Concrete Countertops for Outdoor Kitchens
Beautiful Stained Concrete Countertops for Outdoor Kitchens
While there are several different options offered by various manufacturers for countertops to go on your outdoor kitchen, at Custom Image Hardscapes we know that concrete countertops are by far the best option, so that is what we offer our customers. Why would we offer something sub-par when we know you are going to be using your outdoor kitchen for years and years, and you want it to look just as good in 10, 20, 30, or even more years as it did the day you bought it? For exquisite beauty and long-lasting durability, nothing at all beats concrete countertops.
- Versatile appearance: It is possible to make concrete look like pretty much anything. It can be stained to any shade under the rainbow, and it can be stamped and etched to have any design or effect you want. For countertops, we strongly recommend that you choose a smooth finish and let the stain be the only decoration. This is simply because when it comes to food preparation, you do not want little nooks and crannies that get difficult to clean, where bacteria can breed. With a smooth, polished surface you can wipe it down with a disinfectant cleaner and know that it is just as clean as it smells. Don’t think that a smooth surface means you can’t get the appearance you want – we can imitate the effect of any material from butcher block to marble with our concrete counter tops, so you can have absolute beauty in your outdoor kitchen at an affordable price and without a lot of maintenance to do on it.
- Practicality: Concrete countertops are an extremely practical choice to make for your outdoor kitchen. With proper installation and sealing (which we take care of), the concrete becomes a non-porous surface that will not harbor bacteria or create an environment where it is not safe to do food preparation. With concrete countertops from Custom Image Hardscapes, you know they are easy to clean and once you have cleaned them all the germs really are going to be dead – there are no little crannies for bacteria to hide and possibly make you sick.
- Durability: In terms of durability, there’s really nothing that beats concrete countertops, especially not for the price. Butcher block countertops need to be re-sealed and re-protected continuously, natural stone countertops have rough surfaces where bacteria can linger, and even tile countertops can have individual tiles crack or chip. With concrete, you need have no such worries. And at such an affordable price, there’s nothing not to love about it!
- So why doesn’t everyone use concrete counter tops? To be honest, other outdoor kitchen installers who do not use concrete counter tops simply don’t want to deal with the weight. It is a lot of hard work installing something as heavy as a concrete counter top, and a team that isn’t absolutely committed to their customers’ satisfaction is unlikely to make that extra effort. This is yet another reason to choose Custom Image Hardscapes – we put our customers first and are willing to go the extra mile to make you happy.