Marble and Granite add a polished sophistication and enhance any room. Both can be used for countertops, flooring, fireplace mantels, and much more. However, even though marble and granite are similar, they can also be better suited for specific purposes. Marble lasts as long as Granite but is typically best used in bathrooms and mantels. Subtle color choices and veining patterns that marble offers can create more unique and exquisite designs in bathrooms. Physically, marble is less dense and is often the preferred choice for fireplace mantels because more intricate designs can be carved. Marble is sensitive to acidic foods which include ketchup, lemon, vinegar and wine. In exposing marble to these acids there is a risk of staining and dulling the polished finish. Greater density and hardness help make granite resistant to scratches, acids, stains and heat. Therefore, granite is a better choice for kitchen countertops. Granite is long-lasting and creates a beautiful, unique ambiance in any environment.