Marble and Granite can be used for countertops, tile flooring, fireplace mantels, columns, vases and much more. However, even though marble and granite have a similar aesthetic, they are better suited for specific purposes.
Marble is less dense and is argely composed of calcite. This makes marble more sensitive to acidic foods which include ketchup, lemon, vinegar and wine. Exposure of marble to acidic foods increases the risk to staining and dulling. Marble also lasts as long as granite but is typically used for vases, crosses, and mantels.
Because granite has greater density and hardness making it resistant to scratches, acids, stains and heat, it is often the more popular choice for kitchen countertops and outdoor pieces.