9 Tips for Picking a White Quartz + Minuet Viatera Info

Apparently the struggle to choose the best white quartz for a kitchen remodel or bathroom makeover is REAL so I’m happy to try to demystify it with Tips for Picking a White Quartz + Minuet Viatera Info. I mean, there are a host of white quartz counter options in the marketplace, and it’s not always easy to visualize them in your space.

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9 Tips for Picking a White Quartz as well as Minuet Viatera Info.

This discussion will help answer a bunch of questions about choosing a white quartz as well as explain what I love about Viatera Minuet. You can always leave a comment if you need further clarification…or press reply to easily email me if you subscribe and received this post in your inbox!

How I Chose a White Quartz Kitchen Countertop: Minuet Viatera

This post features photos I just snapped today, and it has been more than four years since our Viatera Minuet quartz countertops were fabricated and installed by Lonnie’s Stonecrafters (Rockford, IL) in our kitchen.

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Does the Minuet White Quartz Stain?

There is no staining to report after 4 years, and although I recently smacked an edge with a cast iron pot and chipped it a bit, it was an easy DIY fix with joint compound, and I bet you can’t even find it in the photo above.

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Are There Scratches on Quartz From Use?

There are very subtle scratches to the surface which aren’t at all an issue and don’t bother us enough to even buff away.

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Why Quartz and Not Marble?

I love the look of polished or honed marble. However, quartz has amazing properties I have come to appreciate. Quartz was chosen for countertops in several other kitchen designs by me and not because I’m attempting to emulate the look of marble or granite. I simply like quartz for what it is: a product made from about 90% of a ground up mineral mixed with about 10% of pigment, resins and polymers.

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Does Viatera Minuet Quartz Look Like Marble?

I don’t think you have to have a designer’s eye to see the obvious difference between any quartz and natural marble. Minuet has beautiful light and medium grey veining, but in person, it looks like a gorgeously smooth and serene quartz surface.

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Is Quartz Easier to Live With?

Marble is natural, luxurious, and gorgeous, and I have lived with it daily for years in the bathrooms of several homes. So I can tell you that since marble is natural and porous, it changes as you use it. White marble stains, can be damaged by acidic product, and though it withstands time and abuse, it doesn’t continue to look pristine as the day it was installed.

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9 Tips for Picking a White Quartz + Minuet Viatera Info

Quartz makes more sense for our kitchen because of its stain resistance, non-porous surface, uniformity, antibacterial properties, and Hello? So far, no maintenance! Can I hear an AMEN?

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What’s the Fuss About Quartz Being Non-Porous?

If messy cooks, potential coffee spills, red wine disasters, or citrus slicing is destined to happen on your naked kitchen countertops, QUARTZ MAY JUST BECOME YOUR BESTIE.

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Is this Post Sponsored?

Nope. In case you are wondering, I had never heard of LG Viatera before we DIYed this kitchen in 2015. Since I loved the durability and antibacterial properties of quartz in our prior kitchen, the decision to use quartz was a given, and I shopped around.

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How to Choose from So Many White Quartz Options?

Lord have mercy, I had no clue it would be so challenging to choose from the many white quartz options! Can you relate?

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Even when you have narrowed it down to white quartz with grey veining, there are a ton of choices. Here are some tips to help you decide on the best quartz choice for your project.

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9 Tips for Picking a White Quartz Kitchen Countertop

1. Visit Showrooms to See Slabs

If you’re like me, you’ll want to check out the local design showrooms or fabricators offering quartz to view slabs to explore the look you like.

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2. Decide on the Shade of White

There are bright whites, off whites, warm whites, creamy whites, and greyed whites when it comes to quartz options. You’ll have to take into account: personal preference, cabinet color, and kitchen design.

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3. Think About Veining

Veining refers to those lovely, natural, curvacious, meandering, zig-zaggy lines in natural stone which are the sheets of mineral crystallization in the rock. The veining in both marble and quartz can be: subtle, dramatic, busy, painterly, and variable with regard to scale. Veins in quartz can present as long lines that occur lengthwise (mimicking vein-cut stone) or swirly and lyrical (mimicking cross-cut stone).

Viewing a range of white quartz options in person or on Pinterest may help you decide what quality of veining your eye is drawn to.

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4. Consider Your Budget

You may be surprised by the range in prices for quartz so do educate yourself straight away about pricing so you don’t get attached to one particular color or brand only to discover it won’t fit with your kitchen design’s overall budget.

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5. Begin With 3-5 Quartz Samples

It is far easier to narrow down your choices with a handful rather than dozens of possibilities so bring home the largest samples you can of three to five white quartz contenders that will work within your budget. If none of them work, you can keep going by choosing another handful.

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6. Notice the Relationship to Cabinetry

Don’t panic or overthink whether a particular quartz color “matches” your cabinet stain or paint color because ultimately, there is no ONE PERFECT MATCH. Different options will create a different mood and overall look. You’re looking for a quartz color that pleases YOUR eye and enhances the look of your kitchen and cabinetry. I know it’s scary because of the investment.

What you are after is design HARMONY and INTEREST rather than some sort of black and white, objective, key fitting into a lock. Design is subjective, yet fortunately there’s plenty of wiggle room and no rules!

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7. View Cabinets & Quartz in YOUR Kitchen

Lighting changes everything. A white quartz you view in a kitchen design showroom or warehouse may look dramatically different in your space. A lot of folks will bring a cabinet door with them to shop for quartz. However, keep in mind the lighting in a store or showroom will likely cause your cabinet door and quartz to present differently. Make sure to base your decision on seeing design elements together at home where the product is to be installed.

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8. Don’t Over-Rely on Photos

It’s so convenient to use our phones these days to collect images of options, but trust your naked eye (or get a designer or design savvy friends to help) rather than photos. Remember, an iPhone photo can make a bright white cabinet door look cool blue or dingy yellow depending upon the light source or time of day when it is snapped. I can’t over-emphasize this point: make your decision for quartz based upon how the sample looks in your space at different times of the day.

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9. Learn From My Struggles

At the beginning of my kitchen reno, I was certain I had found the perfect white quartz when I fell in love with a Caesarstone quartz mimicking calacatta marble I viewed at the design center. However, when I brought a sample home, even though it harmonized with the cabinet color, the strong yellow natural light we get here caused it to look creamy and more antique white than alabaster.

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Then I was sure a very cool, greyed white Silestone quartz was the right choice to counter that yellowy light. But when I viewed that sample at home in my kitchen, it completely fell flat and depressed my mood.

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Thank goodness there are so many white quartz options…you WILL find the right one for you and feel like high fiving a million angels.

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Why I Love Our Minuet Quartz

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Photos of Minuet Kitchen Countertop

I am including multiple photos of our kitchen with Minuet white quartz counters from Viatera so you can appreciate how it looks at different times of day and in different seasons.

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Minuet is Cool, Serene, Chic, and Feels French

Minuet looks bright, clean, and pure white in our kitchen which has windows facing west and north. I also loved Viatera’s Cirrus which had a slightly more subdued and painterly-like veining. But I chose Minuet for its chic Parisian bakery-esque vibe and cool grey veining (The grey veining for Cirrus looked slightly green in our space maybe due to such yellow light streamin gin).

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If you need your quartz counters to bring warmth, Minuet probably won’t appeal to you.

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This White Quartz is Bright & Reflective

My goal was to bring as much light and airy-ness as possible to the space so I wanted the countertops to be reflective and the marble backsplash to be polished. The light bounches off of both of these surfaces beautifully.

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Our polished marble subway backsplash is a polished venatino marble mosaic by Allen+Roth.

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LG Viatera Quartz Had a Friendly Price Tag

Price per square foot was not as important to me as a quality product in the right color, but it was a bonus that Minuet came with an awesome price point.

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Minuet’s Veining Imparts Movement & Is Forgiving

Did you read the section above about veining? You can find a white quartz with minimal veining or none at all when you’re after a brighter white or more modern look in the kitchen.

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I knew I wanted lots of movement for interest as well as forgiveness factor. Since this is a working kitchen that is used constantly, it truly helps to have a forgiving pattern to minimize crumbs, scratches, schmears, smudges, and other sins that may be more obvious on a stark white ground.

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Soft Billowy Clouds Make Me Happy

There’s a billowy, calm effect in Minuet’s veining that I appreciate. As I type this, it’s a bright sunny winter day, and the light is dancing upon the reflective countertop almost like music.

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A Bright Countertop Lifts My Spirits

A picture is worth a thousand words, and before demo, our space looked like this with dark navy blue laminate countertops, vinyl cabinets, and a mess from renovating other parts of the home.

BEFORE
BEFORE
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AFTER

So much better!

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Keep reading to learn about more of the design elements in this kitchen we created from scratch DIY style.

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And do let me know if you have any questions or need resources.

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I hope this helps you on your journey to discover the perfect white quartz for your kitchen.

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40 Comments

  1. Liz Carlson
    January 2, 2020 / 8:19 am

    Also a quick FYI: not all quartz are the same…there are varying degrees of quality; with some having more strength, scratch and stain resistance than others.

    • Michele
      Author
      January 2, 2020 / 9:23 am

      Let me know if you have objective data for quality comparison across brands since I haven’t seen any. Quartz quality is beyond the scope of this post which aims to focus on color selection and report on one particular product used in a real hardworking kitchen with multiple users over the course of 4 years. Oh that it were as simple as more expensive = higher quality. Viatera was not expensive, and the stuff is strong and doesn’t stain. I also know the demand for a certain quartz color drives up cost, independent of quality. Cost for importing quartz is variable as well and affects price independent of quality. Would love to hear more about quality analysis though to become more educated.

  2. Carol S.
    January 2, 2020 / 2:46 pm

    Love your quartz and love it installed in our new home, inspired by you. I’m also inspired by your cabinet pulls…I see them different places, some are 3″ and some are 4″, some stainless, others brushed nickel…can you share your source? thank you!

    • Michele
      Author
      January 2, 2020 / 3:33 pm

      Thanks so much, Carol. The pulls are brushed steel, and do note the measurement is 3 3/4″ between screws rather than the length of the actual pull which is a little more than 5″ (talk about confusing for shoppers!) so here is the product: https://rstyle.me/+wl9b-8UTKzi2xpIlJW_EyA

      • Carol Stewart
        January 3, 2020 / 1:45 pm

        Gosh, thank you so much. There are knobs everywhere…now I can order with confidence and I do love the look of your kitchen.

        • Michele
          Author
          January 3, 2020 / 8:16 pm

          You bet, Carol – feel free to ask any questions as I’m happy to help.

  3. Tyler Johnson
    January 3, 2020 / 2:37 pm

    That’s a good idea to see the countertop in person. I would want to see exactly what it would look like without ant lighting or camera issues messing with the image. I’ll have to ask to see a sample of the material if I decide to install a quartz countertop when I renovate the kitchen.

    • Michele
      Author
      January 3, 2020 / 8:15 pm

      A lot of folks don’t know they can request/buy large samples of quartz which is far more helpful in choosing a color than those little squares they hand out.

  4. January 4, 2020 / 11:42 am

    Michele,
    Happy New Year and I hope you have joy, love and blessings in the new year. It should be another exciting new year. Thanks for the notes on picking quartz countertops. I need new ones in my bathroom and I am thinking of quartz in there. I like the look of veined marble but no in the bathroom.
    Have a lovely weekend.
    Hugs,
    Bev

    • Michele
      Author
      January 4, 2020 / 12:34 pm

      Happy New Year, Bev – best to you as you makeover your space. So grateful to have you here adding to the beauty. xox

  5. January 15, 2020 / 7:29 pm

    Thank you for sharing at #ThursdayFavoriteThings. Pinned and shared. Have a lovely week. I hope to see you at next week’s party too!

    • Michele
      Author
      January 15, 2020 / 9:55 pm

      Thanks so much, Marilyn. See you at TFT.

  6. Universal Stone
    January 21, 2020 / 11:51 pm

    Really liked your kitchen! Anyways thanks for sharing such surprising tips on picking the white quartz for kitchen or bathroom makeover!

    • Michele
      Author
      January 22, 2020 / 2:10 pm

      Thanks for taking the post for a spin and for the kind words – Minuet continues to be a surface I love living with so it’s a pleasure to share it with others to help. 🙂

  7. Merefair
    February 25, 2020 / 8:03 pm

    Love your kitchen! What color are your cabinets?

    • Michele
      Author
      February 25, 2020 / 11:35 pm

      The finish is called White Icing – they are maple cabinets by Schuler cabinetry. Hope this helps, and let me know if you have any other questions.

  8. B Olive
    February 28, 2020 / 5:35 pm

    Hi, I’m in the process of updating my kitchen. I have picked a similar quartz for my countertops and am curious to know what color your cabinets and walls are painted? My walls are Alabaster. Thank you!

    • Michele
      Author
      February 29, 2020 / 2:17 am

      Hi there. The cabinets are from Schuler and the paint finish they applied over maple is called White Icing. The walls are Benjamin Moore ‘white’ which is just plain, pure white, used to mix all their whites. Hope this helps.

  9. April 7, 2020 / 8:04 pm

    I just had my countertops quartz put in the surface seems to have a foggy like residue top is that normal or should they be clear and shine ? When I picked out I don’t remember the surface being that way ?

    • Michele
      Author
      April 7, 2020 / 10:02 pm

      I haven’t heard of this happening, and as far as I know, quartz doesn’t require a sealer so I wouldn’t expect it to be that. Definitely call your supplier.

  10. Susana Ramirez
    April 30, 2020 / 11:01 am

    I am having a new kitchen installed and am leaning towards Minuet for the counters and backsplash with light gray cabinets (Benjamin Moore Smoke Embers). The backsplash area is quite small. What are your thoughts on this combination? Is there another gray color you might recommend with Minuet?

    • Michele
      Author
      April 30, 2020 / 8:50 pm

      I think Smoke Embers will look great – it is a similar grey to one of my all time favorites which is a little lighter: Stonington Gray. I would love to see photos when it is complete as I have not seen Minuet as a backsplash, and I’m sure it will look stunning. 🙂

      • Susana
        May 6, 2020 / 4:41 pm

        Thank you so much for your reply. I will send photos when my kitchen is completed. I was also looking at Smoke Embers with Soprano quartz countertop and backsplash and saw that you did the same in another kitchen remodel. Our kitchen can be dark especially when it is dark and gloomy outside so we want to make sure to brighten it up which I think light gray and light countertops will do the job.

        • Michele
          Author
          May 6, 2020 / 8:08 pm

          Sounds great. The brightness and reflective quality of the quartz has definitely helped our rather dim kitchen. Soprano is soooooo beautiful, and I adore it with calacatta gold marble accents and grey. It is also gorgeous with wood toned cabinets since it has this yummy caramel running through it.

  11. July 21, 2020 / 8:26 pm

    Does this color go well with off-white cabinets? yours are really white. tsk

    • Michele
      Author
      July 22, 2020 / 7:47 pm

      I think an off white with grey undertones cabinet would look wonderful with Minuet – but it really depends on the type of natural light that is coming into the space.

  12. Erica m
    July 21, 2020 / 11:06 pm

    I just got my cabinets refinished with SW alabaster. Would the tone of minuet look good with that color cabinet

    • Michele
      Author
      July 22, 2020 / 7:41 pm

      I think that will depend on how you feel about mixing whites. I personally love wearing cream and white together. Since I don’t know the lighting/exposure in your kitchen, I can’t say for sure how much contrast there will be. Your best bet is to get the largest sample you can and see it with the cabinets at different times of day.

      • Erica manne
        July 22, 2020 / 11:39 pm

        Is minuet more white tone background than slightly off white ? I personally don’t love when the counter is whiter than cabinet

        • Michele
          Author
          July 23, 2020 / 3:42 pm

          Yes – a bright cool white in the same spirit as a statuary marble or venatino marble.

      • Erica
        July 23, 2020 / 12:05 am

        Any recommendations of quartz counters that pair well with sw alabaster cabinets ?

        • Michele
          Author
          July 23, 2020 / 3:40 pm

          I love Viatera Soprano which is creamy with some caramel veining along with grey. Not at all cold. Alabaster is one of those versatile whites like BM White Dove and is going to play nice with off-whites and even light grey quartz.

  13. Lori
    August 3, 2020 / 8:48 am

    I am in love with your kitchen!!!
    I am in the process of choosing materials for my first ever kitchen makeover. I narrowed down my favorite countertops to Minuet & Zodiaq London Sky. I can’t find either of these for purchase locally. I am on the east coast Ocean City, Maryland. Can you recommend some similar quartz color/pattern options that are currently trending/available? I love your design. Thanks!

      • Lori
        August 22, 2020 / 11:07 am

        Thank you! Great suggestion. I am so excited to complete this project. I have very little natural light in my kitchen so this is going to be a drastic transformation. Love your design! Thanks for the inspiration ❤️

  14. August 11, 2020 / 11:53 am

    What finished did you get on your counter tops polished or or brushed I’m getting them in my kitchen ?

    • Michele
      Author
      August 11, 2020 / 4:02 pm

      When I ordered them, there wasn’t a choice so I think ours are polished since they are so reflective. I bet I would like the brushed as well though! Thanks so much for reading.

  15. Diana LaCasse
    September 17, 2020 / 1:49 pm

    I love your kitchen so much! Thanks for sharing! Where can I find these countertops? Also, my current kitchen has off white cabinets which I would like to paint bright white to match the LG Minuet counters…do you have any suggestions for a bright white paint color to match? Thank you!!!

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