Marble countertops are lovely and durable, and they are relatively easy to care for. They add class and brightness to a kitchen. Yet the kitchen is not the only place where you should consider having marble as your main work surface. While marble has a reputation as being very special, it's also a workhorse (statues weren't made of marble because it was fragile, remember -- this is tough stuff). And there are more areas of your home where marble could be the right countertop material.