Marble, a timeless material with a history spanning thousands of years in construction, sculpture, flooring, and various applications, originated as limestone in contrast to quartzite. Composed primarily of calcium carbonate, the purest marble exhibits a sparkling white hue, revealing tiny calcite crystals within the stone. Similar to quartzite, the diverse colors and veining in marble arise from mineral impurities.

Durability: Although softer than granite and quartz, certain dolomite marbles, such as Fantasy Brown and Portinari, can approach the hardness of granite.

Stain Resistance: Properly sealed marble is resistant to staining and water marks. However, exposure to acidic foods and liquids like vinegar, ketchup, and tomato sauce can still cause etching. For prolonged protection, inquire about our exclusive 25-Year Sealer.

Heat Resistance: Marble countertops exhibit heat resistance and a unique ability to stay cool, making them favored surfaces for chefs. This quality is particularly beneficial for tasks like rolling out pastry, which demands a consistent temperature for optimal results.

Care & Maintenance: Avoid abrasive cleaners or “scrungees” on all natural stones. Opt for a mild dish soap like Dawn or Joy on a soft cloth for grease removal. Marble polish, readily available at local hardware stores, enhances the finish and preserves the countertop’s new appearance.

Colors and Patterns: The aesthetic allure of marble countertops is a significant draw for homeowners and kitchen designers alike. Whether polished to a high gloss or given a more natural matte texture, marble boasts an ethereal, translucent quality that sets it apart from other countertop materials.


Simplifying the decision between granite, quartz, marble, and quartzite becomes clearer when you identify your priorities. Consider these three questions:

Stain, Scratch, or Etch Resistance: Evaluate your countertop needs—do you prioritize stain resistance, scratch resistance, or etching prevention? Granite excels in stain and scratch resistance, quartzite is better at resisting etching, while marble, with our 25-Year Sealer, resists stains but may still exhibit etching. Quartz countertops boast high resistance to all three: staining, etching, and scratching.

Budget for Remodel: Budget considerations play a role, with granite typically being the most economical and quartzite at the higher end. To manage costs, you can allocate your preferred countertop material to specific areas, like the kitchen, and opt for a complementary, more budget-friendly material for bathroom countertops.

Aesthetic Fit for Your Home: The pivotal question revolves around which material and color will complement your home best. Ultimately, all modern countertop surfaces, including marble, offer lasting durability with proper care.

Each countertop material comes with its own set of advantages and disadvantages, and the final decision rests in your hands. Regardless of whether you choose granite, quartz, marble, or quartzite, rest assured that your selection will result in a beautiful, long-lasting countertop that you and your family will appreciate for many years to come.

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