Due to its legendary elegance, marble is popular for flooring, vanities, tub surrounds, fire places surrounds, pillars and sculptures. Marble takes a high polish, but is significantly softer than granite and scratches very easily. It is an easy target for acidic foods and cleaning products, and as a result, is not recommended for use in kitchens. Marble can lose its color and high polish, therefore requires preventative sealing and proper maintenance including neutral cleaners.
Marble is generally priced comparable to granite.