White Quartz Stone for Work Surfaces - Pros & Cons
White is a great colour for work surfaces because it pairs well with any cabinetry colour. It is also a great option if you were just looking to replace the worktops because it will easily fit into the existing kitchen layout. But white can be also tricky because it can be difficult to maintain and there’s where white quartz stone comes to the scene.
Quartz is a stain-resistant material that is hard to stain, so having white surfaces will never have to be a problem again. But that’s not the only advantage of white quartz surfaces; here we are bringing the overview of its pros, but also the cons.
1. Always in fashion
Trends come and go, but white will always be in fashion. White is a classic choice that will fit in any style and will make any room very elegant. In addition to that, you will have the ability to choose from numerous white quartz colours. You can choose the ones with veining or the ones with granulation. The undertones can be cool, neutral or warm. Depending on the colour of the cabinets you can mix and match to create your perfect kitchen. View our classic quartz range, quartz marble look range and quartz bookmatch range.
2. Resistant to staining
Quartz is a non-porous material that doesn’t absorb water and liquids. It’s resistance to staining is incomparable; it will resist staining liquids like wine or coffee. It is a perfect kitchen work surface because of this, as you will need a surface that can stand all of the spills.
3. Easy to maintain
Quartz has a smooth surface that makes the cleaning very easy. The cleaning is handled with just soap, water and a soft cloth. Quartz doesn’t require sealing, unlike natural stones.
This stone is one of the hardest found in nature. It will not break when you expose it to the high impact of force, such as an unexpected drop of a heavier object. It is very durable and can stand mechanical loads without breaking.
As a very durable material, quartz will naturally last you a long-time. With proper maintenance, you will not have to replace your work surfaces for decades.
1. UV resistance
Quartz slabs are made of natural quartz, resins and pigments. Resins are giving it its stain-resistance qualities, but they don’t perform well when exposed to direct sunlight. Quartz is, therefore, not recommended for outdoor use. Its colour can fade if it is exposed to direct sunlight for a big part of the day.
With the durability of the product comes its heaviness too. Quartz surfaces can be very heavy and require a professional for the installation. Some cabinets may require structural support beforehand.
Having more questions about the characteristics of quartz stone? Please contact us and we will be happy to help you. Also feel free to visit our showroom to view our full quartz stone collection.