In interior design, the colour white is about as classic as it gets. White works well in all types of spaces, from contemporary to traditional and everything in between. In this post, we’ll give you some tips for selecting a white quartz countertop and designing a kitchen around it effectively.
Why Choose White Quartz Countertops for Your Kitchen?
There are many different types of countertops but none compare to quartz when it comes to beauty and practicality. Quartz offers more variety than any other countertop material, including natural stones like granite.
For example, you can enjoy a brilliant white countertop like our 1141 Pure White, pictured above. White granite contains veining, which can ruin your kitchen’s aesthetic if you’re going for more of a pure white look.
If you do want veining, though, you can still find it in quartz with something like our 5111 Statuario Nuvo.
By choosing a white quartz countertop with veining (as opposed to one made from natural stone), you’ll also reap the many quartz countertop benefits, like durability, while achieving the look and feel of natural stone.
Beyond natural stone, other countertop materials like laminate don’t even compare to quartz. The material’s properties allow us to achieve visual depth with our whites that goes way beyond what you’d find with laminate.
White Quartz Countertop Ideas
Now that you know why designers prefer quartz for white countertops, let’s explore some design ideas.
Use a Veined White Quartz Countertop to Bring Texture to an All-White Kitchen
Some kitchen trends never go out of style. An all-white space is one of the best examples of this. With most white surfaces in your kitchen, though, you’re texturally limited. Wall paint, for example, can only achieve so much visual intrigue.
That’s where quartz countertops in white come in. If you fear your all-white kitchen is looking too bland or washed out, consider a veined quartz white countertop. You might be surprised at how effectively it livens up the room.
Pair White Quartz with Other Materials
White quartz countertops in the kitchen look great even when white isn’t your intended dominant colour for the space. Some designers pair white quartz with grey or oak cabinets to create a very sleek look.
In the case of oak, the material looks great with just about every colour countertop. White quartz alongside oak cabinets produces a very classic, traditional look in the kitchen.
Go with a Matching Backsplash
There’s certainly nothing wrong with choosing a different material or colour for your backsplash. There’s no doubt that ceramic tile is a kitchen classic. But if you want to create a cohesive look in your kitchen, consider using the same white quartz for your backsplash and countertops.
This is one of quartz’s advantages as a kitchen material. At Caesarstone, we can manufacture an entire slab of quartz for your backsplash, whereas other materials would require tiles. The visual effect of an identical quartz countertop and quartz backsplash is one of cohesion and continuity.
A Waterfall Countertop in White is Extra Stunning
Quartz countertops in white are already very stunning, but you can add to the effect with a design that consumers and professionals alike love – the waterfall countertop.
A waterfall countertop extends downward at either end. It essentially produces a ‘table’ from quartz. This is especially popular with islands. It creates a visually imposing look that works well in contemporary kitchens.
Undermount (or Integrated) Sink
A traditional overmount sink can ruin a cohesive design. If you want a sleek, classic looking countertop, consider an undermount or integrated sink.
The first of these sink styles involves a basin clipped to the underside of your countertop. A thin seam separates the countertop from the sink but from above or far away, the whole area appears smooth.
An integrated sink, on the other hand, consists of one smooth surface. The countertop blends right into the sink, with no seams. This is perfect if you’re looking to create a more contemporary look in your kitchen.
Caesarstone: Your Best Choice for Quartz Countertops in White
As a leader in quartz countertops, Caesarstone has a rich selection of white-coloured surfaces to choose from, and you’re certain to find the perfect white surface for your home.
Check out our kitchen visualizer to start designing with our impressive selection of surfaces today. Once you’ve found a design that speaks to you, visit one of our Caesarstone locations to learn more.
Frequently Asked Questions
How do you clean white quartz countertops?
Quartz is highly durable and stain-resistant but it still requires some daily care. As part of your regular cleaning, use warm water, a soft cloth, and mild soap. Be sure to dry the surface completely once you’re done as water (particularly of the hard variety) can leave marks on quartz.
How much do white quartz countertops cost?
Quartz of any colour typically costs between $50 and $100+ per square foot.
Do white quartz countertops stain?
Quartz resists staining better than any other type of stone but you still can leave marks on it. With quartz of the white variety, these marks may be more evident. Juice, tea, wine, coffee, and other acidic liquids are prime culprits when it comes to staining.
How do you remove stains from white quartz countertops?
Thankfully, most stains on quartz countertops stay on the surface. As such, you can clean them relatively easily. In most cases, rubbing alcohol and warm, soapy water will do the trick. Make sure you never use any abrasive or acidic cleaners as these will severely damage the countertop.
What is the whitest quartz?
Our 1141 Pure White offers a very brilliant white look that we like to think makes it the most stunning white on the market.
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