US demand for kitchen and bath countertops will reach 509 million square feet in 2009. Gains will be driven by modest growth in remodeling expenditures and by an ongoing trend toward larger kitchens and more bathrooms per home. Value gains will be promoted by a shift toward high value materials.
This study analyzes the $11.8 billion US residential kitchen and bath countertop industry. It presents historical demand data for 1994, 1999 and 2004 and forecasts to 2009 and 2014 by surface material (e.g., laminate, solid surface, natural stone, granite, engineered stone , tile); by countertop product (kitchen, bath); by market (e.g., single-unit, multiple-unit, manufactured housing, new housing, remodeling); and by US geographic region.
The study also considers market environment indicators, evaluates company market share and profiles 35 leading industry players including Wilsonart, Formica, Nevamar, DuPont, Panolam Industries, Cosentino, Mitsubishi, LG Chem, Cheil Industries, CAMBRIA, and CaesarStone.