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Cabanas, Outdoor Kitchens, Arbors and Grills

outdoor-kitchenStone is another beautiful addition to the outside surface of our kitchens. Impervious to the elements, stone adds a timeless, luxurious and connected quality to the outdoor kitchen, bar and fireplace area. Two of the most popular varieties are limestone and granite.

Limestone

Custom carved Texas limestone graces any structure with elegance, permanence and beauty. Texas limestone has been used in the construction of countless monuments, hospitals, government buildings, schools, office buildings and in fine residences. It is available in a variety of natural colors and is an unparalleled choice for both interior and exterior applications.

Granite

Compared granite with engineered stone, ceramic tile, laminate, butcher block, and other manufactured surfaces, granite earns the highest overall performance rating as a kitchen countertop material and is one of the most popular natural stones on the market. Available in a striking choice of color, granite's durability and longevity make it ideal for kitchen countertops and other heavily-used surfaces.

grillWhile some synthetic surfaces scratch easily and melt under hot cookware, granite resists heat. Granite is excellent for food preperation because it is one of the more bacteria-resistant surfaces, not affected by citric acid, coffee, tea, alcohol, or wine. It is also nearly impossible to scratch, and with proper cleaning, will not stain under normal use. Countertops made from acrylic and other manufactured materials may have the “look” of granite, but the similarities end there. For resistance to bacteria, heat, scratches, stains, and overall performance, granite is unsurpassed.

Granite will not chip or crack
Most flaws in stone are detected during transit of the slab. If it can withstand the fabrication process, it will never break under normal kitchen conditions. You would have to assault it with something like a hammer.

Granite is highly stain resistant
Of all types of stone, Granite is the least porous. Water left on a Granite counter top for a long period of time will show evidence of moisture. It will however evaporate and the "dark spot" will disappear. Oil left on a Granite surface will slowly be absorbed into the stone. It is recommended that any spills be wiped up when they occur. If the spill is not caught in time and a stain does occur, a poultice may be applied to draw the oil back out of the stone. Over time the oil will naturally redistribute itself in the stone until it becomes virtually undetectable.

Granite resists heat
Unlike "man made" synthetic solid surface counter tops, granite can withstand a dish hot from the oven or stove right onto its surface.

Granite resists scratches and holds its shine
With normal daily use, even cutting directly upon it, you will not mar the finish of your counter top. Unlike any other surface, Granite will not lose its shine.