RTF Outdoor Kitchens
There are some good quality ready-to-finish products on the market. There are also many of poor quality. Galvanized steel and cement board rated for moisture resistance are the pitfall of these systems. The steel can rust and erode over time. Cement board absorbs moisture and the veneer can delaminate and fall off. The cement board also expands and contracts in freeze/thaw cycles. RTF is more time consuming as you have to hire a mason to finish your outdoor kitchen. Ready-to-finish can also have hidden costs as appliances and countertops are often sold separately.
RTA Outdoor Kitchens
RTA is the popular alternative to prefabricated and RTF outdoor kitchens. What usually takes 1-2 weeks with ready-to-finish takes only a couple hours with RTA. Our structural panels are manufactured from an engineered concrete composite. These panels also come with a veneer finish built-in. Our panels do not need a frame or masonry finish. All you have to do is set in place, adjust for pitch, and connect with SS brackets. Additionally, all appliance openings are done for you for easy install in minutes. RTA is one of the only systems that comes complete with a countertop and all hardware for installation. No trips to the hardware store needed.