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Why Install Granite Countertops for Outdoor Kitchens?

Outdoor kitchens are becoming very popular these days, with the pandemic forcing us to spend more time in our homes instead of going out. Outdoor kitchens have many benefits: they’re great for entertaining the family and friends without going in & out of the house all the time, and they increase the resale value of your home. But which type of countertop should you go with for an outdoor kitchen? In this blog post, we’re going to give you four reasons why granite is the best choice for outdoor kitchens!

Granite is Resistant to Elements

Since your outdoor kitchen will be in, well, outdoors, the first thing you should consider is your countertop’s resistance against elements, like sunshine and water. Since granite is sealed, it is the most durable option compared to quartz (which can suffer discoloring after being exposed to direct sunlight) and marble.

Granite is Low Maintenance

If you seal your granite countertop, you can basically forget about it for the next 2-4 years! A sealed granite countertop will not require any special treatment to preserve its coloring and shape. You can use simple soap and water to clean it, whereas that is not the same for quartz and marble countertops, which require more delicate care for preserving!

Granite Is Hard To Scratch

Unlike marble countertops, which can be dented and scratched pretty easily, a granite countertop is a lot stronger against dents, knicks, and scratches. Remember, an outdoor kitchen can be scratched by not only you but our wild friends who might visit your kitchen with your paws!

Granite Will Resist Stains & Bacteria

Last and certainly not least, a granite countertop will resist stains and bacteria a lot more than the other options, certainly a lot more than marble which is very high maintenance! An outdoor kitchen is going to be exposed to many things you can’t even foresee, like animal droppings. As disgusting as it might sound, it is very likely that your countertop will be exposed to these things and granite can simply just be washed away with soap and water, instead of requiring special detergents.

Granite & Marble Solutions - Alpharetta Georgia

An outdoor kitchen is a fantastic idea for both you and your home, but you have to make the correct choice when it comes to choosing your countertop. Because of its low maintenance, high resistance, and durability, granite is the most ideal choice for your outdoor kitchen. If you are in the Cumming, Alpharetta, or Atlanta area, give us a call at (678) 319-0498 or send us a form to get a quote for your new granite countertop!