We love to entertain and I love cooking, so this space gets a lot of use on a daily basis.
I get a lot of questions about marble...a lot. To put it simply, yes, I love it, yes, it is more maintenance that granite, yes, I would do it again. I have scratches, I have etches, and I have small stains here and there, but unless I point them out you would never see them.
Since I do cook and entertain so much I did decide to go for a butcher top on the island, this is where 90% of my prep work is done and where people gather to enjoy some appetizers before dinner is served.