The main function of a kitchen countertop is to provide a suitably elevated working space. A suitably located countertop can help minimize spillage. The second function of a countertop is to be decorative. A medium like wood, though potentially decorative, cannot withstand moisture for long so it is not ideal to use.
The beauty in marble countertops is that they are made from the natural stone. The natural elements ensure no scratches or cracks that may occur when doing any kind of food preparation. It is a durable natural material that also is protected against high temperatures that may cause burning and/or fire. Always protect the marble surface in case to avoid added damages by placing a pot holder between the countertop and a hot surface of a cooking pot. The only time marble is truly going to crack is due to natural disasters such as tornadoes and earthquakes; causing debris and other heavy materials to land or crash on its plane.
Marble is usually a surface that is typically thick in terms of its weight and size. The thick areas allow the surface to be a bit rigid. This countertop surfaces comes in two primarily basic functions including a polished marble surface. This finish is used in low trafficked surfaces because acidic foods can tarnish the beauty. The finish that is the most popular marble comes in a honed finish, which is most fitting for countertops and coasters because the top is protected from the any damage.