Using Marble Tile for a Kitchen Countertop
By: Danny Lipford
I’m considering installing marble tile countertops in my kitchen. Is marble a good choice for a kitchen countertop? -Tom
Marble is a porous stone that can stain easily if not sealed properly and resealed periodically. Since you will be installing tiles, be sure to use a grout sealer to seal the grout lines as well.
Marble is also much softer than granite, making it more prone to scratching. While marble is heat resistant, placing hot items directly on a marble countertop is not recommended, since it can result in an irreparable discoloration.
The bottom line is that though marble is beautiful, it has significant disadvantages that make it less durable and require more maintenance than some of the other countertops options available.
Good luck with your project,