Marble Countertop Pros & Cons

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Advantages and disadvantages of marble.

Marble is used primarily for bathroom, fireplace and hallway surfaces.


The richness in the colors of marble give it a warm, elegant appearance. Food can be prepared directly on its cool, smooth nonstick surface.

Marble Countertop Ratings

Ratings 1 to 10, with 10 being the "Best".

Durability - 7
Color Selection - 5
Natural Beauty - 9
Health Issues - 7
Relative Price - 5*

*To other stones, 10 being the most expensive.


Marble is not recommended for kitchens because it is softer than other stone options and subject to staining from oil and acid substances. Regular sealing is requires for marble in any high traffic application.


Marble can react to the acids in foods, cleansers, and even water, leaving a white powdery residue. Marble needs a regular application of sealant to maintain it’s natural beauty.

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