Countertops Demand Meter Forecast

Current Market Share and Reliable Forecasts through 2026

We partnered with Home Innovation Research Labs to produce what we believe is the best and most current data and forecast to help US building products companies size their market and track their growth rates relative to the addressable market.

Home Innovation Research Labs has been surveying home builders and households for decades. Their most recent detailed survey included responses from ~1,300 home builders who build ~32,000 homes per year, and ~75,000 households, more than half of whom had done a repair or remodel project in the last year.

The Building Products Demand Meter Forecasts measure installed residential market volumes across 18 major building product categories—from dimensional lumber and siding to HVAC and interior paint—through 2026.

Updated January 2024

Countertops

US residential countertop demand is projected to increase from 120.9 million linear feet in 2023 to 123.0 million linear feet in 2024, an increase of +1.7% by volume.

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Countertops: 2024 Projected Residential End Market Shares

New Construction

37%

Repair and Remodel

63%

Sources: John Burns Research and Consulting, LLC; Home Innovation Research Labs

Building Products Demand Meter Forecast: Countertops uses JBREC’s proprietary market research to help you understand both market changes and total installed volume on an annual and quarterly basis. Clients can access data on countertop repair and remodels, additions, and replacements to existing homes, as well as countertop demand for new residential construction (includes both single-family and multifamily).

Segment

Quarterly Unit Installed Volumes are available for New Construction and Repair and Remodel end market exposures. Please talk to our building products consulting team for custom regional and material breakouts.

Materials Covered

Includes all kitchen and vanity countertop materials: solid surface, laminate, tile (porcelain or ceramic), cultured marble, quartz / engineered stone, solid wood, granite, marble, slate, other natural stone, and other

Updated January 2024

Current Conditions

  • We expect annualized 1Q24 volumes to be 119.9 million linear feet (+0.6% YOY).
  • Stronger housing starts in late 2023 into 2024 will lead to stronger countertop installations later in 2024, as countertops are installed toward the end of the construction process.

Demand Outlook

  • 123.0 million linear feet installed in 2024 (+1.7% YOY)
  • We expect 2024 single-family housing starts to increase, driving demand for countertops. Offsetting this is significant contraction in multifamily new construction. We expect multifamily new construction to contract by double digits in 2024 due to completed multifamily units outpacing demand and a higher cost of capital to fund multifamily projects.
  • Rate buydowns and quick-move-in homes supported 2023 new home sales, according to our monthly Builder Survey. The subsequent push to find replacement communities has primed production builders for growth.
  • Our 2023 US Residential Architecture and Design Survey, conducted by our New Home Trends Institute, revealed a significant share of residential designers plan to increase the size of kitchens, leading to more countertop surface area per home.
  • Our 4Q23 US Remodeling Index, in partnership with Qualified Remodeler, reveals that countertops are the products that homeowners most often upgrade during remodeling projects.
  • We expect demand from deferred kitchen and bath discretionary R&R projects to increase in 2H24 due to homeowners undertaking big-ticket kitchen and bath remodeling projects (because of expected falling interest rates reducing the cost of accessing high home equity levels).
  • Our quarterly Kitchen and Bath Market Survey, in partnership with the National Kitchen and Bath Association, revealed a shift toward larger projects and higher-grade/cost product options, particularly for consumers choosing to upgrade in place. The spread between the KBMI Current and Near-term indices has widened, signaling an impending expansion in demand.
Forecasts through 2026 are available exclusively to building products research members. Click here to learn more.

About our partner

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Home Innovation Research Labs

Home Innovation Research Labs (formerly the NAHB Research Center) is a full-service research, testing, and consulting firm determined to improve the quality, durability, affordability, and environmental performance of single- and multifamily homes and home-building products.

Reach out to our partners at Home Innovation

Ed Hudson

Director, Market Research Division at Home Innovation Research Labs

Mike Luzier

President & CEO at Home Innovation Research Labs

Building Products Demand Meter

This industry-first data product tracks current and historical US residential installed product volumes (final demand) for major building product categories.

Members can access market sizes for 18 building product categories.

Track US residential installed product volume for 18 unique building product categories: lumber, concrete, drywall, paint, bathroom fixtures, lighting, and more.

Three-year forecast of levels and growth rates are available annually and quarterly.

History of changes in product volume back to 2000 for each building product category

Also available in standardized format, enabling easy comparisons of product installation volumes relative to each category’s historical range

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Our team is comprised of industry experts with diverse sector and functional experience. We partner across organizations to provide custom consulting reports to aid organic and inorganic investment decisions, strategic planning, and marketing.

Capabilities

Through our custom consulting you can receive accurate answers to questions like these for countertops:

What is the market share of various countertop materials, and are material shifts expected?

How is silicosis impacting countertop material selection?

What styles and colors are popular with homeowners?

How are changing kitchen and bathroom sizes impacting overall countertop volumes?

Building Products Demand Meter Categories

We measure installed residential market volumes across 18 major building product categories.

Forecasts through 2026 are available to clients. Click on each product category to peek at our 2024 forecasts.

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