Last Post: February 9, 2016

Showing Some Love
February 9, 2016

It is almost Valentine’s Day! While we know this is traditionally a day that many show their love to their significant other, here at Milan Stoneworks, we wanted to celebrate this holiday a little bit differently.

We enjoy working with every single person who uses our services, and we could not think of a better way to show our gratitude than to feature some of the wonderful stories many of our clients have shared with us.

Thanks to the whole team

“Cannot thank Aaron, Dan, Justin and the team at Milan enough. This was the second time I have used them and I am more impressed than the first time.

“Aaron took the time to get my back splash area measured and ordered the tile so the contractor could install once the countertops were in.

“I came home to a brand new kitchen... what a great surprise!

“They also turned my tops around in 3 days from temp to install due to my super tight schedule...

“Cannot recommend them enough! Top Notch!!!” - Tom R.

Highly recommended

“Great company to work with. Excellent communication and quick responses to emails. They said my slab of marble was in really rough shape, but it turned out beautifully. They were also able to salvage enough scrap to cut the tops of the shower half walls, threshold and shampoo niche.

“When I had a few questions, they came back to check it out right away.

“Very reasonable prices. Would highly recommend them.” - Isabel N.

Impressive

“I am very impressed with Milan Stoneworks, the quality of materials and the excellence they provide.

“We interviewed many fabricators and, quite frankly, it was all new to us. Justin answered every question with patience and assurance. They covered every detail - protecting the floors and cleaning up the minimal dust.

“I also have to say a good word about Stewart who cut the granite for us. Milan asked that we be a part of the process in laying out the templates on the granite. Stewart is an artist and saw the patterns in the granite to make a seamless connection between pieces for us. Dan was also great when we needed an extra piece of granite for another project.

“Patience, understanding and excellence all the way. Thanks, guys!” - Rosemary L.

Planning to work with us again!

“I just had the most amazing experience with these guys! It has been a pleasure to work with them from start to finish. Everyone was accommodating, understanding, patient, professional, informative, and very friendly. They treated my home with respect and cleaned up everything when they were done.

“We are already planning to have them update our bathroom because they did such a great job on our kitchen. Thank you so much for all your hard work and pride you all take in your jobs!” - Nicole D.

Receiving wonderful messages like these makes us giddy with happiness this Valentine’s Day weekend. So, thank you to all of our wonderful customers!

Do you want to work with fantastic craftsmen who can provide you with the best service in Portland? Contact us today!

Go Green with Countertops
February 2, 2016

With the President addressing the environment in the State of the Union Address recently and the Paris talks last year, going green is at the forefront of our minds more than ever. We all want to live an environmentally-friendly life. However, we also want to be surrounded by beauty in our homes. Here at Milan Stoneworks, we have the perfect solution for any homeowner that wants to do an eco-conscious remodel. These are our green countertops!

We not only responsibly source our stone, we utilize a number of recycled and long-lasting products that can help your kitchen look amazing and reduce your carbon footprint. Here are some of the highlights to choosing a green countertop like Fuez or Staron Quartz:

Reasonable prices

Many green products like solar panels or geothermal heating can cost an arm and a leg. Our eco countertops do not fall into that category. For example, LG Viatera saves you money by providing the look of stone with no need to do a topical seal and it is backed by a 15 year warranty. That removes the need to worry whether your recycled or green product is going to wear down and need constant replacement.

Allows you to live the three R’s: Reduce, Reuse and Recycle

You may be getting a new countertop, but many of our green options follow the three R’s of a green life. Countertop products like Fuez reduce the need for natural stone, while reusing recycled materials. You can’t follow the three R’s more closely than that!

Easy to care for

Green items like Staron Quartz, CaesarStone Quartz or Pentalquartz are extremely easy to care for while also being very stain and scratch resistant. This makes them easy to maintain - and long-lasting.

Many provide warranties

A number of eco products provide great warranties. The best warranty is provided by CaesarStone Quartz - which will give you a lifetime warranty. However, a number of other products like LG Viatera will supply a warranty for up to fifteen years.

Here at Milan Stoneworks, we back our products by a 1 year guarantee as well. So, no matter what you choose, we will work with you to furnish your home with the perfect green product.

Do you want to go green with your home? Be sure to contact us today to take a look at the wide selection of excellent eco countertops you can choose from.

 

How to Get a Jump on Spring Cleaning
January 26, 2016

It’s certainly not spring yet. We can all look out of the window and see that. However, instead of waiting to do all of your indoor chores when the weather begins to warm up, now is a great time to start deep cleaning your home before spring. Winter is a great time to:

Declutter

You may have gotten several gifts over the holiday season! When new items come in, we can usually let go of some of our older items. Go through your closets, kitchen cabinets, bathroom, and attic to donate old items that you no longer need. Who knows, you may find fun older albums and other memories along the way.

Dream

It’s the new year. If you haven’t already made resolutions or you don’t like doing new year’s resolutions, don’t worry about it. Instead, think about all of the things around the house you’d like to update and then plan those updates out. This might include creating a budget, getting a few quotes, and doing an inventory of repairs and replacements needed around your home. Usually construction companies have a lighter load around wintertime, so this is the perfect time to get the wheels turning on these projects.

Clean

You may not be able to clean the outside of your home (let’s face it - it’s freezing out there), but you can certainly get the inside of your home ship-shape. We have two articles on cleaning countertops - one for marble and one for granite. On top of that, this is a great time to clean any dusty blinds, give your whole home a wipe down, and clean out your fridge.

Don’t do it all at once

You have an entire season before spring, so don’t rush around trying to get everything done at once. Instead, take winter and spring to get your home completely set up for the rest of the year.

Let us know if we can help your home improvement dreams come true! We work with many Portland residents to help them find and install the perfect countertops for their kitchen, wet bar, or bathroom.