There are different materials for countertops. But certain materials are better for different areas.
For example, granite and quartz are best for heavy duty kitchen countertops, marble and limestone are better for bathrooms or back splashes.
Marble is a very soft stone. Because of its texture and temperature, it is also bakers favorite countertop. So if there is a lot of baking involved in the house, and some heavy cooking in other areas, it might be best to install marble only in a certain area of the kitchen, creating the perfect place for pastry makers. Mixing different materials for different areas of the kitchen has become a popular option. It gives engraved and versatile look, and provides the best material for the purpose needed.