When choosing a countertop for your outdoor kitchen, durability and maintenance are often on the priority list of qualities you want. Fortunately, there are several countertop materials that meet these criteria. Below are three of the best options that you might want to consider for your outdoor kitchen countertop:
Granite is one of the most versatile materials that you can use for countertops. It suits a variety of styles. So, whether your outdoor kitchen has a modern or farmhouse design, a granite countertop would still look great in it. Granite is also very durable as it won’t get damaged by heat. It can also be resistant to stains, mold and mildew if it is sealed properly. Furthermore, its color won’t fade even with regular sun exposure.
Soapstone is another great choice for outdoor kitchen countertops. It’s highly resistant to heat and staining. And although it can be scratched easily, you can simply sand the scratches out to restore its appearance. Sealing or oiling soapstone is not really necessarily to protect or maintain the material, but skipping this step would cause fingerprints, liquids and oils to darken the stone. If you want to avoid this flaw, you can apply mineral oil regularly to maintain a dark shine on your soapstone countertop.
Concrete is highly customizable, so it can be formed in any shape and tinted in any color. Impressions can also be molded into the concrete so as to create a dish drain or decorative design. Concrete is quite hard, so you can be sure your countertop will be sturdy. However, signs of wear and tear will still be apparent over time. Scratches and cracks may form, and its color could fade from sun exposure.
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