Are White Quartz Worktop Overrated?
Well, I guess there’s never one right answer to questions like these. Every Kitchen worktop stone comes with its own set of pros and cons. Every stone gets its fair share of hype and bash and quartz worktops aren’t any different either. But, not to forget, quartz countertops do come with a lot of positive attributes… No wonder, they are competing alongside stones like granite and marble. Today, Quartz is one of the most popular countertop materials all over the world. You are unlikely to find greater quality at this price point given its longevity, variety, fire resistance, and stain resistance.
Which is the Most Popular Quartz Colour?
Though quartz is the obvious choice, white quartz is one of the most popular quartz countertop colours that purchasers select when purchasing for home renovations or commercial spaces.
Reasons Why White Quartz Worktops are Among the Most Popular Choices:
- White countertops are intimidating to many people for obvious reasons. They work well in contemporary, minimalist interiors, which have become popular in recent years. Furthermore, white exudes a pure and elegant vibe.
- Due to whites' tendency to become stained and scratched, people refrain from being prompt about white countertop choices even if they look extremely classy and elegant. But this shouldn't ever be an issue with white quartz because they are non-porous, durable and very easy to maintain.
- Due to its reflective qualities, white gives the impression that a larger space is present within a smaller one.
- The adaptability – White complements any decor! White quartz countertops are always a good choice, regardless of whether you have grey tables, pink chairs, or black walls. Your white quartz countertops won't need to be changed, even if you decide to paint the walls or buy new furniture.
- Resale value – Thanks to their adaptability, you won't need to replace them when you sell your home.
- The colour white is associated with happiness and purity. You evoke just that in your space by choosing white quartz countertops.
Options galore – Choosing white does not necessarily mean choosing only pure white. There are numerous shades of white, from off-white to creamy-white with different veining and pattern options.
Your Queries Regarding the White Quartz Countertop
At this rate of popularity of white quartz amongst buyers, it is only normal that there are numerous questions that arise in your minds before purchasing it. We shall answer some of the frequently asked questions regarding white quartz worktops below:
Do White Quartz Worktops Show Dirt?
Those kitchen countertops that have denser veins and patterns show less dirt whereas crisp white ones with very less or no veins and a plain white background tend to make the dirt on your working bench visible.
Does White Quartz Stain Easily?
Due to whites' tendency to become stained, people refrain from being prompt about white countertop choices even if they look extremely classy and elegant. But this shouldn't ever be an issue with white quartz because they are manufactured to be highly non-porous, which means liquid and fluid spills during prep and cooking will not penetrate your worktop, given they are not left for prolonged periods.
Do White Crystal Quartz and White Quartz Countertops Discolour Over Time?
Consequently, those countertops that have been in the sun's direct rays for a long time will start to turn yellow. These particular yellow stains are irreversible and persistent. Use granite worktops if you are planning to build outdoor kitchens.
Can Sunlight Damage the White Sparkle Worktop?
Mild Sun Rays will not damage your sparkly white worktops. Infrequent exposure to UV rays won't harm a quartz countertop; for instance, if it receives a little bit of sunlight each day, it won't darken or become dull. It is just that white quartz crystal or any colour quartz is inappropriate for use in exterior applications.
Do White Quartz Tiles and White Quartz Stone Fade in Sunlight?
As has been previously mentioned, because quartz generally has poor heat and abrasion resistance, it will eventually turn yellow when exposed to intense heat and sunlight. However, this usually only occurs if you have exposed the countertop to direct sunlight every single day or have used indoor quartz outdoors. The sunlight-related discolouration is comparatively uncommon under normal circumstances.
Will Hot Pans and Toasters Damage my White Quartz Countertop?
DON'T place Hot Pans on your quartz countertops.
Even though quartz countertops are incredibly resilient and claimed to be heat resistant, placing hot pans and toasters directly on the surface can harm the substance. You must use a trivet to protect it from heat burns, as should with most other countertops. Heat can damage your seals and also cause discolouration and/or cracking of your workbench.
Can I Put a Coffee Maker on the White Countertops?
Quartz countertops can withstand brief contact with hot objects because they are heat resistant but not heatproof. A steaming mug of coffee, a warm plate of food, or a coffee maker won't cause any issues.
Can You Use Lemon Juice to Remove Stains on White Worktop Quartz?
Even all-natural cleansers like lemon or vinegar can be excessively abrasive because of how acidic they are and could potentially harm the surface. If you do come across a tough stain, think about using baking soda as a milder substitute.
How is Carrara Quartz Better than Carrara Marble?
Homeowners can now select Carrara quartz because it not only outstandingly resembles the appearance of Carrara marble but brings its non-porous and low maintenance qualities along too, unlike marble.
Where Else Can You Use White Quartz?
Besides building a kitchen with white worktop, your crystal white quartz can be successfully used for splashback bathroom, bathroom worktops, bathroom claddding, kitchen sinks with taps, interior wall cladding, kitchen windowsill, upstands, facades, etc.
Is White Quartz Crystal Hard to Maintain?
White crystal surely does look amazing, but if a spill is not cleaned up quickly away, even a quartz countertop can become stained by substances like red wine, tea, coffee, tomato sauce, and more. The best cleaning solution for your white quartz surfaces and white countertop kitchen is a mild soap, such as a dishwashing liquid. It is easy to maintain them. Just soak a soft cloth in lukewarm water mixed with mild soap, and wipe your surface. After one wet wipe, follow the process with dry wiping.
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