Marble is metamorphosed limestone, composed of fairly pure calcite. As the favorite medium for Greek and Roman sculptors and architects, marble has become a cultural symbol of tradition and refined taste. Its extremely varied and colorful patterns make it a favorite decorative material that exudes elegance and luxury. Marble countertops will add immeasurable value and years of pleasure to your home. If you love the look of marble countertops and want to use it in your kitchen, choose the honed finish and always use coasters, cutting boards and trivets to protect against scratches.