Before designing your outdoor kitchen, you will want to consider the type of flooring that you will use in your outdoor living space. Depending on your needs and budget for the space, certain flooring options may be more viable than others. While you have multiple options, each type of outdoor flooring option has its own benefits and considerations – especially when installing an outdoor kitchen. The advantage of the stainless steel cabinetry manufactured by Trex® Outdoor Kitchens™ is that your stainless steel outdoor kitchen is easily installed virtually anywhere, giving you freedom with your outdoor flooring ideas.
Flooring Materials for the Outdoor Space
Although there are many options for flooring an outdoor kitchen, certain materials like concrete, tile, natural stone, and decking are the most common. Since each material has pros and cons, you will need to determine which material is best suited for your budget, maintenance requirements, and factors in your outdoor space – such as exposure to the weather and the ability of the flooring material to handle the weight of an outdoor kitchen.
Concrete is inexpensive and versatile, as it can be poured into molds of virtually any shape and size. It can also be painted to match the finish of your outdoor kitchen. Concrete requires maintenance, however, as it can crack over time. If you decide to paint your concrete floor, it will need to be repainted to maintain the finish. Regardless of maintenance, concrete is highly durable and will easily handle the weight of an outdoor kitchen and appliances.
Tile is very customizable, and it is available in different materials, colors, shapes, and sizes. Tile can be used to create intricate designs and patterns for a highly personalized space as well. The main considerations for outdoor tile flooring are the potential for cracking and the need for replacement. Most importantly, the tile you choose will need to be able to handle the weight of your outdoor kitchen.
Another solution for your outdoor flooring is natural stone. It offers a natural look to your space, and stone is available in a variety of colors, shapes, and textures. You will want to make sure your stone floor will provide a level and stable surface for installing your outdoor kitchen. Like outdoor tile, you will also want to be mindful of the need for replacement and choosing nonporous materials.
A deck can be constructed with natural wood or composite materials, either of which can withstand the weight of an outdoor kitchen when local codes are followed. Both materials have pros and cons. Wood is beneficial because it is a natural material, while composite decking does not rot over time like wood and requires very limited maintenance. If you choose a brand like Trex Outdoor Kitchens for your space, there is no better companion than a Trex® deck!
Why Choose Trex Outdoor Kitchens?
Once you decide on your flooring material, you can decide on your outdoor kitchen design. Choosing Trex Outdoor Kitchens will ensure that you have the freedom to install your outdoor kitchen in virtually any configuration that is suitable for your outdoor living space. Some of the benefits of choosing Trex Outdoor Kitchens include:
- A variety of stainless steel cabinet types, including appliance cabinets that can house your favorite outdoor appliances and wall cabinets to free up space on your outdoor patio.
- Trim kits, fillers, and back and end panels for a finished look on all sides, giving you freedom with your layout and placement.
- Powder coat finishes that minimize maintenance and allow you to complement your outdoor kitchen floor design.
- Sales and design experts who can help you to choose a functional layout based on your usable outdoor living area.
- Preassembled cabinetry with professional installation instructions to make installation a breeze.
With several ideas available for your outdoor kitchen flooring, you can easily create the outdoor living space that you want. Whether you choose concrete, tile, stone, or decking for your outdoor kitchen floor, you will have different considerations for your space. Most importantly, you will want to choose durable materials that can handle the weight of your outdoor kitchen and will not require constant upkeep. By choosing Trex Outdoor Kitchens for your outdoor space, you will have freedom with your flooring ideas, as well as many options for layout and design for your outdoor kitchen.
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