What Is Granite?
At Intrepid Marble and Granite, we only import the best selection of natural stone tile and granite slab. Our goal is to provide the residents of Beaverton with the most beautiful choices in natural stone.
With its rich coloration and durability, granite is one of the stone industry’s most popular materials. But what is granite, and why is it sought after by so many people?
At its most basic level, granite is an igneous rock, which means that it forms when magma cools slowly within the Earth’s crust. It’s this slow cooling process that forms those large, beautiful crystals that are distinctive of the material. Different ratios of minerals and rocks are what create a wide range of colors that result in different kinds of unique granites. You will never see the same color, design, and pattern between two pieces of granite. From black, white, green, blue, and pink, there are infinite variations, which gives you endless design opportunities for your home.
Benefits Of Granite Countertops
The benefits of granite are extensive. By aesthetic appeal alone, granite is an excellent choice. Each of our slabs will be unique in color and pattern, which means that no one else in Beaverton (or elsewhere) will have the same counter as you. In addition to its beauty, granite has several other benefits as a countertop material. You won’t damage your countertops by putting hot items on it or scratch its surface with kitchen knives. Granite is so durable that it can even dull your knives if you cut on its surface. That said, we do suggest that you always protect your counters, regardless of their inherent durability. Our knowledgeable staff will be more than happy to advise you on the best ways to select and care for your material.
Granite is also a very sanitary material since it does not absorb liquids like wood or other countertops might. We suggest sealing your granite every five years or so, which should protect the stone from absorbing anything or harboring bacteria. Longevity is another key characteristic of granite. Some countertops will fade after years of use, but most granites are entirely safe from fading. Granite will retain its vibrant blue, pink, white, or black tones. If you needed another reason to love granite, consider its resale value: Everyone loves a beautiful granite countertop, especially home buyers. Having granite countertops installed in your kitchen adds more than just a visually pleasing design.
Best Selection For Granite In Beaverton
The city of Beaverton, like most other cities, started small and has grown over the years to a population of 100,000! The town became home to larger businesses outside of Portland, including car dealerships, airfields, and more. With more residents comes more houses and with more houses arises the need for beautiful granite.
Intrepid Marble and Granite has been helping Beaverton residents pick out the perfect marble slabs for their home. We love being a part of the Beaverton community, and as the city continues to grow, we grow along with it. That is why we are the local choice for granite, marble, and other natural stone tile and slab!