Thursday, January 30, 2014

Why Quartz Counters for St Paul Homes?

Universal Stone fabricates and installs a variety of stones as counters in St Paul homes, and one of our favorite kinds of stones is quartz. We just love to help people select quartz counters; St Paul kitchens, bathrooms and more always look so elegant and beautiful after we’re done installing these countertops.

And why do we love quartz counters so much? For one thing, they are a classic addition to any St Paul home. Not only are they elegant and beautiful, but they add such a classic and timeless look and feel to any room that they are a sure bet if you want to enhance the style of your home.

Quartz counters are also practical. Busy St Paul families don’t have to spend too much time worrying about caring and maintaining these counters. Not only are they durable, they are also scratch-resistant. You don’t even need a cutting board when cutting fruits, veggies or meat on these counters. So you get these long-lasting counters but you don’t sacrifice looks in the meantime. No two pieces of quartz counters look exactly alike, so you’re always guaranteed to have an exceptional-looking counter in your home.

Plus, even if you’re remodeling on a budget, quartz counters won’t break your bank. You can get quartz counters at a good price, they look fantastic in any St Paul home, they’re practical for families who are always busy and on-the-go and they are easy to care for, clean and maintain. Really, quartz counters are a win-win-win!

Let Universal Stone answer any questions you may have about quartz counters in your St Paul home. We can meet with you, figure out what you want and need and even provide you with a written estimate on how much new quartz counters would cost to fabricate and install in your St Paul home. Call us today at (952) 746-4690 or contact us online for a free quote!

Friday, January 24, 2014

How to Care for Your New Marble Bathroom Vanity: Dos and Don’ts

Did you just get a new marble bathroom vanity? Twin Cities custom fabricator and installer Universal Stone has some tips on how to keep your vanity looking as good as the day it was installed.


  • Use a special cleaner for your Twin Cities marble bathroom vanity because they are known for being sensitive to acid.
  • Use a soft and damp cloth when you clean it. Microfiber or something similar is best for your vanity.
  • Wipe up any spills on your marble bathroom vanity as soon as possible after they happen.
  • Get your Twin Cities home checked for hard water because that can stain your vanity.
  • Get your vanity resealed on occasion. A Twin Cities company like Universal Stone can help with this process.
  • Use a stick of crushed chalk and baking soda to clean your Twin Cities marble bathroom vanity. 
  • Wipe the vanity with a mix of baking soda (3 tablespoons) and water (1 quart).  Let it air dry for a couple of hours and then rinse. Then get a fresh cloth, dampen it and dip it into the crushed chalk. Wipe your marble bathroom vanity with the cloth and chalk, rinse and then dry it completely.


  • Do not use abrasive or harsh chemicals, like bleach, or cloths to clean your marble bathroom vanity.
  • Do not place anything that is too hot, like a curling iron, directly onto your vanity.
  • Do not forget to clean your vanity on a regular basis.
  • Do not drop anything too heavy onto your marble bathroom vanity.
  • Do not leave too many objects permanently on your vanity because that could end up discoloring the surface.

If you have any questions about your marble bathroom vanity in your Twin Cities home, call Universal Stone at (952) 746-4690 or contact us online to request a free quote. We will be happy to answer your questions, address your concerns or speak to you about how to start the fabrication and installation process so you can enjoy a new marble bathroom vanity in your Twin Cities home as soon as possible.