The benefits of an outdoor kitchen
Outdoor kitchens are becoming quite the necessity for families all over America. It's becoming a trend all over whether it's a Saturday BBQ with family and friends, a graduation party, or even an adult outing, outdoor kitchens are a great addition to any house. There are many benefits of having an outdoor kitchen especially in the Southwest Florida region. One of the many benefits of having an outdoor kitchen is the comfortability the kitchen gives to the outdoor space. Florida is known for its sunny weather, instead of going inside for a cold drink you could indulge in a cold beverage while you relax on your outdoor patio. Instead of cooking inside, like you do every night, you could kick back and relax outside while you cook and enjoy the beauty of Southwest Florida.
Flooring is one of the most important decisions you will need to make when creating your outdoor kitchen. If you're looking to add warmth and beauty nothing compares to genuine hardwood flooring look. Engineered wood floors are great alternative for having the natural look. One of the benefits to having engineered wood floors is they behave a little differently than solid plank floors do. They tend to be easier to install and are usually less expensive than solid hardwood. Because they are not made of pure wood engineered wood is able to withstand the Florida weather. Wood tiles, another weather-proof flooring option, are becoming increasingly popular. Wood-look tiles are easy to clean and maintain. You don't have to be as strict with cleaning methods or have to worry about damaging tile with children or pets. If damage does occur, you can replace a single tile, or multiple tiles, easily without having to redo an entire section of flooring. With wood tiles you should consider putting down new sealer every 3-5 years to keep moisture from seeping into the tile or group due to the humidity in Southwest Florida.
Another great flooring option for an outdoor kitchen is Bamboo flooring. Bamboo flooring is highly durable flooring choice. Bamboo can be subjected to extensive usage without damage and can stand up very well to the abrasion caused by high traffic. Bamboo floors are tough enough to resist the impact of falling objects in the outdoor kitchen as well as other high traffic areas such as the outside environment. Another great thing about Bamboo floors is that they are more scratch resistant than most hardwoods. They are actually comparable in hardness and durability to some of the most commonly used hardwood flooring materials such as oak and maple.
Bamboo flooring provides a warm environment through its natural growth patterns plus it adds a level of coziness to an interior. Much like cork, bamboo flooring is one of the most environmentally friendly wood flooring options, because it is made from a highly renewable source. It is actually a grass that re-grows after it is strictly monitored and harvested. Sustainability, renewability, and simplicity of maintenance all make bamboo flooring a very "green" flooring material indeed. Plus, bamboo is easy to clean because it does not require any chemicals for maintenance.
Choose the materials based on what looks and functions best. We think Marble, Quartz, Onyx and Granite offer timeless beauty. We offer the four main stones; they will make any kitchen simply beautiful.
Marble is one of the most popular stones used for homes. Marble can be used for floors, sinks and countertops. Plus, Marble countertops are a beautiful addition to any kitchen. Marble is known for its beautiful colors and very polished appearance. Another wonderful thing about Marble it is heat resistance. Whether you want to put a hot pan or skillet on the countertop, marble is very durable for any kitchen.
Onyx stone has become quite popular over the years. It is a very rare and quite unique type of stone. Onyx is great for countertops and is very durable. When purchasing the right type of Onyx countertop for your new lovely kitchen, be sure to pick top grade. Classic Floors offers only the highest grade of Onyx countertops you can find.
In the last couple of years, Quartz has made its way into a lot of homes around America. Quartz is a manmade stone that is created by mix between laminate and stone. Even though Quartz is a manmade stone, it appearance its natural stone looking as well. Quartz has basically no flaws that can be found in the other natural stones. The beautiful stone is quite expensive but can be found in many different colors. At Classis Floors, we have many big name vendors that carry the highest grade of Quartz. Dakota Quartz is one of our biggest vendors we sell here at Classic Floors. Dakota Quartz take prides in their countertops surface being inadmissible for bacteria and microorganism to grow or develop on the countertops.
Granite countertops is the most common stone used for countertops. The Egyptians even used granite for the ancient Egyptians pyramids. A Granite countertop is a beautiful addition to any kitchen for many reasons. Granite stone is an igneous rock with a holocrystalline structure, the crystals don't full develop in the stone instead they grow together into one another. The crystals growing into each other makes granite very durable and gives granite a very unique appearance. The good thing about granite being so durable you can cut up food on your countertop surface and it will not scratch or show any wear. You can enjoy your new kitchen without worrying about damage to your granite countertops.
When choosing the perfect countertop keep in mind the look you are going for. Making sure your taste and the design you have in mind stays in harmony together can be very tricky. No worries, here at Classic Floors we can help you in that department. Our showroom is full of many options to choose from for the perfect countertops.