We know white countertops create clean lines, give the illusion that the room is larger, and can add a contemporary element to your kitchen, but it’s important to understand the different countertop materials available in white as well.
Natural white stone is heat-resistant and strong, but it is somewhat porous making it more prone to staining. White marble also tends to be more susceptible to scratches than darker natural stones because it is softer.
It’s important, then, to not choose your white kitchen countertops on looks alone, but also on functionality.
Quartz and solid surface materials are both non-porous and come in a wide array of “white” colors. Quartz has especially become more popular in recent years because it is extremely durable, low-maintenance, and can mimic the look of natural stone.
Remember, you can always mix and match colors and even materials. If you know you use your kitchen island the most for cutting and prepping food, consider a dark quartz island and white granite for the perimeter counters.