quartz countertops

If You Are Ready For New Countertops, Follow These Steps.

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Choosing a service provider for your new countertops can be overwhelming. The choices in materials seem endless. How do you distinguish between various businesses?

Here at Milan, we make excellent customer service a priority. If you are going through a complete remodel, you can be assured that we will communicate closely with your contractor to make the whole process as smooth as possible.

Milan Stoneworks offers a wide variety of custom solid surface installation services, including both natural and engineered stones. Our team of experienced stone-craftsman ensure that you receive complete satisfaction through the entire installation process, which we back with a 1-year product guarantee.

At Milan Stoneworks, we utilize an established project management process that has been developed through our company's long history in the industry. By guiding clients each step of the way, our customers always know what to expect and even more importantly, when to expect it.

Here’s a sample sequence of tasks for new kitchen countertops:

  1. The most important part of the process is the material selection: finding a vendor and selecting your slab. Then let the vendor know who will fabricate your project.
  2. Milan will then need the scope of your project. This can be accomplished by emailing or faxing your dimensions. Or, you can schedule a personalized field measure provided by the Milan staff. This visit can accomplish a variety of tasks such as edge details, sink considerations and seam placement.
  3. An estimate is then provided to include the template, materials, fabrication and installation total. There are no hidden expense or surprises!
  4. Once you have decided to proceed, a template date is scheduled. Milan will take a physical template of your counter tops, pick up your sink, and go over final details.
  5. Milan will then pick up your material from the desired vendor.
  6. Your job will go into fabrication where your slab will cut to the template dimensions, edges polished, and sink opening cut and polished.
  7. From template to install, Milan will complete your project in under 7 working days. A typical kitchen will be installed in one day.


4 Reasons to Consider Quartz for Your Countertops


For too long, quartz was the most underrated countertop material, but now people have caught onto how great it is. Unlike other luxury items, quartz is as strong as it is gorgeous and comes in a variety of styles for unlimited options. It’s no secret that we love quartz, but now you should know why. Here are four reasons you need to consider quartz for your next countertop remodel.

  1. Engineered material - Quartz is a man-made material that’s composed of natural quartz mixed with pigments, polymers and resin. Depending on how it’s engineered and ground, quartz may resemble granite’s speckled appearance if coarsely ground or marble’s smooth appearance if finely ground. Appearance aside, the fact that quartz is engineered offers several other benefits we’ll discuss below.

  2. Versatility - Because quartz is an engineered material, it can be made to come in a variety of colors and styles to suit any design. When the technology for quartz manufacturing was still new, the color and design options were limited. Nowadays, however, that is far from the case. Not only have manufacturers made the material to come in a any color imaginable, they have also perfected the art of mimicking granite, marble and other stones’ aesthetics. Now quartz can be identical to these other natural materials and still be more durable. It can even be made to have a matte, glossy or textured finish.

  3. Durability - Quartz’s composition includes polymers and resin that give the material added durability and make it less porous. In fact, quartz is twice as strong as granite. Because of its strength and composition, quartz is stain-repellant and resistant to degradation by acidic food and drinks (like wine or citrus fruits), as well as resistant to scratches and chips.

  4. Low maintenance - With quartz, you get all the beauty without the high maintenance. Unlike any other countertop material, quartz doesn’t need to be sealed every year. A huge reason is because quartz is manufactured to be non-porous and basically indestructible. Rarely is a material equal parts beautiful and tough. When it comes to quartz, however, the combination is seamless.

Though we love granite and marble as much as we love quartz, we can’t deny that each material offers certain benefits over others. In the case of quartz, versatility and durability are without a doubt where quartz triumphs. To learn more about the material or to get started on your next countertop project, send us an email or give us a call at (503) 232-6206 today!