Marble is a soft stone, how does it withstand stains, chipping, and the general wear and tear of a kitchen?
May 12, 2013 in Photo Questions
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Granite Grannies
Marble is a relatively soft stone. Relatively is the key word. It's not very likely to chip, but is more likely to get discolorations and scratches than granite. It's certainly not going to stain the instant you pour something on it. Here's what I like to ask clients considering marble kitchens: "If in the next ten years your countertops got a couple nicks and discolorations here and there, would you regret installing marble?" If the answer is yes, then don't get it. But if you don't mind the possibility of a bit of character of the years, go for it. If you are asking for the purposes of backsplash, then it's very unlikely that you will stain or scratch marble backsplash. Your not cutting or spilling anything directly on it.

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