When it comes to stone surfacing, you have many choices. Although Granite and Quartz fullfill most people's design needs, there are still other stone surfaces for those who do not follow the norm:
Since the main component of marble is calcium, it can be damaged by highly acidic substances, such as vinegar or citruses. It is also much easier to scratch and damage than granite. For these reasons, marble is rarely used in kitchens, but the more common application of marble is in bathroom vanity tops, Jacuzzi tops and fireplaces
The result of using soapstone for a sink, countertop, fireplace, or other application is a very natural and maintenance free surface. Soapstone does not need to be resealed and will not stain. This is why some may choose soapstone over other natural stones.
Limestone is very porous, meaning that it needs to be sealed occasionally to prevent staining. Since limestone is composed majorly of calcium, it can be damaged by acidic substances. Also, limestone is typically very heavy; making it difficult for transportation and installation.