Outdoor Kitchen Countertops
Whether it be indoors or outdoors, two elements that bring a kitchen together are the cabinets and countertops. Ample counter space is essential for food preparation if you plan to do a lot of outdoor cooking and entertaining in the backyard. When choosing your countertops for the outdoors, remember the durability is critical. Outdoor kitchen countertops need to last over time and withstand seasonal climate changes, but also need to have a right look and feel to match the design of the outdoor space. This can be difficult, as not every countertop material is built for the outdoors, easy to maintain and clean.
Outdoor Countertop Materials
Traditionally, granite, soapstone, tile and concrete countertops are the most popular materials for outside kitchen countertops. Although each has benefits, all options require maintenance, such as sealing – and even then, these natural materials are subject to environmental stresses. For instance, moisture will permeate the surface of a light soapstone countertop and after time the repetition of freezing and thawing will cause chipping and cracking.
- Tiles can come in many styles. However, tile countertops are highly susceptible to cracking and typically the only option you have is to replace it. Replacing broken tiles can be problematic as it might not be possible to find the exact match.
- There are many types of stone countertops. For instance, outdoor granite countertops are known for their durability but tend to be costly and therefore may not be feasible for everyone.
- Concrete countertops are difficult to stain and durable, similar to granite countertops, but often fade over time.
The Best Outdoor Countertop
Brown Jordan Outdoor Kitchens recommends Dekton® by Cosentino®. This new and innovative material is a combination of quartz, porcelain and glass formulated into an ultra-compact surface that is non-porous, UV-resistant for color stability in the sunshine, durable, virtually indestructible and impervious to staining. This makes it the best outdoor kitchen countertop material.
This material can handle harsh weather. It’s resistant to thermal shock against heat, frost and thawing which enables Dekton outside countertops to be used in any climate and a multitude of outdoor applications. The wide range of colors and finishes pairs well with Brown Jordan Outdoor Kitchen stainless steel cabinets. With the innovative outdoor countertops and our cabinets, there are infinite possibilities to create a luxurious outdoor kitchen design. See the installation instructions tab on our resources page for recommended installation practices when using Dekton with Brown Jordan Outdoor Kitchens stainless steel cabinetry.
Choose the color and style below to match your countertops and stainless steel outdoor kitchen cabinets. Brown Jordan Outdoor Kitchens help transform the outdoor living space.