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KBB SPECIAL SECTION
DEEP DIVE
Most Popular Kitchen
Countertop Materials
Stainless
Soapstone
3%
Wood
4%
Countertop Craze
Experts weigh in on the most popular
colors and materials and what they
hope to see in the future
A HOT TOPIC MANY design professionals have
wanted more information on over the years has
been regarding countertop materials, as the market
for this has been constantly changing. What's the
By CHELSIE BUTLER
best choice for clients? What are the most important criteria to consider?
What new innovations are there in terms of materials and characteristics?
KBB recently conducted its first-ever " Deep Dive " study on countertops, and
a resounding 545 people in the kitchen and bath industry answered those and
more questions.
NUMBER OF COUNTERTOP INSTALLATIONS AND AVERAGE PRICE
In terms of kitchen countertops, 58% of respondents specified 11+ countertops
in their projects in the last 12 months. Second place went to 21% for one to
five countertops, and 18% specified between six and eight. The median price
for kitchen countertop installations for the last 12 months was $5,387, with
about 75% of respondents quoting between $3,000 and $9,999 per installation.
For bathrooms, 38% specified 11+ countertops, 31.6% reported one to five,
and 24.3% specified between six and 10. The median price for a bathroom
countertop installation was $1,955, while about 67% of respondents quoted
between $1,001 and $3,000.
When asked about the number of kitchen or primary bath installations
they will specify in the next 12 months, 46% expect the number to increase,
49% think it will be equal to their number for the last 12 months, and 5%
said the number would decline.
Most respondents specify the countertop material for their projects during
the onset, with 31% saying they do so in the middle and 3% at the end. Chris
Druschel, project designer for Florida-based S&W Kitchen and showroom
manager for the Winter Park location, says he specifies the countertops during
the middle stage of his projects, unless his clients have chosen a specific
material that needs to guide all the other selections.
IT'S ALL IN THE CRITERIA & COLOR
When it comes to countertops, there are several factors to take into consideration,
including price, durability, maintenance level, aesthetics and hygienic
properties. Durability and maintenance level tied at 26% for important cri22
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Other
3%
Laminate
3%
Marble
7%
Quartzite
8%
Solid Surface
10%
Granite
16%
Quartz
49%
Marble
6%
Laminate
9%
Solid Surface
10%
Quartzite
13%
Granite
23%
Quartz
28%
Ceramic
Tile 1%
Steel 1% Concrete
1%
Other
1%
Most Popular Bathroom
Countertop Materials
Ceramic
Tile 1%
Stainless
Steel 1%
Concrete
1% Wood
0.5%
Soapstone
0.5%
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Kitchen & Bath Business September 2021

Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of Kitchen & Bath Business September 2021

Editor's Note
KBIS Note
NKBA Note
Happenings
Tech Savvy
Trends
Deep Dive
KBIS
NKBA List
Better Business
Hot Topic
All Abroad
Research Roundup
Wellness Design
Before & After
Small Spaces
Solutions
What's Hot
Favorites
Last Word
Kitchen & Bath Business September 2021 - 1
Kitchen & Bath Business September 2021 - Cover2
Kitchen & Bath Business September 2021 - 1
Kitchen & Bath Business September 2021 - 2
Kitchen & Bath Business September 2021 - 3
Kitchen & Bath Business September 2021 - 4
Kitchen & Bath Business September 2021 - 5
Kitchen & Bath Business September 2021 - Editor's Note
Kitchen & Bath Business September 2021 - 7
Kitchen & Bath Business September 2021 - KBIS Note
Kitchen & Bath Business September 2021 - 9
Kitchen & Bath Business September 2021 - NKBA Note
Kitchen & Bath Business September 2021 - 11
Kitchen & Bath Business September 2021 - Happenings
Kitchen & Bath Business September 2021 - 13
Kitchen & Bath Business September 2021 - Tech Savvy
Kitchen & Bath Business September 2021 - 15
Kitchen & Bath Business September 2021 - 16
Kitchen & Bath Business September 2021 - 17
Kitchen & Bath Business September 2021 - Trends
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Kitchen & Bath Business September 2021 - Deep Dive
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Kitchen & Bath Business September 2021 - KBIS
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Kitchen & Bath Business September 2021 - NKBA List
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Kitchen & Bath Business September 2021 - Better Business
Kitchen & Bath Business September 2021 - 35
Kitchen & Bath Business September 2021 - Hot Topic
Kitchen & Bath Business September 2021 - 37
Kitchen & Bath Business September 2021 - All Abroad
Kitchen & Bath Business September 2021 - 39
Kitchen & Bath Business September 2021 - Research Roundup
Kitchen & Bath Business September 2021 - 41
Kitchen & Bath Business September 2021 - Wellness Design
Kitchen & Bath Business September 2021 - 43
Kitchen & Bath Business September 2021 - Before & After
Kitchen & Bath Business September 2021 - 45
Kitchen & Bath Business September 2021 - Small Spaces
Kitchen & Bath Business September 2021 - 47
Kitchen & Bath Business September 2021 - Solutions
Kitchen & Bath Business September 2021 - 49
Kitchen & Bath Business September 2021 - What's Hot
Kitchen & Bath Business September 2021 - 51
Kitchen & Bath Business September 2021 - 52
Kitchen & Bath Business September 2021 - Favorites
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Kitchen & Bath Business September 2021 - Last Word
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