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U.S. Stone Veneer Market Size, Share & Industry Analysis, By Product Type (Manufactured Stone and Natural Stone), By Application (Industrial, Commercial, and Residential), and Country Forecast, 2024-2032

Last Updated: May 27, 2024 | Format: PDF | Report ID: FBI107397

 

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The U.S. stone veneer market size was valued at USD 675.7 million in 2023 and is expected to grow from USD 702.2 million in 2024 to USD 974.2 million by 2032, exhibiting a CAGR of 4.2% during the forecast period.


Stone veneer is an artificial product consisting of a thin layer of stone designed to replicate the look of natural stones in several architectural applications, such as unique statement walls and exterior facades. It is also an admirable choice for cladding the pillars on a porch, adding unique and outstanding dimensions to the house’s design. Moreover, its characteristics, such as durability, fire resistance, and low maintenance, make it a perfect choice for various building structures. The growing consumer preference for products that require less maintenance in the home, coupled with rapid industrialization and urbanization, is increasing the demand for stone-based veneers in residential as well as commercial spaces. This factor is predicted to expand the U.S. market size.


Construction is one of the most volatile sectors in the U.S. economy and was severely disrupted due to the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic. Reduced economic activity affected the construction industry and resulted in less demand for new industrial or commercial facilities, further reducing investments. The outbreak also brought unprecedented impacts, including labor shortages, suspension of projects, and disrupted supply chain and logistics networks in the U.S. construction industry.


Moreover, a decline in income and a lack of consumer confidence negatively impacted the demand for housing construction and restoration projects. Stone-based veneers witnessed a notable decline in demand due to the suspension of construction activities. As an illustration, a survey by the Associated General Contractors of America (AGC) revealed that 28% of contractors in the U.S. had either paused or delayed their projects.


U.S. Stone Veneer Market Trends


Growing Construction Industry to Boost Product Adoption in the U.S.


The construction industry is one of the strong pillars that is fueling the economic growth of the U.S. The population in urban areas is increasing significantly, thereby accelerating the demand for housing and social, transportation, and utility infrastructures. Additionally, high investments and expanding operations of industries and firms are expected to drive non-residential construction activities. This will eventually provide an opportunity for product manufacturers to contribute to market expansion. For instance, Environmental Stoneworks, a leading stone veneer manufacturer, possesses the experience, catalog, and installation know-how to make any business stand above its competitors. Such factors will fuel the U.S. stone veneer market growth.


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U.S. Stone Veneer Market Growth Factors


Rising Consumption of Product in Residential and Commercial Projects to Drive Market Growth


The U.S. is one of the regions experiencing high growth in construction activities post-pandemic. Despite facing the extreme fallout of the COVID-19 pandemic, including fragile supply chains and increasing raw material costs, the construction industry has experienced growth in non-residential construction activities. For instance, according to U.S. Census Bureau data, the industry experienced a 5.6% year-on-year increase in total non-residential expenditure through March 2022.


Stone veneer provides both residential and commercial projects with a highly desirable and enduring aesthetic. It is considered as one of the timeless aesthetic trends. The manufactured or natural stone veneer is considered to be a striking addition to even non-structural projects including restaurant building facades, indoor fireplaces, chimneys, and others. They are predominantly used in designing the interiors of residential projects, ranging from accent walls and fireplaces to kitchen backsplashes.  Fireplaces are one of the important aspects of a home that gives a cozy feel.


Moreover, in some cases, they represent long carried traditions and carry various memories such as fireplaces.  Stone veneers are used to accentuate fireplace aesthetics.  For instance, according to the U.S. Census Bureau, in the year 2021, 1.3 million privately owned housing units were completed. Growing adoption of these veneers for residential applications is expected to drive the demand.


Manufactured stones and natural stones are considered ideal for exterior applications and external sidings and columns. Stone veneers adhere well to the substrate and can withstand extreme weather conditions, including harsh winds, rains, and snow. Exceptional characteristics and functionality of the product are expected to boost the demand.


RESTRAINING FACTORS


High Installation Cost to Limit Product Adoption in Numerous Applications 


Installing stone veneers requires the assistance of skilled professionals and proper installation techniques. Many product manufacturers offer installation and maintenance services to their customers, ensuring proper installation and minimizing wastage and error.  It is recommended that professionals install the veneer. However, these factors add to the customer’s financial burden, including installation, skilled labor, and maintenance costs. As a result, the overall cost of the product becomes prohibitive for various applications, posing a constraint on the U.S. market.


U.S. Stone Veneer Market Segmentation Analysis


By Product Type Analysis


Manufactured Stone Segment Dominated the Market Due to its Favorable Characteristics


Based on product type, the market is segmented into manufactured stone and natural stone. The manufactured stone segment accounted for the largest U.S. stone veneer market share in 2023. Growing demand for manufactured stone veneers owing to their lightweight nature, comparatively lower cost, and enhanced properties will contribute significantly to the segment growth. These veneers are produced from concrete, aggregates, crushed stone, and additives. They are often colored to resemble natural stones. This segment is expected to continue its dominance due to the shifting inclination of builders and architects toward eco-friendly and lightweight materials.


The natural stone segment is predicted to exhibit significant growth during the forecast timeframe. Its purity and beauty create a strong demand for natural stones. These stones are highly employed in prestigious projects owing to their beauty and aesthetic appeal. Moreover, their lower virtual maintenance after installation and ability to withstand harsh weather and climatic conditions contribute to the rising demand for natural stone veneers.


By Application Analysis


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Residential Segment Held Major Share due to Increasing Application of Stone Veneer


By application, the market is classified into industrial, commercial, and residential. Stone veneer is used in the interiors and exteriors of residential spaces. The residential segment captured the major market share as these natural veneers are preferred to enhance the aesthetics and maintain the traditional visual appeal of fireplaces, kitchen backsplashes, chimneys, and accent walls. Increasing renovation and restoration activities of residential spaces is the key factor contributing to the growth of the segment.


The commercial segment is one of the largest contributing segments, as commercial spaces or buildings are an integral part of businesses. Examples of these buildings include office buildings, warehouses, restaurants, hotels, healthcare facilities, and retail spaces. The aesthetics of such spaces can help owners attract new customers. This factor is expected to drive the commercial segment growth.


Industrial spaces, such as factories and on-site offices, are considered architectural investments as they consist of manufacturing units. Aesthetically pleasing workplaces are necessary for most multinational companies to retain employees and customers.


COUNTRY INSIGHTS


The construction sector in the U.S. is experiencing rapid growth, driven by an expanding population. This surge has heightened the demand for residential spaces, interior design, and infrastructure development, leading to increased adoption of construction products in residential, commercial, and industrial sectors. This upward trajectory is expected to be influenced by augmented investments from both the public and private sectors in housing projects, the government's emphasis on constructing affordable housing units, and a gradual resurgence in confidence among consumers and investors.


List of Key Companies in U.S. Stone Veneer Market


Business Expansion in Stone-based Product Companies to Retain More Customers is a Key Strategic Initiative


Top producers operating in the U.S. market include Sunset Stone Inc., Quality Stone Veneer Inc., and Tri-State Stone & Building Supply Inc. These companies are engaged in product acquisition, innovation, capacity improvement, and collaborations to expand geographically and improve customer service. Sunset Stone, Inc. is one of the oldest and leading cast stone manufacturers in Colorado, U.S. The company engages in the production of natural stones, manufactured stones, stone accents, and other products.


 LIST OF KEY COMPANIES PROFILED:



  • Sunset Stone Inc. (U.S.)

  • Quality Stone Veneer Inc. (U.S.)

  • Tri-State Stone & Building Supply Inc. (U.S.)

  • Innovative Building Products Inc. (U.S.)

  • Boulder Creek (U.S.)

  • Halquist Stone (U.S.)

  • Coronado Stone Products (U.S.)

  • Cornerstone Building Brands, Inc (U.S.)

  • Best Stone Works, Inc (U.S.)

  • Environmental StoneWorks (U.S.)

  • Cultured Stone (U.S.)

  • Eldorado Stone (U.S.)

  • StoneCraft Industries (U.S.)

  • The Quarry Mill (U.S.)

  • Natural Stone Veneer (U.S.)


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REPORT COVERAGE


The research report provides a detailed market analysis and focuses on crucial aspects such as leading companies, applications, and products. It offers quantitative data in terms of volume and value, market analysis, research methodology for market data, and insights into the latest market trends. In addition, it highlights vital industry developments and the competitive landscape. Apart from the above-mentioned factors, the report encompasses various factors that have contributed to the growth of the market in recent years.


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Report Scope & Segmentation













































ATTRIBUTE



DETAILS



Study Period



2019-2032



Base Year



2023



Estimated Year



2024



Forecast Period



2024-2032



Historical Period



2019-2022



Growth Rate



CAGR of 4.2% from 2024 to 2032



Unit



Value (USD Million), Volume (Million Square Feet)



Segmentation



By Product Type



  • Manufactured Stone

  • Natural Stone



By Application



  • Industrial

  • Commercial

  • Residential






Frequently Asked Questions

According to Fortune Business Insights, the U.S. market size was USD 675.7 million in 2023 and is projected to reach USD 974.2 million by 2032.

Registering a significant CAGR of 4.2%, the market will exhibit considerable growth in the forecast period of 2024-2032.

The manufactured stone segment is expected to lead the market during the forecast period.

Robust demand for the product from the construction industry is the key factor driving the market.

Residential applications held the major share of the market in 2023.

Sunset Stone Inc., Quality Stone Veneer Inc., and Tri-State Stone & Building Supply Inc. are the leading players in the market.

The increasing product consumption in residential & commercial projects and renovation &restoration activities of residential spaces are the key factors anticipated to boost the product adoption.

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