Looking forward to a summer of grilling on your patio? A well-designed outdoor kitchen space begins with selecting a hardscape flooring material to fit your budget and aesthetic needs.

Between foot traffic, unpredictable Minnesota weather, dropped kitchen equipment, and spilled food and drinks, outdoor kitchen floors witnesses quite a bit of wear and tear. While each flooring option has its own benefits and considerations, the material you choose should address durability, safety, maintenance, and aesthetics.

The longevity of your outdoor kitchen’s flooring will be dependent on the material’s ability to handle the combined weight of your patio elements, such as the grill, BBQ, fireplace, countertops, sink, furniture, roof, and of course, hungry guests!

Choosing Flooring for Your Outdoor Kitchen

Concrete Pavers

Concrete pavers are a common, budget-friendly outdoor kitchen flooring option with easy installation. When properly cared for, they’re ultra-durable; designed to withstand harsh Minnesota weather, they’re unlikely to crack. They’re also easy to clean and stain-resistant. Use a pressure washer to remove debris and thoroughly scrub to avoid stains.

Have an aesthetic in mind? Concrete pavers are easily customizable with endless custom color, size, and style options to enhance your curb appeal.

Outdoor cooking, especially grilling, can pose fire dangers. Concrete has the best fire resistance of all flooring materials, so it doesn’t burn or emit toxic fumes and smoke when exposed to flame. It’s also water-resistant and slip-resistant to ensure both your safety and the safety of your guests.

Stone Pavers

Stone pavers are an easy-to-install, durable outdoor kitchen flooring option. They’re weather-resistant and water-resistant, so you won’t need to worry about slipped drinks or Minnesota rain affecting your grilling station!

If you’re looking for an elegant, natural look, this is the flooring option for you! Stone pavers come in various earthy colors, shapes, and textures to blend perfectly with the outdoors.

However, it’s important to note: stone is susceptible to stains and discoloration that may occur from oil and grease spills if not properly cleaned right away. Learn how to properly maintain your stone pavers here.

Brick Pavers

If you’ve got a traditional vision for your outdoor kitchen, achieve a budget-friendly, rustic look with brick pavers for outdoor kitchens! While not as popular as the options above, they’re durably built for cold climates and do well at retaining heat.

Brick pavers are low maintenance and can last a lifetime if properly layered on an even foundation. They can handle high-pressure weight, so if you’re planning an elaborate outdoor kitchen, brick paver outdoor flooring will support as many appliances, accessories, furniture, and guests as you need!

Hardscaping Your Dream Outdoor Kitchen with Land Concepts

Land Concepts is here to help design and build an outdoor kitchen space where you and your family can have a blazing good time! To learn more about designing your outdoor kitchen and selecting pavers that fit your vision, contact the experts at Land Concepts.