Granite for outdoor kitchen countertop
Aside from its high cost, granite is the number one choice for an outdoor kitchen countertop. It is very durable and will not be damaged by the sun or heat. It is not a porous stone so it will not absorb stains easily, especially if coated and sealed properly. As for design, there are about 200 different granite colors and varieties to choose from.
Giant porcelain tile panels
The latest greatest craze in countertops is giant porcelain tile panels. These thin panel sheets are harder and more stain-resistant than granite, concrete, and quartz. They resist UV-light and come in all sorts of colors and patterns that can mimic the looks of natural stone.
The best stone to use for an outside kitchen is soapstone. It is excellent as it is relatively maintenance-free and incredibly hard-wearing. It is also often cheaper than examples such as granite and marble.
If money isn’t an issue then marble looks fantastic and can come in long pieces that will fit the whole length of your countertop.
Manufactured stone veneer allows you to create beautiful and authentic outdoor spaces in less than half the time as compared to traditional building techniques and materials. The strong, yet lightweight material is designed to adhere easily to a variety of structurally sound surfaces and does not require additional wall ties, concrete footings, or bending rebar, making it easier and less costly to install versus natural stone.
The manufactured stone veneer uses a distinct, handcrafted process that creates the natural color palettes and nuances of natural stone and is equally able to withstand harsh outdoor elements, including strong winds.
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