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When Your Interiors Become Exteriors: Cool Outdoor-Friendly Countertops and Materials to Consider for Your Outdoor Space

So much of life happens outside, and why wouldn’t it? Here in Miami we have fantastic conditions for enjoying nature year round. This means we get to expand our living spaces into our outdoor spaces to create seamless transitions between them. Outdoor kitchens are a great way to make use of your outdoor space, and there are some great products available to make your prep surfaces outside just as cool as the ones inside. 

Outdoor Living with Style

We might not be living in the same future The Jetson’s imagined, but there are some cool products available to make your outdoor spaces as luxe as indoor spaces. Dolamite is one of those options. Marble countertops looks amazing, but it’s just too soft for outdoor use. But dolomite has a similar appearance with higher durability and the ability to withstand heat. It is a natural stone that we generally find in shades of white, gray, and beige. For outdoor applications it is recommended that the surface be sealed for an extra layer of protection from the elements.

If you like the idea of natural stone but want something with a darker color palette basalt might be perfect for you. It is a volcanic stone and is dark gray or black in appearance – a very sleek, contemporary look. You may also hear the term “basaltina” which is basalt from a specific source considered to be particularly high-end. Basalt is very durable, heat-resistant, and overall low maintenance. It can be used for countertops as well as flooring, and the natural texture even helps it have slip resistance. 

Outdoor Quartz? 

Yes! If you want your outdoor kitchen to be on the cutting edge of countertop fashion outdoor quartz is perfect for you. Caesarstone designed a brand new line of weather and UV resistant outdoor quartz. They describe the texture as similar to polished concrete which is appealing, especially for an outdoor surface. This material is just now hitting the market, so you could be one of the first to have it. 

Ready to get started on your outdoor kitchen? Let’s do it.