CTDA Webinars

"Growth Prospects for Ceramic Tile & Stone Products in 2015"

The next CTDA webinar is scheduled for Tuesday, December 16th at 9 am Central on "Growth Prosepcts for Ceramic Tile & Stone Products in 2015" with Stuart Hirschhron, Director of Research at Catalina Research Inc.

Stuart Hirschhorn founded Catalina Research to provide action-oriented executives with in-depth analyses of construction material and building equipment markets.  The Catalina Reports reflects Stuart’s three plus decades of experience compiling, analyzing, and forecasting U.S. Government and proprietary data to evaluate an industry or market.

Catalina Research has investigated all aspects of the floor coverings industry.  The company’s U.S. Floor Coverings Industry report is used as the base of statistics for Floor Covering Weekly’s “Annual Statistical Issue”.  Stuart has been supplying this data to Floor Covering Weekly since 1991.

Stuart works closely with the leading worldwide floor coverings manufacturers and distributors in analyzing sales trends, import/export opportunities, distribution channel strategies, and plant cost structure.  Stuart has been a speaker at leading trade shows including the annual Surfaces show in Las Vegas, Nevada.  Stuart was also a featured speaker at the October 2007 China Wood Flooring Export/Import Conference in Hangzhou, China.  In addition, Stuart is a founding member of the Floor Covering Institute and is a contributor to the Institute’s blog.

CTDA Webinar Overview:

  • Signs Of A U.S. Economic Recovery
  • Stabilizing Housing Market And The Builder Market Recovery
  • U.S. Housing Market Trends
  • Factors Affecting Commercial Sales
  • U.S. Floor Coverings Sales Growth Trends
  • Resilient Flooring Growth And Share Of U.S. Flooring Sales
  • Comparison Of Flooring Prices By Material And Input Costs
  • Resilient Flooring Sales By Product Type
  • Sales By End-Use Market
  • Competition From Foreign-Sourced Products
  • Floor Covering Sales By Retail Channel
  • Market Outlook And Headwinds To Growth

This webinar is free for CTDA Members thanks to a generous sponsorship from MAPEI.


If you would like to register for the webinar, please click here to register online or click here to fill out a registration form to return to the CTDA Office.