Granite Countertops

Granite is considered by many to be one of the most appealing countertop surfaces available on the market today. This natural stone is dynamic and attractive. It is the first choice for homeowners wanting to create an aesthetically pleasing look using natural materials.

Marble Countertops

Marble offers a classic and timeless finish for countertops in commercial and residential applications. Portland Marble Works has decades of experience in fabricating and installing marble countertops for Portland area homes and businesses.

Engineered Quartz Countertops

Engineered Quartz contains natural quartz, which is one of the hardest and most common minerals on earth, giving this material the rare combination of superior beauty and strength. Engineered Quartz provides an excellent countertop surface for kitchen and vanity applications. It is nonporous and is essentially maintenance-free, as it will not absorb food and liquids.

Porcelain Slab Countertops

Porcelain slabs are an incredible material of choice for countertop applications. They are durable and highly heat resistant. Portland Marble Works fabricates and installs porcelain slab material from manufacturers such as Dekton & Neolith.

Mohs Hardness Scale

The Mohs Hardness Scale is used as a convenient way to help identify the relative hardness of minerals. This is primarily a measure of resistance to scratching. The simple chart below relates materials which are commonly used in countertop applications to their relative positions on the scale. This is a general guide, as different blocks of the same material can have variable hardness, but it is helpful as a reference.


Mohs Hardness Scale Rating


1 Soapstone
2 Travertine
3-4 Limestone
4-5 Marble
5-6 Granite
7-8 Quartz
10 Diamond        (As Reference)