US demand for countertops is forecast to rise 2.4 percent annually through 2013. Products made from engineered and natural stone will grow the fastest while laminates remain the largest segment. The residential market will remain dominant based on a rebound in housing construction and continued consumer interest in high-value countertops.
This study analyzes the 674 million square foot US countertop industry. It presents historical demand data for the years 1998, 2003 and 2008, and forecasts for 2013 and 2018 by material (e.g., laminates, solid surface materials, natural stone, engineered stone, cast polymers, tile), and market (e.g., kitchen, bathroom).
The study also considers market environment factors, details industry structure, evaluates company market share and profiles 36 industry players, including Wilsonart, Formica and Panolam.