Marble is a metamorphic rock that is renowned for its striking beauty and high cost. Despite the extensive care and need for regular sealant application, some homeowners opt to use it as a kitchen countertop material. Marble is prone to permanent staining if not properly maintained.
The allure of marble lies in its unique color quality that showcases a dramatic contrast between its overall color and the veins of an alternate color. While it shares the same properties as other stone countertops, it is primarily chosen for its visual appeal. Alternatively, homeowners may choose cultured marble for their countertops. Although the price point is similar to pure marble, cultured marble is a custom creation that incorporates sealant and resin properties, resulting in a lower maintenance alternative.