I have had three contractors tell me not to use marble in my circa 1902 kitchen. I've been told that it's too porous, stains easily, scratches and generally isn't a good application. On the other hand, I have seen marble used in kitchens in at least two places on this site, in the magazine and in another well-known magazine that just came in the mail today. What gives?!? I know that Vistorian house of the era mine was bult often had marble and maple counters. I'm not concerned about the counters remaining pristine - I am okay with them having a patina (like the rest of the house). If I seal it regularly and I'm careful about what I use to clean it, why wouldn't it be okay? If I can find marble that's less expensive than granite I will have money left for reclaimed wood flooring...
Anubody out there have marble countertops in their kitchen?pros and cons, please.