Natural Stone Tiles
At Intrepid Marble and Granite, near Lake Oswego, we have hundreds of different tile varieties for you to choose from. Natural stone tiles offer a whole host of enduring favorites, thanks to their distinctive look and feel.
We provide many popular options like limestone, marble, travertine, onyx, basalt, slate, shellstone mosaics, and pebble mosaics. Our staff has a vast amount of knowledge and experience in helping customers pick out their stone and tile. We can help you to identify the best material for your application and show you all the options that we have available in our 30,000 sq ft. showroom.
Limestone is a sedimentary rock, which means it’s formed when a bunch of minerals and other sediments are compacted together over time. Limestone tile offers great texture and wonderfully natural look. They are great for outdoor spaces because they are durable and long-lasting. There are different finish options for limestone tile as well; polished, honed, or tumbled. Although honed is the most popular choice because it offers that great matte appearance which looks great with limestone. In addition to all of these benefits, limestone is also very cost-effective and environmentally friendly.
Marble tile is an elegant tile option for flooring, showers or countertops. Marble comes in a wide variety of colors, designs, and finishes. It is also a very durable surface but does require specific care. Marble is extremely reactive to acids but when sealed and cared for properly it is a beautiful option for flooring. At Intrepid Marble and Granite we have many different styles of marble tiles for you to choose from.
Travertine is a form of limestone composed of minerals from water sources like hot springs. Travertine is typically more neutral in color; cream, rust, tan and white are the most common color varieties. They are also a very durable and environmentally friendly tile choice. Replacing travertine is often an easier task than with other materials because their creamy tones facilitate substitutions that will blend right in. At Intrepid Marble and Granite, we have several options for travertine tiles and our friendly staff are here to assist you in finding the perfect tile for you.
Onyx tile is a great option to add a look of luxury to your design. It can be easy to mistake onyx for marble, but they are very different materials. Onyx offers this almost translucent appearance that gives off a breathtaking, luminous glow. The common misconception with onyx is that it is a jet-black stone. And even though this is true for some, not all onyx is black- there are green, white, amber, grey, red and many others. This tile is fantastic for bathrooms and backsplashes.
Basalt tile is formed from lava cooling very rapidly. It provides a very consistent color and design. Basalt tiles are typically all grey, in different degrees. It is also a durable option, so it is great for areas with high traffic areas. Various finishes give the tiles unique appearances. With a honed finish, your basalt can resemble limestone tiles. It is a great option for durable, color consistent applications.
Slate tile is a metamorphic rock that is made of clay and/or volcanic ash. There several color options when it comes to slate tile. You’ll find solid blacks and greys, as well as a multicolored slate in greens, browns, oranges, and reds. Because of the different color options, slate can lend itself to rustic or modern designs, depending on how it is utilized. It is a very popular tile choice for almost any application because not only is it beautiful in appearance but it is also water-resistant low maintenance and fireproof. An excellent and versatile option! Not all slates are weather-safe, however; we are happy to advise you on the specifics of your project if you are considering slate for an outdoor application.
Shellstone mosaics are composed of millions of fossils and shells, mixed with other minerals, formed together under pressure. These are often soft and porous and offer a look no other natural stone can match. Shellstone is often used for decorative purposes like pools or backsplashes because it has a great shine and numerous design opportunities. Shellstone mosaic tiles are a beautiful natural option.
Pebble mosaics are often used in bathrooms or outdoor accents like walkways or stairs. It is a beautiful option that brings nature to your design. There is a large variety when it comes to pebble mosaic tiles because there are thousands of pebble formations with various colors, shapes, sizes, and textures. You’ll find both rounded and flat-surfaced options. Whatever kind of pebble mosaic tile you are looking for our friendly staff at Intrepid Marble and Granite are here to help.
Other Tile Options
There are many other tile options available outside the range of natural stone. Utilizing different materials in your designs can add a lot to the aesthetics of the space. There are a lot of factors that can help determine the best type of tile for your project. Our friendly staff at Intrepid Marble and Granite are always willing and happy to help you find the right material for you.
Visiting our showroom will allow you to see that the amount of options available to you is quite extensive. If you are unsure what exactly you need, talk to one of our staff members about what you are trying to achieve and we can help narrow down the best options for you!
Porcelain tiles come in an extremely wide variety. Because the tiles are glazed during the manufacturing process, porcelain can stand up to spills and will not stain. This material is also able to handle the wear and tear of high traffic areas. At Intrepid Granite and Marble we have many options of porcelain tile available; from intricate patterns to solid colors and everything in-between.
Ceramic tile is water-resistant so it is a great option for kitchens and bathrooms. Ceramics are also very durable and will last an extremely long time if installed and maintained well. Similar to porcelain, ceramic comes in a wide variety of color and design options. When you visit our store and showroom our staff will gladly show you all of the ceramic options that we stock.
Subway tiles are 3″ by 6″ glazed, rectangular tiles that were used in the New York City subway stations and became an iconic design. Subway tiles are still a popular choice among designers and homeowners. The tiles are available in a wide range of colors and can be arranged to form different patterns, offering a great amount of versatility.
Glass tile design opportunities are practically endless. Glass comes in just about any color and shape you can imagine. The ability to play with textures and special effects is a fantastic advantage. But the aesthetics are not the only reason that glass tiles are so popular. They are impervious to mold, bacteria and any other harmful substance, and are very low maintenance. Glass reflects light and will automatically brighten any room. There is a reason glass is a very popular choice for design.
Cement tile has become an exciting, unexpected choice for modern designs. As a porous material, cement should not be used in wet applications, but its durability otherwise makes it an excellent floor material. Having a beautiful pattern on your bathroom or kitchen floor can really add to your whole design. Because of its versatility and durability, the applications for cement tiles are practically endless.
Metal tile is distinctive in appearance and offers a unique design element that other materials can’t. Its reflective nature results in fascinating plays of light and illumination and can increase the visual size of a space. In addition to being very low maintenance for cleaning, metal tiles are a versatile and durable option for modern and rustic approaches, available in different colors, shapes, and designs.
Glazed Brick Tile
Glazed brick tile is relatively thin but it is very durable and resistant to most damage. Its longevity is also an attractive feature; your colors will not stain or fade over the years. These are a popular choice for backsplashes in kitchens and bathrooms. Bricks are available in virtually any color and finish, although glossy, semi-gloss and leathered are the most popular options.
Waterjet tiles are becoming one of the more popular tile options because of the ability to create intricate designs and patterns. The name of these tiles comes from the high-pressure stream of water that is used to create beautiful details. This can be done on stone, porcelain, metal or glass, giving you a wider variety of options. Our staff at Intrepid Marble and Granite are well educated on our products and on design so we can assist you in finding the best waterjet tiles for your applications.
Altered Stone Tile
Altered stone tile combines modern technology with expert craftsmanship. By printing intricate designs directly onto the tile, you have unlimited design opportunities. And you get the durability and longevity that comes with stone. Visit our store and showroom to see all the beautiful options we have.
Natural Stone Tile Lake Oswego
Lake Oswego is a small, prosperous suburb of Portland, Oregon. Many resident’s homes reside along the edge of the cherished 420-acre Oswego Lake. This thriving community has much to offer and maintains an air of affluence throughout the neighborhoods, holding a higher standard for goods and services. And so do we. At Intrepid Marble and Granite we only import the highest quality natural stone, tile, and slab, providing our Lake Oswego residents with the best products available. Our 30,000 sq ft. showroom proudly displays all the beautiful materials that we have. Visit us today and find the perfect stone, tile or slab for you!