Published: 2018-08-03 - Updated: 2021-01-17
Outdoor Kitchen Countertops
Beside the custom design of your outdoor kitchen, the countertop material will be one of the most important elements you choose. You’ll want to consider your lifestyle and time constraints when picking the most appropriate for your outdoor space.
For those who love the upscale classic beauty of marble and are willing to put in the time to care for and maintain your countertops, then they will be happy with their choice. For those who are short on time and patience and require something that requires little maintenance and is carefree, a stainless steel or granite countertop will prove the best solution. Whether your dream kitchen includes a granite island top or quartz countertops, we have access to products from brands such as Quarries Direct International, Vicostone Quartz, and SohoStudio. You’ll discover a myriad of exciting options, including granite, soapstone, tile, quartz, stainless steel, and concrete.
Granite Kitchen Countertops for the Outdoors
One of the most popular choices for today’s busy households is granite Kitchen Countertops. A natural stone, granite has a hardness score of 7 that runs just behind diamond at a hardness of 10 on the Mohs Hardness Scale. This means granite provides optimal resistance to chipping, cracking, and staining. It makes a terrific outdoor kitchen island as well and is ideal for oft-used outdoor kitchens for families with children.
Marble Outdoor Kitchen Countertops
When used for outdoor countertops, marble can be gorgeous yet tough to care for and maintain. If you have time to invest in the upkeep, you’ll want to choose either a honed or tumbled marble instead of a polished marble, as this material is a softer stone prone to scratching, etching, staining, and cracking. Weather can deteriorate the marble’s surface, but sealing will help keep stains at bay.
Quartz Outdoor Kitchen Countertops
Another trending choice for today’s upscale kitchens is quartz. This engineered stone is composed of quarried natural quartz that is bonded with polymer resins to color powders resulting in a stone that is harder than most natural rock with a hardness of 7. This makes it also optimal for the resistance of mold, mildew, stains, chips, and scratches. Grey quartz dazzles in today’s contemporary outdoor kitchens on countertops and backsplashes.
Outdoor Soapstone Kitchen Countertops
When installed properly and maintained well, soapstone provides a handsome and durable surface for outdoor kitchen countertops. It will need to be well sealed or oiled to avoid dark spots from appearing from spills and weather exposure. You will find soapstone comes in three distinct colors of gray, blue, and green.
Concrete Kitchen Countertops for Outdoor Spaces
A popular choice for modern style outdoor spaces, concrete offers a sleek aesthetic and hardy surface ideal for standing up to inclement weather, harsh sunlight, and moist environments. Concrete comes in a variety of cool custom colors for those who want to jazz up their outdoor kitchen counters. When used in outdoor areas, concrete should be installed by an expert and should be sealed regularly.
Stainless Steel Countertops for the Kitchen Outdoors
This incredibly durable countertop material makes an excellent choice for outdoor kitchen areas. These stainless tops provide an excellent surface for food prep and dining with little maintenance required. This sleek surface melds nicely with contemporary and modern outdoor décor styles with its reflective yet minimalist aesthetic. We carry Wolf brand stainless steel countertops and cabinets made for outdoor kitchens.
Tile Outdoor Kitchen Countertops
Tile can provide an attractive and durable choice for outdoor countertops. However, you’ll want to choose one that is strong, non-porous, and requires little to no maintenance. Many tile options are available including ceramic, porcelain, marble, travertine, slate, and other natural stones. Granite tile will provide the most durable choice with a plethora of pleasing style choices. The grout used for tile countertops is often the cause of the success or failure of the installation. Grout must be sealed properly and installed by an expert.
No matter what countertop material you choose, we are excited to help you bring your vision for your dream kitchen to life! Whether you are seeking to build a full kitchen outdoors or a small patio kitchenette, we are experts in the design, build, and installation of all outdoor kitchen products and materials, including the countertops discussed above.
Let our Smart Remodeling LLC team help in bringing your vision for your outdoor kitchen ideas to life. It will surely be your new favorite spot for meals, entertaining, and relaxing! Schedule your Complimentary Outdoor Kitchen Countertop Consultation or visit our showroom at 12260 Gulf Fwy, Suite A1 Houston, TX 77034, to discuss the possibilities today!