According to a report by AMA Research there has been double-digit growth in the kitchen and bathroom worktop market and is forecast for further increases in sales.
Between 2014-3017, the UK overall worktop market is estimated to have grown by 13%.
According to the Domestic Kitchen & Bathroom Worktops Market Report, the worktop market has performed fractionally better than the kitchen furniture and overall bathroom markets.
It suggests a shift to high-value surfaces and a trend towards larger worktop areas such as islands, peninsulas and waterfalls.
The report states kitchens account for 95% of the worktop market, with laminates still making up just under half of all installed surfaces by value.
However, it states for the bathroom market the figure is slightly less with laminate worktops making up over 60% of sales in terms of value.
It could be because in the bathroom sector, worktops are often incorporated into the furniture.
While builder and plumbers’ merchants accounts for the largest distribution share of worktops, by value, it is followed by the kitchen retail specialist, with the DIY sector having lost share.
Market research manager of AMA Research Hayley Thornley comments: “The market for kitchen and bathroom worktops is expected to achieve reasonably good growth and is forecast to increase by 21% in value terms between 2017 and 2022, although the volume and price of imported materials is expected to account for a proportion of that increase.
“Kitchen worktops are expected to account for around 15% of the total kitchen furniture market by the end of the forecast period.”
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