The other day I was checking in on a client’s kitchen refurbishment. I asked my client for feedback. How as the new layout working for her? Did they have enough storage? Was the kitchen functional? Her response was positive but interestingly, she pointed out the quality of the countertop. She loved the countertop. I specified Quantum Quartz Staturio Quartz. In general, I would struggle to specify a different product. So I wanted to share my favourite white countertops from Quantum Quartz.
White Stone Counter Top
I know that white kitchens are popular and it makes sense to have a white stone counter top in a white kitchen. While there are many options from a stone with specks, terrazzo style. Or a white stone counter top with veins, to create a marble effect, sometimes a simple plain white counter top is all you need, especially if there are other interesting design features in your kitchen.
For a simple white stone counter top, my preference is Alpine White. This is a classic white that works well in Modern and Coastal style kitchens. I recently specified Alpine White for a café design project as a practical, durable, simple option due to the highly decorative façade I wanted for the coffee counter.
Marble Effect Stone Counter Top
I’m pleased to see that marble has had a resurgence. Previous to that it was all about the terrazzo or the specked look. But sometimes, not all the time, just sometimes I find the black vein in a marble effect stone countertop too much.
It’s dramatic and impactful, so if you love that then you should go for the Michelangelo Quartz. It’s a classic black and white marble effect with interesting veining. But for a subtle approach with the marble effect I like Staturio Quartz. It’s still impactful but the lack of colour contrast offers a less dramatic but beautiful outcome.
Grey Stone Counter Top
As a neutral colour, I’m pleased to see that grey is some people’s preference as a wall colour instead of white. I love the grey Quatum Quartz options. I’ve specified the Cloudy Bay and Concrete Matte for two different kitchen renovation projects.
One kitchen had an Mid-Century Modern vibe the other kitchen more Eclectic with a green, white, blush mixed set tile with a floral motif. Both very different styled kitchen but both benefitting for a grey counter top.
Over the years I’ve come across other suppliers such as Essastone and YDL. I will never specify from Ceasarstone, because I think it’s uncessarily expensive. YDL is the stone builders include in their quote allowance so it is a budget stone with limited options. Whereas Quantum Quartz consistently gets good feedback from both my commercial and residential clients and they are a good mid range option.
Choosing a stone countertop for your kitchen renovation or refurbishment project is an important decision as it’s one of the most expensive items in your kitchen and the sheer options available can make this decision daunting. So I hope by focusing on one supplier that is tried and tested this decision has been a littler easier for you.
Disclaimer-I am not benefitting financially from this post. I chose to focus on Quantum Quartz based on my experience using this product. Cover image by Quantum Quartz.