Products and Trends

Sanitaryware: stable turnover but rising in volumes

by Andrea Cusi Volumes generated by ceramic sanitaryware are increasing, while turnover remains stable and investments are decreasing after growth registered in 2015: this is the major evidence published by the 2016 national statistics survey on

United Arab Emirates: where construction never sleeps

The strong market performance is expected to improve further ahead of Expo 2020


Perhaps more than any other country in the Gulf region, the UAE has succeeded in exploiting its resources (especially oil and gas) and strategic geographical position to achieve truly impressive growth. As a result, it is a rich market open to international trade and investment with a diversified economy and excellent infrastructure and logistics.

Renovation: a 50 billion euros potential market

A million houses ready for renovation can be a driver for recovery and a great investment opportunity as a renovated home can see its value increased by up to 35%


Residential property for renovation makes up a potential market of over a million houses, for an estimated value of over 50 billion euros. With a total of over 123 million square metres of empty houses, the renovation market may well drive the building industry’s recovery.
According to Scenari Immobiliari’s first Report on housing renovation, 19% of housing sales in Italy already concern houses in need of remodeling (Naples has it at 25%) whose value after renovation increases by up to 35% in some areas of the country.

U.S. construction market: prospects for 2017


by Donato Grosser U.S. residential construction market is made up of two main segments: new residential construction, the most important sector for ceramic tiles, furniture, electrical appliances and other house products; and new home sales, generating

The two Photo Galleries of Italian ceramics: Products and Architectural Projects

Products & Trends

The website, aimed at consumers and professionals, is the online platform for the world of Italian ceramics. Two photo galleries offer, at a glance, a full range of information on the wide range of products and their use of this world leading industry.

Russia: a new promised land

After a difficult three years, also because of EU and US sanctions and a reduction in GDP, sales of Italian tiles onto the Russian market are expected to rise during 2017 and 2018. Meanwhile, distribution is also being enhanced from Moscow up to remoted areas.

Russia is still a Promised Land for the Sassuolo-based ceramic district. Last December’s Prometeia Forecasting report for the ceramic tile industry clearly states so. If it can’t be denied that over the last three years exports towards the Euroasiatic giant from the Tile Valley have diminished, it is on the other hand true that recovery is approaching.

Dress code

Fashion and tiles: a bond dating back to the origins of ceramic industry which gives surplus value to tiles Made in Italy


The most sophisticated production technologies available for the ceramic industry not only enhance the technical, aesthetical and performative aspects of Italian tiles; they glorify their surface, where reliefs, textures, creases, weft and warp are reproduced with the highest definition and accuracy. Watch the ‘Dress Code’ clip on the new trends launched at Cersaie 2016 – the international exhibition of ceramic tile and bathroom furnishings.

Residential property leads construction

After a slow 2016, global construction investments expecting to accelerate in the next two years

by Luca Agolini, Prometeia In 2016 growth of construction industry has remained weak at a global level, in line with the evolution of the international economic activity. Forecasts on an actual cost basis indicate for 2016

Les tendances de la céramique italienne à Maison & Objet 2017

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  Vingt-quatre entreprises italiennes représentent la céramique made in Italy à Maison & Objet, le salon international dédié à l’univers du design, de la décoration et de l’intérieur, prévu à Paris du 20 au 24 janvier 2017.

Home renovation in 14 countries all over the world

A Houzz survey carried out on more than 200,000 website users doing renovation works shows ongoing different approaches

by Nicola Tedeschini Well, yes: home sweet home is always home. From United States to Australia, from Japan to Spain, the will to renovate someone’s old home seems to be stronger than that of buying a