During home updates, the kitchen and bathroom are the most looked at rooms because they are the ones that get seen the most by guests. Plus, your kitchen is used every single day so who wouldn’t want a kitchen upgrade?

One of the major components of home upgrades are new countertops. While most people will automatically think about granite as the material for new countertops, you shouldn’t rule out marble for your countertops. Like granite, marble comes in a variety of colors and patterns.


Marble has an elegant beauty to it and can be found in many different colors. Like granite, no two slabs of marble are the same so you know you’re getting something special and unique to your home. One of the key pros of having marble countertops is that they are perfect for cooking.

Marble is heat resistant so you can rest heated pots and pans on it without a hot pad and the marble will be unharmed. The drawback to marble, however, is that it must be sealed regularly. If the marble isn’t sealed, it can absorb spills and stain, and knives or other sharp instruments can scratch the surface. Marble is best used as an accented countertop in bathrooms and other areas where there is not a lot of traffic, but they can be used in the kitchen. If you’re planning on installing marble countertops, you want to be sure you have a plan to get them sealed right away.


If you’re interested in marble countertops but are still unsure if it’s the right choice for you, call King’s Granite and Marble. We can help answer any questions you may have about marble and steer you in the right direction.

We have a large assortment of marble for you to choose from and we will give you a free quote on the installation cost.

For more information about custom marble countertop installation by a team of professionals, call King's Granite & Marble today at (713) 992-4326.


1What is marble?
Marble is a metamorphic stone composed of recrystallized carbonate materials, such as dolomite and calcite.
2Will heat damage my marble countertops?
Although marble is incredibly heat resistant, the stone is still susceptible to some damage. Placing an extremely hot pot/pan onto the cold stone can cause temperature shock and crack the rock.
3Why are marble countertops so popular?
For many centuries, dating back to early Roman and Grecian architecture, marble has been a symbol of wealth, status, class, and beauty. The stone is stunning to look at, but it is also incredibly durable with high resistance to damage.
4Are marble countertops expensive?

Depending on the type of marble and where the stone is sourced, it can become fairly pricey.

However, there are more common types of marble that sell at much more affordable rates.

The average cost of marble is $60 per square foot, but depending on many different variables, it can range anywhere from $40 to $100 a square foot.

5Is marble a porous stone?

Yes, marble countertops are porous.

Although marble is more porous than other types of natural stone (like granite), it can be sealed to help prevent surface damage and stains.

6Does marble need to be sealed?


Marble is a very porous stone. If you plan to preserve its lustrous appearance and prevent staining, it is best to have the stone professionally sealed.

7What is the best way to clean marble countertops?
The best way to clean natural stone countertops like marble is with soap and warm water. Harsh chemicals are likely to tarnish your countertop’s sealant and cause surface damage to the stone.
8Will marble countertops add value to my home?


From the day your marble countertops are installed, your home will benefit from its elegant and luxurious appeal, both personally and monetarily- should you ever choose to sell your home.

9Will marble countertops chip easily?
Because marble is much softer than other natural stones, it is best to be gentle and mindful around the corners and edges as you can cause the stone to chip with rough use.
10Why do some marble countertops develop a yellow or brownish haze?

When marble countertops are exposed to sitting water for long periods, the stone can become discolored.

The use of harsh chemicals on the stone’s surface will also cause severe sealant damage and discoloration.

Often, this type of damage can be reversed/repaired if addressed early on by a professional.

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