Sales of decorative laminates in the US are forecast to reverse their downward trend and increase 2.1% per year to over 12 billion ft2 in 2013, valued at US$7.4bn.

Gains will be due to increased demand from the flooring industry, where shipments of laminate flooring are projected to advance over 11% to 750 million ft2 in 2013.

These and other trends are presented in Decorative Laminates, a new study from the Freedonia Group Inc, a Cleveland-based industry research company.