According to the new study Kitchen Countertops, demand for kitchen countertops in remodeling projects is forecast to rise 5.8% per year to 554.8 million square feet in 2026, accounting for 95% of total market gains in area terms. Growth will be supported by:
- the continued interest in replacing laminates and other less aesthetically pleasing surface materials with natural and engineered stone and porcelain slab
- the rising willingness of commercial building owners to obtain credit and engage in remodeling projects such as the replacement of older or worn countertops
Remodeling will continue to account for the larger share of countertop demand as replacing countertops remains the most popular kitchen remodeling project. In the commercial market, countertops face competition from other types of workspace, storage, and organization products.
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