Picking Out Granite Slabs
When it comes time to select your granite countertops, you’ll also need to choose a fabricator. They’ll be the ones to actually cut and install your granite, transforming it from a slab of natural stone to a perfectly formed and finished countertop. You may already have someone in mind, but if you don’t, we are happy to help point you in the right direction.
But finding a fabricator is only half the battle – perhaps the greatest challenge is selecting your actual countertop material. That’s where we come in!
As the leading importer and distributor of natural stone in the greater Portland area, including West Linn, we are here to provide you with advice and guidance so that you come away with the kitchen counter, island, or vanity of your dreams.
When you’re ready to pick out your material, we strongly suggest that you come to see the stone in person. Your fabricator may have samples of some materials, but these won’t show you what your full countertop will look like. Because granite is a natural product, every slab will be different, even between two slabs of the same material. Granite occurs across a wide spectrum of colors, from blacks and greys to blues, yellows, and greens. Veining, speckling, and movement will also vary widely, making each piece of granite unique. For this reason, once you’ve selected a material, we also strongly encourage hand-selecting your specific slab (or slabs).
If you are remodeling a space, it’s helpful to bring swatches of your cabinet, wall, and floor materials with you. Our staff at Intrepid Marble and Granite are more than happy to help you as part of this exciting – and often times, daunting – process, as well as communicate with your fabricator to ensure that everyone participating in your job stays in the loop.
Granite countertops have consistently been at the top of the leader board for most popular countertop choice by homeowners. And for good reasons. They are extremely durable to everyday wear and tear. They won’t stain, if they are sealed properly, they won’t scratch or chip easily. And their natural beauty is unmatched. There are so many different colors and patterns that you will have no problem finding a slab that goes perfectly with the rest of your design. If you are remodeling it is always a good idea to pick out your granite first and then your cabinets because you will have an easier time matching your cabinet color to compliment your granite than the other way around. But if you already have your cabinets you can bring a sample of the color into Intrepid Marble and Granite and our friendly staff will gladly help you find some options. With over 30,000 sqft. of showroom stocked full of granite, marble, quartz and many other materials there is no doubt in our minds that you will be able to find the perfect material for your home or business. Our team is very well educated on all of our products as well as a keen sense of design and style to easily help you find specific colors, patterns or styles that will fit your criteria perfectly.
Intrepid Marble and Granite is an Oregon gem, locally owned and operated we have been importing and distributing stunning natural stone tile and slab since 1993. And now [yearssince year=”1993”] years later we are still providing our West Linn residents with the utmost quality natural stone slabs and tiles. Showcasing our beautiful showroom that houses all of our slabs for you to walk around, enjoy and find the perfect one for you. Whether it be granite, marble, quartz, limestone or semi-precious we guarantee to have something for you.
High Quality Granite Distributor In West Linn
West Linn is a city with a rich history and a relatively small population. This city is home to Willamette Falls which is the largest waterfall in the Northwestern Unites States. West Linn uses this natural resource to generate electricity.
At Intrepid Marble and Granite we also utilize natural resources. Importing the best selection of natural stone, tile and slab to provide the residents of West Linn with the most beautiful materials that nature has to offer. Visit our 30,000 sq ft. showroom and see all the products that we have available!