Granite Countertop For Outdoor Kitchen
How to buy the best countertop materials for your outside kitchen, including advice on stone, tile, granite, concrete and brick countertops. Unlike standard indoor countertops, which are 24 inches deep, outdoor countertops are generally 30 inches deep to accommodate a built-in grill, among other features.
Granite is probably the best choice for outdoor kitchen countertops. It's a durable natural stone that holds up well in the elements. Homeowners can choose among a wide range of colors that should not fade with sun exposure. Granite is not damaged by heat, and when properly sealed is resistant to stains, mold, and mildew.
Granite countertops, swooping to a high-top bar, provide a dark base that allows the mosaic tile to pop in this transitional outdoor kitchen by Ryan Hughes Design in Florida. Marbled Effect Classtone, a product by Neolith , is a ceramic slab that has the high-end look of marble.
If you take these steps, the granite you have installed in your outdoor kitchen should stand the test of time. If you do notice that your outdoor kitchen countertops have become a little worn due to being exposed to the elements, don't worry. It is possible to have them resurfaced by your granite fabricator.
Outdoor kitchens are a must for those who entertain frequently or simply want to get the most out of their outdoor living areas. When designing your kitchen, you will certainly want to include enough counter space for food preparation and serving.
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