MarbleWhile quite beautiful, marble is softer, porous, and somewhat susceptible to staining and scratching. Each variety of stone has its own unique color,  pattern and texture. Marble is significantly softer than granite.

Marble is not recommended for kitchen countertops.
Marble can be used for vanities, saddles, corner shelves, jacuzzi and fireplaces surrounds.

Do not place hot items directly on the stone surface. Placemats under china, ceramics, silver or other objects that can scratch the surface. With proper care marble beauty will last for generations.