We warmly invite you to Intrepid Marble and Granite, a locally owned importer of stunning natural stone tile and slab. Our abundant offerings also include glass, metal and stone mosaics, ceramic and porcelain tile and an array of specialty lines to help you create your perfect space. When you step through the doors of Intrepid, expect to experience the attention of our friendly and knowledgeable staff. We can assist you with your design selections, help you pick out your specific slabs or leave you to your own creativity in our inviting showroom. For the past 23 years in Portland, we have strived to offer the best selection of high quality products, to build a fun and helpful team of employees and to passionately supply our community with the durable beauty of natural stone.
What is soapstone? Soapstone is a durable and hardworking natural stone that is largely comprised of talc. The talc is what gives soapstone its reputation of being “soft”. While it is true that soapstone is softer than granite or quartz, that is also part of its charm. Depending on the mineral content of a[…]
What is limestone? Limestone is a sedimentary rock composed largely of calcium carbonate (CaCO3). Millions of years before our era when surface area and volume of the ocean was larger, all kinds of shells and skeletons of marine life accumulated on the ocean floor and limestone was formed. Limestone is the most common rock[…]
What is quartzite? Quartzite is a naturally occurring metamorphic rock. It forms when quartz-rich sandstone is subjected to extreme heat and pressure. Under these conditions individual quartz pieces will recrystallize giving it a beautiful and decorative often marble-like pattern. The interlocking crystalline structure of quartzite makes it a hard, tough, durable rock. The stone is[…]