Choosing your outdoor kitchen countertop is just as important as choosing your cabinetry material. You can choose from a variety of natural and manmade materials for your countertop depending on your budget and the look you want to achieve. However, not every material is suitable for exterior use. Some materials are prone to deteriorating, warping, or fading when exposed to elements like sun, rain, and snow.
As such, you will want to choose a material that is rated for exterior use, remains durable over time and will complement your outdoor living space. Danver Stainless Outdoor Kitchens does not manufacture or supply countertops, but we recognize that certain materials perform more consistently in outdoor environments. One such material is sintered stone, which is a compact material that is evolved from manmade stone similar to quartz and porcelain. In this article, we highlight the brand Lapitec®, an Italian manufacturer of sintered stone surfaces.
Lapitec: Sintered Stone Surfaces
To create their surfaces, Lapitec uses a mixture of natural and pure minerals which undergo a process of Lapitec’s patented vibro-compression technology and then “sintered” where the minerals are melted together under extremely high heat. Available in extra-large slab sizes and multiple finishes, Lapitec® sintered stone has been created for both interior and exterior applications. The slabs also boast a through-body appearance and performance throughout. In addition, Lapitec® is manufactured without the use of silica, making this material safer during fabrication, and completely recyclable.
Lapitec’s surfaces are available in a variety of colors, patterns, and finishes. Their finished surfaces also offer features that are essential for outdoor cooking purposes:
- Resistant to UV rays, heat, and frost
- Antibacterial and hygienic
- Resistant to scratches
- Easy to clean and stain-resistant
- Resistant to chemicals and acid
Danver x Lapitec: The Best for the Outdoors
When considering the materials for your outdoor kitchen cabinetry and countertop, you will want the best return on your investment and a design that complements your outdoor space. For the most durable pairing in the outdoors, choose Danver’s powder coated stainless steel cabinetry and a sintered stone countertop like Lapitec. You can easily create your desired look with our selection of powder coat colors and Lapitec’s countertop colors and finishes.
Our 304 and 316 grade stainless steel cabinetry is resistant to the outdoor elements with proper maintenance. We offer many cabinetry types in hundreds of sizes to give you plenty of countertop workspace. To complement your choice of countertop, our selection of powder coat finishes includes neutral and bold colors, metallics, textures, and more. Best of all, our powder coat application reduces maintenance of your outdoor kitchen to a bare minimum.
Although Danver’s cabinetry can support a variety of countertops, your countertop material should last the lifetime of your outdoor kitchen. Like our outdoor kitchens, Lapitec’s sintered stone countertops are easy to clean, require minimal maintenance, will withstand the weather for years to come, and will not lose structural integrity.
With a powder coat application, Danver’s stainless steel cabinetry is the most durable in the outdoors through all seasons. By choosing a sintered stone countertop like Lapitec, you will be getting the ultimate outdoor kitchen pairing.
Looking for inspiration? Check out our Danver x Lapitec design brochure!
This article is based on industry knowledge and research by outdoor kitchen design professionals, including our in-house experts and engineers with decades of experience.Our goal at Danver is to provide factual information on relevant topics to help readers make informed decisions about their outdoor living spaces.
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