Foshan Ceramic Tile Market How To Find Sourcing Agent In China
China Guangzhou Foshan Building Materials Market
There is biggest building materials market in Foshan China, which is next to Guangzhou city. Here you can find all the building materials for a house. Like flooring, doors, windows, skirting, lighting, hardware, paint and wallpaper etc. The product here is really comprehensive.
There are several building materials market in Guangzhou & Foshan, while Huayi building materials market is the biggest market in China. It covers an area of more than 54,000 square meters with more than 600 suppliers inside.
Introduction-This is the biggest market for building materials in China. You can find most decorative materials that you need for a house here. The market covers an area of more than 54,000 square meters with more than 600 suppliers inside.
The market is divided into 4 sections, East, North, West and South Section. Each section has different products. Main section for export is the South section.
Product Scope--wood doors, aluminium Door, windows, flooring, wallpaper, lighting, kitchen cabinet, socket, skirting, ceiling, glue, ply wood, stone, hardware
Specialized in the wholesale of ceramic tiles, the price and quality range is big which suitable for a wide range of customers. For both retails and wholesale.There are factory showrooms and distributors, this market is the first choice for most customers who purchase tiles.
This tiles market is the most popular one. This market you can find cheap quality, medium quality and high-end as well.
Display showroom for big brand. It represents the highest level of building sanitary ceramics and sanitary products in China and abroad.
This is a high-end building materials market integrating sanitary ware and ceramic tiles. The inside are big brands, the price is very expensive, and the quality is much better than other markets. The style is very novel, mainly for those who use the household, mainly for those who care the design and style do not care about the price.
China is the world’s leading manufacturer of ceramic tiles.
A1, Classification of Tile Produced in China
The top manufacturers in China produces these types of tiles:
Porcelain floor tiles
Ceramic stone tiles
Wood look tiles
Porcelain tiles distinguish by tile water absorption which is less than 0.5%.Most polished tile,rustic tile,glazed tile are porcelain.Those tile water absorption is higher than 0.5% we call it ceramic,which is used in bathrooom and kitchen.
A2,Where to Find Tile Manufacturers and Suppliers in China?
Most cities and provinces in China specialize in the manufacture of specific products. Most suppliers of a certain product are grouped together in one area. This concept makes it easy for importers to source products from China. If you are sourcing tile from China, here are the places you need to look into:
1. Foshan, Guangdong Province, World’s Capital of Tile
Foshan is a hub for ceramic tiles. About 350 ceramic tile producers with an annual production of about 1.2 billion square meters of ceramic tiles are based in Foshan, Guangdong Province. In the past 10 years Foshan has produced 54% of China’s total ceramic tile output and 25% of the world’s total production of ceramic tiles.
5,000 years of production experience makes Foshan the leading ceramic tile producer in China. Foshan ceramic tile suppliers continuously work on improving the designs of their ceramic tiles. They thrive to match the quality of ceramic tiles produced in Spain and Italy making their exports to major Western markets grow.
8 out of the 10 “China Famous Brands” named by the government are based in Foshan, Guangdong Province.
China ceramic industry headquarter
2. Zibo, Shandong Province, Where Low-Value and Glazed Polished Tile Are Mainly Produced
Since 2012 the quality of tiles produced in Shandong have improved tremendously. The cost advantage of the province has been attracting foreign buyers. Shandong tile exports have reached record highs making it rank as the third province in China in terms of tile exports.
Comparing with Foshan tile,Shandong tile is not so high quality but with lower price.Why?Raw material is the most imporant point.Geography determines the soil in Shandong is worse than Foshan’s.Moreover,most Foshan factories use ink imported from Spain or Italy.Shandong factories use local ink in order to save more cost.There are more production technologies decide the Foshan tile quality is better.I will write other detailed article on how to distinguish good and bad tiles in near future.
3. Fujian Province, Where Low-Value and Wall Tile Are Mainly Produced
Most of the exterior tiles exported by China are produced by small family owned workshops in this province. Each workshop would only have about 5 to 10 workers work on a project at a time. Having small workshops, they can offer lower prices.
If you are not too meticulous about quality issues, the tiles produced in this region are an ideal choice.
A3, How to Search Tile Suppliers from China Online?
If you want to import tiles from China, the internet is your easiest option to find suppliers. Suppliers may be classified either as factories or traders. Of course it would be cheaper to source tiles directly from factories although at times it can be difficult to discern which supplier is a factory or a trader.
In the internet, you will find B2B market places for tiles from China, the most reliable of which are alibaba.com . Searching through these platforms will give you a wide choice of suppliers.
When sourcing tiles from China, you could either do the entire process yourself or work with a sourcing agent. A sourcing agent could be an individual or a firm based in China who could do the legwork for you. Sourcing agents could help you source suppliers, negotiate prices, place orders and monitor deliveries.