421 Fairfield Ave., Stamford CT

Crafting quality
granite and marble
countertops since 1905

Founded in 1905 by Salvatore Sardo, Fordham Marble has stood the test of time. For more than 110 years, and under the guidance of the same family, Fordham Marble has built a rock solid reputation for superior workmanship and innovation one project at a time.

Fordham Marble's focus on craftsmanship and relationships, coupled with investments in the latest technologies has resulted in a superior product worthy of your next project.

At Fordham Marble, we care about our customers and it shows in every granite and marble project we create.

We take customer satisfaction and quality seriously. Come and visit our showroom for design assistance and inspiration for your next project. You will experience first hand the attention to detail and care that goes into every design.

But don't take our word for it. We will be happy to provide you with referrals or you can visit our testimonials page and hear what our customers are saying.

Fordham Marble has been recognized by the Marble Institute of America, national television and various print publications.

FAQ about Marble, Granite, Quartz & Quartzite Countertops

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What is Marble?

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Marble is a metamorphic rock that forms when sedimentary limestone is heated and squeezed by natural rock-forming processes so that the grains recrystallize. Marble is usually light colored and is composed of crystals of calcite locked together like pieces of a jigsaw puzzle. Marble may contain colored veins, streaks and swirls that are inclusions of non-calcite minerals.

What is Granite?

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Granite is normally a coarse grained igneous rock that is comprised of quartz, feldspars and micas. The quartz will be be the lighter color minerals with the remaining consisting of feldspars and muscovite. The dark minerals are hornblende or biotite. Granite is by far the most common rock found in the outer crust of the planet. Granite is formed by the cooling of magma in the ground.

What is Quartz?

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As the name implies it is a countertop product that is made of quartz and resins. Before granite slabs were resined Engineered Stone had one major advantage over its natural counterpart, it was difficult to stain. Now with the advent of resined slabs that advantage is gone. The primary difference is the appearance. Man made products come in a large range of consistent colors which do not occur naturally in nature.

You often see engineered stone being used in commercial setting or contemporary ones. You get to decide which look is best for your project.

Marble is a metamorphic rock that forms when sedimentary limestone is heated and squeezed by natural rock-forming processes so that the grains recrystallize. Marble is usually light colored and is composed of crystals of calcite locked together like pieces of a jigsaw puzzle. Marble may contain colored veins, streaks and swirls that are inclusions of non-calcite minerals.

Granite is an igneous rock that slowly cools deep underground in magma chambers. This slow cooling process allows easily visible crystals to form. The different crystal sizes in granite are the result of different rates of cooling as the magma body moved upwards.

Granite is rich in quartz, and contains mostly potassium feldspars with a small amount of iron and magnesium minerals. It is a hard, tough stone, and has been used in construction for centuries.

As the name implies it is a countertop product that is made of quartz and resins. Before granite slabs were resined Engineered Stone had one major advantage over its natural counterpart, it was difficult to stain. Now with the advent of resined slabs that advantage is gone. The primary difference is the appearance. Man made products come in a large range of consistent colors which do not occur naturally in nature.

You often see engineered stone being used in commercial setting or contemporary ones. You get to decide which look is best for your project.

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