White quartz counter; How resistant is it to stains?
I searched forever for my ideal counter, I have a 62" vanity being made and I was looking for a white counter with 2 integral rectangular sinks and a 2" profile...it doesn't exist so my next best option is to have something custom made. This is terrible for me because I have a disorder called 'analysis paralysis' that severely affects my decision making confidence
When searching for inspiration I found a white quartz remnant in stock - bright white like I want and last piece in stock so spontaneously without research I put a hefty deposit on it - The owner assured me that quartz is the hardest counter top option there is.
I tested it by leaving every bathroom product on it for 24 hrs it didn't etch or stain from the toothpaste, nail polish remover and face creams,
My tile setter comes and I showed him the sample I had and mentioned it passed my testing and he says let me see if it passes my test and pulls out a sharpie making a quick scribble - he says he does this test all the time. Well I haven't been able to remove it and my post purchase research reveals that quartz is not resistant to markers and staining as I thought.
This Bathroom is for my kids, a daughter and 3 young boys - 1 of which gets as much marker on his arms as he does on the paper - did I make a mistake? I imagine it's not too late to change as it hasn't been started though I may loose some of the deposit?
Is the sharpie an extreme test?
Is there a way to remove it?
Any ideas on what I can do?