Resources

NATURAL STONE INSTITUTE

TILE COUNCIL OF NORTH AMERICA

PREFERRED STONE DISTRIBUTOR LIST

NSI

521 DIGIULIAN BLVD.
GLEN BURNIE, MD 21061
PH: 1-888-404-9300 FX: 410-768-2503 Mon-Fri 9am to 4pm
Sat 10am to 2pm
www.italianstones.com

VENEZIA STONE

1954 HALETHORPE FARMS ROAD
BALTIMORE, MD 21227
PH: 410-247-2442 FX: 410-247-8043
Mon-Fri 8am to 5pm
Sat 10am to 1:30pm
www.veneziastoneusa.com

GRAMACO

8730 GREENWOOD PLACE UNIT C
SAVAGE, MD 20763
PH: 240-456-0030 FX: 240-456-0031
Mon-Fri 8am to 4:30pm
no weekends
www.gramaco.com

MSI

7595 MONTEVIDEO ROAD SUITE 200
JESSUP, MD 20794
PH: 410-799-9631 FX: 410-799-9632
Mon-Fri 8am to 5pm
Sat 9am to 1pm
www.msistone.com

STONE ACTION

9010 MAIER ROAD, SUITE 112
LAUREL, MD 20732
PH: 240-456-0792 FX: 240-456-0796
Mon-Fri 8am to 5pm
Sat 9am to 1pm
www.stoneaction.net

EAST WEST MARBLE AND GRANITE

9220 EDGEWORTH DRIVE
CAPITAL HEIGHTS, MD 20743
PH: 301-456-7072
Mon-Fri 9am to 5pm
Sat 10am to 2pm
www.ewmarble.com

BLUE PLANET

6701 AMMENDALE ROAD
BELTSVILLE, MD 20705
PH: 595-7006
Mon-Fri 8:30am to 5:30pm
Sat 10am to 1pm
www.blueplanetrocks.com

BRAMATI

295 BUCHIMER ROAD
FREDERICK, MD 21701
PH: 1-888-272-6284 FX:301-628-3541
M-F 8am to 12pm/1pm to 3pm
Sat 9am to 12pm
www.bramati.com

MARVA

12225 DISTRIBUTION WAY
BELTSVILLE, MD 20705
PH: 1-800-929-6278 FX:301-595-1885
Mon-Fri 9am to 4pm; Th 9am to 7pm
Sat 10am to 1pm
www.marvamarble.com

MARBLESYSTEMS

2737 DORR AVENUE
FAIRFAX, VA 22031
PH: 703-204-1818 FX: 703-226-2441
Mon-Fri 9am to 5pm; Th 9am to 7pm
Sat 9am to 2pm
www.marblesystems.com

COSMOS GRANITE AMD MARBLE

3900 STONECROFT BLVD, SUIT B
CHANTILLY, VA 20151
PH: 703-996-4484 FX: 703-953-3557
Mon-Fri 9am to 4pm
Sat 10am to 3pm
www.avantimarblegranite.com

In Home Stone Marble and Granite

Call 410-626-2025
1800 Virginia St, Annapolis, MD 21401
Mon-Fri 8:30am-5pm; Sat 9am-2pm

In Home Stone Tile

Call 410-626-2725
100 Edgewood St, Annapolis, MD 21401
Mon-Fri 7am–5pm; Sat 9am–2pm

Benefits of Marble Countertops

Reliability

Marble is a natural stone, meaning it's more resistant than many of the other available countertop materials to scratching, shattering, and splitting. In terms of its toughness, marble is smoother than granite, so appealing architectural features can be integrated.

Excellence

Every piece is distinctive in appearance since marble was developed by a natural process. The region of origin and the relative combination of minerals in the original stone define the diverse variety of textures and colors used in marble.

Resistance to Heat

Marble countertops are also thermally resistant. Marble does not catch fire or flame, so by not putting a hot pan or pot on the surface without cover, it is prudent to maintain the polish.

Lifespan 

For a very long period of time, marble has been used as a construction material, so its ability to stand harsh weather conditions is well known. You should continue to appreciate the elegance of marble for a lifetime as it is expertly built and well sealed and preserved. 

Naturally, Marble remains cold

Making it the ideal surface for bakery products, since it usually stays below room temperature. This is why marble countertops are favored by bakers above many natural stones.

Luxurious look

What distinguishes it from the other natural stones is the timeless, elegant look of marble countertops.