Outdoor kitchens are some of our favorite trends here at ItalMarble! From simple to elaborate, the top priority should always be the durability of the chosen materials. While natural stone is the obvious solution not only for performance but also for an appealing aesthetic, some stone is better than others when it comes to the outdoors. From marble countertops to the ever-popular granite countertop, how does one begin the decision of selecting the best material for there requirements?
In this article, we’re looking at the top three types of countertops best suited for your outdoor kitchen.
Granite countertops are a customer favorite for good reason. With a range of color options and textures, granite is a unique option that allows homeowners the opportunity to select a stone reflective of their personality. Furthermore, granite countertops provide superior features that are desirable in the kitchen.
Known for its resistance against chips and cracking, granite quickly becomes an ideal choice for outdoor kitchens. With enclosed grills, bar areas, and sinks, outdoor kitchen spaces typically take abuse that indoor spaces don’t see. Granite is also heat-resistant, meaning it can handle direct contact with grill pans and utensils.
Another optimal choice for your outdoor kitchen is marble countertops. Whether a complete look or tiled, marble provides a timeless appeal that fits seamlessly into most environments. However, you’ll want to pay special attention to your finishing when choosing marble. A honed finish will provide a worry-free experience from etching and deep staining.
Marble is a naturally porous material requiring owners a more extensive maintenance schedule to maintain the natural beauty. If shiny, polished finishes are not a concern for your outdoor space, marble combined with weather’s elements will create a rustic look and feel with minimal work.
Possessing nearly the same qualities as granite, quartzite countertops are another excellent choice for outdoor living. With the durability of granite and the beauty of marble, quartzite countertops are quickly gaining popularity. The wide range of color options combined with several finishing options makes quartzite another seamless choice in nearly any environment.
- Heat resistance
- Strength – nearly impossible to scratch and extremely tough to chip
- Non-porous to eliminate scrabbling should a spill occur
- Low maintenance
If you’ve always dreamed of bringing your indoors to the out, there is no better time than the present! At ItalMarble, we specialize in a wide variety of natural stones. From marble countertops to the trending quartzite, our team has the experience, expertise, and know-how to create the outdoor kitchen you’ve always dreamed of owning.
For more information, contact ItalMarble today at (781) 595-4859.