But why has white become the new trend in kitchen countertop design and kitchens in general?
There are several reasons for this:
If you decide to create your dream kitchen or update an old one, the choice of quartz stone for it is not an easy and painstaking process. At first glance, you may be intimidated by the huge range of white quartz for countertops, if we sum up the lines of quartz from all major manufacturers, we will get several hundred variants of this stone. But do not despair, even in spite of the huge choice you will eventually lean towards a few options that will suit your taste, because quartz stone for countertops is very diverse in texture and color.
When searching for stone online, pay attention to vendors in your location because it's extremely important to look at the stone in person before you purchase. Ideally, you should visit the seller's stone store, get a set of samples so you can evaluate on the spot at home what exactly suits your type of interior, type of lighting in the kitchen, and color tone. It often happens that the stone that looks perfect in the showroom does not look good combined with your interior, remember the stone on the vendor's counter always looks perfect due to the exactly right lighting and surroundings.
When you receive your stone samples, you should also pay attention to how a large slab of quartz looks as a whole, as small samples often do not reflect the overall texture and pattern of the stone, which will be clearly visible on the final product. Take a picture of the stone slabs you like when you visit the seller's warehouse; this will make the final choice much easier later.
In a general sense you will need to choose which white quartz you want:
In this material we are talking about white quartz for countertops, but even this material has many variations in textures and nuances, you can choose as a pure white stone without any inclusions and patterns, or stop at the quartz, which resembles in its pattern exquisite natural marble (but unlike marble quartz is more resistant to stains and mechanical damage). Determine your choice will help you with examples of kitchens already made with different types of quartz, just look at these examples and imagine how this or that stone (texture) will look exactly in your interior:
Here are a few basic textures found in quartz for countertops:
It should be noted that the countertops made of quartz with a light texture of gray veins are more practical - you do not need to remove too often from the surface of the small traces that can inevitably leave dishes or knives, gray texture of the veins as it disguises the small deficiencies that are inevitable during cooking. While these marks are easy to remove, they can get you in trouble with too much care and frequent maintenance to keep your kitchen looking perfect at all times.
But why quartz? When you hear the expression "a countertop made of stone" then for sure the first thing that comes to your mind is granite or marble, these types of stone are indeed often chosen for interior decoration but a kitchen countertop is at the same time a working surface during cooking and experiences much more loads on wear and tear than for example walls made of stone in the bathroom. Let's see what quartz is different from natural stone, what are its advantages and probably disadvantages.
Let's summarize to make it easier for you to decide whether to order a white quartz countertop or some other material.