Black & White Quartz for Kitchen Surfaces - Pro & Cons

Black and white are timeless colour choices you can’t go wrong with. They are easy to combine with any colour of the cabinets and they even look great paired together. If you are looking just to replace the worktops, both colours will easily adapt to the existing layout. No matter whether you want black or white quartz stone, or a combination of both, the characteristics of this materials are the same since it is manufactured. Continue reading and find out the pros and cons of black and white quartz for kitchen surfaces.

1. Resistant to staining
Quartz is a non-porous material, which means it doesn’t have microscopic pores in which liquids can collect. This is the reason why quartz surfaces are so resistant to staining. This is especially important with white surfaces because everything is more visible on them.

2. Easy to maintain

Quartz has a sleek surface which makes the cleaning effortless. The cleaning products will just glide on top of your surfaces without any effort. The cleaning is handled with just soap and water. Just make soapsuds and wipe your surfaces with a soft cloth. Rinse off with a clean damped cloth.

3. Variety in options

There is not just one black and white quartz colour, but numerous. Quartz can imitate other materials like marble or granite. It comes with veining or granulation. There are options with no pattern also.

2. Very durable

Quartz is one of the most durable stones found in nature, ranking number 7 on the Mohs scale of the hardest stones, 10 being the diamond. Quartz will not break under pressure, because it is very hard and resilient.

4. Long-lasting

Because it is so durable, it will last you a long time. If you maintain it properly, your quartz kitchen surfaces will last you for a lifetime.


1. Less unique

Quartz, as a man-made product, has uniformed slabs that can look like each other. However, this can be also an advantage if you like better a more symmetrical and uniform look.

2. It is heavy

With the durability of the product also comes its heaviness. Quartz has densely packed molecules which make the whole structure heavy. Some cabinets may require additional structural support before the installation.

3. Sensitive to chemicals

Quartz is sensitive to chemicals that contain ammonia or bleach and you should avoid them. Those ingredients can be found in many household cleaners, so it is best to avoid all of them and simply use water and soap.

Generally speaking, there are no differences in the quality of black and white quartz surfaces, so you should choose the colour you like better and it matches your kitchen style better. The combination of these two colours can make an interesting composition and leave you without doubts about whether to choose one or the other.

Having more questions about the use of black and white quartz for kitchen surfaces? Please feel free to contact us and we will be happy to help you.