What Is Quartz?
Quartz is a man-made material. By combining natural resources and modern technology, makers of quartz slabs are able to create beautiful, durable products that evoke the look and feel of natural stone. To make quartz, natural minerals are mined from the Earth, ground up, mixed with resin, and combined with a variety of pigments – slabs created in this way contain about 93% natural quartz and 7% resin.
Mixing natural minerals with resin creates an incredibly strong, nearly impenetrable material. These non-porous products create an easy to clean and low-maintenance countertop. This means that you don’t have to worry about staining your counters and you won’t have to re-seal them every year. But that does not mean that quartz slabs are invincible – because of their resinous composition, quartz slabs cannot handle intense heat. Setting your hot pots and pans directly on your quartz countertops will harm the surface, causing it to burn or even melt. These slabs are also not suitable for outdoors.
When quartz slabs are made, manufacturers add different pigments to create colors and designs. The advantage of this is that they can mimic the look of natural stones, including marble and granite. Typically, these slabs are colored to be grey or white, but the color combinations are endless. Homeowners love quartz because of its pattern consistency; with natural stone, there is only so much control you can have over the veining and patterns that appear because it is cut straight from the Earth. But with quartz countertops, you will have a predictable, lovely countertop.
Quartz countertops have been taking over the market recently and it’s no wonder – they’re versatile, cost-effective and beautiful! Intrepid Granite and Marble has a huge selection available in our 30,000 sqft. showroom! Our knowledgeable staff is here to guide you through the process and assist you in any way you need. For many years we have strived to provide our Oregon residents with the highest quality materials.
Best Quartz Selection In West Linn
West Linn is a small city with a rich history and a population of less than 30,000. As one of the first settlements in the early 1840s, West Linn has grown and developed into the beautiful city that it is today. And over the course of 25 years, Intrepid Marble and Granite has grown as a company. We have continuously offered the finest selection of high-quality products. And provided our community with durable and beautiful natural stone. As West Linn grows, Intrepid Marble and Granite will grow with it.
Oregonians know that sharing a meal is one of the best ways to connect and develop community. And one of the best ways to experience this is through West Linn’s vast dining options. West Linn boasts a wide variety of unique farm-to-table, environmentally friendly, and sustainable food options. Whether at home, gathered around your custom quartz countertop, or exploring one of the area’s delicious dining options, you can expect incredibly fresh and sustainable foods in West Linn.
Don’t forget to get out and enjoy all the natural beautifies that surround this city. Thanks to West Linn’s location between two major rivers, there is all manner of outdoor activities, including rafting, canoeing, paddleboarding or simply playing along the riverbed. There is always something to do here. Similarly, don’t overlook the opportunity to add some natural beauty to your home. Quartz is a wonderful natural material to incorporate into your workspace. And Intrepid Marble and Granite has the best selection for you to choose from. Whatever your style is, we have something for you.