Marble is synonymous with luxury and is a classic choice for high-end homes.

Appearance: Marble has elegance and veining, which is easily recognizable and most commonly available in black or white.

Durability: marble is very strong and resistant to damage. However, it is much more porous and will stain easier than granite.

Maintenance/Repairs: With proper annual re-sealing, granite is very resistant to stains, though well-used kitchens may need to be sealed as often as monthly. Minor damage to marble can be repaired similarly to granite, but bigger problems also require professional help.

Installation: extremely heavy and difficult to handle