Meet IFDA Member Charles Urso, President and CEO of Marble of the World, a Florida Chapter Sponsor.


As a Florida Chapter Sponsor, Marble of the World recently hosted a great IFDA event, Cocktails, Conversation and Connections where members and guests were treated to a tour of their amazing facility.  We want all our members to get to know this wonderful resource and the man who made MOTW the success it is today.

How did you get started in this business?

I began in the stone industry when I partnered with a south Florida business owner to represent the business and sell their products.  Once this business was concluded,  I fell in love with the stone industry and in 1985 began Marble of the World.  We value our customers and work hard to earn their business.

What is the best part of what you do?

The best part of what I do is being able to work with great people and being able to travel the world and discover new and exotic natural stone and innovative products. 

What do you like to do when you are not working?

Boating and listening to a good audio book.

What is something most people do not know about you?

People who know me may see me as “The life of the party”  and always engaged when in social settings and business meetings;  but when on my own I like quiet moments and enjoy  peaceful settings.

Marble of the World offers much more than marble.  Their selection of exotic stone as well as accent tile is outstanding.  We can always count on them to showcase the most beautiful and innovative surfaces including the recently launched GEOLUXE line of Pyrolithic Stone, found exclusively at Marble of the World.

Blue agate makes this bathroom shown below a show stopper!



For more information and a peek at their gorgeous materials please visit their website www.marbleoftheworld.com  and stop by any of their three showrooms and state-of-the-art warehouses where their friendly and knowledgable staff will guide you through the maze of incredible slabs and floor and accent tile. Walking the rows of natural stone is like being in an art gallery or jewelry store!

Marble of the World also serves the design community by offering interesting and informative CEUs such as one about natural stone and the one below sponsored by Kohler.


We are delighted to have both Charles and Marble of the World as part of our Florida Chapter.