Creating an outdoor living space has become even more important this year for families across the country to be able to enjoy time in their backyard with friends and family. And while the market is filled with great selections of countertops, some materials are better than others for outdoor use. That being said, here are some of the best countertops for outdoor kitchens today.
Granite is by far the most popular choice of materials for your outdoor countertops. It’s not only the strongest and most durable stone to hold up to the harsh conditions on the Florida coast but also reasonably priced and a long lasting investment. (Win Win!)
Hot and sunny day? No problem! Granite can withstand the heat from the sun and hot pans without any issues. Granite is also resistant against stains, mold, and mildew so even the messiest gatherings or rainiest days won’t pose a threat. This natural stone is very easy to maintain and with a huge variety of colors and finishes to choose from.
Overall, granite sets the bar high for materials to use in an outdoor kitchen countertop.
Quartzite is another great option for your outdoor kitchen countertops. Quartzite is heat resistant, doesn’t scratch or etch like some surfaces can, and being a natural product each slab offers exquisite one-of-a-kind looks to give your countertop a personal signature. With an impressive array of colors available, you’ll be able to not only choose a unique design for your outdoor areas but rely on this stone not to fade in the harsh sunlight.
Leathered granite is a finish that has grown in popularity over the past several years. It can be a striking addition to your home and a perfect option for your outdoor countertops. Leathered granite is more stain-resistant than honed granite and disguises smudges and water spots better than polished granite. It has a naturally unique and rustic appearance but can be difficult to keep clean and can scratch easily.