marble Kitchen and Bathroom Countertops

Marble possesses a presence all its own.

One of the softer stones, Marble requires added care and attention on the part of its owners. However, once it’s in place as a decorative surface and making its one-of-a-kind statement, the reactions from your friends and family who can’t take their eyes off of it should be reason enough to make a person realize why they chose Marble.

It’s ironic in a way. The swirls and rich combination of colors in slabs of Marble are usually due to the presence of impurities like sand, clay or iron oxides early in the formation of that Marble, millions of years ago. In our opinion, sometimes impurity is a beautiful thing. Stop by our showroom, and see for yourself.

Keeping Marble Distinctive and Striking

With its array of colors and patterns, it’s easy to gaze at a piece of polished, finished Marble. As a stone, Marble is softer than Granite. However, the denser marbles can safely be used as kitchen countertops, and their popularity is growing. With their exclusive, elegant appearance, many people prefer to have the color that they want—even if extra care and maintenance are needed.

In addition, many don’t think that different stones require different care, but in reality, Marble demands its own type of attention. It’s a metamorphic rock and contains calcium carbonate, which reacts to acids. Many cleaning agents contain different types of acids, which are put to use removing stains and blemishes.

In other words, DO NOT use acidic cleaners on your Marble surfaces.

(One thing we never like hearing about is when a piece of Marble is damaged from improper care.)

Another point related to this is that you may want to think twice if you’re considering Marble for your kitchen countertops. The acidity of certain foods like citrus fruits or vinegar can damage your Marble just like an acidic cleaning agent would.

We believe in taking a moment to talk about the care of Marble because its natural swirls and ripples of color and veins of differing patterns are usually reason enough to choose Marble. And obscuring or permanently damaging these patterns would be a shame.

Talk to our design team to learn more about the benefits of Marble.


About Excell Granite

Excell is Tampa Bay’s largest supplier, fabricator and installer of Granite, Marble, Onyx, Travertine, and Quartzite. Supplied by their own quarries in Brazil, and others around the world, Excell has been providing quality natural stone for countertops, flooring and wall covering at the lowest prices since 1970.

Contact Us

Excell Marble and Granite, Inc.
1921 5th Ave South
St. Petersburg, FL, 33712 

(727) 551-9798

Open Monday – Friday 9am - 5pm
Saturday 9am - 4pm
Closed Sunday

We are in the process of doing some Remodeling of our own to our Sales and Business Offices.

For those of you who have a busy work schedule and Saturdays is your only option, you can always call to make an appointment and we will work with you, even if it means scheduling your appointment after 5PM to accommodate your schedule.