Ageless in existence and beauty, marble is a natural stone which has been used for many applications and its appearance is difficult to replicate. Softer than granite, it can scratch easier, however can be honed down or re-stored in some cases. It can be found in many light shades with a dramatic veining pattern. Marble is heat-resistant, but more prone to staining and etching than granite. Like the other natural stones, it requires sealing.