Goooooood morning sunshine and happy Wednesday! OK, so today’s post is LOOOONG overdue. Like, I meant to post this four months ago kinda overdue. I know, I’m so bad. And to be honest, it’s actually one I’ve been wanting to write since finishing our kitchen makeover back in OCTOBER, but it just kept getting pushed off and pushed off. But today is finally the day my friends! I’m here to share an honest review of our white quartz countertops. I thought this might be useful for any of you that are planning out a kitchen makeover or looking to upgrade to some new shiny countertops. I’m chatting about the good AND the bad, as well as a few general thoughts on our countertops now that we’ve been living with them for over six months. Ok, so just for kicks how about we start with a before photo of our kitchen?
And how it looks now:
Quite the difference, right?! (These are quartz tops in Arctic White) I still can’t get over how different our kitchen looks now from when we moved in three years ago. It’s so much brighter, plus it has a cozy cottage vibe that I love.
- This is the first time we’ve ever had quartz countertops. And I have to say, they are SO nice. They’re low maintenance, which I love, and very durable. When we were shopping around for different tops, I kept coming back to quartz because they are so easy and hassle free. Unlike granite, quartz is non-porous and it doesn’t need to be sealed, which is a big WIN in my book.
- It’s also scratch resistant, stain and heat resistant too–which is AWESOME. I still use a cutting board, just because it’s easier, but it’s nice knowing how durable they are. It’s held up great so far and we’ve had no issues at all.
- Another reason we went with quartz is because at the time I wanted white countertops with very minimal veins and no crystals or speckles at all. I basically wanted a solid pattern. But since granite is a natural stone that was almost impossible to find, even though the company we went with had tons of granite options. I honestly just didn’t love any of the granite tops I saw. So I kept coming back to the quartz because I loved the simple and clean look of the Arctic White.
- They truly are stain resistant. I’ve spilled just about everything on these tops (including lots of coffee!) and they do not stain at all, even though they are white.
- Immediately after our white countertops were installed, I felt like the kitchen looked 10 times bigger. I wasn’t really expecting that, but the white definitely made the whole space feel brighter and fresh.
- The bad thing about these white tops is they do show every little mark. I remember the third day we had them someone slid our crockpot across the counter and it left a large black mark. It wasn’t scratched, but the black mark would NOT come off no matter what I tried. I finally had to use a Magic Erasers to remove it.
- Aside from marks on top of the counters, I’ve also noticed dark marks on the front of the tops as well–they almost look like little pencil markings. It’s not super obvious, but it definitely bugs me. And again, the only thing that will remove it is a Magic Eraser. I don’t know if this is common with other quartz tops, but I’ve been surprised to see how easily marks are left on ours.
Overall I love my white quartz countertops. And of all the renovations and projects we’ve done in our home over these past three years, choosing to invest in our kitchen countertops was one of the best decisions we’ve made. They’ve not only completely transformed our kitchen, but they are SO darn easy and they really do require very little maintenance. I simply clean them with hot soapy water most of the time. My one and only regret is that I didn’t go with a shade of white that had a teeny bit more dimension to it. Given how easily these tops show any little mark, I think getting something with even a few veins may have helped disguise those marks a bit more, but maybe not. Either way, I love the simplicity of the white and I think it suits are kitchen well.
Well that’s it for my review! Please let me know if you have any questions or if you’d like to know more about something I didn’t cover. I’d love to chat!
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