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Best Flooring for an Outdoor Kitchen

Adding an outdoor kitchen to your home is one of the best ways to entertain in the sun for friends and family. Deciding on the elements and the layout of your new kitchen is an exciting part of the process.

There are many considerations, and you have a wealth of options from which to choose. While it may not be the first item on your mind, selecting your flooring is certainly just as important as the type of grill or food preparation area components. Your kitchen will be the focal point of your outdoor dining area. It’s important to have a solid flooring foundation for your space.

What Does Flooring Do?

The best flooring for your project will be both visually appealing and highly functional. The right combination of these two attributes will be different for each kitchen and each person. It’s important to understand what you’re looking for in terms of the feel and character of your space.

It’s also key that your flooring is durable, safe, non-slip, and low maintenance so that it provides you with many years of enjoyable outdoor dining and entertaining. When the temperatures change from the hot summer months to frigid winter temperatures, your flooring needs to perform just as well while maintaining its strength and aesthetic.

Flooring Types

There are several types of flooring materials that each have their own benefits and provide a unique feel. Understanding the differences can help you start to think about the type you may want for your outdoor kitchen.

  • Stoourdoor kitchen flooring stonene – This popular material with its irregular shape lends a unique character and feel to any floor. Its high degree of durability means that it will perform well under all types of exposure to sunlight, rain, wind, and weather. There are many types of stone to choose from, each with its own unique look and natural patterns in the material. Choices include granite, marble, slate, sandstone, limestone, and flagstone.
  • Concrete – Similar to stone in terms of durability and strength, concrete is another popular flooring material. Concrete has nearly endless options for customization, including color, texture, pattern, shape, and finish. This means that concrete can even be made to look like other materials, including wood and stone.Whether a smooth slab surface, concrete pavers, or stamped concrete, you can achieve any desired feel to match the ambiance of your space. Concrete that is sealed is stain resistant, adding to its long-term value and appeal.
  • Wood – This is a great option if you’re looking for a material that’s a bit more comfortable to stand on for long periods of time. Each piece is unique, and wood lends a warm feel to any space. Popular options include cedar, oak, redwood, cherry, and ash. Wood involves less of an investment upfront, although it requires regular maintenance, including cleaning, staining or painting, and sealing. Wood flooring will provide an enjoyable kitchen for many years, although in contrast to stone and concrete, it will typically need to be replaced after 15 to 20 years.
  • outdoor kitchen flooring tileTiles – Due to their regular edges and variety of shapes, tiles can be used to create nearly any pattern you desire. Tiles for an outdoor kitchen are water-resistant and have a textured surface to maximize grip and safety. These can be made from a variety of materials that are well-suited for outdoor use, including ceramic, travertine, terracotta, quartzite, and porcelain. Tiles can also be made of stone and concrete to draw on the long-term durability and strength benefits of these two materials. 

Contact Us Today

Call the Lake in the Hills outdoor kitchen installation specialists of Daybreaker Landscapes today at (815) 596-0070 to talk with us about your outdoor kitchen project. We’ve been in business for more than a dozen years, serving the communities of Lake in the Hills, Elgin, Algonquin, Woodstock, and the surrounding areas.

We understand that your outdoor kitchen is a place to invite friends and family and entertain with pride. That’s why we bring the same level of quality and care to your project as we would to our own. Whether you are looking for a feel that’s contemporary, traditional, Tuscan, Old World, tropical, or something else entirely, we can handle it all.

We are ready to plan your outdoor kitchen, from design and sourcing materials to installation. Take a look at our project portfolio, complete with before and after photos. Don’t take our word for it. The praise of our previous satisfied clients is what matters most to us. We are a veteran-owned company, and we have built our business on the cornerstones of communication, reliability, and customer satisfaction. Call us today at (815) 596-0070 or submit our contact form for a free estimate. Let us put our years of experience to work for you as we build the outdoor kitchen of your dreams together.