Planning your Outdoor Project

As winter comes to an end, spring is around the corner! The perfect time to start planning your outdoor summer projects. From a fire pit to an outdoor kitchen, we are here to help. When it comes to planning your outdoor project, here are five easy steps to follow:

First, choose what you want. A fire pit, outdoor kitchen, tabletop, swim-up bar, etc.

Second, choose where you want it.

Third, set your budget.

Fourth, pick your stone. When choosing the stone for your outdoor project, the priority should be durability and then looks. Our sales associates will help you pick a durable stone. The stones we recommend are Diresco Quartz, Granite, Soapstone, Dekton, Geolux, Porcelain (read more at the bottom). Lastly, picking a stone color might be the last thing on your mind, but it is an important decision. For example, black stones get very hot during the summer. If you want a black stone, make sure it is out of direct sunlight.

Fifth, once all is complete, all that’s left is to maintain your outdoor stone. Wipe the counter(s) down after use to prevent any staining or etching. Reseal your counters as recommended. And make sure to cover the stone during the winter months.

Breakdown of stones we recommend:

Diresco Quartz: is resistant to stains and scratches.

Granite: is heat and scratch-resistant.

Soapstone: stands up to heat and stains. It does, however, scratch a bit more easily, though these blemishes can be sanded out.

Dekton: is UV and ice-resistant, making it a durable option.

Geoluxe: is resistant to UV, stains, and chemicals.

Porcelain: is UV, heat, scratch, and stain-resistant.

Keep in mind: stain resistant does not mean stain-proof. Any stone can stain if you leave liquid on it long enough.


Schedule an appointment to visit our showroom and start planning your outdoor space today!