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Countertops

The US countertops market will expand 4.2% per year through 2019, totaling 810 million square feet. An expansion in the number of new buildings constructed, a renewed interest in remodeling activity, and increases in production levels of countertop-intensive transportation equipment will support growth.

This report segments the countertop industry by Surface Materials, Products, and Markets. Countertop demand is also broken out by US regions and sub-regions. Data are provided in square feet and dollars.

Countertop surface materials include:
Laminates
Natural Stone
Solid Surface
Engineered Stone
Cast Polymers
Tile
Other (e.g., metals, wood, recycled materials, concrete, ceramic slab)

Laminates will remain the largest of these through 2019, representing 44% of the market. Of the leading categories, the fastest growth will be for engineered stone, promoted by its durability and ease of maintenance, while providing similar aesthetics to natural stone.

Among the key countertop products are:
Kitchen
Bathroom
Other (e.g., workspace in garages, businesses, and laundry rooms)

Kitchen countertops were the largest product in 2014, accounting for 56% of the total. The kitchen is the room most likely to have a countertop and also most likely to have a larger countertop. In addition, kitchen countertops sustain significant use and abuse over the years, making it more likely this product is replaced due to wear and tear.

Major countertop markets include:
Residential
Nonresidential
Non-building

Residential was the leading market in 2014, accounting for over 80% of demand. The large residential market will contribute four-fifths of new demand through 2019, propelled by an acceleration in the number of new homes built and increases in remodeling activity.

Concentration levels in the US countertop industry varies by surface material. Participants in the US countertop industry include Caesarstone, Cosentino, DuPont, Fletcher Building, Hanwha Living & Creative, John Boos, LG Hausys, Panolam Industries International, Samsung SDI, Swan, Transolid, and Wilsonart International.


  • INTRODUCTION
  • EXECUTIVE SUMMARY
    • Table COUNTERTOP DEMAND
  • MARKET ENVIRONMENT
    • General
    • Macroeconomic Environment
      • Table MACROECONOMIC INDICATORS
    • Demographic Trends
      • Table POPULATION & HOUSEHOLDS
    • Consumer Trends
      • Personal Consumption Expenditures
        • Table PERSONAL CONSUMPTION EXPENDITURES
      • Consumer Financing
        • Table CONSUMER FINANCING ENVIRONMENT, 2004-2014
    • Residential Building Construction
      • Table RESIDENTIAL BUILDING CONSTRUCTION EXPENDITURES
      • New Housing Units
        • Table NEW HOUSING INDICATORS
      • Housing Stock
        • Table HOUSING STOCK BY TYPE
        • Table CHART II-1 YEAR OF CONSTRUCTION OF HOUSING STOCK, 2014
      • Improvements & Repairs
        • Table RESIDENTIAL IMPROVEMENT & REPAIR EXPENDITURES
    • Nonresidential Building Construction
      • Table NONRESIDENTIAL BUILDING CONSTRUCTION EXPENDITURES
    • Nonresidential Building Improvements & Repair
      • Table NONRESIDENTIAL BUILDING IMPROVEMENT & REPAIR EXPENDITURES
    • Nonbuilding Construction
      • Table NONBUILDING CONSTRUCTION EXPENDITURES
    • Transportation Equipment
      • Table TRANSPORTATION EQUIPMENT SHIPMENTS
    • Regulatory Considerations
    • Environmental Considerations
      • Green Building Practices
      • Waste Management
      • Radon Gas
      • Formaldehyde
    • Pricing Trends
      • Table FABRICATED COUNTERTOP PRICES
      • Natural Stone
      • Engineered Stone
      • Solid Surface
      • Cast Polymers
      • Tile
      • Laminates
    • World Market
    • Foreign Trade
      • Solid Surface Materials
      • Engineered Stone
      • Tile
      • Granite
      • Other Natural Stone Types
      • Laminates
      • Cast Polymers
  • SURFACE MATERIALS
    • General
      • Area Outlook
        • Table COUNTERTOP DEMAND BY MATERIAL IN AREA TERMS
        • Table CHART III-1 COUNTERTOP DEMAND BY MATERIAL, 2014
      • Value Outlook
        • Table COUNTERTOP DEMAND BY MATERIAL IN VALUE TERMS
      • Installation Costs
        • Table CHART III-2 RANGE OF ESTIMATED COUNTERTOP INSTALLED COSTS BY MATERIAL, 2014
    • Laminates
      • Table LAMINATE COUNTERTOP DEMAND
      • Characteristics
      • Suppliers & Fabricators
    • Natural Stone
      • Table NATURAL STONE COUNTERTOP DEMAND
      • Types
        • Table GRANITE COUNTERTOP DEMAND
        • Table OTHER NATURAL STONE COUNTERTOP DEMAND
      • Suppliers & Fabricators
    • Solid Surface Materials
      • Table SOLID SURFACE COUNTERTOP DEMAND
      • Characteristics
      • Suppliers & Fabricators
    • Engineered Stone
      • Table ENGINEERED STONE COUNTERTOP DEMAND
      • Characteristics
      • Suppliers & Fabricators
    • Cast Polymers
      • Table CAST POLYMER COUNTERTOP DEMAND
      • Characteristics
      • Suppliers & Fabricators
    • Tile
      • Table TILE COUNTERTOP DEMAND
      • Ceramic
      • Porcelain
      • Stone Tiles
      • Other Tiles
    • Other Materials
      • Table OTHER MATERIALS COUNTERTOP DEMAND
      • Metals
      • Wood
      • Recycled Materials
      • Concrete
      • All Other
  • PRODUCTS
    • General
      • Table COUNTERTOP DEMAND BY PRODUCT
      • Value Outlook
      • Area Outlook
    • Kitchen Countertops
      • Table KITCHEN COUNTERTOP DEMAND
      • New
        • Table KITCHEN COUNTERTOP DEMAND IN NEW APPLICATIONS
      • Remodeling
        • Table KITCHEN COUNTERTOP DEMAND IN REMODELING APPLICATIONS
    • Bathroom Countertops
      • Table BATHROOM COUNTERTOP DEMAND
      • New
        • Table BATHROOM COUNTERTOP DEMAND IN NEW APPLICATIONS
      • Remodeling
        • Table BATHROOM COUNTERTOP DEMAND IN REMODELING APPLICATIONS
    • Other Countertops
      • Table OTHER COUNTERTOP DEMAND
      • New
        • Table OTHER COUNTERTOP DEMAND IN NEW APPLICATIONS
      • Remodeling
        • Table OTHER COUNTERTOP DEMAND IN REMODELING APPLICATIONS
  • MARKETS
    • General
      • Table COUNTERTOP DEMAND BY MARKET & APPLICATION
    • Residential Construction
      • Table RESIDENTIAL COUNTERTOP DEMAND BY PRODUCT & APPLICATION
      • Demand by Product
      • Demand by Application
      • Demand by Material
        • Table RESIDENTIAL COUNTERTOP DEMAND BY MATERIAL
      • Demand by Housing Type
        • Table RESIDENTIAL COUNTERTOP DEMAND BY HOUSING TYPE
        • Table CHART V-1 RESIDENTIAL COUNTERTOP DEMAND BY HOUSING TYPE, 2014
        • Table SINGLE-FAMILY COUNTERTOP DEMAND BY PRODUCT & APPLICATION
        • Table MULTIFAMILY HOUSING COUNTERTOP DEMAND BY PRODUCT & APPLICATION
        • Table MANUFACTURED HOUSING COUNTERTOP DEMAND BY PRODUCT & APPLICATION
    • Nonresidential Building Construction
      • Table NONRESIDENTIAL BUILDING COUNTERTOP DEMAND BY PRODUCT & APPLICATION
      • Demand by Product
      • Demand by Application
      • Demand by Material
        • Table NONRESIDENTIAL BUILDING COUNTERTOP DEMAND BY MATERIAL
      • Demand by Building Type
        • Table NONRESIDENTIAL BUILDING COUNTERTOP DEMAND BY BUILDING TYPE
        • Table INSTITUTIONAL COUNTERTOP DEMAND
        • Table OFFICE & COMMERCIAL COUNTERTOP DEMAND
        • Table INDUSTRIAL COUNTERTOP DEMAND
        • Table OTHER NONRESIDENTIAL BUILDING CONSTRUCTION COUNTERTOP DEMAND
    • Nonbuilding
      • Table NONBUILDING COUNTERTOP DEMAND BY PRODUCT & APPLICATION
      • Demand by Product
      • Demand by Application
      • Demand by Material
        • Table NONBUILDING COUNTERTOP DEMAND BY MATERIAL
  • REGIONS
    • General
    • Regional Demographic & Economic Trends
      • Population Patterns
        • Table POPULATION BY REGION
      • Economic Outlook
        • Table GROSS DOMESTIC PRODUCT BY REGION
    • Construction Activity
      • Table CONSTRUCTION EXPENDITURES BY REGION
    • Housing Trends
      • Table REGIONAL HOUSING INDICATORS
    • Regional Demand for Countertops
      • Table COUNTERTOP DEMAND BY REGION
      • Table CHART VI-1 COUNTERTOP DEMAND BY REGION, 2014
      • Northeast
        • Table NORTHEAST COUNTERTOP DEMAND
      • Midwest
        • Table MIDWEST COUNTERTOP DEMAND
      • South
        • Table SOUTH COUNTERTOP DEMAND
      • West
        • Table WEST COUNTERTOP DEMAND
  • INDUSTRY STRUCTURE
    • General
      • Table US COUNTERTOP MATERIAL SALES BY SUPPLIER, 2014
      • Laminates
      • Solid Surface
      • Natural Stone
      • Engineered Stone
      • Tile
      • Cast Polymers & Other Materials
    • Market Share
      • Table CHART VII-1 US COUNTERTOP MATERIALS MARKET SHARE, 2014
      • Laminates
        • Table CHART VII-2 LAMINATE COUNTERTOP MATERIALS MARKET SHARE, 2014
      • Solid Surface Materials
        • Table CHART VII-3 SOLID SURFACE COUNTERTOP MATERIALS MARKET SHARE, 2014
      • Engineered Stone
        • Table CHART VII-4 ENGINEERED STONE COUNTERTOP MATERIALS MARKET SHARE, 2014
    • Acquisitions & Divestitures
      • Table SELECTED ACQUISITIONS & DIVESTITURES
    • Competitive Strategies
    • Research & Development
    • Manufacturing
    • Distribution
    • Marketing
    • Cooperative Agreements
      • Table SELECTED COOPERATIVE AGREEMENTS
    • Company Profiles
      • Aristech Surfaces LLC
      • Baker (Craig) Marble Company Incorporated
      • Boos (John) &Company
      • Breton SpA
      • Caesarstone Sdot-Yam Limited
      • California Crafted Marble Incorporated
      • Cambria
      • Cosentino SA
      • CRH plc
      • Dakota Granite Company
      • DuPont (EI) de Nemours
      • Duracite
      • Fletcher Building Limited
      • Hanwha Group
      • Hanwha Living & Creative Corporation
      • Hartson-Kennedy Cabinet Top Company Incorporated
      • InPro Corporation
      • Kohler Company
      • LG Hausys Limited
      • Masco Corporation
      • Mohawk Industries Incorporated
      • Panolam Industries International Incorporated
      • Precision Countertops Incorporated
      • Prémoulé Incorporated
      • RSI Home Products Incorporated
      • Safas Corporation
      • Samsung SDI Company Limited
      • Swan Corporation
      • Transolid LLC
      • Trend Group SpA
      • Valley Countertops Industries Limited
      • Vangura Surfacing Products Incorporated
      • Vicostone Joint Stock Company
      • VT Industries Incorporated
      • Wilsonart International Holdings LLC
    • Other Companies Mentioned in Study

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