A ground-breaking outdoor quartz product provides the convenience of stain-resistant, easy-to-clean indoor quartz surfaces, while innovating a highly durable material proven to withstand UV rays and the most extreme environmental conditions over the long term. The new quartz product provides an answer for consumers’ desire to cook, dine, and entertain comfortably in an outdoor kitchen, come rain, snow, or shine. This course will examine how outdoor living spaces continue to be a very desirable amenity for homeowners and commercial properties and how designers and landscape architects can incorporate outdoor quartz surfaces into their plans. We will examine the performance benefits and design options for this new product, as well as applications in both residential and commercial projects.

Learning Objectives

  • Examine why outdoor living spaces have become more popular in the past decade and the influence of biophilic design.
  • Explore design considerations for outdoor living spaces and how outdoor quartz can be used for different projects.
  • Evaluate the sustainability properties and design options of outdoor quartz and observe a recent case study using outdoor quartz.
  • Understand performance measures for quartz surfaces in outdoor environments as well as installation and maintenance guidelines.

Pre-requisite: Basic knowledge of quartz.