia-Pacific (APAC) has been the leading region in terms of deployment and adoption of ceramic tiles market, followed by North America and Europe in 2015. The APAC region is the fastest-growing market for ceramics tiles, in terms of volumes. The growing residential application in the APAC region is also accountable for the rise in market in terms of consumption and production capacity from the developed markets to the developing markets. China and India dominates the ceramics tiles market in the APAC region. Developed lifestyle, growing cost of living and increasing population would benefit construction industry to flourish in APAC and thereby support ceramics tiles industry to nurture.