Dunevich anticipates consistent growth in the usage and desire for quartz, along with continued growth and development in the sustainable products arena.
“The economic situation we’re in is painful, but it has sparked a revolution of sorts,” adds Williams. “It requires designers and manufacturers to really evaluate and pay attention to consumer needs and to think way out of the box.”
Williams sees more innovation in affordable, sustainable and recyclable materials in the future, as well as a lot of interesting new designs as the styles and tastes of the younger generations influence the industry.
“There will be a thinning of the herd, but the herd will come out of this much stronger,” she concludes.
Righthand anticipates that products made in the U.S.A. will become “a big thing going forward,” noting, “Going green and made domestically should go hand in hand. We need to recycle local materials. Do we really need to go to Africa and recycle their content? What about here at home? We need to rebuild our economy, so I expect ‘Made in America’ to be an emerging trend.”