When it comes to creating your outdoor kitchen, choosing a worktop can be a difficult decision. The worktop is often the largest surface area in the outdoor kitchen for food preparation and contact with heat and scratch impact and stands for key essential on the look and feel of the whole space.
There are many different materials in the market for countertop including marble, granite, quartz, concrete, wood, tile, and stainless, and sintered stone as the next generation of outdoor kitchen work surface countertop would be the best choice among those based on our long experience in outdoor kitchen category. Here are the reasons.
Sintered stone countertop:
Marble and granite have been commonly used for outdoor kitchen countertops, but they both have pros and cons when coming to being outdoor kitchen countertops. Sintered stone has been proved to be the best solution for the outdoor kitchen.
|Clean||It is Porous, so it requires sealing over time.||Stain-proof|
|Weather-Proof||Granite would discolor slightly over time.||Weather-proof, so it can sustain harsh weather.|
|Water-proof||Require sealing to maintain the water-resistance performance, but the darker liquid such as coke or sauce can still leave stain.||Water-proof|
|Durability||It could crack.||It is impervious.|
|Cost||Neutral||Higher installation cost because it is hard to fabricate.|
1. The most durable you can get so far for countertop:
Sintered stone is a resilient material that is versatile and durable. This tough substance is very hard and resists scratching, heat, and stains without the requirement of proper sealing.
2. Stain resistance:
Unlike natural stones, the sintered stone is naturally stain-resistance because of its non-porous nature. That means there would be no more worry about stains from the grease, beverage, or sauces on your countertop.
3. Easy maintenance:
While Granite is a porous material, Sintered Stone is the opposite, instead of being a waterproof material without needing to be sealed. Thanks to the resistance to scratching and the waterproof quality, it is way more hygienic than Granite that could harbor bacteria if not taken care of properly.
Cleaning sintered stone surfaces are easy since the material can be exposed to a variety of cleaners and solvents. The non-porous surface keeps potential stain-causing substances at the surface so we DON’T usually need to trek down into the pores of the material to get to an unwanted substance. Cleaning becomes a snap when coming to clean the sintered stone countertop. Sintered stone is stain-resistance.
4. No more popping tiles:
The drawback of the tile countertop is it could have popping tiles if the sealant process is not properly done.
The perfectly flat tiled countertop may buckle up in the different seasons due to temperature variations, improper installation of tiles, and various other factors.
There would be no worry about it with our slab sintered stone countertop construction.
5. It has texture and pattern:
Sintered stone has built-in depth, feel, and anti-slip properties. The textures are offered at varying levels to impart a warmer feel as a counter. Unlike natural granite with a glossy finish reflecting light and showing every fingerprint and wipe mark, the texture of sintered stone offers a premium quality perception.
6. Heat resistance- Put down the pot:
Sintered stones are formed at extremely high temperatures during the production process and with such a tight matrix, that you CAN put a hot pot down on the sintered stone surface without worrying about damage like some other natural stones.
Prokan Grills realized that countertop is the area you use the most often in your outdoor kitchen from food preparation, contact with your grill, or impact with scratches, so we believe having a long-lasting countertop material is the key essential for your outdoor kitchen.
The sintered stone’s resistance to salt erosion and acidic environments, together with its easy-maintenance technical specifications, make it effective for outdoor kitchen applications.