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Outdoor Kitchen Countertops: A Comparison of Quartz and Granite

Creating the perfect outdoor kitchen involves careful consideration of materials that can withstand the elements while providing functionality and style. At Lakeside Surfaces, we recommend granite, porcelain, or Dekton countertops for their exceptional performance in outdoor settings. Here’s a detailed look at these materials and why they’re ideal for outdoor kitchens:

Granite Countertops

Durability: Granite is a natural stone known for its durability and heat resistance, making it an excellent choice for outdoor kitchens. It can withstand the elements and heavy use without losing its beauty or functionality.

Aesthetics: With its natural beauty and unique patterns, granite adds a touch of elegance to any outdoor space. Each slab is one-of-a-kind, giving your outdoor kitchen a distinctive and luxurious look.

Maintenance: While granite countertops require regular sealing to maintain their beauty and durability, day-to-day cleaning is simple with a mild soap and water solution.

Resilience to Elements: Granite countertops are highly resilient to UV rays, moisture, and temperature changes, ensuring they maintain their appearance over time.

Porcelain and Dekton Countertops

Durability: Porcelain and Dekton are ultra-durable materials that are resistant to scratches, stains, and heat. They are designed to withstand the harshest outdoor conditions, making them perfect for outdoor kitchens.

Aesthetics: Porcelain and Dekton offer a wide range of colors and patterns, allowing you to achieve the look you want for your outdoor kitchen. They can mimic the look of natural stone or provide a modern, sleek appearance.

Low Maintenance: Both porcelain and Dekton countertops are low maintenance, requiring only regular cleaning with a mild soap and water solution.

Resilience to Elements: Porcelain and Dekton countertops are highly resistant to UV rays, moisture, and temperature changes, ensuring they remain in pristine condition for years to come.

Why Not Quartz?

While quartz is a popular choice for indoor countertops, we advise against using it for outdoor kitchens. Quartz countertops can fade over time when exposed to UV rays, which can affect their appearance. To maintain the color and beauty of quartz countertops, it’s essential to protect them from direct sunlight, which can be challenging in an outdoor setting.


Choosing the right countertops for your outdoor kitchen is essential for both functionality and style. Granite, porcelain, and Dekton countertops offer durability, style, and low maintenance requirements, making them ideal choices for outdoor kitchens. Contact Lakeside Surfaces today to explore our selection of outdoor kitchen countertops and find the perfect option for your outdoor space.

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