1. What’s the application?
Marble is a natural product, so no matter what the application, it will change, age and wear over time. If you plan to use it on a floor, expect signs of wear from foot traffic. On a counter top like this, you'll want to address any concerns you have about about staining and rusting. Tile is more rugged with fewer influences on its surface.
2. What is your attitude?
Are you the type of person that needs a product to look exactly as it did the day you purchased it? There are two different mentalities: the European attitude and the American attitude. “When you enter into a European building, you can walk on the stone floors that are centuries old. Here in America, everything is roped off."
Neither is right or wrong, it’s just a matter of asking yourself what your mindset is.
3. How do you live?
Are you the type of homeowner who picks up after yourself after each use in the kitchen? Or are you a busy on-the-go homeowner, where a kitchen counter wouldn't get wiped down until the next morning?
Acid from substances such as red wine, marinara sauce, blueberries and even lemons can tarnish the look of the marble if left to sit overnight. Keep in mind, the marble will not stain instantly, only pertains to when substances have been allowed to soak into the surface.
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There are three questions you should ask yourself when selecting stone or tile. You may find that what some consider a "negative," such as the natural patina that develops on marble over time, is actually a "positive" for you.