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Does anyone regret having white kitchen worktops?
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sluj · 31/10/2020 13:33

We are having a new kitchen and I like the look of white shaker. I was initially thinking maybe white Quartz or Corian worktops but I'm a bit worried about possible staining and whether or not it would just all be too....white?

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DaphneduM · 31/10/2020 13:42

I've got white Corian worktops and integrated sink and drainer. It was part of the kitchen in the house that we bought last year. I can honestly say it's absolutely fine and totally forgiving. We're pretty messy people, but any stains can easily be wiped off - more stubborn stains are sorted by Flash with bleach or Barkeepers. Ours doesn't look too white as the kitchen cupboards are black!!! Not what I would have probably chosen but have 'softened' the colours with varying coloured Le Creuset storage jars and a deep blue wall and window blind. Because it is a fairly new and good quality kitchen, there was no way I would replace it, so have made the best of it. But the result is pretty striking (in a good way I hope!!!).

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ginislife · 31/10/2020 13:45

I regret the black granite far more than the white I replaced it with. They showed every finger mark, water spot and grease mark. So glad they're gone. My white looks so much better

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sluj · 31/10/2020 14:07

Are we talking about gloss or matt ones?
Thank you

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Russell19 · 31/10/2020 14:08

I have quartz with a little grey marble effect type pattern. Hides marks well! Grin

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Toilenstripes · 31/10/2020 14:10

We have a white Corian/quartz composite with integrated sink last year. It’s held up but we have hard water so have to use vinegar and scrub around the tap area. Otherwise we love it.

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ThePerfectRose · 31/10/2020 14:12

Following this with interest as we want a Howden’s kitchen with the Miami white quartz for our new place!

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Cherubienne · 31/10/2020 15:06

Our place came with a white granite that's has flecks of silver and grey in it - I find stains don't stick, the only tricky ingredient is turmeric but that also disappears with a good scrub.

Cupboards are white as well - not gloss and very old fashioned but it works, as a PP said it tends to be hard water stains or mucky fingers that show up when seen at an angle.

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Billericaydicky · 31/10/2020 15:22

I've got white corian and it is no problem, I went for it rather than quartz as I wanted the sink moulded into the worktop.

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SerialRelocator · 31/10/2020 15:40

We have white silestone in Blanco Stellar. A polished quartz with silver / grey flecks in it. No regrets at all. Looks like new after 5+ years.

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MiddlesexGirl · 31/10/2020 15:41

Yep me. Had to use way too much bleach to keep the stains away.

Black granite has been a dream. 12 years and still looking as good as the day it was installed.

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Smallgoon · 31/10/2020 15:48

Nope... I went for a white quartz with blue/grey veining. My worktop is my favourite thing about my kitchen.

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Smallgoon · 31/10/2020 15:49

@MiddlesexGirl

Yep me. Had to use way too much bleach to keep the stains away.

Black granite has been a dream. 12 years and still looking as good as the day it was installed.

Why are you using bleach? Bar Keepers Friend is best for removing stains
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caringcarer · 31/10/2020 16:07

I bought a house with a solid white kitchen. I found it just too white. I did not have issue with staining but it looked do bland. I changed worktop for butcher's block and it sets kitchen off better. In another house with an expensive oak kitchen I installed black with small silver flecks in. I tend to like contrast between units and worktop. I know solid oak units are not fashionable but I really prefer top quality oak.

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drumandthebass · 31/10/2020 18:03

We've had white corian in two kitchens and I love it. Barkeepers Friend is literally your friend for removing stains...it's magic. I love the fact that it's seamless and you can continue the corian up the wall and behind the cooker without any joins.

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sluj · 31/10/2020 18:07

I'm quite interested in Corian as you can bend it up the wall into a splashback and also create a draining board BUT, is it very soft and easy to scratch? How does it cope with hard water?

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DaphneduM · 31/10/2020 18:22

We're in a soft water area so can't comment about how it copes with hard water. But Corian is extremely durable and doesn't scratch. I do have a couple of worktop savers near the hob however.

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