Pros & Cons of White Quartz Kitchen Worktops
Are you scared of white kitchen worktops or white decors in general? Many people are, but this is a totally unfounded fear!
White decors look fresh, reflect the light, and always look clean, provided you put in the work to keep them that way. The downside? What we have just said – the work to keep them that way!
Having said that however, one of the most iconic worktop surfaces is in the shade of white – white marble. How many times have you seen this opulent choice and swooned at its beauty? This is one of the most timeless and classic options in front of you, and if you don’t want to go down the marble route, because you’re scared of the maintenance, you could choose another stone, such as quartz or granite; quartz doesn’t require any maintenance at all, and comes in all manner of different white shades, including marble effect too – this means you get the toughness with the appearance thrown in for good measure!
To give you a little more of a push in the right direction, here are the main pros and cons of choosing a white quartz kitchen worktop.
- The appearance – We’ve mentioned it once already, but the beautiful appearance of white quartz is truly an opulent choice, and one which will look fantastic with various other parts of your kitchen.
- The flexibility – White is a very flexible colour, because it ‘goes’ with most other colours besides.
- Light reflecting qualities – If you have a small kitchen, installing a white quartz kitchen worktop will reflect the light, either natural or artificial, and this means you will have the illusion of a larger room.
- Always looks clean – Provided you clean regularly, i.e. when you have been cooking, then you will have a beautifully clean and fresh look to your room for a long time to come.
- Cost effective – White quartz comes in various different shades, but because these shades are not particularly rare, this means that they don’t come with a high price tag.
- Cleaning needs – White quartz is zero maintenance in terms of looking after it and sealing, it does probably require a bit more cleaning than any other colour, because it is going to show up any type of mark or spill. This obviously means you need to clean up a lot more.
- Large rooms may end up looking ‘too big’ – If you have a particularly large kitchen, you need to pair your white worktop with a darker colour, otherwise your room is going to look huge! Of course, this doesn’t stop you having a white worktop, you just need to be careful what you pair it with.
As you can see, there are considerably more pros than cons, and that should certainly point you in the direction of a white quartz worktop for your next kitchen redecoration. Quartz is certainly the way to go if you want to cut down on maintenance and also in terms of availability, because you will not struggle to find quartz, especially in the many white shades.
Don’t be mistaken into thinking that white is white – oh no! White comes in various shades, finishes, and there are many patterns included in there too. You need to do your research, even when you narrow your choice down to a particular colour block!