If you’re planning a countertop for an outdoor kitchen or bar, keep in mind that durability is key, since it will be constantly exposed to the elements. Outdoor countertops need to be tough, weather-resistant and easy to clean, but also stylish and beautiful. It’s best to avoid manufactured countertop materials such as quartz because they are not designed to resist fading when exposed to UV rays. Ideally, choose a material that does not have any resin applied to it such as some granites, quartzites, slates, soapstones and many limestones. Our expert staff can help you select surfaces and colors ideal for outdoor use.