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Stone For Outdoor Spaces

Putting effort to design your outdoor space properly gives you a beautiful and relaxing environment outside the walls of your home. It makes your home look tidy at a glance and improves its aesthetics, giving you both a comfortable and beautiful outdoor space. 

Different elements play a role in your outdoor design, and one important thing you need to consider is the finishing of your outdoor benchtops. Your outdoor benchtop will look classy and beautiful with the right benchtop finishing, such as a perfect blend of beautiful stone material.

How to choose stone for your outdoor area?

Natural stone finishing is usually a great idea for an outdoor space, from benchtops to the patio area, walkways and outdoor stairs. 

To choose the perfect stone for outdoor spaces, here are some elements to consider.

  • Texture 

If you have benchtops around an outdoor dining area or an open-living space, consider opting for a textured natural stone. It looks attractive and improves the look of your outdoor area over time. 

  • Customisation 

If you want your outdoor area to look exceptional, you can customise the natural stone material for the benchtops. A customised natural stone benchtop with solid stone blocks is fast becoming a trend that has come to stay. 

  • Colour 

Natural stones are available in different shades, colours and tones, so ensure you get one for your outdoor benchtop that matches the outdoor design. You have options such as antique, dull, bright and rich colours to enhance your outdoor aesthetics. 

  • Functionality 

Natural stone benchtops can suit different property types, from the more traditional to state-of-the-art houses. However, it is best to choose a natural stone material that suits the purpose of the benchtop. 

What is the best stone for the outdoors? 

Different options for outdoor spaces are available, but natural stone such as the following is usually a perfect option.

UV Resistant Engineered Stone

UV Resistant Engineered Stone is arguably the hardest surface in the world and can withstand temperature changes common in outdoor areas. Some key features include the following:

  • Easy to maintain
  • Does not need additional sealing 
  • Scratch and stain-resistant due to its non-porous material
  • Heat resistant 

Other things factors to take note of include the following:

  • It is available in only set sizes
  • May get damaged by rapid or sudden surface changes

Granite and marble 

Granite and marble outdoor benchtops are a common choice for people who want a unique outdoor area. These natural stones are statement pieces and have the following features: 

  • Scratch-resistant when used with a durable surface solution 
  • Unique 
  • Durable 

If you get a granite or marble stone benchtop, you need to seal it regularly to prevent damage and staining. 


Porcelain is resistant to liquids, acidic substances and scratches which makes it an ideal choice for your outdoor area. The following Porcelain features make it an ideal option:

  • Resistant to heavy loads
  • Antislip
  • Doesn’t require treatment
  • Easy to clean


Is stone worth it in an outdoor area? 

Stone benchtops are both durable and aesthetically-pleasing, which are vital features needed for an outdoor benchtop. Different stone benchtop materials for outdoor areas are available, and you can be sure to find one that suits your outdoor design.  

How much does it cost to install an outdoor benchtop?

The cost of installing an outdoor benchtop depends on the material type and other factors. Different types of benchtops with a wide range of colours are available. You can contact us now for a quote.


For stylish, functional and beautiful outdoor benchtops with natural stone materials, call Stone Benchtops Direct today on 1300 992 868.

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