The incoming people will need homes to stay in and offices to work in, resulting in a spiralling demand for the ceramic tiles industry.
The Indian ceramic tiles industry has witnessed exponential growth in the last decade. The rapid rate of urbanization and explosive demand for residential and commercial spaces has kept ceramic manufacturers on their toes. In addition, the recent policy decisions by the government and the thrust on infrastructure development have further fuelled the demand.
As per the IMARC group report, the Indian ceramic tiles market peaked at 1078 million square meters in 2021 and is expected to grow at 4.5% in the next five years. Floor tiles have a 40% share, while wall tiles have a 30% share. Given the steep rise in urbanization, it is expected to reach 40% by 2030, a sharp 10% rise from the existing urban population share. The incoming people will need homes to stay in and offices to work in, resulting in a spiralling demand for the ceramic tiles industry.
Latest Trends in Ceramic Tiles Industry
While it is established beyond doubt that the demand for the ceramic tiles industry will rise multifold, it is also essential to understand the qualitative trends that this sector is witnessing:
1. Digitally Printed Tiles
The invention of digital printing has revolutionized the floor tiles industry. As a result, there is a rising demand for digitally printed ceramic tiles with experimental and intricate designs to enhance the appeal of the house and office spaces. Digitally printed tiles provide a wide array of design options over conventional flooring. Moreover, it facilitates improved manufacturing processes, precision in design, higher resolution, pattern flexibility, and limited wastage. Due to its innumerable advantages, digitally printed tiles are becoming increasingly popular among architects and interior designers.
2. Demand for Germ-free Tiles
The pandemic has dramatically changed the choices of consumers. Nowadays, consumers have become much more health and hygiene conscious. To meet the new age criteria, ceramic tile industry experts have developed germ-resistant tiles made of a special glaze. These tiles undergo unique anti-microbial treatments that prevent the growth of fungus, bacteria, and germs within or on the tiles. As a result, there is a high demand for such tiles in hospitals, schools, commercial spaces, and residential houses.
3. Ceramic Tiles as Wallpapers
Gone are those days when ceramic tiles were used in kitchens and bathrooms for flooring purposes. Now, people are willing to decorate their walls with ceramic wallpaper tiles because they are visually appealing and a durable alternative to wall paints. Initially, ceramic wallpaper began for exterior walls, but now with creativity splurging everywhere, ceramic tiles are used for interior walls. With the widest choices of patterns available in the market, it is possible to create any set of moods with these ceramic tiles.
4. Eco-friendly Tiles
People are moving towards eco-friendly lifestyles and opting for greener and more sustainable construction options. Eco-friendly building designs are becoming popular for good reasons. Using greener constriction material can dramatically reduce carbon footprints. Ceramic tiles can play a big role in this reduction. This is why many people opt for eco-friendly tiles for their residential or commercial projects.
5. Terrazzo Tiles
Terrazzo tiles have long since established their presence in the market, and their usage is rapidly increasing. These tiles are precast with chips of quartz, granite, marble and other materials bound together. Over the years, its manufacturing process has improved efficiency, reducing production costs. As a result, terrazzo tiles are highly durable, have low maintenance, and are used extensively in commercial applications like airports, hospitals and large-scale office buildings.
As the demand for ceramic tiles keeps increasing, there is also a need for innovations in design, manufacturing process or tile applications. Proper sourcing of minerals plays an essential role in addressing these aspects. JLD Minerals, which has already established its presence as the leading Indian raw minerals supplier, has now been working on pushing the envelope when it comes to tiles design and production. By catering to the dynamic needs of the client, it is helping the manufacturer ride the latest trends in the ceramic tile industry.