Tile is a manufactured piece of hard-wearing material such as clay, ceramic, stone, metal or even glass. It is a surfacing unit, used for covering roofs, floors, walls and countertops. Ceramic and porcelain tiles are manufactured by pressing clay and other materials into shape and firing it at high temperatures, giving it the hardness it is known for. The bisque (body) of a tile may then be glazed, or left unglazed depending on its intended use.
Ceramic Glazed tiles are made of porous body with a coating of white or colored Glaze. These are used extensively in the Bathrooms, Kitchen in modern buildings and in Hospitals and Analytical Laboratories, Toiletries attached to Railway platforms.
Ceramic Tiles today have become an integral part of home improvement. It can make a huge difference to the way your interiors and outdoors look and express. The Indian tile industry, despite an overall slowdown of the economy continues to grow at a healthy 15% per annum.Ceramic tiles as a product segment have grown to a sizeable chunk today at approximately 680 Millions Square meters production per annum. However, the potential seems to be great, particularly as the housing sector, retail, IT & BPO sectors have been witnessing an unprecedented boom in recent times.Thus, due to demand it is a good project for entrepreneurs to invest.
Few Indian Major Players are as under
• Alpine Ceramic Inds. Ltd.
• Asian Tiles Ltd.
• Cosa Ceramics Pvt. Ltd.
• Delta Tiles Ltd.
• Ramco Ceramic Pvt. Ltd.
• SwastikCeracon Ltd.
• Vennar Ceramics Ltd.