If you’d like to use marble in your kitchen, consider carefully. Marble is a “soft” stone and may need a bit more upkeep than a hard stone (granite) or composite materials (i. e., Silestone). But it can be used to great effect – the look is ageless. Think Roman sculptures, or the countertops in your grandmother’s 1920s house. Marble is also a nice counterpoint to a sleekly modern kitchen.
Morris Black Designer Christine Shorr enthusiastically used marble as a countertop in her own kitchen, but watches carefully for scratches and acidic spills (olive oil, tomatoes) and seals it regularly. She suggests using marble in the bathroom instead, where problems are less likely to happen, and you can enjoy its beauty every day. In fact, she’s designing a bathroom with marble countertops now for a spec house for Spectrum Homes… watch for photos as soon as the job is completed.