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Has anyone used lighter colored granite for an outdoor kitchen?

3 years ago

Apologies in advance if this has been discussed ad nauseum. I didn't find much in the search. At any rate, we are building an outdoor kitchen. There will be a roof, but the sides will be opened, so exposures from the east, north, and west.

I've been told not to use quartz outside, and that I can only use a dark colored granite, because the epoxy will yellow with UV exposure.

I do have my heart set on lighter granite (not white, but definitely not dark). Is quartz out of the question? Will honing the granite help with yellowing? Will having a roof mitigate the UV exposure enough so that I can safely choose a lighter granite?

TIA for suggestions

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