US demand for residential countertops will reach 467 million square feet in 2007 based on healthy remodeling expenditures and an ongoing trend toward larger kitchens and more bathrooms per house. Value gains will benefit from the use of costlier materials (e.g., solid surface, natural/engineered stone).
This study analyzes the $11 billion US kitchen and bath countertops industry. It presents historical demand data for 1992, 1997 and 2002 and forecasts to 2007 and 2012 by material (e.g., laminates, solid surface, tile, miscellaneous cast polymers, natural stone, engineered stone); product, market and US region.
The study also examines the market environment, details industry structure and market share, and profiles 39 leading competitors including Wilsonart, Formica, Nevamar, Panolam Industries, DuPont, Mitsubishi, LG Chem, Cheil Industries, Cosentino, CAMBRIA, and CaesarStone.