Our Technology & Approach
Learn how our kitchens are made
READY-TO-ASSEMBLE PANEL SYSTEM
We make RTA Outdoor Kitchens from a patented Engineered Concrete Composite material. Each 1-1.25″ thick panel is engineered to be structural and include a factory finished facing. You assemble these panels using our patent pending alignment channel and bracket system.
We engineer our outdoor kitchens to withstand any climate or environmental stresses it may face. We achieve this by only using materials that are meant to be outside.
1. PREP THE SITE
2. BUILD THE SURROUND
3. INSTALL GRILL & APPLIANCES
WHAT IS ENGINEERED CONCRETE COMPOSITE?
ECC is a cementitious material characterized by its ductile and strain hardening properties. This is a fibrous material with millions of micro-fibers that enhance its flexural and tensile strength. RTA panels and 2″ countertops are pre-cast using an ECC material. This provides long-term strength, durability, and structural support for grills and appliances.
WHAT IS ULTRA HIGH-PERFORMANCE CONCRETE
UHPC is a new class of concrete developed in the late 90’s known for its strength and durability. This concrete is useful for structural rehabilitation of bridges and infrastructure. UHPC can achieve 30,000+ PSI compressive strength and uses steel fiber reinforcement. We make our RTA Modern Concrete panels and 1.25″ Clean Edge countertops from UHPC.
TOO MANY OUTDOOR KITCHEN SYSTEMS ARE “VALUE ENGINEERED” TO MEET A PRICE POINT. RTA COMMITS TO ONLY BUILDING WITH THE VERY BEST MATERIALS. ASIDE FROM OUR ECC AND UHPC CONCRETE MATERIALS, WE USE THE FOLLOWING IN BUILDING YOUR OUTDOOR KITCHEN:
Non-corrosive, lightweight alternative to steel rebar. Used to reinforce all outdoor kitchen island panels and countertops. Composite rebar adds flexural and tensile strength to support weight and appliances.
Signature architectural composite fiber corners. These corners allow for slope adjustment in panels while maintaining aesthetic standard. We use the same composite fiber material for trim kits.
Patent pending alignment channels made from 6063 aluminum. These channels are the key to the RTA assembly and leveling system.
304 Stainless Steel brackets used to attach island walls and brace the cabinet to the surface and countertop.
Outdoor countertops prove a big challenge for homeowners, designers, and outdoor kitchen manufacturers. From cost to performance outdoors, there are several key factors to consider: