Marble offers a clean, elegant, romantic look. This is one of the softer and more porous stones, and it requires a little extra maintenance and a few more necessary precautions. Marble is available in many brilliant colors and has more of a swirling pattern within the stone. The stone is precious and has many distinctive characteristics, but without gentle care, marble will crack and stain from extreme hot and cold temperatures and high foot traffic areas.

A kitchen countertop is not recommended for this stone application. Spilled coffee, fruit juices, tea and cola will penetrate into the stone and leave a noticeable stain that cannot be removed. Recommended areas for marble are master bathroom vanities, tub surrounds, fireplace mantels, or kitchen backsplashes.