In spite of its classic looks, marble is also one of the less expensive choices in natural, hard-wearing countertop materials. Depending on the type of marble, it can be more affordable than granite, and certainly more so than quartz and stainless steel. It offers a timeless beauty and a white brightness not available in granite or soapstone. It’s also wonderful for working with pastries, since it is naturally cool and doesn't conduct much heat. It’s wide availability makes it one of the staples our catalog.
Marble does scratch more easily than granite, especially when touched for a long period of time by something acidic. A slice of lemon laid down on a polished countertop overnight, for example, can leave a mark in the shape of the lemon slice, appearing duller than the surface around it. It can also stain from wine. Yet, with proper care and attention, marble can be one of the prettiest cost-effective counter top solutions around. If you select marble countertops for your home, you'll love the final product!