Finding the Right Surface for Your Outdoor Kitchen
Selecting an adequate surface for your outdoor kitchen countertop is crucial because it will constantly be exposed to the elements. If you want to make the most of your outdoor kitchen, the countertop should not only fit your cooking style but must be durable, easy to clean, and beautiful. Let’s take a look at some countertop materials for you to pick.
You will come across many options regarding stones. Porous stones like bluestone, limestone, and marble are attractive countertop materials. However, they need regular maintenance, as they stain easily. Regular sealing will help to reduce the risk of darker areas from spills and oily fingertips.
Bring a luxury indoor look to your outdoor kitchen with granite. This material is the most durable option among porous stones, as it does not scratch easily. When properly maintained, it will not crack or fade in the sun. Plus, it does not absorb stains and odors as easily as other stones.
A great countertop for summer is soapstone, a non-porous heat-, stain-, and bacteria-resistant alternative. Regular sealing is not necessary. Plus, it can stand up to acidic foods, like citrus, vinegar, and tomatoes! However, this material is easy to scratch, but you can take care of most issues just by using mineral oil.
Concrete countertops are in vogue, and they have it all! They are durable, easy to clean and come in many different color and texture options. Just make sure to find an experienced installer because they may crack due to improper pouring or installation. Also, keep in mind that concrete countertops must be sealed on installation and resealed regularly to avoid cracking.
Tile is the most affordable countertop option, ceramic or porcelain tiles being the cheapest ones. Beware: they take a little more care than other materials. Grout can become yellow outdoors due to extreme weather changes. Extreme temperatures, which we are known for in Colorado. can wreak havoc on your tile.
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If you need an outdoor kitchen in Colorado, contact Hi-Tech Appliance. We offer a wide selection of countertops. Browse our website or visit our beautiful showroom in Louisville, CO.