While all stones have been used interchangeably in most applications, the answer will depend mostly on the client’s preference in regards to looks, durability and price. Granite is a great stone for all applications. It’s highly durable and resistant to stains and damage caused by high heat. Because of its increase in popularity and abundance of supply, entry level granite costs can also be quite reasonable. It is best to exclude Marble from kitchen applications due to its propensity to stain. Quartz is an excellent choice for those looking for color and pattern consistency, though caution should be used in areas of exposure to high heat. Quartz also begins at a higher price point.