- 1 Top 10 Best Tiles Companies in India
- 1.1 1. Kajaria Ceramics Limited
- 1.2 2. Somany Ceramics Limited
- 1.3 3. Grindwell Norton Limited
- 1.4 4. Cera Sanitaryware Limited
- 1.5 5. Asian Granito India Limited
- 1.6 6. Nitco
- 1.7 7. Simpolo Vitrified Pvt. Ltd
- 1.8 8. HSIL Limited (Building Products Division)
- 1.9 9. Orient Bell
- 1.10 10. Varmora Granito Private Limited
- 1.11 Frequently Asked Questions(FAQs)
- 1.11.1 What is the leading tile manufacturing company in India?
- 1.11.2 What are the major components of Ceramic Tiles?
- 1.11.3 What should be the main things to keep in mind before buying the tiles?
- 1.11.4 Which country leads in the Ceramic Tiles Production Globally?
- 1.11.5 What are the major advantages of Ceramic Tiles?
Top 10 Best Tiles Companies in India
What if, you are visualizing walking over a green garden, surrounded by hilly mountains and dense forest, bathing near a riverside or seashore?
To take your dream destinations just at your footsteps, so many kinds of tiles are available in the market. For the all-over decoration, tiles bring about a fabulous 2D as well as a 3D visual effect in the walls as well as to the floors.
Before choosing the tiles one should be concerned about seven things like quality, likeliness, styles, decency, durability, availability and affordability.
Based on the demand and affordability top 10 tiles companies will be discussed here in details but before starting a detailed discussion regarding the tile brands let us discuss the concept of tiles in brief.
Generally, a tile is a thin rectangular or square-shaped object, generally made up of hardwearing materials including stones, metals, ceramics, baked or burned clay and even glass.
Tiles can be of various shapes, sizes, colours and textures that fit into different kinds of wall décor. In comparison with Granite or Marbles, tiles are mainly preferred nowadays because of its quality of stain and stretch resistance, lower maintenance, simple establishment features. Even the tiles are very less likely to fade away when exposed to direct sun-rays or very high or very low temperature as well.
Tiles are widely used to serve the purpose of flooring in the kitchen, dining, bedrooms, bathrooms, parking slots as well. For the making of table-tops, kitchen tops as well as rooftops and balconies, tiles are utilized in various ways.
Major components of Ceramic Tiles include red or white clay. The clay is burned and then is given to a shape for the formation of tiles. A special glaze is used for covering and to protect the tiles. That is how the tiles become durable and strain-free. The colour and patterns of the tiles are also results because of this glaze.
The light-weight materials like wood, perlite and mineral wool are mainly used for making the tiles for walls and ceilings whereas, heavyweight materials like stones, metals, ceramics, burned clay are preferred for flooring.
Tiles are considered to be one of the most essential materials to solve construction purposes by improving the overall aesthetic appeal of a project.
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China is the largest manufacturer of ceramic tiles by producing more than 5.2 billion square meters of ceramic tiles. China is well-known for tiles customization and export facilities also as it holds the highest position in terms of consumption and exportation also.
Next to China, India holds the second position in terms of production of tiles by making more than 1.27 billion square meters of ceramic tiles.
The following companies are considered under the top 10 best companies/brands to provide smooth, long-lasting, durable, personalized tiles as per the requirement of the Indian mass.
1. Kajaria Ceramics Limited
Kajaria tiles are considered as the India’s largest as well as popular tiles company. It is very popular for producing wall tiles and vitrified tiles. It holds a market capacity of 15,848.29 Cr. with a market share of 37.15% and production capacity of 75.12 Million Square Meter (MSM).
This company was established in the mid-1980s by Shri Ashok Kumar Kajaria. Now, its Headquarter is located in New Delhi. It exports ceramic and vitrified tiles in more than 30 countries globally. It has been able to set a benchmark in producing quality products through the nine plants located in various states of India including Gujarat, Rajasthan, Utter Pradesh, and Andhra Pradesh.
It provides near about 2800 designs in ceramic as well as vitrified tiles in all price ranges. It occupies a Pan-Indian dealership also and has gained a green certificate from the Indian population. Kajaria Units are equipped with modern-age technologies for producing quality materials.
2. Somany Ceramics Limited
Somany Ceramics has been founded by Shri H.L. Somany in 1969. It is an internationally acclaimed organistion with a specialization in ceramics and allied goods. Somany Ceramics has become one of the obvious leaders in the Indian Ceramic Industry with a recognizable footstep in Africa, The Middle –East, United Kingdom as well as Russia in the last four decades.
It provides a production facility at Kadi in Gujrat, Kassar in Haryana and other plants of joint ventures. It offers a diversified and huge range of products which include Digital tiles, Bath fitting, Ceramic Wall as well as the floor, Vitrified Tiles, Glazed Vitrified Tiles Sanitary Ware and many more. With a total production capacity of 60 million square meters annually, this company has become the second-largest tiles company in India.
It holds annual revenue of Rs. 1,733 Cr., market capacity of 884.03 Cr. and it shares 4.8 % of the market. It has 2267 employees presently working in different sectors.
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3. Grindwell Norton Limited
Grindwell Norton (GNO) is a listed company in the Bombay and National Stock Exchanges. It is one of the pioneer companies of manufacturing grinding wheels in India in 1941.
It is considered to be one of the best tiles in India as per the total sales and market share are concerned. Saint-Gobain became a shareholder in GNO by acquiring the Norton Company of USA. By increasing its equity stake, Saint-Gobain made GNO the first majority-owned subsidiary based in India.
With 1956 employees, it holds annual revenue of 1,628 Cr., 6,401 market capacity sharing 4.7% of the market. Presently, the group holds 51.66% of the equity capital of GNO.
4. Cera Sanitaryware Limited
Being one of the top Indian Tiles companies with annual revenue of Rs. 1,330 Cr. and a market capacity of 3343 Cr., Cera Sanitaryware Limited offers a very wide range of architectural and designing solutions in terms of tiles production.
Its establishment year can be traced back to the year of 1980. It is now headquartered in Ahmedabad with 2587 employees. This company is mainly recognised for its production of digital glazed and unglazed vitrified floor tiles, HD digital tiles, and digital porcelain anti-skid.
This company also produces different wellness products including shower cubicles, steam shower rooms, shower panels, shower partitions as well as pressure pumps.
5. Asian Granito India Limited
Asian Granito India Limited (AGL) has become India’s fastest-growing ceramic producing company in the last decades as it has grown its capacity to 40 folds of the initial one.
It was established in 2000 and now all the world-class products are made in 8 ultra-modern plants situated in the state of Gujrat. AGL incorporates an extensive network of more than 240 exclusive dealers, 6000 and above dealers as well as sub-dealer covering every state in the Indian subcontinent.
It has annual revenue of Rs. 1,260 Cr. with a production capacity of 35.76 MSM and 2,334 employees.
Nitco is an India-based tile producing company which was founded in 1953 by Pran Nath Talwar. 20% of its total production is exported to the countries like United States, Canada, Europe, Africa, Oman, UAE etc. Nitco tiles are manufactured in the set up located in Alibaug, near Mumbai and is headquarter is in Mumbai.
It has five major categories of tiles including Glazed Vitrified tiles, Ceramic Wall & Floor tiles, Vitrified DCH, Vitrified Heavy duty, and Vitrified SST with finishes like Matt, Satin Matt, Rustic, Eclat, Lapato, Barnio Glossy, and Sugar. It has a market capacity of 228.51 Cr., annual revenue of 607 Cr. as well as 1300 capable employees.
7. Simpolo Vitrified Pvt. Ltd
Simpolo Ceramics and tiles are globally acclaimed for their world-class designs as well as quality. It was established in the year of 1977 in Morbi, Gujrat. It has been able to attract worldwide recognition through research and innovation. This company has received “Bhartiya Udhyog Ratna” from the Minister of State for Shipping, Govt. of India.
Vitrified Tiles, Smart Marble, Outdoor Tiles, Wall Tiles, and Step Riser are the major products that are manufactured under this brand. With more than 500 total employees, this brand generates total revenue of Rs. 500+Cr. with a capacity of 15+ MSM.
8. HSIL Limited (Building Products Division)
One of the leading ceramic company i.e. HSIL Limited was set up in 1960 with the name as Hindustan Twyfords Limited with a collaboration with Twyfords of the UK for introducing the vitreous china sanitaryware in India.
It was renamed as Hindustan Sanitaryware and Industries Limited in 1969 and HSIL Limited in 2009. Presently there are 4198 employees (including all divisions) are working under this company. It is characterised with a production capacity of 7.2 MSM and a market capacity of 346.66 Cr. and Rs. 1,223.2 Cr. annual revenue. HSIL had been enlisted in the ‘Fortune India 500’ 2018 list.
Presently, HSIL has incorporated four different business segments of BPD (Building Products Division), CPD (Consumer Products Division) as well as RPPD (Retail Division and Packaging Products Division).
9. Orient Bell
Orient Bell is considered among one of the top tile brands in India, which offers numerous tiles in various shapes and forms including of 3D tiles to anti-skid tiles. It was established in New Delhi in the year of 1977. The price range of orient bell tiles starts from the price range of 36/sq.ft. Tiles of this brand incorporate glazed floor tiles, full-body vitrified tiles, double-charged, and other popular tile types as well. It offers more than 500 designs of highly versatile tiles ranging from rustic wooden to marble and a broad portfolio of products with unique features like high resistance to stains and scratching, luxurious tile finish, low maintenance etc. Glossy, non-glossy, rustic, matte and other popular formats are available in the market under the brand name of Orient Bell.
10. Varmora Granito Private Limited
Being one of the leading ceramic companies of India, Varmora tiles represent the uniqueness and sustainable solutions to the tiles manufacture. This company was established in the year of 1994 by the dynamic leader Bhavesh Varmora. It has now become a blooming global pathfinder of the ceramic business. With more than 500 retail outlets, over 700 dealers, and 1200 employees, this company currently runs 20 branch offices for the hassle free operations.
The company provides sanitarywares, walls, full-body porcelain and floor tiles. Presently, products of this brand are exported to more than seven countries in the Middle East, South Africa, Taiwan, Sri Lanka etc. It has total revenue of 396 Cr. per year. Presently, this company holds a capacity of 10+ MSM.
Frequently Asked Questions(FAQs)
What is the leading tile manufacturing company in India?
Kajaria is the leading tile manufacturing company in India. But we can say, Kajaria, Somany and Grindwell Norton are the top three tile producing companies in India.
What are the major components of Ceramic Tiles?
Red and White clay are seem to be the main components of ceramic tiles.
What should be the main things to keep in mind before buying the tiles?
Seven things should be prioritized before choosing the tiles which include quality, likeliness, styles, decency, durability, availability and affordability.
Which country leads in the Ceramic Tiles Production Globally?
China leads in the production of ceramic tiles by manufacturing more than 5.2 billion square meters of ceramic tiles. Next to China, India holds the second position with the production of ceramic tiles of more than 1.27 billion square meters.
What are the major advantages of Ceramic Tiles?
The major advantages of Ceramic Tiles are as follows.
➽ These are easy to maintain,
➽ These are durable,
➽ These are water-resistant, and
➽ Ceramic Tiles do not cause allergies.