Countertops

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.

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Purchase Countertops by the Section

  1. Countertops

    $4,800.00

    1. 1 INTRODUCTION

      $103.00

    2. 2 EXECUTIVE SUMMARY

      $97.00

      1. Table | COUNTERTOPS DEMAND (million square feet)

    3. 3 MARKET ENVIRONMENT

      $2,443.00

      1. 3.1 General

        $82.00

      2. 3.2 Macroeconomic Environment

        $193.00

        1. Table | MACROECONOMIC INDICATORS (billion 2000 dollars)

      3. 3.3 Consumer Trends

        $220.00

        1. 3.3.1 Personal Consumption Expenditures

          $82.00

          1. Table | PERSONAL CONSUMPTION EXPENDITURES (billion 2000 dollars)*

        2. 3.3.2 Consumer Financing

          $138.00

          1. Table | CONSUMER FINANCING ENVIRONMENT, 1998-2008

      4. 3.4 Demographic Trends

        $110.00

        1. Table | POPULATION & HOUSEHOLDS (million people)

      5. 3.5 Residential Building Construction

        $443.00

        1. Table | RESIDENTIAL BUILDING CONSTRUCTION EXPENDITURES (billion 2000 dollars)

        2. 3.5.1 New Housing Units

          $189.00

          1. Table | NEW HOUSING INDICATORS

        3. 3.5.2 Housing Stock

          $134.00

          1. Table | HOUSING STOCK BY TYPE (million units)

        4. 3.5.3 Improvements & Repairs

          $82.00

          1. Table | RESIDENTIAL IMPROVEMENT & REPAIR EXPENDITURES (billion 2000 dollars)

      6. 3.6 Nonresidential Building Construction

        $259.00

        1. Table | NONRESIDENTIAL BUILDING CONSTRUCTION EXPENDITURES (billion 2000 dollars)

        2. 3.6.1 Office & Commercial

          $82.00

        3. 3.6.2 Institutional

          $82.00

        4. 3.6.3 Industrial

          $82.00

        5. 3.6.4 Transportation & Other

          $82.00

        6. 3.6.5 Improvements & Repairs

          $82.00

          1. Table | NONRESIDENTIAL BUILDING IMPROVEMENT & REPAIR EXPENDITURES (billion 2000 dollars)

      7. 3.7 Nonbuilding Construction

        $82.00

        1. Table | NONBUILDING CONSTRUCTION EXPENDITURES (billion 2000 dollars)

      8. 3.8 Transportation Equipment

        $113.00

        1. Table | TRANSPORTATION EQUIPMENT SHIPMENTS

      9. 3.9 Regulatory Considerations

        $82.00

      10. 3.10 Environmental Considerations

        $202.00

        1. 3.10.1 Green Materials

          $82.00

        2. 3.10.2 Waste Management

          $82.00

        3. 3.10.3 Radon Gas

          $82.00

        4. 3.10.4 Formaldehyde

          $82.00

      11. 3.11 Pricing Trends

        $291.00

        1. Table | SELECTED FABRICATED COUNTERTOPS PRICES (dollars per square foot)

        2. 3.11.1 Natural Stone

          $82.00

        3. 3.11.2 Engineered Stone

          $82.00

        4. 3.11.3 Solid Surface

          $82.00

        5. 3.11.4 Cast Polymers

          $82.00

        6. 3.11.5 Tile

          $82.00

        7. 3.11.6 Laminates

          $82.00

      12. 3.12 World Market

        $232.00

        1. 3.12.1 Western Europe

          $82.00

        2. 3.12.2 Asia/Pacific Region

          $82.00

        3. 3.12.3 Other Regions

          $82.00

      13. 3.13 Foreign Trade

        $212.00

        1. 3.13.1 Solid Surface Materials

          $82.00

        2. 3.13.2 Engineered Stone

          $82.00

        3. 3.13.3 Tile

          $82.00

        4. 3.13.4 Granite

          $82.00

        5. 3.13.5 Other Natural Stone Types

          $82.00

        6. 3.13.6 Laminates

          $82.00

        7. 3.13.7 Cast Polymers

          $82.00

    4. 4 SURFACE MATERIALS

      $2,784.00

      1. 4.1 General

        $377.00

        1. 4.1.1 Value Outlook

          $82.00

          1. Table | COUNTERTOPS DEMAND BY MATERIAL IN VALUE TERMS (million dollars)

        2. 4.1.2 Area Outlook

          $105.00

          1. Table | COUNTERTOPS DEMAND BY MATERIAL IN AREA TERMS (million square feet)

        3. 4.1.3 Installation Costs

          $92.00

      2. 4.2 Laminates

        $258.00

        1. Table | LAMINATE COUNTERTOPS DEMAND

        2. 4.2.1 Characteristics

          $106.00

        3. 4.2.2 Suppliers & Fabricators

          $82.00

      3. 4.3 Solid Surface Materials

        $319.00

        1. Table | SOLID SURFACE COUNTERTOPS DEMAND

        2. 4.3.1 Characteristics

          $121.00

        3. 4.3.2 Suppliers & Fabricators

          $103.00

      4. 4.4 Natural Stone

        $568.00

        1. Table | NATURAL STONE COUNTERTOPS DEMAND

        2. 4.4.1 Granite

          $229.00

          1. Table | GRANITE COUNTERTOPS DEMAND

        3. 4.4.2 Other Stone

          $219.00

          1. Table | OTHER STONE COUNTERTOPS DEMAND

      5. 4.5 Engineered Stone

        $315.00

        1. Table | ENGINEERED STONE COUNTERTOPS DEMAND

        2. 4.5.1 Characteristics

          $92.00

        3. 4.5.2 Suppliers & Fabricators

          $113.00

      6. 4.6 Cast Polymers

        $176.00

        1. Table | CAST POLYMERS COUNTERTOPS DEMAND

        2. 4.6.1 Characteristics

          $82.00

        3. 4.6.2 Fabricators

          $82.00

      7. 4.7 Tile

        $297.00

        1. Table | TILE COUNTERTOPS DEMAND

        2. 4.7.1 Ceramic

          $82.00

        3. 4.7.2 Porcelain

          $82.00

        4. 4.7.3 Other

          $82.00

      8. 4.8 Other Materials

        $475.00

        1. Table | OTHER MATERIALS COUNTERTOPS DEMAND

        2. 4.8.1 Stainless Steel

          $82.00

        3. 4.8.2 Wood

          $99.00

        4. 4.8.3 Recycled Materials

          $103.00

        5. 4.8.4 Concrete

          $82.00

        6. 4.8.5 All Other

          $92.00

    5. 5 PRODUCTS

      $1,445.00

      1. 5.1 General

        $232.00

        1. Table | COUNTERTOPS DEMAND BY PRODUCT

        2. 5.1.1 Value Outlook

          $107.00

        3. 5.1.2 Area Outlook

          $82.00

      2. 5.2 Kitchen Countertops

        $505.00

        1. Table | KITCHEN COUNTERTOPS DEMAND

        2. 5.2.1 New Construction

          $161.00

          1. Table | KITCHEN COUNTERTOPS DEMAND IN NEW CONSTRUCTION APPLICATIONS (million square feet)

        3. 5.2.2 Remodeling Construction

          $244.00

          1. Table | KITCHEN COUNTERTOPS DEMAND IN REMODELING CONSTRUCTION APPLICATIONS (million square feet)

      3. 5.3 Bathroom Countertops

        $450.00

        1. Table | BATHROOM COUNTERTOPS DEMAND (million square feet)

        2. 5.3.1 New Construction

          $165.00

          1. Table | BATHROOM COUNTERTOPS DEMAND IN NEW CONSTRUCTION APPLICATIONS (million square feet)

        3. 5.3.2 Remodeling Construction

          $221.00

          1. Table | BATHROOM COUNTERTOPS DEMAND IN REMODELING APPLICATIONS (million square feet)

      4. 5.4 Other Countertops

        $257.00

        1. Table | OTHER COUNTERTOPS DEMAND (million square feet)

        2. 5.4.1 New Construction

          $109.00

          1. Table | OTHER COUNTERTOPS DEMAND IN NEW CONSTRUCTION APPLICATIONS (million square feet)

        3. 5.4.2 Remodeling Construction

          $109.00

          1. Table | OTHER COUNTERTOPS DEMAND IN REMODELING APPLICATIONS (million square feet)

    6. 6 MARKETS

      $1,639.00

      1. 6.1 General

        $82.00

        1. Table | COUNTERTOPS DEMAND BY MARKET & APPLICATION (million square feet)

      2. 6.2 Residential Construction

        $755.00

        1. Table | RESIDENTIAL COUNTERTOPS DEMAND BY PRODUCT & APPLICATION (million square feet)

        2. 6.2.1 Demand by Product

          $82.00

        3. 6.2.2 Demand by Application

          $82.00

        4. 6.2.3 Demand by Material

          $82.00

          1. Table | RESIDENTIAL COUNTERTOPS DEMAND BY MATERIAL (million square feet)

        5. 6.2.4 Demand by Housing Type

          $545.00

          1. Table | RESIDENTIAL COUNTERTOPS DEMAND BY HOUSING TYPE (million square feet)

          2. Table | SINGLE-FAMILY COUNTERTOPS DEMAND BY PRODUCT & APPLICATION (million square feet)

          3. Table | MULTIFAMILY HOUSING COUNTERTOPS DEMAND BY PRODUCT & APPLICATION (million square feet)

          4. Table | MANUFACTURED HOUSING COUNTERTOPS DEMAND BY PRODUCT & APPLICATION (million square feet)

      3. 6.3 Nonresidential Building Construction

        $670.00

        1. Table | NONRESIDENTIAL BUILDING COUNTERTOPS DEMAND BY PRODUCT & APPLICATION (million square feet)

        2. 6.3.1 Demand by Product

          $82.00

        3. 6.3.2 Demand by Application

          $82.00

        4. 6.3.3 Demand by Material

          $82.00

          1. Table | NONRESIDENTIAL BUILDING COUNTERTOPS DEMAND BY MATERIAL (million square feet)

        5. 6.3.4 Demand by Building Type

          $453.00

          1. Table | NONRESIDENTIAL BUILDING COUNTERTOPS DEMAND BY BUILDING TYPE (million square feet)

          2. Table | OFFICE & COMMERCIAL COUNTERTOPS DEMAND (million square feet)

          3. Table | INSTITUTIONAL COUNTERTOPS DEMAND (million square feet)

          4. Table | INDUSTRIAL COUNTERTOPS DEMAND (million square feet)

          5. Table | OTHER NONRESIDENTIAL BUILDING CONSTRUCTION COUNTERTOPS DEMAND (million square feet)

      4. 6.4 Nonbuilding

        $157.00

        1. Table | NONBUILDING COUNTERTOPS DEMAND BY PRODUCT & APPLICATION (million square feet)

        2. 6.4.1 Demand by Product

          $82.00

        3. 6.4.2 Demand by Application

          $82.00

        4. 6.4.3 Demand by Material

          $82.00

          1. Table | NONBUILDING COUNTERTOPS DEMAND BY MATERIAL (million square feet)

    7. 7 REGIONAL DEMAND

      $1,231.00

      1. 7.1 General

        $82.00

      2. 7.2 Regional Demographics & Economic Trends

        $323.00

        1. 7.2.1 Population Patterns

          $82.00

          1. Table | POPULATION BY REGION (million people)

        2. 7.2.2 Economic Outlook

          $82.00

          1. Table | GROSS DOMESTIC PRODUCT BY REGION (billion 2000 dollars)*

        3. 7.2.3 Construction Activity

          $85.00

          1. Table | CONSTRUCTION EXPENDITURES BY REGION (billion 2000 dollars)

        4. 7.2.4 Housing Trends

          $82.00

          1. Table | REGIONAL HOUSING INDICATORS (thousand units)

      3. 7.3 Regional Demand for Countertops

        $871.00

        1. Table | COUNTERTOPS DEMAND BY REGION, MARKET & APPLICATION (million square feet)

        2. 7.3.1 Northeast

          $165.00

          1. Table | NORTHEAST COUNTERTOPS DEMAND (million square feet)

        3. 7.3.2 Midwest

          $157.00

          1. Table | MIDWEST COUNTERTOPS DEMAND (million square feet)

        4. 7.3.3 South

          $232.00

          1. Table | SOUTH COUNTERTOPS DEMAND (million square feet)

        5. 7.3.4 West

          $208.00

          1. Table | WEST COUNTERTOPS DEMAND (million square feet)

    8. 8 INDUSTRY STRUCTURE

      $3,713.00

      1. 8.1 General

        $169.00

        1. Table | US COUNTERTOP SALES BY MATERIALS SUPPLIER, 2008 (million dollars)

        2. Table | US COUNTERTOP SALES BY FABRICATOR, 2008 (million dollars)

      2. 8.2 Market Share

        $695.00

        1. 8.2.1 Laminates

          $140.00

        2. 8.2.2 Solid Surface Materials

          $176.00

        3. 8.2.3 Natural Stone

          $82.00

        4. 8.2.4 Engineered Stone

          $150.00

        5. 8.2.5 Cast Polymers

          $82.00

        6. 8.2.6 Tile & Other Materials

          $82.00

      3. 8.3 Competitive Strategies

        $137.00

      4. 8.4 Research & Development

        $82.00

      5. 8.5 Manufacturing

        $82.00

      6. 8.6 Distribution

        $114.00

      7. 8.7 Marketing

        $117.00

      8. 8.8 Cooperative Agreements

        $82.00

        1. Table | SELECTED COOPERATIVE AGREEMENTS

      9. 8.9 Company Profiles

        $1,857.00

        1. 8.9.1 Aristech Acrylics LLC

          $96.00

        2. 8.9.2 Baker (Craig) Marble Company Incorporated

          $82.00

        3. 8.9.3 Benchmark

          $82.00

        4. 8.9.4 Boos (John) & Company

          $82.00

        5. 8.9.5 Breton SpA

          $82.00

        6. 8.9.6 CaesarStone

          $82.00

        7. 8.9.7 Cambria

          $82.00

        8. 8.9.8 CCM Enterprises

          $82.00

        9. 8.9.9 Cheil Industries Incorporated

          $82.00

        10. 8.9.10 Cosentino SA

          $105.00

        11. 8.9.11 Coveright Surfaces Holding GmbH

          $82.00

        12. 8.9.12 Dakota Granite Company

          $82.00

        13. 8.9.13 DuPont (EI) de Nemours

          $83.00

        14. 8.9.14 Duracite

          $82.00

        15. 8.9.15 Fletcher Building Limited

          $88.00

        16. 8.9.16 Hanwha Group

          $82.00

        17. 8.9.17 Hartson-Kennedy Cabinet Top Company Incorporated

          $82.00

        18. 8.9.18 Hundman Lumber Companies

          $82.00

        19. 8.9.19 Illinois Tool Works Incorporated

          $138.00

        20. 8.9.20 Innovative Companies LLC

          $82.00

        21. 8.9.21 InPro Corporation

          $82.00

        22. 8.9.22 LG Chem Limited

          $82.00

        23. 8.9.23 LG Hausys Limited

          $82.00

        24. 8.9.24 Marazzi Group SpA

          $82.00

        25. 8.9.25 Mohawk Industries Incorporated

          $86.00

        26. 8.9.26 Panolam Industries International Incorporated

          $108.00

        27. 8.9.27 Precision Countertops Incorporated

          $82.00

        28. 8.9.28 Rocksolid Granite USA Incorporated

          $82.00

        29. 8.9.29 RSI Home Products Incorporated

          $82.00

      10. 8.10 Safas Corporation

        $389.00

        1. 8.10.1 Sta-Care Incorporated

          $82.00

        2. 8.10.2 Swan Corporation

          $82.00

        3. 8.10.3 Transolid Incorporated

          $82.00

        4. 8.10.4 Valley Countertops Industries Limited

          $82.00

        5. 8.10.5 Vangura Surfacing Products Incorporated

          $82.00

        6. 8.10.6 VT Industries Incorporated

          $82.00

      11. 8.11 Additional Companies Mentioned in Study

        $82.00

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