A beautiful traditional choice that is best in a medium traffic area, like bathrooms. It is also often used for fireplace tops and surfaces. It offers a wide range of natural color and is very resistant to heat. It is not as stain resistant or as tough as granite. Marble gives you more of the “Old South” or “Antebellum” look than granite. While it can be used in some kitchen applications it is usually not the number one choice there. Proper sealing and maintenance is more crucial with marble countertops. Marble can be refinished through a process of sanding and repolishing.