Unlike granite and other natural stone types, marble is a softer stone. It is naturally more porous, which makes it softer, slightly stronger than limestone, but still less durable than granite.
Because marble is able to withstand extreme heat, it has come into its own as the lowest maintenance, highest beauty option for a kitchen countertop. Now used all over the world, people love how versatile marble is without detracting from the overall look of your kitchen.
It is also popular choice for use in bathrooms and flooring, works well with underfloor heating.