Outdoor Countertop Products & Services
Superior Craftmanship at Every Step of the Way
Are you considering installing an outdoor entertainment space or upgrading your current outdoor kitchen, bar or patio countertops? In outdoor applications, inferior craftsmanship and poor stone use may deteriorate your countertops quickly. To prevent this scenario and ensure that you can enjoy your investment for years to come, it is exceptionally important to use high-quality countertop materials and partner with a reputable company to get the job done right.
At Academy Marble and Granite, we’ve had years of experience helping create beautiful outdoor spaces for residential and commercial properties. Guiding you through our proven step-by-step process from stone selection to installation, we look forward to helping you create an outdoor space you’ll love.
Step 1: Selecting Your Outdoor Stone Countertops
When selecting a countertop material for your outdoor space, there are a few important considerations to keep in mind. Unlike indoor kitchen and bathroom applications, outdoor countertops are more susceptible to dirt and damage due to weather, specifically with harsh New England winters. Choosing a material known for durability and longevity should be first priority. And in this case, your preferred design aesthetics come second.
Because of their durability, natural stone countertops are best for outdoor spaces. “With so many natural stones to choose from, which is the best material for my outdoor space?” you may ask. The answer: granite and quartzite. Both of these natural stones are:
- Able to stand up well to outdoor elements
- Resistant to fading and heat
- Not easily chipped, scratched or etched
- Resistant to mold and mildew when properly sealed
Quartz, a man-made stone, is not recommended for outdoor use. When exposed to UV rays, manufactured resins found in quartz may fade over time, causing the color of the countertop to gradually change.
Step 2: Outdoor Countertop Fabrication
After you select your stone surface, we move on to the templating process during which we
we take the exact measurements of your surfaces to insure that it is cut with precision. In order for us to template, you’ll need to have selected your other outdoor kitchen components, such as grills, cooktops and sinks. These components will need to be present at the time of templating, though they do not need to be installed. The team at Academy Marble will take your existing sink and any other large plumbing fixtures to the factory for measurements. Smaller fixtures, such as a faucet, are cut on the day of installation and are not needed to begin templating.
After a stone material is selected and templated, our team begins the stone fabrication process. One of the benefits you’ll experience when partnering with Academy Marble, is that all of our stone work, from selection to fabrication, is completed in house. This lets you enjoy the convenience and efficiency of working with a single provider, instead of dealing with multiple vendors.
Step 3: Outdoor Countertop Installation
Installation day is here! This process, from templating to installation, takes our team at Academy Marble & Granite 7 days or less*, while it may take competitors in the area weeks or even up to a month to complete.
Prior to this day, our team will prep you on what needs to be done to your outdoor space before our arrival. This ensures a speedy and seamless countertop installation.
After installation is complete, a plumber can come in and make the water connection to all of your outdoor sinks and faucets.
Refresh Your Residential or Commerical Outdoor Space Today!
Choose your material from the finest selection of natural stone in the area at one of our convenient showrooms located in Rye, NY and Bethel, CT. With over 25,000 square feet of granite, quartzite and marble slabs available for your selection, you’re guaranteed to find the natural stone desired for your outdoor project.
Here is a list of additional resources to help guide you through your outdoor countertop upgrade:
- 5 Considerations for Hiring a Natural Stone Fabricator in Connecticut
- How to Increase Home Value in Connecticut with These Savvy Updates
- Kitchen Design Budget: We Breakdown the Cost of Natural Stone Countertops
- Care & Maintenance for Marble, Granite and Quartzite Countertops
- Comparing Caesarstone vs Granite for Kitchen Countertops
* Project completion time subject to change based on stone inventory, the complexity of the job and availability. A deposit is required to secure or hold the selected stone. All items that go on the cabinets (sinks, faucets, cooktops and accessories) need to be selected before templating can begin. Please contact us here if you have any questions or concerns.