OUTDOOR KITCHEN COUNTERTOPS
Allow DFW Granite to cover your Outdoor kitchen countertops needs. One of the biggest advantages of having an Outdoor kitchen is entertaining and spending time relaxing, enjoying the outside with family or friends. Whether it be on a patio, porch, or pergola an Outdoor Kitchen can add value to your home.
Some advice in choosing your stone:
If the stone is not right your outdoor kitchen countertops may deteriorate quickly. Number one priority should be durability first, and then looks.
Select a material that will suit the style of your house and your cooking style. One of your best choices is a natural stone such as granite or soapstone, then concrete or tile.
If your thinking about an engineered countertop such as quartz or recycled glass it is Not recommended as the polymers/resins in the engineered product are not designed to stand up to outdoor use, and exposing to UV rays could cause the color to change. Quartz products may also stain pretty easily from the bbq cooking or use.
Porous stones like marble, limestone and bluestone may look great at first, but they can stain easily, so you may be left with counters marred by grease.
Granite’s a popular, durable option. It stands up well to the elements, doesn’t absorb stains or odors as easily as other stones, and shouldn’t fade in the sun. Epoxy and/or fillers used in heavily veined granite can have a negative reaction to the UV rays. Best to choose a mid-range color. Darker stones will absorb heat and you can burn your hand if you touch a really hot countertop.
Another durable stone option is soapstone. Available in a range of gray to black shades, your color choices are limited but soapstone has lots of pros in its favor, like heat-, stain- and bacteria-resistance. Also, unlike granite, soapstone is non porous so regular sealing isn’t necessary. It can also stand up to acidic foods, like citrus, vinegar and tomatoes, which is a big bonus in any kitchen prep area.