There is no question that marble is durable. It's also heat resistant, so it stands up to hot pots and pans in the kitchen. Baking fanatics love marble countertops because marble doesn't conduct heat, and it allows baked items to cool naturally. Some homeowners use marble around their fireplaces, it has come into its own as the lowest maintenance, highest beauty option for a kitchen countertop. Now used all over the world, people love how versatile marble is without detracting from the overall look of your kitchen.